Keynote Speakers












Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education at the University of East Anglia. He was previously a professor at UCL/IOE and the University of Hong Kong and has taught in Africa, Asia and Europe. He is best known for his research into writing and academic discourse, having published 250 articles and 28 books on these topics with over 53,000 citations on Google Scholar. A collection of his work was published as The Essential Hyland: Studies in Applied Linguistics (Bloomsbury, 2018). His most recent books include second editions of Second Language Writing (CUP, 2019) and Feedback on Second Language Writing (edited with F. Hyland, CUP, 2019), Academic Discourse and Global Publishing (with K. Jiang, Routledge, 2019), Specialized English (edited with L. Wong, Routledge, 2019) and Novice Writers and Scholarly Publication (edited with P. Habibe, Palgrave, 2019).  He is the Editor of the Bloomsbury Discourse Series and Routledge Innovations and Challenges in Applied Linguistics, was founding co-editor of the Journal of English for Academic Purposes and was co-editor of Applied Linguistics. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Jilin University, China.  



Prof. Dr. Mehmet Demirezen’s research areas are teaching educational phonetics and phonology, intonation and intonation analyses, teaching writing, developing foreign language teaching policies, and teacher training. Presently, he is the chairman of the Department of English Language Education and the head of the preparatory school of English at Ufuk University. He is also an ELT consultant. 



Carmen Muñoz is Full Professor of Applied English Linguistics at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Her research interests include the effects of age and context on second language acquisition, young learners in instructed settings, individual differences, bilingual/multilingual education, and multimodality in language learning.  She has coordinated multiple research projects, both nationally funded, such as the BAF Project (“Age and the Rate of Foreign Language Learning”, in Multilingual Matters, 2006) and internationally funded such as “Age, intensity of instruction and metalinguistic awareness in EFL learning”, awarded a TIRF grant. She also participated in  the ELLiE project, a comparative study of early language learning in 7 European countries, awarded a EU grant. Currently, she is coordinating the SUBTiLL Project, on the effects of captions/subtitles on second language learning. Recent publications include the co-edition of the Special Issue “Language learning from multimodal input” (in SSLA, 2020). In 2010, she was granted an ICREA Academia award by the Catalan Government, and in 2016 the Distinguished Scholar Award given by EuroSLA (European Second Language Association).  



Yasemin BAYYURT (Ph.D.) is a professor of Applied Linguistics at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. degree in English Linguistics from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Her current research focuses on methodological issues in ELF-awareness and CLIL in K12 classrooms; ELF-awareness in English language teaching/learning; and EMI in higher education. She also carries out research projects on blended/mobile learning in higher education programs (engineering, education, etc.); and metadiscourse in academic writing from an interdisciplinary perspective. Her publications include articles in various indexed/refereed journals (World Englishes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Language Culture and Curriculum); edited books and book chapters published by national/international publishers. Recently, she co-edited a book entitled “Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca” (2015), published by De Gruyter. She is in the process of editing one of the volumes of Bloomsbury World Englishes series entitled “Volume 3: Pedagogies”, with Mario Saraceni as the Series Editor, forthcoming at the end of 2020.





Prof. Dr. Ismail Hakki MİRİCİ is a full-time Professor at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, is the former Dean of Ataturk Faculty of Education at Near East University in Nicosia, North Cyprus. He was the Education Attaché of Turkish Consulate in Chicago in 2017. He is also the Past President of the World Education for Curriculum and Instruction- WCCI (2011-2013) and the Founder President of the Chapter of Turkey. He has been lecturing at universities for about 35 years. He has about 20 books and more than 90 academic studies published in various academic journals or conference proceedings. He has participated in the steering committees of several national and international education projects. He is also the ELP National Contact Person of the Ministry of Education, Turkey in the Council of Europe. His main fields of studies are English Language Teaching, Teacher Training, European Policy of Foreign Language Education, and Curriculum and Instruction.

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