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Editors Biographical Information

Chairil Anwar Korompot teaches at the English Department of the Faculty of Languages and Literature, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia. He received aSarjana Pendidikan (B.Ed.) degree in English language teaching from IKIP Manado, a M.A. in applied linguistics from the University of Adelaide, and a Ph.D in applied linguistics from the University of New England. His research interests include language teacher cognition, curriculum and materials development, and teacher professional development

Eliazabeth M. Ellis is an Associate Professor in Linguistics at the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, specialising in bilingualism and second language learning. She is a former teacher of adult TESOL and has taught in in several countries, including Indonesia. She has taught at the University of Wollongong, UTS, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute in Alice Springs. She is currently leading an ARC-funded study on isolated bilingual families “Bilingualism in the Bush”, and is part of a UNE team researching and documenting the provision of English language for refugee arrivals in New England. She is a keen language learner and speaks Spanish and French with some proficiency in other languages.

Muhammad Asfah Rahman was born in Selayar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia on May 21, 1952. He obtained his BA in TEFL at Teacher Training Institute (IKIP)  Ujung Pandang, 1979; M.Ed. in educational communication and technology at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1986; and Ph.D in instructional design and technology at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1990. He is currently a faculty member at the State University of Makassar (UNM) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. He has been teaching English as a foreign language at the Faculty of Languages and Literature, UNM, for more than 30 years. Besides, he had a lot of experience in elementary and secondary school school teacher training as a university advisor and provincial coordinator of the USAID decentralized-basic education project in Indonesia from 2006 to 2011. In 2011, he was hired by UNICEF as a national consultant for end line survey of the Australia-UNICEF education assistance to Papua and West Papua and Striding towards Equity in Education in Papua and West Papua (STEP). He coauthored a book “Panduan Praktis Penelitian” (Practical Guide for Doing Research)(Makassar, Indonesia, UNM Publisher, 1996); articles entitled “Learning Devices Development on Descriptive Writing for Foreign Language Based on Berlo’s SMCR Communication Model of Secondary School Students” (Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol. 5, Number 4, September 2014 (pp. 1033-1041), and “The Competence of Primary School English Teachers in Indonesia” (Journal of Education and Practice, IISTE, Vol. 4, No. 11, 2013). His current research interest relates to early reading program for learners of English as a foreign language.Prof. Rahman is currently a member of Indonesian Linguistics Society (MLI), Indonesian Education Scholars Association (ISPI), and TEFLIN (Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia).

Rita Elaine Silver is an Associate Professor in English Language and Literature at National Institute of Education, Singapore. Her research addresses classroom language learning, pedagogy, classroom discourse and teacher professional development. She is the co-editor of the journal Language and Education (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rlae20) (since 2016). She has published in Cambridge Journal of EducationJournal of Educational Change, Language and EducationLanguage PolicyLanguage Teaching ResearchSystem,TESOL Quarterly, and Journal of Teacher Education among others. Her most recent books are Quadrilingual Education in Singapore: Pedagogical Innovation in Language Education, edited with Wendy Bokhorst-Heng (2016), and Language and Education: Social Implications,  with Soe Marlar Lwin (2014).

Murni Mahmud is a lecturer at the faculty of language and literature, State University of Makassar.  She has been teaching at English Literature program for over twenty years.  Murni Mahmud finished her Magister at American Studies program of Gadjah Mada University and did her Ph.D at Anthropology Department, RSPAS ( Research School of Pacific and Asian  studies), the Australian National University. She teaches Sociolinguistics, Anthropology linguistics, and Discourse Analysis at Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post Graduate Level. Her major interest in research is on Sociolinguistics, Anthropology linguistics, and Gender Studies.

Handoyo Puji Widodo is former Associate Professor of English Language Center at Shantou University. Widodo has published extensively in refereed journals and edited volumes. His recent publications include “Needs assessment in professional development (PD)” (2018, The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, Wiley & Sons) and “Engaging student teachers in video-mediated self-reflection in teaching practica” (with Sandi Ferdiansyah, 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia, Routledge). Widodo has been actively involved in a wide range of (teacher) professional development activities (e.g., joint research projects & peer mentoring programs) in Indonesia and overseas. His areas of specialization include language teaching methodology, language curriculum and materials development, systemic functional linguistics (SFL) in language education, and teacher professional development. His work has been grounded in socio-semiotic, socio-cognitive, sociocultural, and critical theories of language pedagogies.

