Dorota Werbińska is Associate Professor in the Institute of Modern Languages at Pomeranian University in Slupsk, Poland. A former teacher, a teacher trainer, and an in-service teacher educator, she is author of 4 books on modern language teachers and almost 60 articles, book chapters, and book reviews published nationally and internationally. Her main academic interests are within the field of language teacher education, both pre-service and in-service, in particular language teacher identity, teacher professional development, teacher reflexivity, and qualitative research.
Luis Guerra is a Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Evora, Portugal. He is also the Director of the Language Centre of the School of Social Sciences and Deputy Head of the Department of Linguistics and Literatures. He has a PhD in English Language Teaching/Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick, UK. He has extensive experience in teaching English Language and Linguistics in Brazil, US, UK, Spain and Portugal. He was a Visiting Professor at Qatar University under the Foundation Program where he investigated students’ attitudes and perceptions towards the English language. He has edited and published books, book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. His book ‘Teaching and Learning English as an International Language in Portugal: Policy, Practice and Perceptions’ is a pioneering work in the field of English as an International Language in Portugal. He has also been involved in several Erasmus+ projects (e.g. ILTERG, ENRICH, COST). His research interests are ELF/EIL, ELF-based teaching methodology, World Englishes in ELT, the role of English in the Expanding Circle, intercultural communicative competence, multilingualism, language learning motivation and the use of technology in second language teaching/learning.
Ceylan Yangın Ersanlı
Ceylan YANGIN ERSANLI is an associate professor at the department of English Language teaching, Ondokuz Mayıs University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and supervises MA dissertations. She has also worked in national and international projects on language teaching and teacher Education.
She published various research articles and book chapters nationally and internationally. Her research interests include teaching English to young learners, language teacher education, technology and language learning, language and culture, curriculum and materials development.
Yasemin BAYYURT is a professor of Applied Linguistics at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She holds a PhD degree in English Linguistics from Lancaster University, England. Her current research focuses on ELF-awareness in English language teaching and learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts; implementation of a CLIL approach in primary and secondary school EFL classrooms; EMI in higher education contexts; implementation of a mobile/blended instructional design in higher education programs. Her publications include articles in various indexed/refereed journals (World Englishes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Language Culture and Curriculum, …); edited books and book chapters published by national/international publishers - e.g., co-edited volume entitled “Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for English as a Lingua Franca” (2015), published by De Gruyter. Currently, she is in the process of authoring one of the edited volumes devoted to World Englishes Pedagogies in Bloomsbury World Englishes three volume series edited by Mario Saraceni (expected for publication in 2020).
Olcay Sert is a senior lecturer (English Studies) in the School of Education, Culture and Communication at Mälardalen University (Sweden) and the editor of Classroom Discourse, an international, peer reviewed journal published by Routledge. He has a PhD degree in Educational and Applied Linguistics (Newcastle University, UK), and his research deals with classroom discourse, L2 interaction, and language teacher education. He has co-founded (in 2015) and directed HUMAN (Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network) and is now directing MIND (Mälardalen INteraction and Didactics) Research Group, which he co-founded in 2019. His book ‘Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse’ (Edinburgh University Press) investigates (English) language classrooms from a conversation analytic perspective, and provides strong implications for language teaching and teacher education. The book has been shortlisted for the British Association for Applied Linguistics Book Prize 2016 and was a finalist for the American Association for Applied Linguistics first book award 2017. He is co-editing (with Silvia Kunitz and Numa Markee) a new volume entitled ‘Classroom-based conversation analytic research: Theoretical and applied perspectives on pedagogy’, which will be published by Springer in 2020. Sert’s peer-reviewed articles appeared in journals like Language and Education, Linguistics and Education, Journal of Pragmatics, TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics Review, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Computer Assisted Language Learning.