TESOL KUWAIT ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Scott Roy Douglas
Scott Roy Douglas is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan School of Education. He enjoys working with teacher candidates, graduate students, and in-service teachers exploring English as an additional language teaching and learning in a wide range of contexts. His research interests include English for academic purposes, short-term study abroad, intercultural communicative competence, teacher education/development, and materials design. Scott is the editor of the BC TEAL Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the Association of BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language.
Dr. Christine Sabieh
Peter Lucantoni is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Peter Lucantoni include Our English 1 Student Book: Integrated Course for the Caribbean, Our English 2 Student Book: Integrated Course for the Caribbean, English as a Second Language IGCSE Workbook (Cambridge International Examinations), and IGCSE English as a Second Language (Cambridge International Examinations).
An active contributor in the ESL community, Dr. Katie Welch currently serves as Past-President of TexTESOLV, an affiliate of TESOL International that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. She led the Board of Directors as conference chair of the 2018 state conference and has presented at numerous conferences nationwide. Katie has amassed a lengthy dossier in preparing ESL teachers for both adult and K-12 classrooms, most recently completing seven years at the Emerging Teacher Institute at UNT-Dallas. Katie holds a B.A. in Spanish from Baylor University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington.