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Dr. Charles Browne - Plenary Speaker

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Charles Browne, Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, is a specialist in second language vocabulary acquisition, extensive reading, and online learning; co-author of the NGSL New General Service List, ( and the NAWL New Academic Word List (, and has created a wide variety of research-based, language learning and analysis software such as the OGTE (Online Graded Text Editor), ER-Central, EnglishCentral, WordEngine, and V-Check. He is working hard to share this knowledge...

Dr. Ken Beatty - Webcast Feature

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Dr. Ken Beatty is author/co-author of more than 130 English as a Second Language textbooks used worldwide from the primary to tertiary levels, as well as books on Computer Assisted Language Learning. He has worked at universities in Canada, China, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and the USA, and given more than 200 teacher training presentations and 92 conference presentations throughout Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America. He is currently TESOL Professor at Anaheim University.


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Prof. Marc Helgesen - Plenary Speaker

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Prof. Marc Helgesen is author of more than 150 professional articles, books and textbooks including the English Firsthand series (Pearson Education/Longman Asia) and has lead teacher development workshop on five continents. He is professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University, Sendai. He also teaches "Innervoice & Task Planning" at Teachers College Columbia University, MA TESOL Program, Tokyo and "Positive Psychology (The 'Science of Happiness') in ELT" at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Nagoya. Marc is chair of the Extensive Reading Foundation (