Barrett, Alexander James
(Last updated: September 21, 2021)


Florida State University                                                          August 2021 – Present
PhD in Instructional Systems & Learning Technology, expected 2026

San Francisco State University                                   January 2009 – December 2011
-M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), received January 2012

San Francisco State University                                       January 2005 – August 2006
-B.A. in English Literature, received August 2006
-Minor in Philosophy

Evergreen Valley College                                                    August 1999 – May 2003
San Jose, California
-Associate in Arts, received May 2003

-Academic Positions-

Alasala Colleges                                                  September 2020 – September 2021
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Course Director (full time)

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University                           August 2017 – August 2020
Suzhou, China
Lecturer (full time)

The British Council                                          November 2017 – September 2019
Shanghai, China
Examiner (part time)

Namangan State University                                    October 2015 – August 2017
Namangan, Uzbekistan
English Language Fellow contracted with the U.S. Department of State (full time)

Hyogo Prefecture Board of Education                   August 2013 – August 2015
Sumoto High School, Hyogo, Japan
Assistant Language Teacher (JET) (full time)

Minerva Bilingual School                                               August 2012 – June 2013
Gracias, Lempira, Honduras
Teacher (full time)

City College of San Francisco                                      January 2011 – May 2011
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
Student Teacher (part time)

San Francisco State University                                   January 2010 – May 2010
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Teaching Assistant (part time)

Project SHINE                                                                February 2009 – May 2009
c/o San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Tutor (part time)

-Management Experience-

Costco Wholesale                                                                 April 1999 – May 2012
450 10th street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Manager (full time)

-Selected Publications-

Pack, A., Kiss, T., Barrett, A. & Chen, C. (2021). Towards a Non-Dichotomous View of Motivators and Demotivators in Language Learning. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1-14. doi: 10.1111/ijal.12397

Barrett, A., Pack, A. & Quaid, E. D. (2021). Understanding learners’ acceptance of high-immersion virtual reality systems: Insights from confirmatory and exploratory PLS-SEM analyses. Computers & Education, 169(2021), 1-17. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104214

Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2021). Interpretations of spoken utterance fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interviews. Language Education & Assessment, 4(1), 1-18. doi: 10.29140/lea.v4n1.385.

Barrett, A., Pack, A., Guo, Y. & Wang, N. (2021). Technology acceptance model and multi-user virtual reality learning environments for Chinese language education. Interactive Learning Environments. doi: 10.1080/10494820.2020.1855209

Quaid, E., Pack, A.,  Barrett, A. & Zhou, L. (2020). Students’ intention to use high-immersion virtual reality systems for learning paragraph structure: A PLS-SEM exploratory study. In Frederiksen, K.-M., Larsen, S., Bradley, L. & Thouësny, S. (Eds.), CALL for widening participation: short papers from EUROCALL 2020 (pp. 291-297). doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2020.48.1203

Pack, A., Barrett, A., Liang, H.-N. & Montiero, D. (2020). University EAP Students’ Perceptions of Using a Prototype Virtual Reality Learning Environment to Learn Writing Structure, International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 10(1), 27-46. doi: 10.4018/IJCALLT.2020010103

Quaid, E. & Barrett, A. (2020). Toward the Future of Computer-Assisted Language Testing: Assessing Spoken Performance through Semi-Direct Tests. In Zou, B. & Thomas, M. (Eds.), Recent Developments in Technology-Enhanced and Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 208-235. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/987-1-7998-1282-1

Barrett, A. (2019). Semantics. In Chen, C. & Morris, G. (Eds.), How Language Works- A brief introduction to linguistics, 92-110. Shanghai: Macmillan Red Globe Press.

Barrett, A. (2019). Extended Icebreaker. English Teaching Forum, 57(3), 33-35.

Barrett, A. (2018). Review: Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of China, ETiC: English Teaching in China, 10, 22-24.

-Conference Presentations –

Quaid, E. D., Barrett, A. J. & Pack, A. (2021). Evaluating VR system use for continuing support in university academic writing centres: An experiential approach. EAP Education and Practice Conference. University College London, U.K.

Barrett, A., Quaid, E., Pack, A. & Zhou, L. (2020). Technology acceptance model application for high-immersion virtual reality learning environments. JALT 2020 46th Annual International Conference.

Quaid, E., Pack, A., Barrett, A. & Zhou, L. (2020). Learner Acceptance of a Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Learning Paragraph Writing Structure. EuroCALL 2020 online conference.

Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2019). Painting in a Virtual World: How Virtual Reality Can Supplement EAP, BALEAP Conference: Innovation, Exploration and Transformation, Leeds, U.K.

Pack, A., & Barrett, A. (2019). Virtual Reality Learning Environments as Pedagogical Tools for English for Academic Purposes, BALEAP Conference: Innovation, Exploration and Transformation, Leeds, U.K.

Pack, A. & Barrett, A. (2019). How to use the Virtual Reality Language Learning Lab to teach academic writing structure, JALT: Kyoto x MAVR, Kyoto, Japan.

Pack, A., Liang, H.-N., & Barrett, A. (2018). Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality Technologies to Support the Learning of Academic English Essay Writing, GloCALL Conference, Suzhou, China.

Barrett, A. (2017). Building Quality Note-Taking Skills, English is Key to Dialogue TESOL Conference, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Barrett, A. (2017). Communicative Games, Challenges and Opportunities in ELT Conference, Namangan, Uzbekistan.

Barrett, A., Kuchkarova, Y. (2016). Using Rubrics for Performance Assessment, KazTEA Conference, Oskemen, Kazakhstan.

Barrett, A., Sarimsakova, D. (2016). Learning a Lot in a Little Time, KazTEA Conference, Oskemen, Kazakhstan.

Barrett, A. (2016). Communicative Games, Central Asia ELF Program Conference, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Barrett, A. (2014). Practical Techniques for Teaching Language, JET Program Skill Development Conference, Awaji, Japan.

Barrett, A. (2011). Interlanguage Pragmatics: implications of positive transfer, Biannual SFSU TESOL conference, San Francisco, California.

-Research Support-

Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality Technologies to Support Public Speaking and Giving Presentations in English for Academic Purposes Environments. RMB 36,000 (US 5,350). Teaching Development Fund 18/19-R17-115. Principal Investigator. 2019-2020.

Leveraging Collaborative VR paint programs for the teaching and learning of Chinese characters. RMB 6,435 (US 960). Summer Undergraduate Research Fund 201952. Principal Investigator. 2019.

Investigating the Use of Virtual Reality Technologies to Support the Learning of Academic English Essay Writing. RMB 50,000 (US 7,250). Teaching Development Fund 17/18-R15-103. Co-Investigator. 2017-2019.

-Awards, Certifications, and Affiliations-

Awards, certifications, and skills
-John and Clara McDonald Endowed Scholarship, Florida State University, received 2021
– Most Innovative Teaching Practice Award, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, received 2020
-U.K. Higher Education Academy Fellowship, received 2020
– ITTT (International TEFL & TESOL Training) certificate, received 2006
-Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, received 1998

Professional affiliations
-Member, TESOL International Association
– Member, Association for Educational Communications & Technology

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