The Organizing Committee of VietTESOL International Convention 2018 has posted the Convention's 1.5 day program on its official website at http://convention.viettesol.org. The VIC 2018 presentation schedule features four keynote presentations, two concurrent featured presentations, approximately 90 oral paper presentations, 20 workshops, and dozen of mini-workshops, tech-fairs and poster presentations to be presented by English language teaching professionals from Vietnam and other countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Australia, the Republic of Korea, Japan, etc. The Convention Program is accessible at VIC 2018 Program and also downloadable in Excel Spreadsheet or PDF formats.

Phillip Warwick
Pearson

Philip Warwick has been involved in ELT for almost 30 years, working in South America, Asia and Europe as a teacher, teacher trainer and academic manager. He’s currently academic manager for a UK based summer school with centres in London, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and Canterbury and for an English project in Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. In between these commitments Phil works as a teacher trainer for Pearson English, and is never happier than when he can step back inside a classroom, which he does in his friend's language school in Brno as often as time allows.

Del Spafford
Macmillan Education

Del Spafford (MA TESOL; Dip.TESOL) is the regional teacher trainer and academic consultant for Macmillan Education. He has been working in ELT for over 20 years. His experience includes 11 years with the British Council in Thailand, where he has planned and delivered teacher professional development in a variety of contexts including both private and public schools. He is a passionate educator and publisher and thrives on integrating research-based methods and ideas into courses and supporting teachers to implement effective learning strategies in the classroom.

VietTESOL International Convention 2018 will feature seven invited speakers from various countries such as Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam. Some of these speakers are sponsored by prestigious organizations such as the Regional English Language of the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam, British Council, Macmillan Education and Pearson. 

TIN DANG, Ph.D.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam

Dr. Tin Dang is an EFL and TESOL lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Vietnam. He currently works as a dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education. He previously worked for Vietnam National University HCMC, SEAMEO RETRAC, and PetroVietnam University. He has also been teaching postgraduate programs and supervising research students at HCMC University of Social Sciences and Humanities, HCMC Open University, HCMC University of Technology, Tra Vinh University, and BaRia-VungTau University. He completed his MA in TESOL at University of Queensland and PhD at La Trobe University. His research primarily focuses on learner autonomy, teaching methodology, curriculum development, and technology in education. He has published in TESOL in Context, The Journal of Asia TEFL, The Asian EFL Journal, The Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, and a few others. He has chaired Language Teaching and Learning Today Conference (LTLT) in 2017 and 2018.

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