HE Prof. H. Mohammad Nasir, Ph.D.
The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education
Topic : The Role of English in Developing Quality Higher Education in Indonesia
Anita Lie is the Director of and a Professor at the Graduate School of Widya Mandala Catholic University, Surabaya. In 1996 she became a visiting professor at the SEAMEO RELC, Singapore. She had also been a guest lecturer at several universities in Asia and Canada. She was awarded the 2000 SEAMEO Jasper Fellowship Award by the Canadian government for best research category for her research study on the 1994 English Curriculum. In 2011 she was a visiting fellow at U.C. Berkeley on PAR Grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture. She has published several books and numerous articles on education.
Anthony J. Liddicoat
Anthony J. Liddicoat is Professor in the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. His research interests include: language and intercultural issues in education, conversation analysis, and language policy and planning. He is currently co-convenor of the AILA Research Network Intercultural mediation in language and culture teaching and learning and Executive Editor of Current Issues in Language Planning. Among his publications are Language-in-education Policies: The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Relations (2013) Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning (2013 – with Angela Scarino) and Linguistics and Intercultural Education in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (2013 – with Fred Dervin).
Diane Tedick is a Professor of Second Languages and Cultures Education at the University of Minnesota. For over 20 years she has worked in the preparation of preservice teachers and ongoing professional development of inservice teachers representing a variety of language teaching contexts: immersion and bilingual programs, world languages, and ESL. Her professional and research interests focus on the pedagogy required for successful integration of language and content instruction, student oral language proficiency development in immersion programs, and language teacher development.
Dr Hu is an applied linguist by training and an associate professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group. His current research covers academic discourse, bilingualism and bilingual education, home (bi)literacy practices and acquisition, language curriculum development, language learner strategies, language policy, metalinguistic awareness, and second language acquisition. His research articles have appeared in international applied linguistics research and psychology such as International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching; Journal of Early Childhood Literacy; Journal of English for Academic Purposes; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, and Journal of Second Language Writing.
Dr Herbert Puchta is a full time writer of course books and other ELT materials and a professional teacher trainer. He has been a plenary speaker at various international conferences and has given seminars in many countries in South America and Europe. He is a master practitioner in neurolinguistic programming. For almost two decades, he has researched the practical application of cognitive psychology in EFL-teaching. He has co-authored numerous textbooks and resource books including Multiple Intelligences in EFL, Teaching Grammar Creatively, Imagine That!, Playway to English, English in Mind, Mind your English, Into English, and Focus - Into English.
Paul Nation is Emeritus Professor in Applied Linguistics at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has taught in Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, Finland, and Japan. Key concepts of his works are word frequency lists as guidelines to vocabulary acquisition, the learning burden of a word, the need to teach learning strategies to increase students’ autonomy in vocabulary expansion, support to extensive reading of accessible texts, the usefulness of L2→L1 tools for their clarity. Together with some other authors, his position emphasises having a balance of learning opportunities with study time devoted equally to each of: input from reading and listening, output through writing and speaking, study of grammar and vocabulary, and practice for fluency.
Dr Roslyn Appleby
Roslyn Appleby is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at University Technology of Sydney. She has been involved in applied linguistics and language education for many years, in both the private and public education sectors. Her research interests include the politics of language, gender, and globalization; language education in international development; political discourse analysis; posthumanism and postcolonial feminist geographies. Her research has been published in a wide range of fields including gender and sexuality; teacher identity; critical applied linguistics; post-colonialism; and place-based education. Two of her books are ELT, Gender and International Development: Myths of Progress in a Neocolonial World and Men and Masculinities in Global English Language.
Gu, Yueguo, earned his Ph.D from Lancaster University, is a research professor, the Head of the Corpus Linguistics Department, and Director of Corpus and Computational Linguistics Research Centre of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research interests include pragmatics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, rhetoric and online education. His latest publications are Using the Computer in ELT, Pragmatics and Discourse Studies, and Chinese Painting. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Pragmatics, Pragmatics, Text & Talk, Corpora, Pragmatics and Society, International Review of Pragmatics, Journal of Language and Politics, Language and Dialogue, and Journal of Chinese Language and Discourse.
Hanan Khalifa earned her Ph.D in Language Testing from Reading University, UK. As Head of Research and International Education, she leads across divisional team of Cambridge English experts in the field of language learning, teaching and assessment on providing evidence-based decision making and transforming language education, working with ministries of education worldwide and developing strategic partnerships at a global level. Previously, Hanan served as advisor to Minister of Education, and worked for international development agencies and educational firms. Her expertise lies in language testing, educational assessment, monitoring and evaluation, standard setting, research, and institutional capacity building. Her work experience includes education reform, curriculum and syllabus design, materials development, teacher training, baseline and impact studies, internal auditing, and managing large surveys (TIMMS & PISA).
Deborah Healey earned her Ph.D. in Computer and Education from the University of Oregon, the United State of America. She has been teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language since 1976 and using computer technology in teaching since 1984. She has published and presented extensively in the area of computer-assisted language learning. She is a co-author and primary editor of TESOL Technology Standards: Description, Implementation, and Integration and of TESOL Technology Standards: Framework Document; and she has chapters on learner autonomy and software/Internet resources for language teaching in CALL Environments. She has given workshops most recently in Egypt, Malaysia, Qatar, Bahrain, Colombia, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Morocco, Thailand, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Professor Nicky Solomon researches and teaches in the areas of workplace learning, discourse analysis, language and culture within Education programs. Her current research focuses on workplace learning, interdisciplinary knowledges and practices, as well as on vocational and professional pedagogical practices.