東海大學國際學院--國經學程師資-James Sims 教授兼國經學程主任

James Sims 教授兼國經學程主任


最高學歷 : 美國 Florida State University 博士

辦公室電話: 39100

e-mail : sims@thu.edu.tw

E-mail

sims@thu.edu.tw

分機

辦公室:39100

最高學歷

美國 Florida State University Multilingual/Multicultural Education: Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) 博士

重要經歷

東海大學國經學程主任 (2015/5 至今)
東海大學英語中心主任 (2011/8 - 2014/7)
東海大學外文系主任 (2006/8 - 2008/7)

專長

第二語言與外國語言學習
語言評測

研究室

語文館 LAN106 F

 

大學部

大一英文

每日美語

Entrepreneurship

GL: Leadership & Global Citizen for the 21st Century

 

期刊論文

1. Sims, J. & Kunnan A. J (2016). Developing evidence for a validity argument for an English placement exam from multi-year test performance data. Language Testing in Asia, 6, 1, 1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s40468-016-0024-x. ISSN: 2229-0443 (Springer and MLA).

2. Sims, J. (2015). A valid and reliable English proficiency exam: A model from a university language program in Taiwan. English as a Global Language Education (EaGLE) Journal: 1(2), 93-127. Foreign Language Center, National Cheng Kung University & Airiti Press Inc.

3. Sims, J. & Liu, J. (2013). Two decades of changes in the English ability of freshmen at a university in Taiwan. Hwa Kang English Journal 19, 23-51. ISSN 2218-8088. (MLA and THCI).

4. Yin, M., Sims, J., & Cothran, D. (2012). Scratching where they itch: Evaluation of feedback on a diagnostic English grammar test for university students. Language Assessment Quarterly, 9, 1, 78-104. ISSN: 1543-4303 (SSCI).

5. Sims, J. (2012). Perceived changes in the English language ability of freshmen at a university in Taiwan. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 16, 1, 33-54. ISSN: 1345-8353. (LLBA Core and KISS (Korean Index of Social science)).

6. Sims, J. (2010). Paper-and Computer-Delivered Reading Exams in Taiwan. Studies in English Language and Literature, 26, 145-157. ISSN: 1028-9739. (THCI).

7. Sims, J. (2008). Tunghai Freshmen English for Non-Majors Program. Tunghai Journal of Humanities, 49, 353-374.

8. Sims, J. (2006). The Creation of a Valid and Reliable University Proficiency Exam. Tunghai Journal of Humanities, 47, 323-342.

學術會議論文

1. Sims, J. (2015). A Model of a Valid and Reliable English Proficiency Exam for University Language Programs. The 20th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) Conference, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, December 5-6, 2015.

2. Sims, J. & Kunnan, A. (2014). Developing evidence for a validity argument for an English placement exam from multi-year test performance data. The First Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment, Hangzhou, China, October 18-19, 2014.

3. Sims, J. (2014). The English Exit Requirement and the Teaching Excellence Project at Tunghai University. Symposium on English Language Exit Requirements in Taiwan, National Chi Nan University, Puli, Taiwan, March 13, 2014.

4. Sims, J., Luo, C. & Manno, M. (2014). Extensive reading at Tunghai University. The Theory and Practice of Extensive Reading: The Bridge to Fluency Conference, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, March 7, 2014.

5. Sims, J. (2012). Changes in the English Language Ability of Freshmen at a University in Taiwan. The Sixth Conference on College English, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, October 20, 2012.

6. Sims, J. (2011). Good News! Students’ Listening and Speaking Abilities Are Improving. International Conference on EFL Education: Tradition and Innovation, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan, May 28, 2011.

7. Sims, J. and Hsieh, Y. H. (2010). Perceived Changes in the English Language Ability of Freshmen at a University in Taiwan. The Fourteen International Conference on Language Instruction of ROCMELIA, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, December 17-19, 2010.

8. Sims, J. (2010). The Past and the Present: Analysis of Incoming University Freshmen. The International Conference on TESOL and Translation, Da-Yeh University, Chunghwa, Taiwan, December 10, 2010.

