Meet the Keynote, Plenary, and Featured Speakers
Professor Andrew P. Lian
Professor of Foreign Language Studies, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam; Professor Emeritus, University of Canberra, Australia; President of AsiaCALL, the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language-Learning, a research and professional association focusing on the uses of technology to enhance second/foreign language learning in Asian contexts. Previous to this appointment, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Western Illinois University in the United States. Prior to that, he had been Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for the Study of Languages at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, and Professor and Head of the School of Languages and International Education at the University of Canberra in Australia. He has held further Professorial appointments and been Head of Department in two other universities in Australia (James Cook University and Bond University).
Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy Loan
Dr. NGUYEN Thi Thuy Loan is now a lecturer of Department of English, Faculty of Education and Educational Innovation, Kalasin University, Thailand. She specializes in teacher education, reflective practice, written corrective feedback, genre analysis, English written discourse, second language writing instruction and research, academic writing, ESL, ESP, professional writing with genre-based approach, citations and reporting verbs. Among her several international publications, 23 research articles were published in Scopus/ISI- indexed journals.
She serves as a reviewer, an editor and editor-in Chief for Heliyon, Studies of Educational Evaluations, ESP Today Journal, and others. She has so far handled 35 manuscripts as an editor and reviewed 124 manuscripts submitted to several Elsevier and Scopus-indexed journals. Dr Nguyen has also served as a chair and a committee member of thesis defenses in Thailand, a thesis examiner for PhD theses from Vietnamese and Australian universities, a supervisor for TESOL Master’s students in Vietnam and a co-supervisor for an PhD candidate in Iran
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Dr. Bao Dat
Monash University, Australia
He is the author of Understanding Silence and Reticence: Nonverbal participation in Second Language Acquisition (Bloomsbury, 2014), Poetry for Education. Classroom Ideas that Inspire Creativity (Xlibris, 2017), Creativity and Innovations in ELT Material Development: Looking beyond the Current Design (Multilingual Matters, 2018), Transforming Pedagogies through Engagement with Learners, Teachers & Communities (Springer, 2021), Silence in English Language Pedagogy: From Theory to Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Presentation Title: Rethinking silence: research in East-Asian contexts
Dr. Ania Lian
Senior Lecturer in Education (Teaching and Learning), Charles Darwin University, Australia, Vice-President for Research & Innovation and Chief Editor of the AsiaCALL Online Journal.
She has worked at the National Policy Office of the Council on the Ageing in Canberra and has a history of working on a voluntary basis with the wider community on sustainability projects within the framework of the Queanbeyan Business Council, NSW. Ania has been a keynote speaker at a number of academic conferences both in Australia and in Asia, where she engages in building collaborative networks between CDU and other universities, with the aim of expanding the international focus of all involved. The leading objective of her teaching and research is to explore the concept of inclusive learning environments, with a specific focus on learner-centredness.
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Dr. Phan The Hung
Dr. Phan The Hung is Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also the Director of the National Center of English Language Testing of VLU. He earned his M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics at Northern Iowa, USA, and his Ph.D. Degree in Linguistics at Queensland University, Australia. He has another Ph.D. degree in Language Studies at HCMC University of Education, Vietnam. In terms of management, Dr. Phan The Hung used to be Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages & International Studies from 2005 to 2012 at Da Lat University, Vietnam. From 1991-1999, He the Director of the Center of Foreign Languages, and later from 2005-2012, the Vice-Director of the Center for Korean-Vietnamese Culture. In terms of publications, Dr. Phan The Hung has published a number of books and research articles in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. His main interests are Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Culture, and Language. Biodata.