Other Learners & Contexts General Forum

International Forum: Reflections and New Perspectives From Asian Contexts

Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-19:00 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 05

The International Forum offers an excellent opportunity to learn from panelists who represent JALT’s international partner organizations in Asia. The panelists will share their educational experiences and diverse perspectives in relation to this year’s conference theme: Reflections and New Perspectives. This forum provides participants with the chance to interact and exchange ideas with experts from a wide range of educational contexts from different countries.

  • George MacLean

    George MacLean is a professor at the University of the Ryukyus. He has taught at primary-junior high and university levels in Japan and in the international school system. His research interests include SLA and ICT implementation. He is active in the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) at a local and national level, and regularly presents at national and international language teaching and technology events.

  • Kirsten Razzaq

    Kirsten currently teaches English to young learners in Busan, South Korea, where she has lived since 2017. She recently completed an MA TESOL from the University of Sunderland, and her thesis focused on mobile-assisted language learning outside of the classroom. Since 2019 Kirsten has lectured online and offline for the NIIED, training incoming EPIK teachers and TaLK scholars. She is currently the KOTESOL Second Vice-President.

  • kurniawan kurniawan

    Kurniawan is a lecturer in the English Education Department of Universitas Lancang Kuning Pekanbaru Indonesia. He did his undergraduate studies in English literature at Universitas Andalas Padang and completed graduate studies in English education at Universitas Negeri Padang Indonesia. He is a doctoral student at Universitas Negeri Padang Indonesia. He has been teaching English in Indonesia at the university level for over 20 years. He is actively involved in TEFLIN at the Riau Province and Riau Island Province chapters and serves as the coordinator of TEFLIN in those provinces. He is also the coordinator of the Language Center Association of Western Indonesia. His interests are mostly in listening, TELL/CALL, teachers' professional development, content, and project-based learning. He has presented some of his papers at international EFL conferences since 2008, such as AsiaTEFL, AsiaCall, TEFLIN, JALT, etc.


    Hello everyone. I am representing MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teaching Association). I am a lecturer in one teacher training institution in Kuala Lumpur.