Gonca Ekşi is an associate professor at the department of English Language teaching, Gazi University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises MA and PhD dissertations. She has also worked in the projects to develop the national English curriculum for primary and secondary schools in 2012. She is currently coordinating a KA2 project “ILTERG” funded by Turkish National Agency and co-funded by Erasmus +. She published various research articles and book chapters nationally and internationally. Her research interests include language teacher education, technology and language learning, young learners, language and culture, curriculum and materials development.
Fiona Copland is a Professor of TESOL at University of Stirling. During her career she has worked in many countries including Nigeria, Hong Kong and Japan. On returning to the UK, she took an MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham and spent a number of years as a director of CELTA and DELTA programmes in Birmingham. She has worked in the Universities of Birmingham, Birmingham City and Aston, where she directed various MA and MSc programmes in TESOL and teacher education. She has a range of research interests within TESOL. She has published widely on teacher feedback conferences in pre-service teacher education and on teaching English to young learners. She is also interested in materials design and development. She is currently focusing on team teaching between NESTs (native English speaker teachers) and LETs (local English teachers), and on the experiences of international students in the UK. She is currently editing The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners with Dr Sue Garton, which should be available in 2018. She is interested in researching doctoral students in the following areas: Language teacher education Teaching English to young learners Language and ideology Classroom langauge use Materials design Linguistic ethnography.
Arif Sarıçoban is a Professor at the Department of ELL at Selçuk University and previously worked as an associate professor of ELT at Hacettepe University for 20 years. He has been acting as an editor-in-chief, an editor, and a reviewer for various national and international journals in the field of Language and Linguistic Studies. He has numerous national and international articles and also presented numerous papers at both national and international conferences. His main focus of interest is EFL, ESL, TEFL, ELT and recently the Teaching of Turkish as a Native Language (TNL) and the teaching of Turkish as a Foreign and/or Second Language (TFL/TSL). He authored three ELT course books (The Teaching of Language Skills The Internet Guide for English, Instructional Technologies and Materials Design, and Translation Guide) in his field and a YDS book (Book for Foreign Language Proficiency Exam for State Personnel). He has recently acted as a book editor and has several book chapters. He also started the series of ELT undergraduate conferences in our country and the first workshop in ELT arena was again organized by him at Hacettepe University, the topic of which is “What should be the trend in foreign language teaching?”
Paul Kei Matsuda
Paul Kei Matsuda
Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University, where he works closely with doctoral students specializing in second language writing from various disciplinary perspectives. He is also Concurrent Professor of Applied Linguistics at Nanjing University and Zhengzhou University. Paul is Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and Series Editor of the Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing. Former President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, he has also served as the founding chair of the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing and the chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Caucus. Paul has published widely on various topics on language, writing and professional development in applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition and TESOL, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his publications.
Steve Mann (Associate Professor) currently works at the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. He previously lectured at both Aston University and the University of Birmingham. He has experience in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe in both English language teaching and teacher development. Steve supervises a research group of PhD students who are investigating teachers’ education and development. He has published various books including ‘Innovations in Pre-service Teacher Education’ (British Council). His most recent books are ‘The Research Interview: Reflexivity and Reflective Practice in Research Processes’ (Palgrave) and ‘Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching: Research-Based Principles and Practices’ (Routledge). His co-edited Handbook on Language Teacher Education (with Steve Walsh) is due to be published in 2019.
Ali Fuad Selvi
Ali Fuad Selvi is an Assistant Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics in, and the Chair of the Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program at Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus. His research interests include Global Englishes and its implications for language learning, teaching, teacher education and language policy/planning; issues related to (in)equity, professionalism, marginalization and discrimination in TESOL; and second language teacher education. In addition to his scholarship in these areas, he was recently recognized as one of TESOL International Association’s 30 Up and Coming Leaders in recognition of his potential to “shape the future of both the association and the profession for years to come.”
Dinçay Köksal is a professor of ELT and Applied Linguistics at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. He was also the Dean of the Faculty for years. He taught English at different institutions and supervised several MA and doctoral theses. Dinçay Köksal founded Educational Research Association and coordinated one EU lingua project (EU+I and Redinter). He also organizes several international conferences in education and language teaching in particular annually and biannually. Dinçay Köksal also published many articles in journals and papers presented at international conferences and congresses. He wrote and edited many books on teaching translation and Intercultural Communication. In addition, he translated two books.