Plenary Speech


Scott Aubrey, Professor

Kansai University

Scott Aubrey is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies and Graduate School of Foreign Language and Education, Kansai University, in Osaka, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Auckland in Applied Linguistics. Scott’s research and pedagogical interests include the areas of L2 motivation and learner engagement, task-based language teaching, computer-mediated L2 writing instruction. He has published work includes articles in TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching Research, and The Modern Language Journal.


Engaging learners: Searching for flow in the language classroom (PS003), Plenary Speech

The purpose of the presentation is twofold: to provide an overview of research that has investigated task engagement and to give teachers a conceptual framework for designing classroom activities with student engagement in mind. The presenter will discuss key concepts related to engagement, demonstrate how researchers have attempted to measure task engagement, and show how findings from research can inform teaching. Participants will be introduced to both theory and practical ideas that they can take with them into their classrooms.