Dr. Justin Shewell - Keynote Speaker
Justin Shewell has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from Arizona State University and an M.A. in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He is the co-designer of the award-winning Teach English Now! (https://teachenglish.asu.edu/), the world’s largest online TESOL certificate program, and co-designer of the popular Learning How to Learn a Language MOOC (https://language-warriors.com). He is the author of several books and book chapters, including 50 Ways to Teach Online (https://jshewell.com) and 50 Ways to Learn a Language (https://jshewell.com). He is the creator of the Perception of Spoken English (POSE) Test (https://posetest.com) and ESL Activities (https://eslactivities.com). He is a member of the Board of Directors for the TESOL International Association (https://tesol.org), the premiere international association for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. He has lived and worked in the UAE, Korea, and Utah, and Hawaii in the United States. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife and their 5 children.
Mohammad Etedali works as the English Language Programme Leader at Joutseno Opisto, Finland. He has taught in Iran, Kuwait, and Finland since 1989 and has frequently presented at different international events. He was twice the winner of the Award for Distinctive Teaching (2002, 2011) which he received from the Amir and the Crown Prince of Kuwait. He was one of the founding members of TESOL Kuwait and served as its president in 2016. He is primarily interested in LT in language teaching (CALL), but topics such as the 21st. century education and sustainability are also within his area of interest.
Omer Salama is a lecturer of English language in Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP). He has PhD in applied linguistics. He presented in many ELT conferences and published three articles. He is a reviewer in two open-access online journals. He is in the field of teaching for more than 18 years. He has the passion of teaching and uses technology in his teaching.
Panel Discussion Speakers:
Dr. Christine Sabieh is a 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.
Joshua O’Neil is Area Coordinator Middle East – Cambridge University Press. Joshua has four years’ experience working within the education sector across the Middle East and Europe. Joshua is responsible for adult ELT across the Middle East region, consulting closely with Higher Education, Private and Government institutions to support and develop their ELT departments. Joshua is a CELTA qualified teacher, prior to joining the publishing industry Joshua taught General English and Exam preparation courses.
Dr. Louise Ohashi: (PhD) is an Associate Professor at Meiji University who specializes in TESOL. Her research interests include learner autonomy, motivation, the use of digital technologies for language learning, and the impact that formal education can have on these areas. She has extensive experience using digital technologies as an English educator and a language learner (Japanese, French and Italian). Twitter @ohashilou
Eftychis Kantarakis is an RSA DOTE and an MBA holder and has been working as a teacher trainer with National Geographic Learning for almost 15 years. He has served as a Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor for TESOL Greece. His passion lies with Learning Technologies. Eftychis loves working with teachers as he feels that they shape the future of the world in their classrooms.
Dr. Georgios Kormpas is currently the Director of the Teaching, Learning and Development Center at Al Yamamah University in Saudi Arabia. He also works for the Center for Executive Education where he coordinates programs for executives. Georgios has taught English in several countries, including the USA, Greece, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and others. He has also been an invited speaker at different TESOL events in several countries namely the USA, Greece, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Mexico, Turkey, and others. Georgios is pursuing a Ph.D. researching Technology Enhanced Learning at Lancaster University. He is the Past chair of the ANPC (Affiliate Network Professional Council) a professional council of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Association based in the US with affiliate associations in more than 120 countries around the world. Currently Georgios serves as a member of the Nominating Committee of TESOL International.
Abdullah is a regional supervisor in Sharqia South. He obtained his BA from Rustaq College of Applied Sciences in 2010. He has trained many teachers through an educational portal in many aspects of e-learning. He is a member of the e-learning and IEARN teams. His primary interest is e-learning. Jalan Teacher Training Center, Oman. Co-presenter Ali is a senior English teacher at Alhasan Abasri School. He obtained his BA from Rustaq College of Applied Sciences in 2010. He has presented several workshops at various regional conferences. His main interest is e-learning