Day 1: 13th August, 2015



08:00 – 08:50

Registration (SEAMEO RETRAC)

Opening Ceremony (at Continental Hotel: 132 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCM City)


– 09:25

Opening Ceremony


KEYNOTE SPEECH:Peer interaction and second language learning: How can we make the most of it?Presenter:Dr Jenefer Philp, Lancaster University(Fullpaper), (PPT)Moderator: Prof. Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University, Australia


Moving back to SEAMEO RETRAC


Parallel Sessions



Int’l Hall





11:00 – 11:25 Why can’t we teach and learn effectively? Lessons from an action research failureMs. TRAN Le Nghi Tran; Ms. LE Thi Thanh Hoa; & Ms. PHAM Thi Kim Sa (Banking Academy – Phu Yen Branch, VN)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Graphic organizers – effective tools for teaching reading skills
Mr. HOANG Tang Duc (Vinh University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
Insights into learner agency of second year English majors in learning speaking at tertiary levelMs PHUNG Hai Chi(Fullpaper), (PPT) A New Solution for increasing English Communication in Vietnamese Classrooms: English-for-TeachingMr. David Persey (National Geographic Learning)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Exploring Vietnamese EFL teacher cognition of innovation in L2 writing teaching: Findings from flexibility of learner focuses Mr. TRINH Ngoc Thanh (Tamkang University, Taiwan)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
11:30 – 11:55 Teaching and learning in intensive English classes at two primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City: Reality and challengesMs. NGUYEN Thi Hoai Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam; & Ms. LE Nguyen Phuong Dung (VUS, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)(Fullpaper) Integrating multiple intelligences activities in developing English speaking skills for English major students at Phu Yen University, VietnamMr. CHAU Van Don (Phu Yen University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Teacher talk and student learningMs. PHAM Ngoc Khanh Ly & Ms. HOANG Van Trang (University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Writing center and its supportive activities in teaching academic writing at the International UniversityDr. NGUYEN Van Thanh (International University-VNU-HCMC, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
12:00 – 13:30



13:30-13:55 Improving students’ reading comprehension by the use of contextual cluesMs. HOANG Thi Hong Nhung (Lao Cai Community College, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Enhancing communication both inside and outside classroom: Implications from two pedagogical approachesMs. TRINH Ngoc Anh (Banking Academy of Vietnam); Ms. PHAM Thi Thanh Ly (FPT University in Da Nang)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Non-native English speaker teachers: Uncovering Thai EFL teachers’ instructional practices in a Thai international programMr. Prommin SONGSIRISAK (Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Thailand )(Fullpaper), (PPT) The effects of using WebQuests in enhancing oral presentation skills of EEL IT students at HUFLITMs. TRAN Ngoc Ha (Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology, Vietnam) (Fullpaper), (PPT) Classroom interactions in non-English major large classesMs. TRAN Thi Thanh Thuong (Ho Chi Minh College of Foreign Economic Relations, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
14:00 – 14:25 Using extensive reading to develop reading ability and motivation for non-major English students at People’s Police University in VietnamMr. NGUYEN Ngoc An & Ms. NGUYEN Thi Van Anh (People’s Police University VN)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Using English in the science class as an attempt to maximize input in second language learningMs. Sri RACHMAJANTI; Ms. Evynurul Laily ZEN; & Ms. Aulia APRIANA (State University of Malang, Indonesia)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Using smart phones to enhance EFL learners’ speaking fluencyMr. TRI Hoang Dang (Hoa Sen University, Vietnam) Indirect corrective feedback, learner autonomy, and writing accuracy: The relationship and implications for developing learning outcome in communicative classroomMr. PHAM Nhu Luan (Hanoi National University of Education)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
14:30 -14:55 Clues to smoother paragraphs & essaysMr. BUI Duc Tien(Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Teacher’s feedback and students’ response on draft compositionMrs. MENDOZA, Angelita R.De La Salle University, Dasmarinas, Cavite and Imus Institute, the Philippines(Fullpaper), (PPT) Team-teaching as a tool for professional development
Dr. LE Huong Hoa & Ms. NGUYEN Thi Van Anh (Police University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
Making students active in Level B2 speaking skills lessonsMs. PHAM Thi Vinh Hien (Nghe An College of Education, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) The facilitating of self-directed language learning through a language portfolio system Dr. Jason MOSER (Kanto Gakuin University, Japan)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
15:00 – 15:25  Refreshment
15:30 – 15:55 Positive feedback to enhance students’ confidence speaking EnglishMs. TRUONG Thi Nhu Y (Bac Lieu University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Some activities for developing undergraduate students’ reading fluency
Ms LE Thi Thao (Ha Tinh University.Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
An introduction to using corpora with EFL learners
Mr. Mark DONNELLAN (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
A critical study of students’ speeches and conversations from school-factory programMr. Panom KAEWPHADEE (College of Integrated Science and Technology, Rajamangala Uni. of Technology Lanna (RMUTL).(Fullpaper), (PPT)
16:00 – 16:25 Motivating adult and young learners for effective collaborative learning in EFL classrooms: an action researchMr. NGUYEN Thanh Luan (Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Building a computer-based model of assessment for writing skillsDr. PHAM Huu Duc (International University, Vietnam National University, HCM City, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Split attention in reading comprehension: a case of English as a foreign/second language Dr. HUYNH Cong Minh Hung (Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)

