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301a Wu Shih Building TransWorld University
Department of Applied Foreign Languages Douliu City, Yunlin County
5-537-0988 ext. 8314 64063 Taiwan
http://www.ryanberg.info

Current Position

English Instructor – Department of Applied Foreign Languages – TransWorld University

Education

University of South Dakota – Vermillion, S.D., USA
Master of Arts in Communication Studies – December 2006
Major areas of study: Communication Theory, Political Communication, Media Studies
Thesis: The New Way and the War on Terror: A Generic Analysis of George W. Bush’s War Rhetoric.

University of South Dakota – Vermillion, S.D., USA
Bachelor of Arts – December 2002
Majors – German and English

Friedrich-Schiller University – Jena, Germany
Institute for German as a Foreign Language
Study abroad experience – 2000-2001
Courses studied: All aspects of German language, history, & culture

Academic Appointment

2007-09 – Present
TransWorld University, Department of Applied Foreign Languages (renamed from TransWorld Insitute of Technology in 2010)
Douliu, Yunlin, Taiwan
Instructor
Courses taught: Writing I-IV, Speech, Presentation, Conversation, Senior Special Topics Course (畢業專題)

2009-09 – 2010-01
National Chung Cheng University, Department of Applied Foreign Languages
Minxiong, Taiwan
Part-time Instructor
Courses taught: Language & Culture

2007-01 – 2007-05
University of South Dakota, Department of Communication Studies
Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
Adjunct Instructor
Courses taught: Speech Communication 101 Online

2006-09 – 2006-12
University of South Dakota, Department of Communication Studies
Vermillion, South Dakota., USA
Assistant Basic Course Director
Assist in coordinating Graduate Student training and activities within the Speech Communication 101 course
Courses taught: Speech Communication 101

2003-09 – 2006-12
University of South Dakota, Department of Communication Studies
Vermillion, South Dakota, USA
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Courses taught: Speech Communication 101

Other Work

2008 – Present
QBook.org Proofreading Service
http://qbook.org
Professional Proofreader
Review, edit, proofread, and revise papers for peer-reviewed and professional publications.

Publications

Books
Berg, D. R. (2009). The new way and the war on terror: A generic analysis of George W. Bush’s war rhetoric. Germany: VDM Verlag.

Journal Publications
Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y.-C. (2016). Apology strategies of Taiwanese EFL male and female college freshmen on a discourse completion task. Journal of Applied English, 10, 1–32.

Lu, Y.-C., & Berg, D. R. (2008). ESL learners’ learning motivations and strategies. The International Journal of Learning, 15(1), 17-24.

Student Workbooks
Ellis, C. R., Kent, M. R., & Berg, D. R. (2006). Fundamentals of speech student workbook. Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill.

Conference Proceedings
Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y.-C. (2014). Taiwanese student attitudes towards and behaviors during online testing with Moodle. In M. K. Aishah, S. K. Bhatt, W. M. Chan, S. W. Chi, K. W. Chin, S. Klaykleung, … I. Walker (Eds.), Proceedings of CLaSIC 2014: Knowledge, Skills and Competencies in Foreign Language Education (pp. 27–39). Singapore: NUS Centre for Language Studies. Retrieved from http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/CLaSIC/clasic2014/Proceedings/berg_ryan.pdf

Berg, D. R. & Lu, Y.-C. (2014). Student attitudes towards using Moodle as a course management system. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Recreation and Leisure Industry & Language Application (2014國際休閒產業與語言應用學術研討會). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Berg, D. R. & Lu, Y. (2013). Improving Student Vocabulary with Spaced Repetition Systems. Proceedings of the 2013 Language Education Conference (2013語言教育學術研討會). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2012). Improvement Made With Moodle in a Grammar Class. Proceedings of The Twenty-first International Symposium on English Teaching (2012泛亞洲英語文教學國際研討會」暨「第二十一屆中華民國英語文教學國際研討會). Taiwan: ETA-ROC.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D. R. (2012). Can Computer-Assisted Language Learning Help Students Learn? Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Language Education Conference (2012語言教育國際學術研討會). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2012). Using a free course management system in an English class: Moodle in a grammar class. Proceedings of the 2012 CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching. Cambodia: IDP Education.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011). Using Moodle to motivate students’ learning. Proceedings of The Twentieth International Symposium on English Teaching (2011泛亞洲英語文教學國際研討會」暨「第二十屆中華民國英語文教學國際研討會). Taiwan: ETA-ROC.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011). 使用免費的課程管理系統來協助學生的文法學習. Proceedings of the 2011 International CALL Conference, Yunlin University of Technology. Taiwan: Yunlin University of Technology.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011). Use of Moodle and students’ learning motivations. Proceedings of the 6th ELT Conference of AFL, CYUT (2011第六屆英語教學學術研討會). (pp. 73-85). Taiwan: Chaoyang University.

