Marta González-Lloret (University of Hawaiʻi, USA)
Marta González-Lloret is a Professor at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa. Her research focuses on the intersections of technology with TBLT and L2 pragmatics, and on the pedagogical applications of technology for L2 teaching, assessment of technology-mediated learning, and teacher education. She has published numerous articles and chapters on these topics, an edited volume on Technology-mediated TBLT published by John Benjamins (2014, with Lourdes Ortega) and a monograph entitled A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-based Language Teaching published by Georgetown University Press (2016). She is currently the Secretary of IATBLT (the International Association of Task-Based Language Teaching) and also serves as a board member of a number of refereed journals, including Language Learning & Technology, ReCALL, Applied Pragmatics, and CALICO Journal. She is co-editor of System Journal (Elsevier) and editor of the Pragmatics and Language Learning series (NFLRC). More at her website.
Natsuko Shintani (Kobe Gakuin University, Japan)
Natsuko Shintani is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Global Communication, Kobe Gakuin University. She has taught English to young learners in her own private language school in Japan and applied linguistics courses at the master level at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Her research interests encompass the roles of interaction in second language acquisition, second language writing, and task-based language teaching. She has published a book with John Benjamins, entitled Input-based Tasks in Foreign Language Instruction for Young Learners.