J. Paul Thomas, M.A.

Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant

Degrees

  • M.A., Linguistics, University of North Dakota, 1992
  • M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, 1982
  • B.S., Mathematics and Physics, University of Washington, 1974

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant, SIL International, 2017–
  • Storycrafting consultant in training, OneStory, 2011–
  • Associate instructor, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2005–
  • Associate instructor, IDELTA francophone and anglophone, 2012–

Other professional experience and service

  • Certified Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant, SIL International, 2012–2016
  • Storycrafting facilitator, OneStory, 2014–2016
  • International Language and Culture Learning Consultant, 2006–2011
  • Workshop head, Language and Culture Learning for Managers, Global Human Resources Services, 2005–2009
  • Visiting Professor, Language and Culture Acquisition, Alliance Graduate School, Manila, 2007–2008
  • Komo Language Project Coordinator, SIL Eastern Congo Group, 1986–1998

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 3
  • Spanish: ILR 2
  • Rukiga: ILR 2
  • Swahili: ILR 2
  • Komo: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Storycrafting
  • Second language acquisition
  • Bantu phonology
United States