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KTAE 2018 International Conference

Plenary Speakers

  • Charlene Polio
    (Michigan State University)
  • Charlene Polio is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, & African Languages at Michigan State University, where she teaches in the MA Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and the Second Language Studies Program. Her main area of research is second language (L2) writing. She is particularly interested in the various research methods and measures used in studying L2 writing as well as the interface between the fields of L2 writing and second language acquisition. She has also published and done research in the areas of second language acquisition, foreign language classroom discourse, and behavior differences in novice vs. experienced teachers.
  • Peter Medgyes
    (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)
  • Peter Medgyes, CBE, is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy. During his career he was a schoolteacher, teacher trainer, vice rector, vice president of IATEFL, deputy state secretary and ambassador of Hungary. He was a plenary speaker in over fifty countries and author of numerous books and papers published both in his home country and abroad. His most recent book is the third edition of The Non-native Teacher (Swan Communication, 2017). His main professional interests lie in teacher education, language policy and humour research.
  • Antony Kunnan
    (Macau University)
  • Antony John Kunnan is Professor of English at the University of Macau who specializes in teaching and researching language assessment matters. He has published widely in language assessment areas such as development, statistics, fairness and justice, ethics, immigration and citizenship, multilingualism and public policy. His latest edited books are Language Testing and Assessment (Routledge, 2014) and The Companion to Language Assessment (Wiley, 2014) and authored book Evaluating Language Assessments (Routledge, 2017).
  • Kris Van den Branden
    (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Kris Van den Branden is a professor of linguistics and a teacher educator at the University of Leuven, Belgium (Europe). He was the first President of the International Association for Task-based Language Education. His research interests are in second language acquisition, task-based language acquisition, and the role of interaction in language education

Featured Speakers

  • JACET: Dr Hajime Terauchi
    (Takachiho University in Tokyo)
  • Featured Speech : Collaboration between KATE and JACET: The Beginning, the Present and Future Prospects

    Hajime Terauchi, PhD is President of the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) and Professor of English Language Teaching and Dean of Faculty of Commerce at Takachiho University in Tokyo. He has a BA in Civil Law (Keio University, Tokyo), MA and PhD in English Language Teaching (University of Warwick, UK). His major is ESP including English for Business Purposes and English for Academic Purposes.
    (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
  • 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.
  • FEELTA: Yulia V. Agranat
    (Far Eastern State Transport University)
  • Featured Speech : Teaching English in Russia: Foreign, International or Global Language?

    Dr. Yulia Agranat is Dean of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities at Far Eastern State Transport University and is Department Chair for Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication.
  • MELTA: Paramaswari Jaganathan
    (Universiti Sains Malaysia. Penang)
  • Featured Speech : Facilitating practicality as post-method pedagogy among secondary school students in the multi-racial Malaysian ELT classrooms.

    Paramaswari Jaganathan (Ph.D) is a senior lecturer in the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. She served as a teacher for 21 years before joining USM in 2012. Her area of specialisation includes teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), English for Specific Purpose (ESP) and Translation of Media and Communication Text. She has a Certificate of Education (TESL), B.A. (Hons.) Translation and Interpretation, M.A.(Comm.) and Ph.D from USM. Dr.Paramaswari has also involved actively in HIV-AIDS NGOs and carried out numerous education and awareness activities and women셲 programmes in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Thai TESOL: Surachai Yusuk
    (Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University)
  • Featured Speech : Effects of ZPD Based Scaffolding Techniques on Reading Comprehension of Thai University Students

    Surachai Yusuk is a teacher at Language Institute, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand. He received a B.A. in English major from Krirk University, and M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Thammasat University, Thailand. His research interest includes the area of English language Teaching, materials development, and active learning. Currently he is a Central Affiliate Chair of Thailand TESOL
  • TEFLIN: Ni Luh Nyoman Seri Malini
  • Featured Speech : RSQC2 Techniques to Articulate Students' Recations to Class Activities, Assignments and Materials

    Ni Luh Nyoman Seri Malini is a lecturer at the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia. Her majors are Sociolinguistics and Applied Linguistics . She is an active TEFLIN member and recently she has been responsible as the regional coordinator for Bali and East Indonesia.
  • Yanbian University: Jin Minghao
  • Featured Speech : The innovative development of English Majors in China under "the National Standard"

    Minghao Jin is an associate professor and the Dean of the Department of English at Yanbian University. He received his M.A. in Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics at Yanbian University and PhD. in English Education from Chonbuk National University. His research interests include second language acquisition, English education and language testing.
  • KOTESOL: Michael Free
  • Featured Speech : Pronunciation Teacher (Re-)Training for English as a Lingua Franca

    Michael Free holds masters degrees in TEFL (University of Birmingham) and arts (McMaster University). His professional interests include leadership, content-based language teaching, and English as a lingua franca. He is very active in professional development, presently serving as both the first vice-president of KOTESOL and president of the Gangwon chapter. He recently joined the faculty at Kangwon National University in Chuncheon, where he is a visiting professor. Email: michaelfree63@gmail.com

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