Day 2: 14th August, 2015

Parallel Sessions

08:30 – 08:55 Three-step strategies to improve students’ writing qualityMr. NGUYEN Gia Viet (Ha Tinh University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Utilizing technology in the flipped classroomMr. BUI Duc Tien (Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) A retrospective study on designing some adapted activities to teach grammar to the first-year students at Hanoi University of IndustryMs. TA Thi Bich Lien (Hanoi Uni. of Industry)(Fullpsaper), (PPT) Using CLIL to teach about Vietnam at the university levelProf. Hitomi SAKAMOTO (Toyo Gakuen University, Japan)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Decoding learners’ silence in EFL classroomMs. NGUYEN Thi Ngoc Thao (University of Languages and International Studies – Vietnam National University)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
09:00 – 09:25 Integrating cultural values for communicative AEC reading materialsAssoc. Prof. Dr. Kantatip SINHANETI (Shinawatra University Thailand, Thailand)(Fullpaper), (PPT) The use of speech acts in selected communicative Filipino language classesDr. Joey BALSOMO (De La Salle University Manila, the Philippines)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Task-based language teaching and its impact on oral presentation skills of Thai vocational learnersMs. Bupha RAVIROT (Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand)(Fullpaper), (PPT) A motivational strategy of NO-CAROT-NO-STICKMs. NGUYEN Thi Hang Nga; & Ms. NGUYEN Thi Hop (University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS – VNU) in Vietnam)& Mr. NGUYEN Ngoc Toan (Haiphong University of ‎Medicine and Pharmacy)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
09:30- 09:55 Designing and using digital resources for embedding academic writing in English into a transcultural teaching and learning context Dr. Monica  BEHREND (University of South Australia, Australia)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Project-based learning (PBL) and the teaching of British culture at the USSH
Ms. NGUYEN Thi Thu (The People’s Police University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
Multiple intelligences theory and EFL learners’ word cognitionDr. TRAN Thi Ngoc Yen & Ms. LE Thi Tuyet Hanh (Vinh University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Constructivism in practice: using constructivism as a means to develop students’ positive attitudes toward learning EnglishMr. Phalasoon SIRIPHORN (Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand)(Fullpaper), (PPT) How to motivate non English major in universities of education in Vietnam to learn English Ms. NGUYEN Thi Le Nguyen (Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, Vinh Phuc, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
10:00 – 10:30



