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KTAE 2017 International Conference

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. David Graddol
    (The English Company, UK)
  • Keynote speech : The Future of English: The social dimension

    David Graddol is Director of The English Company (UK) Ltd and is well-known as a researcher and writer on English as a global language. He has been involved in ELT projects in China, India and Latin America since the early 1990s and is currently working with Cambridge English on a project with English teachers in Mexico and China. During 2010-2012 he was a visiting Professor at City University in Hong Kong. Several of his books are available for free download from the internet, including The Future of English?, English Next, English Next India, and Profiling English in China: The Pearl River Delta.

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. William G. Egginton
    (Brigham Young University, USA)
  • Plenary Speech : The Current and Future Socio-Political Consequences of English Language Policies in South Korea

    Dr. William G. Eggington is Ludwig-Weber-Seibach Humanities Professor of Linguistics and English Language Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A. His research interests include language policy and planning, contrastive rhetoric, discourse analysis and forensic linguistics. He has published four co-edited volumes, an ESL textbook and numerous articles dealing with these subjects. He has served as a member of the board of directors for TESOL. He has contributed to the development and/or the evaluation of language services for the Atlanta, Nagano, Sydney and Salt Lack City Olympic Games. His forensic linguistics interests and experience cover criminal and civil, U.S. federal and state cases involving defendant comprehension of the English language with respect to Rights Invocations and other communicative issues.
  • Patricia Duff
    (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Plenary Speech : Social Dimensions and Differences in English Language Education

    Patricia Duff is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her main academic interests are related to: language socialization in multilingual contexts across the lifespan; academic discourse socialization; qualitative research methods in applied linguistics and education; issues surrounding the teaching, learning, use, and media/textbook representations of English and chinese as global languages; and sociocultural approaches to teaching and learning in transnational, multilingual contexts. Her publications have appeared in such journals as Applied Linguistics, Canadian Modern Language Review, Global Chinese, Modern Language Journal, System, and TESOL Quarterly, and in many peer-reviewed books.
  • Elana Shohamy
    (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Plenary Speech : The socio-political-economic ideologies of English: what is the cost;

    Elana Shohamy is a Professor at Tel Aviv University School of Education where she teaches and researches co-existence and language rights in multilingual societies within four inter-connected areas: Language Testing, Language Policy, Migration and Linguistic Landscape. She authored The power of tests (2001), Language policy (2006), and the co-editor two books on Linguistic Landscape. Elana is the editor of Vol. 7 of Language Testing and Assessment of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Springer, 2009 and 2017) Elana served as an editor of the journal Language Ploicy (2007-2015) and is currently the editor of the new journal Linguistic Landscape (Benjamins). Elana is the winner of the ILRA lifetime achievement awarded by ILTA (International Language Testing Association) in 2010 for her work on critical language testing.

Featured Speakers

  • Masaki Oda
    (Tamagawa University, Japan)
  • Featured Speech : Look what they are doing!: Legitimating language policy in education

    Masaki Oda (Ph.D. Georgetown University) is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director, Center of English as a Lingua Franca (CELF) at Tamagawa University in Tokyo. His primary interests include sociopolitical aspects of language teaching, learner beliefs. He is Director of Academic Exchanges of JACET and Vice President for membership of Asia TEFL. His most recent chapter appears in Gary Barkhuizen, ed. 2017. Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research.
  • Tatiana Ivankova
    (Far Eastern Federal University, Russia)
  • Featured Speech : Internationalization of Russian Education: Implications for ELT

  • /images/conference_2017pic10.jpgJoko Nurkamto
    (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)
  • Featured Speech : Negotiating Teaching Strategies: Indonesian Pre-service English Teachers’ Experiences in Remote Areas

  • /images/conference_2017pic11.jpgZhang Lian
    (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)
  • Featured Speech : Ecological Integration of Language Learning and Disciplinary Education: A Sociocultural Proposal

    Zhang Lian is professor in applied linguistics at School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, where she teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels and undertakes doctoral supervision. Over the past ten years she has been active and publishing in applied linguistics, on areas such as EFL teacher learning and development, classroom discourse analysis and EFL writing curriculum and material development. Her main interests at the moment include EFL teacher development and EFL writing curriculum development. She is currently working on a book entitled, ‘EFL Classroom Discourse Research and Teacher Development’ and a research project on integrating language skill development and development of critical thinking and intercultural competence in Chinese EFL contexts.
  • /images/conference_2017pic12.jpgHongyan Qu
    (Yanbian University, China)
  • Featured Speech : A Study of Teaching Listening Strategies to Intermediate ESL Learners

    Hongyan Qu is the English lecturer at Yanbian University. Her research field is ESL teaching methodology. She worked as visiting scholar at Lamar University in the US from 2015 to 2016. She is the presenter of TexTESOL IV (The TESOL conference of Texas) on Nov.7th,2015.
  • /images/conference_2017pic08.jpg Lihua Jin
    (Yanbian University, China)
  • Featured Speech : A Study of Teaching Listening Strategies to Intermediate ESL Learners

    LihuaJin is a lecturer in English Department of Yanbian University. She obtained her Ph.D. in English literature in 2016 from HanyangUniveristy, Korea. Her field of specialization is contemporary novel in English.
  • Payupol Suthathothon
    (Payap University, Thailand)
  • Featured Speech : Effectiveness of Task-Based and Project-Based Approaches in Teaching English at Chiang Mai University, Thailand

    Mr. Payupol Suthathothon received his Master of Arts in TEFL from Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is currently teaching English in Business Communication and Fundamental English courses at Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University. His most recent major publication is a research project entitled, ‘The Effects of Integrating Game-Based Learning in Teaching English Skills.’ His current research interests include English for specific purposes, e-learning, game-based learning and task-based language teaching.
  • /images/conference_2017pic09.jpgZaira Abu Hassan Shaari
    (Institute of Teacher Education, Malaysia)
  • Featured Speech : Developing the Communication Skills of Youths in Prison Schools: Opportunities and Challenges

    Zaira Abu Hassan Shaari is a teacher trainer at the English Language Studies Department, Institute of Teacher Education, Ilmu Khas Campus, Kuala Lumpur. In the last 23 years, she has been involved in the training of pre-service and in-service teachers in various programmes including BEd Twinning Programmes with local and foreign universities. Currently, she is involved in facilitating prison teachers with educating incarcerated youths in Malaysia. She obtained her B.A. (Hons.) in Linguistics from Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, her Masters degree in TESOL from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and her Doctorate in TESL from University Putra Malaysia. Her areas of specialization include reading and collaborative learning.
  • /images/conference_2017pic13.jpgLindsay Herron
    (Gwangju National University of Education, Korea)
  • Featured Speech : Terrific Tools for Stress-Free Student Projects

    Lindsay Herron is a visiting professor at Gwangju National University of Education in Gwangju. She has master’s degrees in cinema studies and language education, bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, a CELTA, and the CELTA-YL Extension. She is currently working on a doctorate in language education at Indiana University (USA), and is the national president of Korea TESOL (KOTESOL).

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