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(University of Michigan, USA)
- Keynote speech : Expanding a Multidisciplinary Approach to Teaching English with the New Sciences
Diane Larsen-Freeman, Ph.D. in Linguistics, is Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
and at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. Currently, she is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the
University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in The Structure of English and in Second Language
(University of Toronto, Canada)
- Plenary Speech III : A Multidisciplinary Approach to teaching reading to English learners
Dr. Geva's research interests include the development of literacy skills in children learning to read in a
second language (L2); the relations between oral and written language skills in L2 learners; transfer issues
in L2 literacy development; cognitive and linguistic processes and predictors of normal and problematic
literacy development in L2 children, and selected topics in cross-cultural psychology pertaining to
children's well-being such as parental attribution and concepts of wellness. In applied practice,
she is interested in community-based approaches to prevention and intervention in minority groups,
and options in assessment and intervention for ESL and other L2 learners.
(Soongsil University, Korea)
- Plenary Speech II : A Two-dimensional Approach to English Medium Instruction in higher education
Jun-Eon Park is a professor of applied linguistics at Soongsil University. His main research interests include
English as a Foreign Language Education Policy, FLE Curriculum & Materials Development, Korean/English
Bilingualism, and Bilingual Education. He has been involved in several Korean government's FLE policy &
curriculum-related research projects.
(Concordia University, Canada)
- Plenary Speech IV : Multidisciplinary Approaches to second language acquisition
Kim McDonough is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Applied Linguistics in the Department of
Education at Concordia University. Her research interests include interaction and usage-based approaches
to second language acquisition, structural priming, and task-based language teaching. Her current
research projects are investigating joint attention during conversation, structural priming and fluency,
and collaborative writing.
(Meiji University, Japan)
- Featured Speech I : Study of L2 Speech Production from a Dynamic Systems Approach
Dr. Naoko Ozeki is a professor at the School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University in Tokyo. Her areas of interest are learners’ autonomy and CEFR. She is currently a member of the special committee of the MEXT (the Ministry of Education in Japan) for entrance exams.
(University of Nottingham, Malaysia)
- Featured Speech II : Professional development model for early career ESL teachers:
Perceptions, expectations and realities
Sivabala Naidu is attached to the School of Education, University of Nottingham and is an active member
of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association. He is passionate about supporting early career
English language teachers and creating opportunities that will enhance their professional competencies
and skills. He also has a keen interest in Critical Discourse Analysis and Sociolinguistics.
(Far Eastern Federal University, Russia)
- Featured Speech III : National identity through the national accent: Teaching English phonetics in the Russian classroom
My field of theoretical research comprises Pragmatics and Phonetics. I also read lectures in Theoretical
Phonetics and Linguistic Pragmatics. Currently I am working on a course of Linguistic Expertise for senior and post graduate students and supervising projects in this field.
(Rangsit University, Thailand)
- Featured Speech IV : English language bridging entry into undergraduate studies at a Thai university context
Prof Ubon Sanpatchayapong was ThaiTESOL 20th President. She got her doctoral degree in TESOL from
the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prof Ubon taught English at Mahidol University before Rangsit
University. At present, she is an advisory board of Thailand TESOL and Deputy Director for Administration at Rangsit English Language Institute.
(Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, China)
- Featured Speech V : production-oriented approach and its application in EFL teaching material development
Ms. Zhang Yi is the Deputy Director of Higher English Education Publishing, Foreign Language Teaching
and Research Press, China. She has ten years’ experience in EFL teaching material development and publishing, and has managed several publishing projects on college English textbooks that have been
adopted by over 300 universities in China.
(Yanbian University, China)
- Featured Speech VI : Third language learning and effective measurement of the trilingual proficiency
Xuebo Cui is associate professor of English Department and Vice Dean of College of Foreign Languages
at Yanbian University in China. She got doctor’s degree in Applied Linguistics from De La Salle University
in Manila. Her research interests are in English writing, bilingual education, professional development for
teachers of English, English curriculum and language policy.
(Yanbian University, China)
- Featured Speech VII : Cross-linguistic Influence on English Acquisition as L2 and L3
Zhenai Zhang is Professor of English language, the director of English Education Institute, and the supervisor for doctor degree of English Language and Literature in Yanbian University. She has published books and articles in the field of linguistics, contrastive linguistics and syntax. She is specialized in the research of English education based on Korean-Chinese bilingualism and trilingual Education. She has been responsible for a number of scientific projects and she is currently leading a national-level project.