9. Sims, J. (2010). Improvement and Decline in the English Language Ability of University Freshmen in Taiwan. The 15th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) Conference, Hanyang Women's University, Seoul, South Korea, August 17-19, 2010. Presentation supported by NSC International Grant: 99-2914-I-029-013-A1.

10. Sims, J. (2009). Comparison between Paper- and Computer-Delivered Reading Assessments in Taiwan. The Thirteen International Conference on Language Instruction of ROCMELIA, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 31- November 1, 2009.

11. Sims, J. and Lin, H. T. (2009). A Model of an English Proficiency Test for Taiwan's University Language Programs. 2009 LTTC International Conference on English Language Teaching and Testing, Taipei, Taiwan, March 5-7, 2009.

12. Sims, J. and Lin, H. T. (2008). An Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Tunghai Method to Freshmen English for Non-English Majors. The 2nd National Conference on College English, NCCU, Taipei, Taiwan, March 29, 2008.

13. Sims, J. (2007). Results of Moving Toward a Communicative Approach. TESOL 2007 Convention, Seattle, Washington, March 21-24, 2007.  Presentation supported by NSC International Grant 96-2914-1-029-002-A1.

14. Sims, J. (2007). Teaching English for Global Communication: An Example from Taiwan. Annual 27th Thailand TESOL/Pan-Asian Consortium International Conference 2007, Bangkok, Thailand, January 26-28. 2007.  Presentation supported by Tunghai Travel Grant.

15. Sims, J. (2006). Current Trends in the English Language Ability of Freshman in Taiwan . 2006 International Conference on Language Teaching & Learning, Huang Kuang University, Taichung, Taiwan, December 6, 2006.

16. Sims, J. (2006). A Language Program in Theory, Practice, and Success. 15th International Symposium English Teachers’ Association Conference-Republic of China (ETA 2006), Taipei, Taiwan, November 10-12, 2006.

17. Sims, J. (2006). Meeting TEFL Challenges: The Results of a Decade of Changes. The 2006 Asia TEFL International Conference, Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan, August 18-20, 2006 (winner of Asia TEFL Travel Grant Award).

18. Sims, J. (2006). A Task-Based, Student-Centered University EFL Program in Taiwan.  Korea Association of Teachers of English KATE 2006 Intentional Conference, Seoul, Korea, June 23-24, 2006.  Presentation supported by NSC International Grant 95-2914-1-029-007-A1.

19. Sims, J. (2006). A Model for Creating a Reliable and Valid University Proficiency Exam. The 23rd International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China (ROC-TEFL), Wenzao Uruline College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, May 27-28, 2006.

20. Sims, J. (2006). Language Assessment in a Foreign Language Context. International Conference on English Language Education, Fortune Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 28, 2006.

21. Sims, J. and Chen, C. Y. (2006). A Decade of Changes in Listening Comprehension for Freshmen. International Conference on English Language Education, Fortune Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 28, 2006.

22. Sims, J. (2006). Successful Freshman English for Non-majors Program. 2006 Taiwan TESOL Conference, National Formosa University, Yun-lin Taiwan, April 8, 2006.

23. Sims, J. (2005). A New Dimension in Assessing Oral Communication in a Foreign Language Context.  New Dimensions in the Teaching of Oral Communication, 40th RELC International Seminar, Singapore 18-20 April 2005.  Presentation supported by NSC International Grant 94-2914-1-029-005-A1.

24. Sims, J. (2004). Analysis of Incoming Freshmen: Listening Improving, Grammar and Reading Declining. 13th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, English Teachers' Association Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, November 12-14, 2004. Won best paper of conference award.

25. Sims, J. (2004). Changes in the Language Ability of Incoming Freshmen in Taiwan. The 9th Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) Conference, Namseoul University, Korea, August 19-20, 2004.

論文與書本章節

1. Sims, J. (2006). A New Dimension in Assessing Oral Communication in a Foreign Language Context. In Anthology Series 47: New Dimension in the teaching of oral communication, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre. 240-253. ISBN 9971-74-091-5; ISSN 0129-8895.