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52ND RELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, SINGAPORE Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice
Thank you for your participation at the 52nd RELC International Conference. Please complete the on-line evaluation for the Conference via your dashboard soon as access to the form will only be available until 5 April 2017. Upon completion, you will be able to print the Certificate of Attendance and view videos of the Invited Speakers’ sessions until 30 June 2017.
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52ND RELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2017, SINGAPORE
Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice
  • 13 March, 2017 - 15 March, 2017

  • Singapore

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For information, please contact:

The Conference Secretariat
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Ph No. : (65) 68857844 / (65) 68857815
Email : conference@relc.org.sg

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Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice
52ND RELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 13 - 15 March 2017, SINGAPORE

Thank you for your participation at the 52nd RELC International Conference.

Please complete the on-line evaluation for the Conference via your dashboard soon as access to the form will only be available until 5 April 2017. Upon completion, you will be able to print the Certificate of Attendance and view videos of the Invited Speakers’ sessions until 30 June 2017.

2017 Conference Planning & Organizing Committees

AIMS
The 52nd RELC Conference has the following aims:

To provide policymakers, practitioners and language professionals with a forum for sharing current research and practices on language education policy, curriculum design and implementation

To engage in discussion on new initiatives in translating , language education policy into curricula, materials develop- ment and actual classroom practice

To share innovations and creative pedagogies in language education

To consider various modes and modalities of authentic assessment

To discuss implications for language teacher education

CONTACT US
The Conference Secretariat
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre 30 Orange Grove Road Singapore 258352
Ph No:(65) 68857844 / (65) 68857815
Email:conference@relc.org.sg
VENUE & MAP
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258352

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Invited Speakers

Le Van Canh (Vietnam)

Senior lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Le Van Canh is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. His most recent publications have appeared on international journals including TESOL Journal, English Australia, European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL as well as a number of chapters in edited books published by international leading publishers.

David Crabbe (New Zealand)

Dean of Education at Victoria University of Wellington

David Crabbe is Dean of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. His first major role was to redesign and direct the English language programme at Victoria, a programme that has built a considerable international reputation. He has taught and supervised postgraduates in his specialist areas of second language curriculum and learner autonomy, with a significant focus on language education in Southeast Asia.

Allen Davenport (United States of America)

ELT Consultant for the ASEAN region at Cambridge University Press

Allen Davenport is the ELT Consultant for the ASEAN region at Cambridge University Press. He has been actively involved in education for more than 15 years as a teacher, teacher trainer, administrator, and examiner. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a master’s of education in student development.

Kathleen Graves (United States of America)

Associate Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan

Kathleen Graves is Associate Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan where she works in teacher education and curriculum development. She holds a PhD in applied linguistics. She is the editor/author of three books on curriculum design and co-editor of International Perspectives on Materials in ELT.

Icy Lee (Hong Kong)

Professor in the Faculty of Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Icy Lee is a professor in the Faculty of Education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently serving as Chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her publications have appeared in international journals such as the Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, System and Language Teaching Research.

Alan Maley (United Kingdom)

Dean at Assumption University, Bangkok

Alan Maley worked for the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, China, and India from 1962-88, Director General of the Bell Trust, Cambridge from 1988-1993, Senior Fellow at National University of Singapore from 1993-98, and then Dean at Assumption University, Bangkok. His main professional interests are creative methodology, extensive reading and creative writing.

Ann Mayeda (United States of America)

Lecturer and TEYL educator at Konan Women’s University in Japan

Prof Ann Mayeda is a lecturer and TEYL educator at Konan Women’s University in Japan. Her research interests focus on learner development and issues in autonomy as it applies to young learners and young adult learners. Her current research takes her to Nepal where she has been working to develop extensive reading programs.

Masaki Oda (Japan)

Vice President of AsiaTEFL and Director of Academic Exchanges of JACET

Masaki Oda is Professor of Applied Linguistics and the founding director of the Center for English as a Lingua Franca at Tamagawa University in Tokyo, Japan. His interests include sociopolitical aspects of language teaching and teacher training. He is a vice president of AsiaTEFL and Director of Academic Exchanges of JACET.

Verena Plutzar (Austria)

University Lecturer, Researcher and Project Coordinator in fields of language, migration and intercultural communication

Dr. Verena Plutzar is university lecturer, researcher and project coordinator in fields of language, migration and intercultural communication. She has taught at Beijing University/China and in a school for street children in Nairobi/Kenya. Her main research interests focus on language learning and language policies in the context of migration and multilingualism.

Willy Renandya (Singapore)

Language Teacher Educator with extensive teaching experience in Asia

Willy Renandya is a language teacher educator with extensive teaching experience in Asia. He currently teaches applied linguistics courses at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has given numerous plenary presentations at regional and international conferences, and published extensively in the area of second language education.

Nick Saville (United Kingdom)

Director Research and Thought Leadership and a member of the Cambridge English senior management team

Dr Nick Saville is Director Research and Thought Leadership and a member of the Cambridge English senior management team. Nick is the elected Manager of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) and has close involvement with other European initiatives, such as the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and related ‘toolkit’.

His current research interests include: the development of models for investigating test impact; the implementation of quality management systems (QMS) in test development and validation; the uses of language assessment for migration and citizenship purposes; and Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA).

Tay May Yin (Singapore)

Principal Master Teacher/ English Language at the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS), Ministry of Education/ Singapore

May Yin brings over 20 years of experience and lessons learnt in English Language teaching and curriculum development into her role as Principal Master Teacher/ English Language at the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS), Ministry of Education/ Singapore. Her experience includes teaching English Language, Literature and General Paper at the secondary and pre-university levels, and being a Senior Curriculum Specialist in Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD), Ministry of Education. She has been Assistant Director/ English Language and Literature, Assistant Director/ Curriculum Policy and Pedagogy in CPDD, and Programme Director/ Pedagogy at ELIS. She has also been a Senior Lecturer with the English Language and Literature Academic Group, NIE. May Yin will be a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University from March to July 2017. She has authored, co-authored and co-edited 18 publications, two of which have been published internationally. Her research interests include language pedagogy; school-based curriculum development and evaluation; teacher cognition and the practice of teacher professionalism.

Brian Tomlinson (United Kingdom)

President of MATSDA, a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and a TESOL Professor at Anaheim University

Brian Tomlinson is President of MATSDA, a Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool and a TESOL Professor at Anaheim University. His most recent publications include Applied Linguistics and Materials Development (2013: Bloomsbury) and SLA Research and Materials Development for Language Learning (2016: Routledge).

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