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Jo Maynard

Publications Officer, Founding JPLL Editor

Jo Maynard

Jo Mynard is a Professor, Director of the Self-Access Learning Center (SALC), and Director of the Research Institute for Learner Autonomy Education (RILAE) at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Chiba, Japan. She holds an EdD in TEFL from the University of Exeter, UK and an M.Phil in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. At KUIS, she advises language learners and oversees research and the general direction of the SALC comprising a team of 11 learning advisors, 6 managers, 2 designers and 35 part-time student staff. She also teaches an undergraduate course on Effective Language Learning and a graduate course on Learner Autonomy as part of the MA TESOL programme at the KUIS Graduate school. In addition, she engages in the following on a part-time basis:

– Teaching on the Doctoral and MA programmes in TESOL, and advising doctoral students at the University of Anaheim (USA / online)
– Supervising MA TESOL students at the University of Birmingham (UK)
– Supervising MA TESOL students at the KUIS graduate school (Japan)

Her books include:

She is particularly interested in research related to advising, self-directed language learning, language learning beyond the classroom / self-access language learning, and the social and affective dimensions of language learning.

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