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David Shaffer

  • PhD Linguistics
  • Professor of English (rtd)
  • Chosun University
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in David's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Professional Development.Teacher TrainingEnglish Language Teaching MethodologyEnglish-Based Borrowings. Second Language AcquisitionConceptual MetaphorCognitive Linguistics


Current work centers mainly on equipping language-learning students with effective and efficient self-directed language-learning skills through reflective learning methods and through in-class scaffolding.

Recent publications

  • Making Interaction Key to Self-Directed Learning Projects

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Gwangju News


2017 - Present

Korea TESOL Journal

Associate Editor

2014 - Present

KOTESOL Proceedings

Editor-in-Chief / Supervising Editor

1999 - Present

Korea TESOL Journal

Reviews Editor (& Associate 2009)

2000 - 2009(9 years)

Professional experience

Professor of English (rtd)

Chosun University

September 2015 - Present

Professor of English

Chosun University

January 1976 - February 2016(40 years)