Berg, D.R. & Lu, Y. (2011). Using spaced repetition systems in ESL/EFL classes to improve student vocabulary. Proceedings of the 2011 Language Education Conference at TransWorld University (2011語信教育學術研討會). (pp. 31-34). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011). Use of Moodle and students’ learning motivations. Proceedings of the 2011 Language Education Conference at TransWorld University (2011語信教育學術研討會). (pp. 151-162). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Lu, Y. & Berg, D.R. (2010). The Use of Technology in Teaching English as a Second Language. Proceedings of 2010 TransWorld University Language Education Conference. (pp. 69-72). Taiwan: TransWorld University.

Sung, D., Lam, P. E., & Berg, D.R. (2009). An investigation of low-achievers’ attitudes toward learning English under tracking. Proceedings of 2010 International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied Linguistics. (pp. 417-426). Taiwan: Ming Chuan University.

Lu, Y., Sung, D., & Berg, D.R. (2007). ESL students’ learning motivations and strategies. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Instruction. (pp. 337-349). Taiwan: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology.

Presentations

Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y.-c. (2016, May). Moodle as a learning management system: Examining student attitudes. Paper presented at the 33rd International Conference on English Teaching and Learning, Changhua, Taiwan.

Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y.-c. (2015, November). Apology strategies of male and female Taiwanese EFL freshmen. Paper presented at the 24th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan.

Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y.-C. (2014, December). Taiwanese student attitudes towards and behaviors during online testing with Moodle. Paper presented at the The Sixth CLS International Conference CLaSIC 2014, NUS, Singapore.

Berg, D. R. & Lu, Y.-C. (2014, May). Student attitudes towards using Moodle as a course management system. Paper presented at the 2014 International Conference on Recreation and Leisure Industry & Language Application (2014國際休閒產業與語言應用學術研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Lu, Y.-C., & Berg, D. R. (2014, May). Cultural effects in language learning barriers. Paper presented at the 2014 International Conference on Recreation and Leisure Industry & Language Application (2014國際休閒產業與語言應用學術研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2013, November). Can English proficiency exams really help students learn English? Paper presented at the 22nd International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (2013泛亞洲英語文教學國際研討會」暨「第二十二屆中華民國英語文教學國際研討會), Taipei, Taiwan.

Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y. (2013, May). Improving Student Vocabulary with Spaced Repetition Systems. Paper presented the 2013 Language Education Conference at TransWorld University (2013語言教育學術研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2013, May). Can English Proficiency Exams Really Help Students Learn English?. Paper presented at the 2013 International Language Education Conference at TransWorld University (2013語言教育國際學術研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2012, November). Improvement made with Moodle in a grammar class. Paper presented at the 21st International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (2012泛亞洲英語文教學國際研討會」暨「第二十一屆中華民國英語文教學國際研討會), Taipei, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D. R. (2012, May). Can Computer-Assisted Language Learning Help Students Learn? Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Language Education Conference (2012語言教育國際學術研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Berg, D. R., & Lu, Y. (2012, February). Teaching Writing with Student Newspapers. Poster presented at the 8th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D. R. (2012, February). Using a Free Course Management System in an English Class: Moodle in a Grammar Class. Paper presented at the 8th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011, November). Using Moodle to Motivate Students’ Learning. Paper presented at the 2011 PAC and The 20th International Symposium on English Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011, November). Using a Free Course Management System in a Grammar Class (使用免費的課程管理系統來協助學生的文法學習). Paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Computer Assisted Language Learning (電腦輔助語言學習國際研討會), Douliu, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011, May). Use of Moodle and students’ learning motivations. Paper presented at the 6th ELT Conference, Taichung, Taiwan.

Lu, Y., & Berg, D.R. (2011, May). Use of Moodle and students’ learning motivations. Paper presented at the 2011 Language Education Conference, Douliu, Taiwan.

Berg, D.R. & Lu, Y. (2011, May). Using spaced repetition systems in ESL/EFL classes to improve student vocabulary. Paper presented at the 2011 Language Education Conference, Douliu, Taiwan.

Berg, D.R. & Lu, Y. (2011, February). Using spaced repetition systems in ESL/EFL classes to improve student vocabulary. Paper presented at the 7th CamTESOL International Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Berg, D.R. & Lu, Y. (2010,  February). Correcting errors that writing students make. Poster presented at the 6th CamTESOL International Conference on English Language Teaching, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lu, Y. & Berg, D.R. (2008, June). ESL learners’ learning motivations and strategies. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Learning, Chicago, Illinois.

