Eli Hinkel joins us at the 11th METU International ELT Convention

Eli Hinkel has taught ESL and applied linguistics, as well as trained teachers, for over thirty years and has published numerous books and articles on learning second culture, and second language grammar, writing, and pragmatics in such journals as TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, and Applied Language Learning. She is also the editor of the Routledge ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series of books and textbooks for teachers and graduate students.


Ted Rodgers is giving a plenary talk at the 11th METU Convention

Ted Rodgers has been faculty member at the University of Hawaii since 1968 and Professor of Psycholinguistics since 1976. He has served on
the faculties of Education, English, English as a Second Language,
Information Sciences and Psychology. For fifteen years he directed
the Hawaii English Program, the largest venture in language education
curriculum development as yet undertaken in the U.S. He has authored
some sixty books and articles and is co-author (with Jack Richards) of
the most popular text on language teaching methodology, Approaches and
Methods in Language Teaching, Second Edition (2001) Cambridge
University Press. He also co-authored (with J.D. Brown) Doing Second
Language Research (Oxford University Press, 2002). Rodgers designed the unique group study format for this text. A recent publication is the chapter “Methods, Approaches and Principles” in the Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Vol 6 (2009).

Professor Rodgers has had residential consultancies and/or visiting
professorships in Australia, China, England, Hungary, Japan, Laos,
Malaysia, and Turkey. He was Senior Fulbright Fellow and Director of
the MATEFL Program at Bilkent University 1995 - 1997. Prof. Rodgers
has returned to Turkey ten times in connection with the MATEFL Program
and other assignments in Turkey. He has served as Senior
Professor and Program Designer in a new degree program in International
Communications at Kanda University, Japan (2001 – 2002).