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Paul Joseph Vitta Last modified date:2021.06.16

Associate Professor / Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Department of Linguistic Environment
Faculty of Languages and Cultures

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Academic Degree
Doctorate - Education/TESOL - Queen's University Belfast - UK - 2019, Masters - TESOL - Sookmyung Women's University - Korea -2012, BA - Sociology & Anthropology - Washington & Lee - USA - 2003
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Yes Doctor
Field of Specialization
TESOL, L2 Research synthesis, linguistic complexity, instructed vocabulary (L2), EAP curricula design
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
--teach EAP courses in the Q-LEAP3 English Program within University's Kikan Scheme
--research activity here:
--ad hoc reviewer for 20 SLA/AL/TESOL journals
Vocabulary Learning and Instruction
*Associate Editor*
International Journal of TESOL Studies
*Editorial Board*
Asian EFL Journal
Research Interests
  • I am interested in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and TESOL. My research often lies at the intersection of practice and theory and I specialize in research synthesis and quantitative methods in social science.
    keyword : TESOL
Academic Activities
Membership in Academic Society
  • Korea TESOL
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics
  • Asia TEFL - Life time Member
  • JALT
Educational Activities
teach academic English Courses:

Theme English C
Academic Issues
Global Issues