Dr. Sin Wang Chong

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Sin Wang Chong (Senior Fellow of HEA) is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School and holds a senior management position as Head of Evidence at the National Institute of Teaching in England. Previously, he has held academic and teaching positions in Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, most recently as Associate Professor in Language Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. Sin Wang's research interests are in educational assessment, education and technology, teacher education, language education, higher education, and evidence synthesis. Sin Wang is Associate Editor of the journals Higher Education Research & Development (Taylor & Francis) (SSCI-indexed) and Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching (Taylor & Francis) (SSCI-indexed), and Section Editor of "Education and Language" in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (3rd edition).

Sin Wang is Chair of Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL). He serves on the governing councils of British Educational Research Association (BERA) and British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) in the capacity of Council Member, Executive Committee Member, and Website Editor. Sin Wang is founder and co-director (with Masatoshi Sato) of TESOLgraphics, creating open-access, one-page infographic summaries of secondary research in TESOL for English teachers.

Before becoming an academic in the United Kingdom, I have been an EFL and EAP teacher for over 10 years. I understand the importance of theory, research, and practice, and their interconnections. I hope to embark on a journey with you to explore how researchers and practitioners can engage in dialogues and how evidence can be used to inform practice, and vice versa.

Assistant Professor: TESOL

Dr. Scott Aubrey is a TESOL Assistant Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. Scott Aubrey received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Auckland in 2016. He has taught at language schools and universities in Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong.  Scott’s research and teaching interests include L2 motivation, the role of inter-cultural contact (inside and outside the classroom) in language learning, task-based language teaching, and L2 writing instruction. His published work includes articles in leading journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Language Teaching Research, and The Modern Language Journal. Scott currently lives in Hong Kong and teaches courses in English language education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Dr. Sandra McKay

Professor: TESOL

Dr. Sandra McKay is a TESOL Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education, Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University and an affiliate faculty member in the Second Language Studies program at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She received her doctorate from the college of education at the University of Minnesota in applied linguistics. Her main areas of work and research are second language teacher education, sociolinguistics (with a focus on English as an international English) and research methods. She has also published and presented on topics related to culture, diversity and inclusion. Her books include Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (2002, Oxford University Press) which was the Winner of the Ben Warren International Book Award for outstanding teacher education materials, Sociolinguistics and Language Education (edited with Nancy Hornberger, 2010, Multilingual Matters) and Researching Second Language Classrooms (2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). Her newest book is Teaching and Assessing EIL in local contexts around the world (with J.D. Brown, 2016, Routledge). She has also published widely in international journals. She served as TESOL Quarterly editor from 1994 to 1999 and has served on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Second Language Writing and the TESOL Quarterly. She has received four Fulbright grants, as well as many academic specialists awards and distinguished lecturer invitations. Her research interest in English as an international language developed from her Fulbright Grants, academic specialists awards and her extensive work in international teacher education in countries such as Chile, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Morocco, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand.

I am first and foremost a teacher educator since I strongly believe that excellent teachers can make a tremendous impact on the lives of individuals. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for teacher education with you.



  • Brown, J., & Mckay, S. (2016). Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World. New York: Routledge.
  • Alsagoff, L., Hu, G., Mckay, S., & Renandya, W. (2012) (Eds.). Teaching English as an International Language: Principles and Practices.New York: Routledge.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (2010) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Education. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
  • Bokhorst-Heng, W., & Mckay, S. (2008). International English in its Sociolinguistic Contexts: Towards a Socially Sensitive Pedagogy. New York: Frances Taylor.
  • Mckay, S. (2006). Researching Second Language Classrooms. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Mckay, S. (2002). Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (2000). New Immigrants in the US: Readings for Second Language Educators. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hornberger, N., & Mckay, S. (1996) (Eds.). Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1993). Agendas for Second Language Literacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mckay, S. (1992). Teaching English Internationally: An Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mckay, S., & Wong, S. (1988). Language Diversity: Problem or Resource? New York: Newbury House Publishers.

Natsuko Shintani,  Ph.D.

Associate Professor: TESOL

Dr. Natsuko Shintani is a TESOL Associate Professor in the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Auckland in 2011. She has worked as a language teacher in Japan and New Zealand, including in her own private language school for children. Her research interests include task-based language instruction, the role of interaction in second language acquisition and written corrective feedback. She has also worked on several meta-analysis studies of form-focused instruction. She has published widely in leading journals and is currently working on a single-authored book, The Role of Input-Based Tasks in Foreign Language Instruction for Young Learners, to be published by John Benjamins.

John Macalister, Ph.D

Professor: TESOL

John Macalister is a TESOL Professor at Anaheim University and Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and immediate past president of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand. His work in language curriculum design and language teaching methodology have been highlighted in two books published by Routledge and co-authored with Professor Paul Nation. One of the defining characteristics of John’s work is the link between research and practice with a recent example being the design of an English curriculum for trainee seafarers in Kiribati, an island republic in the Central Pacific.As well as Kiribati and New Zealand, John has worked in Namibia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vanuatu.

Kia ora tatou, and welcome. I’m excited to begin teaching on the TESOL program at Anaheim, and look forward to getting to know you and to learn about the challenges in your part of the world over the next few weeks.


  • John Macalister, I.S.P. Nation. (2011) Case Studies in Language Curriculum Design. New York:Routledge.
  • I.S.P Nation, John Macalister. (2009) Language Curriculum Design. New York:Routledge.