Keynote Speakers


 

Azamat AKBAROV, PhD.
Busan University of Foreign Studies, SOUTH KOREA

Dr. Azamat Akbarov holds a PhD in Linguistics. He is Full Professor in Applied Linguistics at Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea. His extensive experience includes both general English and several areas of Applied Linguistics, and he has published widely in these areas. He also has cross-linguistic expertise, having worked in French, Kazakh, Turkish, Russian, Korean, Bosnian and Uzbek as well as English, and understands the practical issues involved in teaching and learning different languages and transferring research ideas from one language to another. He is the Chairman of the International Conference of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL), President of the Association for Applied Linguistics of Kazakhstan (AALK), Editor-in-Chief of J-FLTAL journal. He is the current member of American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), The International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

 

Mustafa SAHIN, PhD.
Dokuz Eylul University, TURKEY

Dr. Mustafa Sahin is a full professor in History of Turkish Education and Educational Policy. He completed his MA and PhD in history of Turkish education in Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. He completed his post doctorate in educational policy in University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He holds his assistant professorship, associate professorship, and professorship degrees, all completed at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. His research areas are history of Turkish education, educational policy, historiography, teacher training, and social studies education. He is the current member of European Association of History Educators and History of Education Society. Presently, he is the chairman of the Social Studies Education, School of Education, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey

 

Mehmet DEMIREZEN, PhD.
Ufuk University, TURKEY

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Demirezen is a professor linguistics and English language education. He has completed his MA in linguistics in Texas-Austin, USA. He holds his PhD, associate professorship, and professorship degrees, all completed at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.  His research areas are applied phonetics and applied phonology, educational linguistics, teaching pronunciation and intonation, teacher training, teaching writing, developing language policies, and bilingualism in foreign language teaching. He is also an ELT consultant. Presently, he is the chairman of the Division of Foreign Languages, and the Department of English Language Education and English Preparatory School, Faculty of Education, Ufuk University, Ankara, Turkey.