Speeches


Day One: 5 June 2014, Thursday

Plenary Session    Opening Ceremony
1 Keynote address by Mohamed Sameh Amr, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO
2 Speech by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Plenary Session    Keynote Addresses
1 Keynote address by Xu Jialu, Director of the Consultative Committee for State Language Committee of China and President of International Society for Chinese Language Teaching
2 Keynote address by Irina Ivanovna Khaleeva, Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University
3 Keynote address by Bencie Woll, Professor of University College London, Fellow of British Academy
Session I  Theme: Language Ability and Sustainable Social Development:Speaking to a Wider World
1 Jerold Edmonson, Emeritus Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
2 Fu Yonghe, Professor, former Vice Director of State Language Committee of China, member of the Consultative Committee for State Language Committee of China
3 Oladiipo Jacob Ajiboye, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University Of Lagos, Nigeria
4 Huang Dekuan, Professor, CPC Secretary of Anhui University, President of China Society of Chinese Characters
5 Eliane Camargo, IPE Association pour le dialogue interculturel Recherche et Action, France
6 Cesar Rogelio Bustos Mendoza,Professor, University of Colima, Mexico
Session II  Theme: Language Ability and Innovation in Language Education:New Directions and New Routes
1 Constance Kateeba Mbabazi, Director, Uganda National Curriculum Development Center, Uganda
2 Suzuko Nishihara, Administrator, Executive Director, Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Japan
3 Audrey Yenhui Li, Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Southern California,USA
4 Lu Jianming, Professor, Peking University, member of the Consultative Committee for State Language Committee of China China
5 Soraya Martine Mekerta, Associate Professor, Spelman College, USA
6 Paulin G. Djité, Professor, International Consultant in Education and Language, Côte d'Ivoire
7 Angela Scarino, Professor, University of South Australia, Australia
Session III  Theme: Language Ability and International Exchange and Cooperation:A Transnational World
1 Martin Dossou Gbenouga, Director of Academic Affairs, University of Lomé, Togo
2 Jean Francois Baldi, Director-General for French Language, Ministry of Culture, France
3 Natallia Baranava, Rector, Associate Professor, Minsk State Linguistic University (Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus), Belarus
4 Huang Youyi, Vice President and CPC Secretary, Translators Association of China
5 Ehizojie Oluwafemi Ayewoh, Staff of Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria
6 Nick Lidwell, Director English for Education Systems, China Cultural and Education Section, British Embassy, Beijing
Session IV  Theme: Language Ability and Sustainable Social Development:Multilingualism
1 Moses B. Jackson, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Education, Liberia
2 Takaaki Iwasa, Director, Japanese Language Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
3 Huang Xing, Vice President of China Linguistic Society, President of China Society of Minority Languages, Research Fellow, Institute of Anthropology & Ethnology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
4 Kirk Roger Person, Director for External Affairs, SIL International, Mainland Southeast Asia
5 Prince Kenny, Senior Lecturer, Head of Language Studies Department, University of Sierra Leone_FBC, Sierra Leone
6 Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Professor, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, University of Adelaide, Australia
Session V  Theme: Language Ability and Innovation in Language Education:Multilingual Education
1 Theodore V. K. Brown, Sr, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cuttington University, Liberia
2 Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
3 Xia Jixuan, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee, Vice Director, China Radio International
4 Mahamane Laoualy Abdoulaye, Professor, President of Faculty, University of Zinder, Republic of Niger
5 Maria Luisa Ochoa Fernandez, Education Consultant, Office of Education, Spanish Embassy, Beijing
6 Yogendra Yadava, Professor and Head, Central Departments of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, Ministry of Education, Burkina faso

Day Two: 6 June 2014, Friday

Session I  Theme: Language Ability and Sustainable Social Development:Successful L-2 Learning: What We Know
1 Neou Sun, Official of Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education Youth and Sport of Cambodia
2 Wen Qiufang, Professor and Director, National Foreign Language Centre, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
3 Lesley Gourlay, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literacies, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
4 Clara Ikekeonwu, Director of Institute of Language Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
5 Kathleen Heugh, Associate Professor, University of Southern Australia
6 Lillian L.C. Wong,Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong Board of Directors, TESOL International Association
Session II  Theme: Language Ability and Innovation in Language Education:Learners with Diverse Language Backgrounds?
1 Li Yuming, Professor, CPC Secretary of Beijing Language and Culture University, member of the Consultative Committee for State Language Committee of China
2 Steven Joe Kulich, Professor and Executive Director, Intercultural Institute, Shanghai International Studies University
3 Yang Yiming, Professor, Director of Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center for Language Ability, Jiangsu Normal University, China
4 Jessica Ball, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada
5 Mical Dréhi Lorougnon, Président Directeur Général des Éditions Livre Sud (EDILIS), Côte d'Ivoire
6 Steeve Mercier, Lecturer, Ph. D, Laval University, Quebec, Canada
Session III  Theme: Language Ability and Sustainable Social Development:Lingua Franca & Other Languages
1 Yao Xishuang, Professor, Director General of Department of Language Application Management, Ministry of Education of China
2 Marcel Diki-Kidiri, Language Consultant, the Republic of Central Africa
3 Peter De Costa, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Michigan State University, USA
4 Lydia Motlhankiaa Basadi Saleshando, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Botswana University
5 Natalia Walqui, IPE Association pour le dialogue interculturel Recherche et Action, France
Session IV  Theme: Language Ability and Innovation in Language Education:Program Innovation: Multilingual Opportunity
1 Liu Danqing, Research Fellow, Director of Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
2 Cherif Ari Abdoulkarim, Director General of Department of Primary Education, Ministry of Education, Niger
3 Jun Liu, Associate Provost, Georgia State University, USA
4 Anwei Feng, Professor, Head of School of Education, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
5 Cassandra Lee Fawcet, Lecturer, PhD, Department of Linguistics, Acquarie University, Australia
Session V  Theme: Language ability and sustainable social development:Language Education and Educational Objectives
1 Petros Hailemariam Tesfie, Director-General of Department of Research and Human Resource Development, Ministry of Education, Eritrea
2 Zhang Haoming, Director General of Department of Language Information Management, Ministry of Education
3 Al Dailex Mtenje, Vice President, Malawi University
4 Cicero Pompeu Coelho Da Piedade, Professor and Director of Human Resources, Lusofone University of Guinea
5 Huang Yong, former Deputy General Editor of China State Administration of Radio and Film, Research Fellow, committee member of the Consultative Committee for State Language Committee of China
6 Khaled Sabeur Cherif, Directeur Du Centre D'enseignement Intensif Des Langues, University of Alger 2, Algeria
Session VI  Theme: Language Ability and Innovation in Language Education:Improving Teacher Performance
1 Alexandr Ponimatko, Dean of School of Translation and Interpretation, Minsk State Linguistic University, Republic of Belarus
2 Lucilla Lopriore, Professor, Language Education and Teacher Development, Rome Three University, Italy
3 Wang Ning, Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
4 Celia Diaz, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
5 Phylis Bartoo, Chairman, Department of Literature, Language and Linguistics, University Of Egerton, Kenya
6 Jin Yue, Senior Editor, Channel Director, Science and Technology Channel, CCTV of China
7 Maria Mercedes Estigoy Arzadon, Professor, College of Education, University of the Philippines, Philippine