• Invited Speakers
  • Keynotes

Dr. Stephen Krashen

  • Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Southern California


 A highly influential and prolific author, linguist, and researcher, Stephen Krashen has written over nearly 500 books and articles in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education. A global advocate of reading and the importance of the role of reading in language acquisition, his publications have received numerous awards, including the Mildenberger Award (Modern Language Association) and the Pimsleur Award (American Council of Foreign Language Teaching). In 2005, Dr. Krashen was added to the International Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame.

Dr. Dorothy Chun 


    Dorothy M. Chun was a Professor in the Department of Education from 2009-2020. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in historical Germanic linguistics but transitioned to the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics shortly thereafter. Her passion has been researching and exploring how second languages are learned and how technology can be leveraged to enhance the learning of language and culture. Her research areas include L2 phonology and intonation, L2 reading and vocabulary acquisition, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and telecollaboration for intercultural learning. She has conducted studies on cognitive processes in learning with multimedia and has authored courseware for language and culture acquisition. Her research has investigated how computer applications can help speakers of non-tonal languages learn tonal languages by visualizing the pitch curves they produce and comparing them with the pitch curves of native speakers. Other research projects involve using online communication tools to help second language learners interact with native speakers of the L2, thereby being exposed to authentic language use and having the opportunity to co-construct knowledge with their peers about another culture. She is currently on a team developing Immersive Virtual Reality games for literacy development and on another team that received Meta Quest headsets to be used with the Immerse app for language learning. Since 2000, she has been the Editor in Chief of the online journal Language Learning and Technology and in 2004 became the founding director of the Ph.D. Emphasis in Applied Linguistics at UCSB.

Dr. Yu-Ju Lan

  • Professor Department of Chinese as Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University
  • Editor-in-Chief: Educational Technology & Society.


    Dr. Yu-Ju Lan is a Research Chair Professor in the Department of Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Educational Technology & Society, Associate Editor of Language Learning & Technology, and on the editorial board of Ampersand. She is the founding president of the Taiwan Pedagogy and Practice in TELL Association. Her research interests include technology-enhanced foreign language learning, virtual reality, AI Chatbot, and online synchronous teacher training. Dr. Lan has proposed the principles of designing tasks and VR contexts based on empirical evidence. As the need for using VR in learning grows, her pioneering works could provide essential implications for academia, education, and industries. For her outstanding research performance, she was awarded the Outstanding Research Award by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, in 2022.

Dr. Kathryn Murphy-Judy 

  • Professor of French in the VCU School of World Studies


    Dr. Murphy-Judy is currently Professor of French in the VCU School of World Studies, where she instructs all levels of French and teaches Francophone media and, occasionally, the graduate level Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages for the VCU School of Education. She led the team that created the degree program, Liberal Studies for Early and Elementary Education; she was its first Director and resumed the directorship in 2014 until its closure in 2021. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, service, and scholarship, notably the CHS Awards for service and mentoring and the FLAVA Distinguished Service Award.


Dr. Liudmila Klimanova

  • Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Technology, University of Arizona


    Dr. Klimanova is Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition and Technology at the University of Arizona and a faculty member at the doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). Her doctoral dissertation was devoted to the issues of identity enactment in language exchange chatrooms and social networking platforms. She is a recipient of 2015 ACTFL/MLJ Emma Marie Birkmeier Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education. Her current research focuses on social and psychological aspects of multimodal identity representation in multilingual online chat, telecollaboration, and the digital humanistic frameworks of learning. Dr. Klimanova’s recent projects examine the role of digital experience in cultural learning within the framework of digital humanistic pedagogy. She currently serves as associate chair of CALICO CMC SIG, and executive committee officer and sector head at AAUSC (American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs).

Dr. Pamela Humphreys

Dr. Thi Ngoc Yen Dang 

Dr. Christy Lao