Second language listening comprehension; Computer-assisted language learning; Media literacy; Communication skills and Development
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali in 1983, Paul first taught English in a technical high school in Bamako before taking up a position at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in academic staff development. After leaving Africa, Paul travelled extensively and took up a position teaching English in Takamatsu, Japan. From 1989, His studies at UCLA focused on the role of digital video media in second language listening assessment. Returning to Japan in 1991, Paul took up a position as a language test developer at Kanda University of International Studies before moving to Melbourne to work on his doctorate. Paul completed a doctorate on the role of video in second language listening. Eventually, an interest in video led him into other areas of research that are concerned with the use of technology in language teaching and research.