Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speech by

Dr. Michelle Kohler
University of South Australia

Michelle Kohler is Senior Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia. She has extensive experience as a language teacher, researcher, and teacher educator, working with teachers of languages across all levels of education using participatory and classroom based research approaches. Michelle’s research focuses primarily on intercultural perspectives on second language teaching and learning particularly in relation to mediation, curriculum and assessment. She is President Elect of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia and a member of the Intercultural Mediation Research Network, International Association of Applied Linguistics. (revised)

Plenary Speech by 

Prof. Dr. Supyan Hussin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Supyan Hussin, a Professor at the Center for Language and Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, is currently the Director of the Institute of the Malay World & Civilization (ATMA), UKM. Specializing in language, education and technology, he has published 7 books dan more than 200 articles in chapters in books, journals, and proceedings at national and international levels. He has produced 33 Ph.D. students. He was appointed as an examiner for 80 Ph.D. theses

 Prof. Stephen May, Ph.D (University of Auckland)

Stephen May is a Professor in Te Puna Wānanga (School of Māori and Indigenous Education) in the Faculty of Education and Social Work and Director of The Faculty's Te Tai Tokerau Campus. He is an international authority on language rights, language policy, bilingualism and bilingual education and critical multicultural approaches to education and, to date, has published 25 books and over 100 articles and chapters in these areas. Stephen is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and at Taiyuan University of Technology, China.


Prof. Sofyan Salam, M.A., Ph. D. (State University of Makassar)

Sofyan Salam is a professor in the Faculty of Languages and Arts of State University of Makassar. He was also Vice Rector I (Curricullum) of State University of Makassar. He has published several papers on curricullum and revitalization of Arts Education. He is also a practitioner and academician of local cultures and values in Arts Education. 


Dewi Rochsantiningsih, M.Ed.,Ph.D

Dewi Rochsantiningsih is a Senior lecturer in the Graduate School of English Language Education of University of Sebelas Maret. Professionally, Dewi Rochsantiningsih has participated actively in a professional association called TEFLIN (the Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia) as the treasurer (now). Her research interest are English Language Studies, Teaching Methods, Assesmenr and English Teacher Professional Development.




Prof. Suminto A. Sayuti (Yogyakarta State University)

Suminto A. Sayuti is a Professor of Indonesian Language Education Department in the Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. He received an award from Kedaulatan Rakyat (Yogyakarta Local Newspaper), culture category in 2005 and Anugerah Sastra Yayasan Sastra Yogyakarta in 2014. He is a national best-seller writer of "Ayo Berkenalan dengan Puisi". His artwork in form of poems published in several edition of local and national newspapers.