Dr. Michael McCarthy

Keynote Speaker 

Michael McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School English, University of Nottingham, UK. He hold/ has held visiting professorships at the University of Limerick, Ireland, Newcastle University, UK, and Pen State University, USA. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Valencia, Spain. He has been involved in the study and teaching of English for more than 50 years. For the last 30 years, he has worked with large computerized corpora of English Texts, investigating them to establish how the vocabulary and the grammar of English are really used at the present time and how they are evolving and changing. His researched has focused everyday spoken English.

He is author of more than 50 books, 114 academic papers dealing with research and teaching of the English language, especially as a second or foreign language. He has taught in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art. 


Dr. Christine Sabieh

 Keynote speaker 

Dr. Christine Sabieh, full Professor at Notre Dame University, Lebanon, teaches and does teacher-training on teaching, learning, assessment, and/or technology partnership.  An advocate of CALL, she is a Certified On-Line Instructor/Trainer. She consults, tutors, conducts workshops, and publishes nationally and internationally. Active in TESOL and its affiliates, Christine is the former TESOL CALL-IS Chair 2019-20.


Mr. Peter Lucantoni

Keynote speaker 

Peter Lucantoni has had a long career in English language teaching, teacher training and management, in Europe and the Middle East, and is now based in Cyprus. He is the author and co-author of a range of popular course books for students, including Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language, and Introduction to English as a Second Language, both published by Cambridge University Press.  Peter is Professional Learning and Development Manager for Cambridge University Press in the MENA region, and regularly speaks at ELT conferences and trains teachers internationally in both the public and private sectors. Peter’s interests are in teacher learning and development, and in the transition from teacher to teacher educator.


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