10:30 – 10:55 Practical usage of CLIL framework in English education Mrs. Kimiko KOSEKI (Toyo Eiwa University, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Practical test-oriented speaking taskMs. VU Thi Viet Huong & Ms. NGUYEN Thi Hai Ha (Hanoi University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Some pragmatic advantages of utilizing linguistic and cultural analysis of learners’ native language and their target language in EFL classroomDr. Nobuko TRENT (Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Integrating information technology into teaching English Mr. NGUYEN Van Cuong (Quang Trung Gifted High School); Ms. NGUYEN Thi Hong Hanh (Nguyen Du Gifted High School); Ms. NGUYEN Thi Thai Thuy (Hung Vuong Gifted High School); Ms. NGUYEN Thi Phuong (Nguyen Chi Thanh Gifted High School)(Fullpaper), (PPT) English skills for AEC communication: A challenge for Thai universitiesAssoc. Prof. Dr. Kantatip SINHANETI (Shinawatra University, Thailand)& Mr. Wei FU (Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
11:00 – 11:25 Developing EFL learners’ email literacy: A focus on requests to faculty during academic cyber-consultationsDr. NGUYEN Thi Thuy Minh (National Institute of Education, Singapore)(Fullpaper), (PPT) An investigation into the applicability of tracking method on tapescript of preliminary English test as supplementary material for speech training for first-year students at the University of Foreign Languages Studies, University of DanangMr. VO Le Dinh Van & Ms. NGUYEN Duong Trinh Nguyen (University of Foreign Language Studies, University of Da Nang)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Designing tasks for listening using online video resourcesMs. NGUYEN Thi Hong Nhat (Hanoi Pedagogical University N2, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Needs analysis of English for mechanical engineering students in the Vietnamese context Mr. LE Cao Tinh (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
11:30-12:00 Enhancing writing skills for second-year English majors through a Moodle-based blended writing course: An action research at Hue University of Foreign LanguagesMs. CAO Thi Xuan Lien (Hue University of Foreign Languages, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT) Teaching English for communication for mass transit personnelAssoc. Prof. Dr. Kantatip SINHANETI & Noravee DARANCHOTI (Shinawatra International University,Thailand)(Fullpaper), (PPT)     Strategy preference of Vietnamese college students in reading English textsMs NGUYEN Thi Bich Hanh (Department of Foreign Languages at Ha Tinh University, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
12:00 – 14:00


Plenary Sessions

14:00 – 14:25 The importance of teaching intercultural communication in ELT within Southeast Asian contextMs. Indrani ANGGRAINI (SEAMEO Qitep in Language, Indonesia)(Fullpaper), (PPT)
14:30 – 14:55 Teacher and learner perceptions of effective EFL teaching in the Vietnamese language classroom context Mr. HUYNH Huu Hien & Ms. PHAM Thi Thu Huong (University of Da Nang, Vietnam)(Fullpaper), (PPT)



Certificate Awarding


Conference Wrap-up & Closing

(SEAMEO RETRAC Conference Hall)

Other Fullpapers

A Brainstorming Activity for Creative Writing – “A Coin Has Two Sides”Ms. Bui Thi Minh Thuong (Fullpaper)
Challenges of Teaching English Writing Skills for Post-Graduate English Non-Major StudentsMs. Chung Tieu Thuy (Fullpaper)
An Investigation into Tertiary EFL Teachers’ Needs for Professional DevelopmentMr. Dau Duy Lich (Fullpaper)
Learner Differences and Pedagogical Implications for Teachers – A Case Study at FELTE, ULISMs. Hoang Thi Hong Hai & Ms. Bui Thi Anh Duong (Fullpaper)
Using Theme-Rheme to Analyze ESL/EFL Learners’ Academic WritingMs. Le Thuy Dzuong (Fullpaper)
An Investigation into Cultural Elements via Linguistic Means in New Headway TextbooksDr. Le Huong Hoa & Mr. Luong Duy Thanh (Fullpaper)
The Use of Social Network Facebook in Flexible Collaborative LearningMs. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thanh (Fullpaper)
Using Pictures to Motivate Students in Speaking LessonsMs. Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang (Fullpaper)