Keynote Speakers

Mehmet Demirezen
Ufuk University
Keynote Title: The relations of pause-making in English sentence types in spoken English for English majors: A demonstration by computer

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Demirezen is a professor linguistics and English language education. He was the founder of the Department of English Language education of, Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University.  His research areas are applied phonetics and phonology, applied linguistics, teaching pronunciation and intonation, teaching writing, developing language policies, and bilingualism in foreign language teaching. He is also an ELT consultant. Presently, he is the chairman of the Department of English Language Education, Faculty of Education of Ufuk University, where he is also the head of the Prep School, Ankara, Turkey.

Enrica Piccardo PhD
University of Toronto
Keynote Title: Exploring the hidden part of the iceberg: the new CEFR Companion Volume and the Action-oriented Approach

Enrica Piccardo is Associate Professor at OISE – University of Toronto and at the Université Grenoble-Alpes France. She has extensive experience in language teaching, teacher training and second/foreign language education research. A CEFR specialist, she has been collaborating with European Institutions on international projects (the ECML in Graz –Austria – as project coordinator, and the Council of Europe as project member). Her monograph From Communicative to Action-oriented: a Research Pathways. (2014) available online is being used in teacher education in Canada and beyond. She is the principal investigator of two SSHRC funded research projects, QualiCEFR and Linguistic and Cultural Reinvented (LINCDIRE) and of a Council of Europe funded project QualiMatrix. Her research focuses on emotions and creativity in language education, assessment and its role in the curriculum, plurilingualism and teacher education. She has presented in many countries and published in different languages. Some recent articles include one in TESOL Quarterly (2013), a co-edited issue of The Canadian Modern Language Review (2015), and two book chapters “The impact of the CEFR on Canada's linguistic plurality: a space for heritage languages?”(2014) Cambridge University Press and Plurilingualism: vision, conceptualization and practices (2017) Springer  (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-38893-9_47-1). 

Esim Gursoy
Uludag University
Keynote Title: Mirror, mirror on the wall: Clinical supervision as a model to develop reflective practice

Esim Gürsoy is currently an associate professor at the ELT Department of Uludağ University, Turkey. She holds an M.A. in teacher education from Ohio University, USA and a Ph.D in English Language Teaching from Anadolu University, Turkey. She has many published research articles in international journals. She has authored and edited books and also is the author of several book chapters. Her research interests include, teaching English to young learners, pre-service teacher education, teaching practice, and integrating socially responsible teaching to ELT.