Listening Materials

1. Dr. Aya Matsuda (Japan) [Living in the US]   (English as an International Language)

2. Dr. Seiko Harumi (Japan) [Living in the UK]   (Educational psychology)

3. Luisa Zeilhofer (Germany) [Living in Japan]   (Meditation)

4. Dr. Shaun O'Dwyer (Australia) [Living in Japan]   (Confucian philosophy)

5. Dr. Gabrielle Decamous (France) [Living in Japan]   (Art and censorship)

6. Lisa Hunsberger (Caribbean) [Living in Japan]   (Personal language development)

7. Dr. Ana Sofia Hofmeyr (Portugal) [Living in Japan]    (Intercultural competance)

8. Dr. Christina Gkonou (Greece) [Living in the UK]   (Psychology of emotion)

9. Dr. Nobuyuki Hino (Japan) [Living in Japan]    (Japanese English)

10. Dr. Diane Pecorari (Sweden) [Living in Hong Kong]    (English medium classes)

11. Dr. Ali H. Al-Hoorie (Saudi Arabia) [Living in Saudi Arabia] (Personal academic growth)

12. Natasha V. Broodie (Caribbean ) [Living in the USA]    (Career-related language learning)

13. Dr. Isabel Perfianco Martin (Phillippines) [Living in The Phillippines]    

(World Englishes and history)

14. Dr. Eva Lantsoght (The Netherlands) [Living in Equador]    (Working during COVID)

15. Dr. Nicola Galloway (British\Scotland) [Living in Scotland]    (Global Englishes)

Coming Soon:

16. Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele (Belgium) [Living in the UK]

17. Julija Kenezvic (Australia) [Living in Japan]    (Medical advice)

18. Dr. Nicos Sefakis (Greece) [Living in Greece]    (English language learning)

19. Dr. Janny HC Leung (Hong Kong) [Living in Hong Kong]    (International legal English)

1. Dr. Aya Matsuda (Japan)
[Living in the USA]


Section 1 - Greeting (00:00 - 00:26)

Section 2 - Introduction / Background (00:26 - 01:40)

"Can you tell us something about your background?"

Section 3 - Research (01:40 - 04:15)

"How did people respond to your thoughts on English as an international language"

Section 4 - Plans / Future (04:15 - 07:35)

"How do you think this field of research will change in the future?"

Section 5 - Ideas about Englishes (07:35 - 08:51)

When do we need to think carefully about our use of English?

Section 6 - Goodbye (08:51 - 09:00)

2. Dr. Seiko Harumi (Japan)
[Living in the U.K.]


Section 1: Greeting (00.00 - 00:07) 

Section 2 - Introduction / Background  (00:07 - 01:16) 

Can you tell me something about your background?​

Section 3 - Research Motivation  (01:16 - 03:12) 

Why did you decide to study about silence? Was your Ph.D. advisor a specialist on this topic?

Section 4 - Research Findings  (03:12 - 04:37) 

Did you continue this line of inquiry?

Section 5 - Future Work  (04:37 - 06:55) 

Do you have any plans for your future work?

Section 6 - Reading academic research  (06:55 - 07:43) 

Do you have any advice for new researchers who are reading difficult academic research? 

Section 7 - Keeping your native language while living abroad (07:43 - 08:35) 

Living in the UK, how is your Japanese? Do you have Japanese friends? Do you find that your Japanese is getting worse?

Section 8 - Goodbye  (08:35 - 08:47) 

3. Luisa Zeilhofer (Germany) [Living in Japan]


Section 1: Greeting (00:00-00:13) 

Section 2: Introduction / Background (00:13 - 02:42) 

Why did you choose to study Japanese?

Section 3: Research (02:42 - 05:16) 

Could you tell us some background to your research into meditation?

Section 4: Mindfulness (05:16 - 07:37) 

What is 'mindfulness'?

Section 5: Future work (07:37 - 08:47) 

Do you have any plans to use meditation in other fields?

Section 6: Goodbye (08:47 - 09:01) 

4. Dr. Shaun O'Dwyer (Australia) [Living in Japan]


Section 1: Greeting (00:00 - 00:21) 

Section 2: Background (00:21 - 02:01) 

Have you always been a university-based academic?

Section 3: Interest in Confucianism (02:01 - 04:06) 

What interested you in the topic of Confucianism in Asia?

Section 4: Historical stories of Confucian rulers (04:06 - 05:29) 

What are some interesting events from Confucian state history?

Section 5: Activities of Confucian rulers (05:29 - 07:33) 

So, could Confucian rulers do whatever they wanted?

Section 6: Future plans (07:33 - 08:36) 

Having completed this project, what are you doing next?

Section 7: Goodbye (08:36 - 08:44) 

5. Dr. Gabrielle Decamous (France) [Living in Japan]


Section 1 - Greetings (00:00 - 00:11)

Section 2 - Background / Introduction (00:11 - 02:31)

What is your background?

Section 3 - Censorship and Fukushima (02:31 - 04:56)

Do you believe there was censorship in Japan after Fukushima?

Section 4 - Censorship after Nagasaki (04:56 - 07:35)

"Did censorship occur after Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"

Section 5 - The history and problem of uranium mining (07:35 - 08:46)

"Let's think about other problems: where does the uranium for nuclear energy come from?" 

Section 6 -  (08:46 - 09:42) 

What would you change if you wrote another book?

Section 7 - Goodbye (09:42 - 09:51)

6. Lisa Hunsberger (Jamaica) [Living in Japan]


Section 1 - Greetings (00:

Section 2 - Background / Education

​Can you tell us something about your background in Jamaica?