Lu, Y., Sung, D., & Berg, D.R. (2007, December). ESL students’ learning motivations and strategies. Paper presented at the 2007 International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Instruction, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Berg, D.R. (2006). Dominance and male posturing in Napoleon Dynamite. Paper presented at the Forum for Graduate Student Research and Creative Work, Vermillion, South Dakota.

University Service

2017-06-14
Served as a judge for the National Beigang Senior High School Beigang Funny Go Tourism English Competition of Microfilm and Picture Book (北港古蹟趴趴走觀光英語導覽短片競賽暨創意英文繪本競賽).

2016-06-04
Served as a judge for the Yangzi High School (Huwei, Taiwan) Drama Contest

2015-10-24
Served as a judge for the Yangzi High School (Huwei, Taiwan) Read-Aloud Contest.

2015-05-02
Served as a judge for the Yangzi High School (Huwei, Taiwan) Read-Aloud Contest.

2013-11-02
Served as a judge for the Sacred Heart High School 2013 English Playlet Contest (天主教正心中學102學年度英語話劇競賽辦法).

2013-05-23
Served as a moderator for paper presentation at the 2013 International Language Education Conference at TransWorld University (2013語言教育國際學術研討會).

2008-09 – 2012-11
Assisted TransWorld University in preparing for and undergoing MOE inspections to become a University (upgraded from an Institute of Technology)

2008-09 – 2010-06, 2011-09 – 2012-06
Assisted students in Writing 3 & 4 in researching, organizing, and publishing the AFL Times department newsletter (應用外語系報告).

2012-11-07
Served as a judge for the Sacred Heart High School 2012 English Drama Competition (正心高中101學年度英語話劇).

2012-04-28
Served as a judge for the 2012 Douliu Senior High School English Drama Competition (斗六高中100學年度高二英語話劇比賽暨).

2011-05-24
Served as a judge for the National Douliu Vocational High School 2011 English Drama Competition (國立斗六家商九十九學年度第二學期應用外語科英語話劇比賽).

2011-04-23
Served as a judge for the Douliu Senior High School 2011 English Drama Competition (斗六高中九十九學年度英語話劇比賽評分表).

2010-12-01
Served as a judge for the 2010 Dacheng Vocational High School Singing Contest (大成商工99學年度英文歌曲比賽).

2010-11-13
Served as a judge for the Sacred Heart High School 2010 English Playlet Contest (天主教正心中學99學年度英語話劇競賽辦法).

2010-06-28 & 2010-06-30
Assisted Transworld Foriegn Languages Learning Center with their Summer Program. Taught two classes concerning travel English.

2010-05-25
Served as a judge for the 2010 English Drama Contest for National Douliu Vocational High School Of Home Economics & Commerce (國立斗六家商99學年度應用外語科第六屆英語話劇比賽).

2010-04-14
Served as a judge for the 3rd Annual Transworld Institute of Technology Speech Competition.

2009-12-25
Served as a judge for the 2009 English Drama and Singing Contest at National Tuku Vocational High School (國立土庫高級商工職業學校98年度英語話劇暨歌唱比賽手冊).

2009-11-26
Served as a judge for the 2009 Dacheng Vocational High School Singing Contest (大成商工98學年度英文歌曲比賽).

2009-09 – 2009-12
Assisted Chair Simon Chang (張增治主任) and Dean Shen (沈翠蓮院長) with creating, proofreading, and translating many important documents in preparation for the 2009 department evaluation (98年應用外語系評鑑).

2009-09 – 2009-12
Assisted students in writing, editing, and submitting entries to the American Institute in Taiwan 2010 Earth Day Writing Contest.

2009-05-12
Served as a judge for the 5th Annual English Recital Contest at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.

2009-04-14
Served as a judge for the 3rd Annual Speech Competition at Transworld Institute of Technology.

2009-01-15
Presented Correcting errors that writing students make to Yunlin County High School writing teachers.

2008-09 – 2009-06
Served as class mentor for the Senior graduating class of the Department of Applied Foreign Languages at Transworld Institute of Technology.

2008-12-26
Served as a judge for the 2008 English Drama and Singing Contest at National Tuku Vocational High School (國立土庫高級商工職業學校97年度英語話劇暨歌唱比賽手冊).

2008
Assisted in coordinating student activites for International Week at Transworld Institute of Technology.

2008
Served as a judge for the English Singing Competition during International Week at Transworld Institute of Technology.

2007
Served as a judge for the 11th Annual Speech Competition at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology.

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