Day 1: 15 September 2011
8.00-9.00 Registration
9.00-9.30   Opening Ceremony:
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Phuoc, Rector, Hue University College of Foreign Languages.
  • Courtesy Remarks
  •  Assoc. Prof. Simon Leunig, Dean International, Humanities, Curtin University, Australia
  • Opening Remarks
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Huy Thinh, Director, SEAMEO RETRAC, President, HCMC TESOL (slide)
9.30-10.00 Break
10.00-12.00   Plenary Sessions: Chair: Assoc. Prof. Lina Pelliccione
Venue: Hall
Plenary 1
Child’s Play: Second Language Acquisition and the Younger Learner
Assoc. Prof. Rhonda Oliver /School of Education, Curtin University, Australia  (slide)
Plenary 2
Developing Speaking Skills: A Topic for Discussion
Ms. Linda Hanington/ National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (slide)
Plenary 3
Innovation in English Language Education in Vietnam: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung/MOET (slide)
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch
  Room 1 Room 2 Room 3
13.30-15.10 Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Rhonda Oliver
Concurrent Sessions
Chair: Dr. Dang Van Hung
Chair: Dr. Pham Thi Hong Nhung
CS1) Japan’s and China’s Approach to Elementary-School Level English Language Education

Assoc. Prof. Koji Uenishi (slide)

CS8) Understanding English Idioms from the Conceptual Metaphor Theory of Cognitive Linguistics.
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu & Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Van(slide)
WS1) High Motivation-Low Anxiety Techniques for Teaching Listening and Speaking Skills

Prof.  Dr.  Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe (slide)

CS2) Language Learners’ Interaction and the Production of Modified Output

Ms. Do Thi Quy Thu (slide)

CS9) A Brief Contrastive Analysis of Modalities in English and Vietnamese Social Science Texts from Cognitive Grammar.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy
CS3) What Are the Features of Supportive Teacher Talk in Speaking Lessons?

Ms. Le Nu Cam Le (slide)

CS10) A Compare-Contrast Study on the Types and Grammatical and Move Structures of the English and Vietnamese Questions in  Natural and  Classroom Communication
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh (slide)
WS2) Speaking Activities: from Preparation to Performance

Ms. Linda Hanington (slide)

CS4) Online Chat in EFL Group-Based Discussion: A Case Study

Dr. Long V Nguyen

CS11) Vietnamese Learners’ Problems in Pronunciation

Ms. Nguyen Thi Dung (slide)

15.10-15.40 Break
15.40-16.55 Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Dr. Ton Nu Nhu Huong
Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Prof.  Dr.  Mary Ellen Butler-Pascoe
Chair: Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu
CS5) Two way learning? A critique of East /West approaches to teaching and learning

Ms. Toni Dobinson (slide)

CS12) Third Party Presence and Vietnamese Politeness Behavior in Intercultural Contexts: Implications for English Language Teaching

Dr. Pham Thi Hong Nhung

WS3) Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Ms. Helen Huntley (slide)

CS6) Changing Perspectives of Literacy, Identity and Motivation: Implications for Language Teaching 
Dr. Paul Mercieca (slide)
CS13) Teaching American Literature at Tertiary Level in Vietnam: A Discourse-Based Approach

Ms. Tran Thi Ngoc Lien (slide)

CS7) An Investigation of Change: Introducing Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) to an Independent Study Course
Mr. Phairin Rugsakorn (slide)
CS14) Culture and EFL Instructions at High School Level in Vietnam

Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong Lan &
Ms. Thai Thi Cam Trang (slide)

CS15) Utilizing Small Groups in Large ESL Classes

Dr. Bruce  Kreutzer(slide)

