Featured Speakers

 Guangwei Hu
 Guangwei Hu is an associate professor at the National    Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University,
 Singapore. His research
interests include  academic 
literacy,language assessment, and second 
language writing. He has published 
about 90 articles
 on these and
other areas in refereed journals and  edited 

He is an Associate Editor of The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2017 and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, including English for Specific Purposes, Frontiers of Education in China, and Language, Culture and Curriculum. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

 Cultural Influences on EFL/ESL Learning: The Case of Peer


Maocheng LIANG

Maocheng LIANG, Ph.D., is a professor of Applied  Linguistics at  the National Research Center for Foreign  Language Education,  Beijing Foreign Studies University.  Dr. Liang’s background is in  Second Language Acquisition  (SLA), Natural Language  Processing (NLP) and Corpus  Linguistics (CL). His research has  focused on  computational approaches to second language texts,  with  an emphasis on Automated Essay Scoring (AES) and    Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE).   

 He is the systems architect of iWrite®, an online writing  tutoring and automated assessment system. He has  published two monographs in this area, namely, 
 Constructing a Model for the Computer-Assisted Scoring 
 of Chinese EFL Learners' Argumentative Essays (2011)
 and Toward an Automated Essay Scoring System for
 Large-Scale English Language Tests (2012). He is also
 the author of What is Corpus Linguistics (2016), a co-
 author of Using Corpora: A Practical Coursebook (2010),  the author of a number of journal articles, and the
 systems architect and developer of several computer
 systems for corpus analysis.

 Automated Essay Scoring with Artificial Neural Networks

 Pho Phuong Dung 

Phuong Dzung Pho (Dzung) holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) from La Trobe University, Australia and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Monash University, Australia. She is currently holding the positions of Vice Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City. 

 Her research interests include English for academic purposes, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics and second language acquisition. Her work has been published in Discourse Studies, and in books by Emerald Group Publishing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and Palgrave Macmillan.

A genre- and corpus-based approach to the teaching of essay writing


Nobuyuki Hino

Nobuyuki Hino is Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Language and Culture from Osaka University. Being a former director of the International Association for World Englishes and a former president of the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes, he currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal World Englishes (Wiley) as well as on the editorial board for the book series Intercultural Communication and Language Education (Springer). 


He has published extensively on the theory and practice of EIL (English as an International Language) education as a pioneer in the field.

Teaching EIL from a post-native-speakerist perspective in an Asian context: 35 years of practice in Japan

Paneeta Nitayaphorn

Paneeta Nitayaphorn is the President of Organization of English Teachers in Thailand (Thailand TESOL) and a chief instructor of Flight Crew Resource & Language Training Department, Thai Airways International (Plc.) Co. Ltd., where she has been teaching pilots and cabin attendants for almost 10 years and has involved in designing and creating course syllabus and materials as well as developing digital-mediated learning tools for the organization.


She has a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Srinakharinvirot University and earned her Ph.D. from Chulalongkorn University in Linguistics. Her research interests are in ESP, discourse analysis, phonetics & phonology, and professional development. She is also a licensed interviewer/rater for ICAO English Proficiency Test issued by Department of Civil Aviation (Thailand).

The Facet of ESP Teaching in the Modernized World: A Case of International Language for Aviation (ILA)

Oryang Kwon

Dr. Oryang Kwon received his Ph. D from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. His career had been devoted to ELT and research before he retired from the Department of English Language Education, Seoul National University, where he is currently a professor emeritus. He served as the President of Korea TESOL, Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE), and Korea English Language Testing Association (KELTA).


He also served as an editorial board member of Language Testing of the International Language Testing Association and Asian Englishes. He has written numerous secondary-school English textbooks, co-authored A History of English Language Education in Korea, and edited a book titled, New Horizons in English Education Research (2014).

Reflection and Deflection of the Glocalization of Tesol and “Tesology”

  • DAYS
Key Dates
On-site registration
26 June 2018

Conference date
27—29 June 2018