Baso Jabu pursued his B.A. in TEFL at IKIP Ujung Pandang (Teacher Training College), Makassar, Indonesia and obtained his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Hasanuddin University, Makassar, specializing in the area of (English) Applied Linguistics. He has about 30 years of experience in the field of English language education, linguistics, and teacher training. He is currently serving as Assistant Director of the Postgraduate Studies, Universitas Negeri Makassar and assessor of the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Head of English Education Study Program, Director of Language Center, and International Office, Universitas Negeri Makassar. Baso’s career pathways have helped him develop a diverse range of academic and professional competences. His current research interests are in the fields of TEFL and language assessment

Dr. Martin Lamb has been at Leeds since 1999 having previously spent 16 years working abroad, as a VSO English teacher in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and then as a teacher and teacher trainer on various British Council-managed ELT projects in Indonesia and Bulgaria. He has also taught EFL in Sweden and Saudi Arabia. For his first ten years at Leeds he was heavily involved in the department’s work in Oman; a large-scale BA programme for Omani teachers of English that ran from 1999-2009, and an MA TESOL run in cooperation with Majan College from 2008-10. Since then he has been programme leader of the MA TESOL Studies (for students with less than 2 years’ teaching experience), the MA TESOL, and is now leading the MA TESOL China, which is run in association with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, in Guangzhou. He is Head of International Education in the School, helping to establish teaching and research collaborations with overseas institutions, and also responsible for incoming and outgoing Study Abroad students.

Andi Anto Patak pursued his S.Pd. and M.Pd. majoring in English Education at Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia. In 2018, he completed his Ph.D in Measurement and Evaluation at Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He has experience on teaching and research in the field of the Applied Linguistics for more than 10 years.  He is now serving as expert staff for Vice Rector of Collaboration and Development, Universitas Negeri Makassar. His research interests are in the fields of psycholinguistics, psychometric, Measurement, EFL learning and teaching, and academic writing. He has presented his papers in some international conference and got published in some international publishers.

Dr Roby Marlina is a Language Specialist (Teacher-Educator) with the Training, Research, Assessment and Consultancy Department at SEAMEO-RELC, Singapore. His research interests lie in Curriculum and Pedagogy of English as an International Language (World Englishes), TESOL, and International Education. His works have appeared in various books and international journals such as World Englishes, Asian Englishes, RELC Journal, Multilingual Education, International Journal of Educational Research, Asian EFL Journal, and The TESOL Encyclopaedia of English Language Teaching. His edited book, The Pedagogy of English as an International Language: Perspective from Scholars, Teachers, and Students (2014), was published by Springer International Publishing. He is also the author of a monograph entitled Teaching English as an International Language: Implementing, Reviewing, and Re-Envisioning World Englishes in Language Education (2018), published by Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

Paksiri Tongsen is a full-time lecturer in English Language at Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He received Master of Arts in Language and Literature from Central Luzon State University in the Philippines. His research interests include Teaching of English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes, and English Language Education.

Amirullah Abduh obtained his PhD from Victoria University Australia. He is now an Editor in Chief of International Journal of Language Education, and Director of Centre for Language Services. In addition, He is a lecturer at the English Education Department, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in curriculum and English language teaching.

Youngwoo Kim is a professor at the Department of ELT Materials Development at International Graduate School of English (IGSE) in Seoul, South Korea. He received a doctoral degree at The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching, research, and development interests are in the area of language literacy in ELT, ICT literacy, analysis and development of ELT materials and programs, andbook publishing. He is a vice president of The Applied Linguistics Association of Korea.

Sivabala Naidu pursued his B.A (Hons) TESOL at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and obtained his Masters and PhD degrees from Universiti Sains Malaysia, specialising in the area of Applied Linguistics. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of English language education, linguistics, and teacher training. He is currently serving as Director of the Centre for Foundation and English Language Education, School of Education, University of Nottingham. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Secretariat Officer of the English Language Standards and Quality Council, Ministry of Education, Malaysia. Sivabala’s career pathways have helped him develop a diverse range of academic and professional competences. His current research interests are in the fields of sociolinguistics in education, teacher professional development and beliefs in language learning and teaching.