Key Speakers 2014

Prof Dr Stephen Stoynoff - Key Speaker from the USA

Prof Stoynoff (Prof with Distinguished Faculty Scholar designation) at Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities, and Interim Dean of International Affairs: Minnesota State University, Mankato, possesses experience as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, and Director of the MA TESL Program.

Prof Stoynoff has already served as English Language Specialist and Keynote Speaker in Russia, Ukraine, Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil, China, Honduras, Indonesia, Jordan, Eugene and Gustavus Adolphus, and has also tendered his services as a Consultant in China, Dubai, Kuwait.

His contributions via professional platforms are Member of TESOL Arabia, Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP) Eiken Advisory Council (Japan), ESOL Praxis Test Development Standing Committee, Educational Testing Service, Executive Director Search Committee, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) association, U.S. Expert Working Group and Joint Technical Working Group, Open Language Learning Initiative (Hewlett Foundation, Coastline Community College, U.S. Department of Education, and Chinese Ministry of Education), Reviewer, Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press), Member, U.S. Student Fulbright Award National Selection Committee, Director, Board of Directors, TESOL association, Member, Editorial Board, ELT (English Language Teaching) Journal (Oxford University Press), Member, U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholars Award Specialist Review Committee for TEFL/Applied Linguistics, Editor, TESOL Journal (TESOL association), Associate Editor, TESOL Journal, Co-editor, The ORTESOL Journal (Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages—a state affiliate of TESOL.

Stoynoff has contributed through journal articles, essays and reviews on classroom-based language assessment, survey of developments in ESOL testing, case studies in TESOL practice, resources in language testing and assessment, self-regulated learning strategies of international students: A study of high- and low achievers, reviewing language learning strategies: what every teacher should know, etc in the International journals. Similarly, he has also contributed book chapters and books, including The Cambridge guide to second language assessment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The fundamentals of language assessment: A practical guide for teachers, Assessing communicative competence: language teaching in China: New approaches, perspectives, and standards Building a context-specific teacher evaluation system for an ESL program and Evaluating teacher effectiveness in ESL/EFL contexts, and many more.

KEITH MORROW - Key Speaker from the UK

Keith Morrow has worked in teaching and management roles in both the university and private sector of ELT in the UK. He now works as a consultant and trainer with a focus on curriculum and materials development, and language testing and assessment.

He has published widely in these areas. His most recent publication is “Insights from the Common European Framework” (Oxford University Press 2004).

He was the editor of ‘ELT Journal’ for 17 years, stepping down at the end of 2012, and is an inspector for the British Council managed ‘Accreditation UK’, which is a quality assurance scheme covering UK private language schools, as well as state colleges and universities.

He is at present working closely with the Ministries of Education in Austria and Luxembourg on projects to develop new curricula and assessment procedures, and has worked on projects in Turkey with the University of Economics in Izmir, and with Oxford University Press.



Dr. Z. N. Patil is a Professor of English and Head of the Department of Training and Development of the School of English Language Education, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India.

He has an M. A., M. Phil. and Ph. D. from University of Pune, a Post-graduate Certificate in the Teaching of English from the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (presently English and Foreign languages University, Hyderabad) India, and a Diploma and M. A. in TESOL from Edinburgh, U. K.
He was nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India to Vietnam for three and a half years from 1999 to 2002 to develop communication skills and spoken English of prospective diplomats. Later he served as Senior English Language Adviser in Japan from April 2003 to March 2006.
He has been conducting training programmes for teachers, teacher trainers, software engineers, call centre workers, government officials, etc in India and abroad. 

He has taught at universities, colleges, institutes, language centers, and schools in Britain, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. He has delivered plenary speeches and keynote addresses in Bangladesh, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, the Philippines, and United Arab Emirates.

He has published articles in national and international journals, and authored and co-authored several English language textbooks, teachers’ manuals and resource books for Indian, Vietnamese, Russian and Japanese students. He has written course books/sourcebooks like Spoken English for Vietnamese Learners (Hanoi: The World Publishers, 2002), English through Vietnamese (Hanoi: The World Publishers, 2002), English through Russian (Hyderabad: Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages Press, 1998), Innovations in English Language Teaching: Voices from the Indian Classroom (Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2011), Aspects of ELLT: Essays on Theory, Practice and Experimentation in English Language and Literature Teaching in India and Elsewhere (Hyderabad: The English and Foreign Languages University Press, 2013). He has written reference books such as Style in Indian English Fiction: A study in politeness strategies (New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 1994) and Indian English Novel: A stylistic approach (New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 2009).

He is a member of the national committee for National Literacy Mission (National Literacy Mission Authority of India, New Delhi), Chairperson of the Committee for Primary School English Language Curriculum Development (Maharashtra State Council for Education, Research and Training, Pune) and Chief Coordinator of the Materials Bank Project undertaken by the Board of Intermediate Education for Andhra Pradesh and The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India.

He is a senior advisor to about 20 on-line and print journals such as Asian EFL Journal, Asian ESP Journal, The Linguistics journal, The Journal of Research Practice, etc.