This year's conference program will feature internationally recognized speakers in the fields of linguistics and second language teaching and learning.
To complement the conference, a dinner has been organised to encourage networking and to highlight some of the wonderful attractions that Perth has to offer.
A number of book launches will be held at the Conference. Check the Conference Program for times and dates.
Dr Julian Edge was AMEP Research Director 2004/2005 and now works at the University of Manchester, England. He has taught at the Universities of Alexandria, Egypt, and Istanbul, Turkey, as well as working in Germany, Singapore and the Lebanon. Short-term engagements have taken him to a number of other countries.
Professor Rhonda Oliver holds the chair in Education at Edith Cowan University Bunbury campus. She lectures and researches in the areas of Language Education, TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Rhonda is widely published in national and international journals including Language Learning, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language and Education, Modern Language Journal, Journal of Multicultural and Multilingual Development, System, and TESOL in Context. Her research interests include language acquisition and development, with a particular interest in conversational studies and age differences. She has undertaken numerous classroom studies, as well as experimental research exploring those aspects that enhance second language acquisition.
Dean - Faculty of Communication and Community Services
Dr John G Hedberg is Millennium Innovations Chair in ICT and Education, and Director of the Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre, is a dynamic learning partnership with the NSW Department of Education and Training to develop innovative programs in technology enhanced learning for students and teachers. He was previously Professor of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he directed several research projects exploring the role of technologies in engaging students in Mathematics, Science, History and Geography classrooms. He is known for the constructivist learning environments he has designed culminating in a British Academy award for an interactive theatre CD-ROM entitled StageStruck. He has wide experience in the design of open and distance learning programs delivered on-line and through CD-ROM. He has published on navigation, cognition and multimodality, design and evaluation in interactive multimedia, the most recent book is Evaluating interactive learning systems with Thomas Reeves has been recently published by Educational Technology publications, He is also the Editor-in-chief of Educational Media International.
Associate Professor Pauline Gibbons teaches postgraduate and undergraduate TESOL courses at the University of Technology Sydney. Her language teaching experience includes teacher education work in Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa, Marshall Islands, UK, USA and Australia. Her research interests are in content-based ESL pedagogy, and classroom discourse, and she is currently involved in a research project focusing on 'intellectual quality' and ESL learners in the middle years She has published extensively in the area of ESL education, including Learning to Learn in a Second Language (1993) and Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning: teaching ESL students in the mainstream classroom (2002), both published by Heinemann.
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