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Dr Max Diaz

Dr Max Diaz


Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics, Florida International University
  • Doctor of Education, The University of Florida

Teaching Areas

  • Language & Culture
  • Research Writing for L2 English Learners
  • Research Presentations for L2 English Learners

Research Interests

  • Educational Technology
  • EFL Teaching Anxiety
  • EFL Teacher Training
  • Intercultural Teacher Training
  • Learner Motivation
  • Research Methods Training
Conference Papers, Presentations, and Seminars
  1. Albury, N.J. & Diaz, M. (2021). From perceptual dialectology to perceptual multilingualism: A Hong Kong case study. Language Awareness, doi: 10.1080/09658416.2021.1883636

  2. Diaz, M. (2019, June). In-service EFL teacher training & motivation: Maximizing resource usage and preventing professional development fatigue. Okinawa JALT Summer Language Teaching Symposium 2019, Okinawa, Japan.

  3. Diaz, M. & Lu, R. (2019, May). Integration of WhatsApp for in-service EFL/ESL teacher training: Observations for the Hong Kong context. International Research Conference on Education, Language and Literatures (IRCEELT 2019), Tbilisi, Georgia.

  4. Diaz, M. (2018, July). Online training for new EFL teachers. Okinawa Language Teaching Summer Symposium & Retreat, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan.

  5. Diaz, M. & Miller, R. (2018, May). Using mobile messenger applications in in-service learning environments. JALT Back to School, Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan.

  6. Diaz, M. (2017, December). Creating an online research/dissertation writing course for doctoral students. Trends in Language Teaching Conference, Okinawa Christian University, Okinawa, Japan.

  7. Diaz, M. & Miller, R. (2017, December). Where do I click? A narrative of the pitfalls and unexpected obstacles encountered by digital learners in an online applied doctoral program. International Conference on ESP, New Technologies, and Digital Learning, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

  8. Diaz, M. (2015, February). Business communication. Seminar on Business Communication for IAEA Interns, Korea Nuclear International Cooperation Foundation, Daejeon, South Korea.

  9. Albathi, A. & Diaz, M. (2012, April). The acquisition of English S-clusters by Arabic L1 speakers. International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China.

  10. Albathi, A. & Diaz, M. (2012, April). Acquisition of S-consonant clusters by Arabic speakers of English. Applied Phonetics Conference, Florida International University, Miami, USA.

  11. Diaz, M. (2009, May). Effective co-teaching. SETI: Co-Teaching Seminar, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Seoul, South Korea.

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