Keynotes & Featured Speakers

Presidential Keynote Address

Professor Andrew Lian, President of AsiaCALL, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

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).
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Associate Professor Dr. Sandro Barros, Michigan State University, Vice President of the ICTE

Sandro R. Barros is an Associate Professor in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education program at Michigan State University. His academic research traverses the fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences to study multilingual development, culture, and language politics across K-16 schools and other sites of cultural production. He is the author of Paulo Freire and Multilingual Education (with Luciana C. de Oliveira, Routledge) and The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas (with Rafael Ocasio and Angela L. Willis, University of Florida Press) (Orcid) (Scopus)

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Keynote Address 2:

Associate Professor Dr. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Van Lang University, Vice president of AsiaCALL, Vice president of ICTE

Assoc. Prof. P Dr. Pham Vu Phi Ho, Assoc. Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University, Vietnam. He used to be a Vice-President of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University and Vice-President at Van Hien University, Vietnam. Pham has published 64 research articles in both local and International Journals (ISI/Scopus-indexed), and 9 books and coursebooks, 3-course books were used for both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Van Lang University, HCMC Open University, Vietnam, and Lourdes College, Higher Education Department, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He has international experience in teaching English at Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, and Gyeongju University, South Korea. He is the Vice President for Administrative Affairs of AsiaCALL and the managing editor of its Online Journal. He is now the Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of TESOL & Education. He is a peer reviewer for some international Journals indexed in ISI/Scopus, such as Computer Assisted Language Learning, Open Sage... His main interests include Academic Writing, peer responses, translation, Teaching methodologies, and Technology-enhanced learning.  (Orcid) (Scopus), (ResearchID)

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Dr. Ania Lian, Charles Darwin University, Australia

Senior Lecturer in Education (Teaching and Learning), Charles Darwin University, Australia, Vice-President for Research & Innovation and Chief Editor of the AsiaCALL Online Journal, and Vice President of ICTE
She has worked at the National Policy Office of the Council on the Ageing in Canberra. She has a history of working voluntarily 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 builds collaborative networks between CDU and other universities, intending to expand 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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Featured Speaker 1

Dr. Phan The Hung, Chair of the 4th ICTE, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Van Lang University

Dr. Phan The Hung is the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at 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. in language studies from HCMC University of Education, Vietnam. In terms of management, Dr. Phan The Hung used to be Dean of the 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.  (Scopus)
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Featured Speaker 2

Dr. Bao Kham, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Inquiry into Languages and Cultures, Hue University

Dr. Bao Kham is now the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Inquiry into Languages and Cultures and a lecturer in English Language Teaching at the University of Foreign Languages & International Studies, Hue University. He was the Former Rector of the University of Foreign Languages, Hue University. He got his Masters degree from the University of Sydney and his doctoral degree from La Trobe University, Australia. His main research focus is on teacher socialization, pre-service, and in-service teacher education. He is an IT enthusiast with extensive experience designing, developing & delivering blended teacher preparation courses and ELT materials and sourcebooks.

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Featured Talk 3

Assoc. prof. dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Associate Professor. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu is currently Vice-President of Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages – Information Technology (HUFLIT), and Chairman of STESOL founded by Association of Vietnamese Universities and Colleges. With training experience from more than 25 countries, his main expertise is building digital transformation competency and providing consultation services to higher education institutions and businesses across Vietnam. He won Vietnam Technology Innovation Award in 2012 and got recognized as Vietnam Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Master Trainer in 2014. His research interests include Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning and ELT Methodology.