DAY 2: 16 September 2011
8.30-9.50 Plenary Sessions: Chair: Ms Linda Hanington
Venue: Hall
Plenary 4:
Regional Foreign Language Teacher Development Centers: Policies, Purposes and Functions
Dr. Diana L. Dudzik
Plenary 5:
Globalization In ELT and the Dilemmas Facing EFL Educators
Ms. Ho Thi My Hau (slide)
9.50 - 10.20 Break
10.20-12.00 Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Dr. Long V Nguyen
Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer
Chair: Dr. Kantatip Sinhaneti 

CS23) The Use of Technology/Computers in Mixed Level Classes for Second (L2) English Language Learners

Mr. Roxanne Jade Kirkpatrick (slide)

CS16) Professional Learning Community for English Teachers at Tertiary Level: A Case Study of a Major University in Vietnam

Ms. Hoang Thi Huyen Ngoc (slide)

WS4) Read This … and Learn That! A Closer Look at Reading Classes

Mr. Stuart Vinnie

CS24) Using D-Book and Interactive Smart Board in English Language Teaching

Mr. Vo Tan Dung (slide)

CS30) The Power of Ads as Teaching Materials

Dr. Kantatip Sinhaneti 

CS25) A Review of the Latest Developments in Test-Making Software Texts

Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick

CS18) An Examination of Task in the English Language Teacher Training Program at Some Universities in Vietnam: a Learner-Centered Perspective
Dr. Dang Van Hung (slide)
WS5) Visualization - A Powerful Technique for Teaching Abstract Concepts

Ms. Tran Dang Khanh Linh (slide)

CS26) Describe and Evaluate the Use of Multiple Choice Questions for Testing Listening Comprehension
Ms. Luong Thi Phuong Nhi (slide)

CS19) Video-Recording as a Means of Enhancing Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Reflection and Teaching Skills

Ms. Nhu Quynh Phan & Ms. Thanh Thuy Ton Nu (slide)

12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.10 Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Dr. Diana L. Dudzik
Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Professor Charles McHugh
Chair: Dr. Paul Mercieca
13.30-13.55 WS6) New Ideas for Blogs in Writing Classes

Mr. Terrence McDonough

CS20) The e-book at 40: an overview of e-reading and online book sources

Prof.  Bradlley Grindstaff

WS7) Teaching Speaking to Beginners

Assoc. Prof. Dr Channarong Intaraprasert (slide)

13.55-14.20 CS21) English Media Literacy: A Collaborative Project to Teaching Reading

Mr. Nguyen Van Huy (slide)

14.20-14.45 CS22) Improving Coherence in Students’ Compositions through Theme and Rheme

Ms. Ekaning Krisnawati

CS27) Business English Program for 1st Year Students at ULIS-VNU-HN: Initial Evaluation by the Stakeholders
Ms. Tran Thi Quynh Le & Ms. Tran Thi Thanh Phuc (slide)
CS28) The Effect of Role-Play on Enhancing Speaking Skill for First-Year English Majors at Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ms. Duong My Tham
14.45-15.00 Break
15.00 - 16.15 Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Professor Bradlley Grindstaff
Concurrent  Sessions
Chair: Ms. Toni Dobinson
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr Channarong Intaraprasert
15.00-15.25 CS29) Developing Vocabulary-Learning Strategies for the Second-Year Students at Haiphong Medical University
Ms. Tran Thi Hoa (slide)
CS32) Dealing with ESP Materials – More Challenges than Opportunities

Ms. Le Thuy Hang& Ms. Le Thi Nhu Anh

CS 33) ICT Implementation and Teacher Development for Teaching English in Rural Primary Schools.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang (slide)

WS8) Mentoring beginning EFL teachers: An Interactive Evaluation
Ms. Ngo V.H Phuong  & Ms. Vũ Thị Phương Thảo (slide)


CS31) Helping Second Language Learners Understand Science Concepts
Dr. Lourdes M. Ferrer 

WS9) Oral Proficiency Testing for Elementary Learners
Prof. Charles McHugh
16.15-16.40 Closing Ceremony
  • Dr. Dang Van Hung
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Phuoc
16.40 -17.30 Net Working