Section 3 - Travel

​What do you remember from the traveling you did for your research?

Section 4 - Academic presentations

In your paper, you wrote about academic presentations. What problems have you seen in the academic presentations that you have seen?

Section 5 - Jamaican English on TV

You make a video series on YouTube about Jamaican English. ​Why did you start this project?

Section 6 - Goodbye

7. Dr. Ana Sofia Hofmeyr (Portugal) [Living in Japan]


Section 1 - Greetings (00:00 - 00:09) 

Section 2 - Research motivations (00:09 - 03:31) 

What motivated your research project?

Section 3 - Research contents (03:31 - 05:30) 

Explain a little more about the project

Section 4 - Research findings (05:30 - 06:49) 

What did you find in your project?

Section 5 - Ph.D. actions (06:49 - 10:32) 

Has it been difficult trying to gain a Ph.D.?

Section 6 - Research publications (10:32 - 12:11) 

Have you been able to publish any of your research yet?

Section 7 - Goodbye (12:11 - 12:17) 

Thanks and goodbye

8. Dr. Christina Gkonou (Greece) [Living in the U.K.]


Section 1 - Greetings

Section 2 - Background

You have taught a variety of different kinds of students. Can you talk about your experiences and which you prefer teaching?

Section 3–Teaching experiences

Have you ever had any negative experiences as a teacher trainer?

Section 4–Emotions and feelings

In your research, you say that emotions and feelings are different. Can you explain more about that? 

Section 5 - Life lessons

What have you learned in your time as a university professor?

Section 6 - Goodbye

9. Dr. Nobuyuki Hino (Japan)[Living in Japan]


Section 1 - Greeting (00:00 - 

Section 2 - Background

Can you tell us something about your background in this research?

Section 3 - Research approach

What is your approach to research?

Section 4 -  Englishes and nationalism

What do people who don’t research language need to know about worldwide English use?

Section 5 - EIL and testing

Does an International English approach cause a problem with language testing?

Section 6 - Future activities

What are your ideas for the future in this research field?

Section 7 - Goodbye

10. Dr. Diane Pecorari (Sweden) [Living in Hong Kong]


Section 1 - Greetings

Section 2 - English in Sweden and Hong Kong

What are some differences between how English is used in your country and how it is used in Hong Kong?


Section 3 - English as a Medium of Instruction

​One of the concerns with EMI is that it may cause English to replace or supersede the use of local languages. What do you think about this issue?

Section 4 - Different opinions about EMI

Two questions: First, do you think that the problem is that there is an imbalance of power, with those in power like university administrators pushing for EMI, while those with less power like individual teachers opposing it? Second, if this is true, what do you see your role as the editor of a new journal about EMI to handle this power imbalance? 

Section 5 - Using L1 in class

How much are students allowed to use Chinese (L1 - first language) in their classes in Hong Kong?


Section 6 - COVID and research

Has the COVID situation caused any difficulties or new possibilities?


​Section 7 - Goodbye


11. Dr. Ali H. Al-Hoorie (Saudi Arabia) [Living in Saudi Arabia]

Section 1 - Greetings (##:## - ##:##) 

Section 2 - Background in language research (##:## - ##:##) 

Can you tell us a little about your background in language research?

Section 3 - Language use (##:## - ##:##) 

Please give us some background to your language use experiences

Section 4 - Research output (##:## - ##:##) 

How do you maintain your impressive research output?

Section 5 - Research processes (##:## - ##:##) 

What is your process of choosing which research routes to follow?

Section 6 - Advice for future work (##:## - ##:##) 

Do you have any advice for other people to build on your work?

Section 7 - Goodbye (##:## - ##:##) 

12. Natasha V. Broodie (Jamaica) [Living in the USA]


Section 1 - Greetings 

Section 2

Tell us about your new book “Give me tea, please”


Section 3

So, your advice to students and users of foreign languages is to make them easier?


Section 4

Can you give an example from your experience working for the UN?


Section 5

Did you watch TV and movies to help learn the languages you speak?


Section 6

What other forms of communication do you use?

Section 7 - Goodbye

13. Dr. Isabel Perfianco Martin (Philippines) 


Section 1



Section 2

What is the history of English in the Philippines?


Section 3

Did Spanish develop in the Philippines similarly to English?


Section 4

Has it been easy to help people understand the position of English in the Philippines?


Section 5

What does your recent work in this field focus on?


Section 6

What other researcher have you been working on?


Section 7 - Goodbye

14. Dr. Eva Lantsoght (The Netherlands) [Living in Equador]


Section 1 - Greeting

Section 2

Can you give us some information about your background?

Section 3

How did you put your research team together?

Section 4

What were some findings of your research about the period of COVID-19?

Section 5

How did the pandemic time, when people couldn’t freely travel, affect you personally? Were your experiences similar to those from your study?

Section 6

What lessons have universities learned from the last two years?

Section 7

Did the COVID-19 restrictions affect mothers and fathers equally?

Section 8 - Goodbye


15. Dr. Nicola Galloway (British\Scotland) 

Section 1 - Greeting


Section 2 –

What is your view of recent Global Englishes research?


Section 3 –

Is there any resistance to your way of thinking about this subject?

Section 4 –

How can we encourage more use of Global Englishes in the language classroom?


Section 5 –

How is your current work related to this topic?


Section 6 –

Tell us about your university’s collaboration with other language centers


Section 7 - Goodbye