Michael Rost - Series Editor

Michael Rost is a teacher, teacher trainer, author, and series editor. As a teacher trainer, he has worked with teachers in Asia, Africa, North America, and Latin America. He has served as a faculty member at the School of Education for Temple University and the University of California.

He is also the principal author of Pearson English Interactive (Pearson English), winner of the Online Learning Consortium award. His research, focusing on oral communication and listening, is best represented in his recent books, Teaching and Researching Listening, third edition (Routledge, 2016), and Active Listening (Routledge, 2014).

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Richard R. Day - University of Hawaii

Dr. Richard R. Day, professor, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawaii is the co-author of Impact Issues Books 1 – 3. His other publications include New Ways in Teaching Reading (2nd edition), and Teaching Reading. He is the co-author of Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom, and the co-editor of Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language.

He is the co-editor of the online scholarly journal, Reading in a Foreign Language , and co-founder of the Extensive Reading Foundation. His career in teaching English as a foreign language began in Seoul.

Dr. Day teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that are concerned with teaching second and foreign languages. The most popular course he teaches deals with developing and adapting materials to teach foreign languages.

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Joseph Shaules - Juntendo University

Joseph Shaules (PhD) has worked in language and intercultural education in Japan, Mexico and Europe for more than 25 years.

He is a professor at Juntendo University’s Faculty of International Liberal Arts, in Tokyo. He is the director of the Japan Intercultural Institute.

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Junko Yamanaka - Aichi Gakuin / Chukyo University

Junko Yamanaka has taught English to college students for many years. She is currently teaching at Aichi Gakuin University and Chukyo University in central Japan.

She is coauthor of Impact Issues and other EFL materials, and has given numerous presentations and workshops for language teachers and learners. Her main interests include developing critical thinking and discussion skills, teaching reading and promoting extensive reading.

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