Pupung Purnawarman earned his Master's and doctoral degrees from Southern Illinois University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, respectiively. He has great interests in instructional design and technology-aided language teaching. He has been editors and reviewers of national and international journals and presenters in more than ten international conferences. Currently he is a member of five professional associations. His current position is Head of the English Study Program, Indonesia Education University.
Mohd Shukri Nordin is an assistant professor of instructional technology at the International Islamic University Malaysia and the director of technologies for the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA). He earned his doctorate degree from The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. His interests are mainly in Instructional Design, Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL). He is currently the Director of Centre for Teaching and Learning at the International Islamic University Malaysia
Hsin-chou Huang is Professor of English as a Foreign Language in the Institute of Applied English at National Taiwan Ocean University. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning, second language reading and writing, and telecollaboration for intercultural learning. She has published on these topics in scholarly journals such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, ReCALL, Computers & Education, and Language Teaching Research
Xuesong (ANDY) Gao earned his Ph.D. in applied linguistics from The University of Hong Kong. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong. His research interests are in the areas of learner autonomy, language policy and language teacher education. He is co-editor of System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics.
Paolo Nino Valdez (Ph.D., the Philippines Normal University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Applied Linguistics, De la Sale University, Manila, Philippines. His dissertation on the cultural dimensions of codeswitching was a finalsit in the Christopher Brumfit Outstanding Dissertation Award 2008 sponsored by Cambridge University Press. His publications have appeared in the Asia Pacific Education Researcher, Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, Philippines Journal of Linguistics.
Professor Harunur Rashid Khan is Chair of the English Department, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He earned his Master and Higher Diploma degrees on TESOL and Applied Linguistics from Australia and New Zealand and has enjoyed intensive ELT training in England. His publications have appeared in refereed journals and textbooks. His research interest lies in classroom methodology, testing, technology-aided ELT and teachers’ identity construction in globalized world. He is currently the president of BELTA and a member of AsiaTEFL, IATEFL & TESOL.
A team presentation by Willian Little and Santi Budi Lestari
William Little is a Regional English Language Officer (RELO) currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder (Sport Psychology) and the University of Texas, San Antonio (Bicultural – Bilingual Studies) and has over 20 years’ experience in the ESL/EFL field both domestically and overseas. Previously, Bill was a professor at Georgetown University where he explored a variety of language teaching interests, from education technology (including video games, virtual platforms and online learning environments) to learner autonomy and social entrepreneurship.
Santi B. Lestari is an English language teacher and teacher trainer at Universitas Indonesia. She was awarded the Hornby scholarship in 2013 to pursue her master’s degree in Language Testing and Assessment at the University of Warwick, the United Kingdom. Her master’s dissertation was awarded special commendations at the British Council Master’s Dissertation Award with Best Potential for Impact on ELT. She mainly teaches English for Academic Purposes and Academic Writing courses at Universitas Indonesia
Christine Coombe is an Award-winning lecturer and author in English language teaching, who will join the strong line-up of speakers at the 2017 AsiaTEFL and TEFLIN international conference. Her expertise in assessment practices, teacher effectiveness, leadership in ELT and life skills education will offer an extraordinary contribution to the conference discussion.