TARRAYO, Veronico N.

TARRAYO, Veronico N.

Veronico N. Tarrayo is an associate professor at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, the Philippines. He is also a research associate at the UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education. He obtained his Ph.D. in English Language Studies degree (as cum laude) from UST. He earned both his Master of Arts in Language Teaching degree and Bachelor of Arts in English degree (as magna cum laude) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Manila, where he taught English language courses from 2004 to 2011. He has recently published research articles in Web-of-Science- (WOS) and Scopus-indexed Q1 and Q2 journals such as Language and Education; Pedagogy, Culture and Society; Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching; Critical Inquiry in Language Studies; Sexuality & Culture; Asian Englishes; Research in Education; Australian Journal of Teacher Education; Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics; Asia-Pacific Social Science Review; Journal of Narrative and Language Studies; and Issues in Educational Research. He served as the editor-in-chief (2018-2020) and a member of the editorial board (2013-2017) of the Asian Journal of English Language Studies (AJELS), the official research journal of the UST Department of English. At present, he is a part of the international advisory board of AJELS. Also, he is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of TESOL Studies, and Professional and Academic English, the journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group. Among his research interests are stylistics, English language teaching (ELT), gender perspective in ELT, discourse analysis, and teacher beliefs/ideologies.

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Academic Qualifications & Eligibility

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications & Eligibility

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, major in English Language Studies (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2018
  • Master of Arts in Language Teaching, Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Instructional Arts (Magna cum Laude), Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila, Philippines, 2004 

Eligibility 

  • Licensure Exams for Teachers Passer – PRC Registration Number 0856534
  • Civil Service Eligibility (through Presidential Decree 907)

Research Highlights

Tarrayo’s research works have been published in international journals. Recently, his research articles have appeared in Language and Education [Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) Q1]; Pedagogy, Culture, and Society [Scopus and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) Q1]; Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching [Scopus and ESCI Q1], Critical Inquiry in Language Studies [Scopus Q1], Sexuality & Culture [Scopus and ESCI Q1], Asian Englishes [Scopus and ESCI Q1], Research in Education [Scopus and ESCI Q2], Australian Journal of Teacher Education [Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) Q2], Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics [Scopus Q2], Asia-Pacific Social Science Review [Scopus Q2], Issues in Educational Research [Scopus Q2], and Journal of Narrative and Language Studies [Scopus Q2].

Research Interests

  • Stylistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • English language teaching (ELT)
  • Gender perspective in ELT
  • Teacher beliefs/ideologies

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Graduate Level

  • Advanced Academic Writing
  • Research Methodology and Design
  • ESL Program Development
  • Stylistics

Undergraduate Level

  • Purposive Communication
  • Academic Writing
  • English Across Disciplines
  • Business Discourse
  • English Discourse
  • Stylistics
  • Foundation of English Language Teaching and Learning
  • Introduction to College English
  • Oral Communication in Context
  • Reading and Thinking Skills for Academic Study
  • Technical Writing

Major Recognitions

  • Finalist, Dr. Matthew A. Eichler Memorial Fellowship Award (Excellence In Research), Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE), December 4, 2020
  • Visiting Scholar/Fellow, Mae Fah Luang University – School of Liberal Arts, Chiang Rai, Thailand, January 30-March 18, 2020
  • Recipient, Philippine Social Science Council Research Grant, 2017

Professional Activities

  • Research Associate, UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (January 2021 – present)
  • Editor-in-Chief(2018-2020); Editorial Board Member (2013-2017), Asian Journal of English Language Studies (AJELS)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board, AJELS (February 2022 – present)
  • Editorial Board Member(2019-present), International Journal of TESOL Studies
  • Editorial Board MemberProfessional and Academic English, the journal of the IATEFL English for Specific Purposes Special Interest Group
  • Reviewer(2019-present), English Language Teaching and Research Journal
  • Language Editor, Volumes 1 and 2 (February 2015 and February 2016, respectively), The Antoninus Journal
  • Issue Editor, Copy Editor, Volume 46 December 2015, Philippine Journal of Linguistics
  • Lifetime Member, Linguistic Society of the Philippines
  • Member, International TESOL Union
  • Member(July 1, 2019-July 1, 2022), Asia-Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators, Inc.
  • Member(August 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020), International Association for World Englishes

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Latest Paper Presentations

Latest Seminars / Workshops Conducted

Latest Paper Presentations

  • Keynote Speaker
    “(Does Thai English exist?) How do English language teachers in Thai universities navigate the ideologically charged terrains of Thai English?”
    1st Virtual International Research Convention with the theme “The Role of Higher Education in the Post COVID Pandemic”
    Walailak University, Thailand
    March 28, 2022 
  • “Navigating the Gender Dimensions in English Language Teaching: Perceptions of Senior High School Teachers in the Philippines”
    41st Thailand TESOL International Virtual Conference
    January 21-22, 2022 
  • “Technology in the Classroom: Issues and Future Directions of English Language Teaching (ELT) in the ASEAN Region”
    16th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    February 7-9, 2020
  • “Exploring the Coalescence of Language and Literature Through a Stylistic Analysis of a Filipino-authored Flash Fiction”
    39th Thailand TESOL International Conference
    The Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
    January 18-19, 2019
  • “English Language in Flux: An Analysis of Forms and Perceived Functions of Facebook and Twitter Neologisms Used and Encountered by First-year Students of a Comprehensive Philippine University”
    International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE) 2017
    De La Salle University-Manila
    February 9, 2017
  • “Capturing the Language of Flash Fiction: A Stylistic Analysis of Gemino H. Abad’s ‘Bettina’”
    International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education (ICALLE) 2017
    De La Salle University-Manila
    February 9, 2017
  • “Exploring Interactions in L2 Blogging: Metadiscourse in Philippine Investigative Journalism Blogs”
    12th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching
    Institute of Technology Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    February 20, 2016 

Latest Seminars / Workshops Conducted

  • “Watch Your Words, and Be Counted: Some Basic Strategies for Scholarly Writing”
    Circle of Research Enthusiasts, Department of Communication Research
    College of Communication, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
    June 2, 2021 
  • “Say It Right: Seven Strategies for Scholarly Writing”
    MPES kaPEhan-Lecture Series 7
    Master in Physical Education and Sports, College of Education
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
    May 23, 2021
  • “Journal Basics: The Hows and Whys of Journal Management and Publication”
    Research Publications Office
  • Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension, Planning, and Development
    Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
    May 19, 2021 
  • “Know (and Watch) Your Grammar, and Be Counted”
    Ampid National High School, San Mateo, Rizal
    May 14, 2021 
  • “Say It Right: Seven Strategies for Scholarly Writing”
    Department of Media Studies, School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences
    Amity University, Dubai
    May 5, 2021 
  • “Navigating Literature Through Linguistic Procedures: The Basics of Stylistics”
    Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics
    College of Arts and Letters, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
    February 8, 2019
  • “A Seminar-Workshop on Language Editing of Research Papers”
    Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
    March 31, 2016 
  • “As We Unify, We Diversify? Revisiting the Notions of World Englishes: Pedagogical Issues and Implications for English Language Teaching”
    Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Linguistics,
    College of Arts and Letters Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila
    March 8, 2016 
  • “Introduction” to “Interaction”: The CARS (Create a Research Space) Model; Thesis It! A Thesis Writing Seminar
    UST English Language Studies Society
    October 13, 2015

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