Conference Overview


Transformation is unavoidable and needed by the English language environment as it comes together with the new era in this 21st century. Fourth Industrial Revolution challenges the teacher and the learners of English to adapt fast in order to be able to face the high wave of shifting from the two sides of localized and globalized to one side called “glocalized”. Teacher as the lifelong learner should shape the English teaching and learning process through the use of digital literacy, critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative abilities, autonomy, intercultural competence, and governmental a civic literacy. However, for the sustainability of the approach innovated, the transformation should come from both the policy and action. Hence, the 1st English Language Teaching International Conference (ELTIC)’s core goal is to help the teachers to create the competent users of English who is ready to face the future challenge.

This conference will be a joint effort of Asosiasi Program Study Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (APSPBI) and Muhammadiyah University of Makassar. The conference is scheduled from September 6-8, 2019. Participants involved are local and international English practitioners including teachers and lecturers as well as English students.


Time & Activity

Day 1 (Friday, September 06, 2019)

07:30 – 08:00

08:00 – 09:40
Opening Ceremony:
– Welcoming traditional dance (Padduppa)
– Opening Speech (Master of Ceremony)
– Reciting Holy Qur’an
– Singing Indonesia Raya & Mars Muhammadiyah
– Report from Chief of Committee
(Ismail Sangkala, S.Pd., M.Pd.)
Speech by:
1. President of APSPBI (Paulus Kuswandono, PhD)
2. Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar (Prof. Dr. Abd. Rahman Rahim, MM)

09:40 – 09:50
Coffee Break

09:50 – 11:00
Keynote Speech Session:
Topic: “The Missing Piece of the Puzzle” by Prof. Rob Waring (Notre Dame University, Japan)

11:00 – 12:00
Topic: “The Myth of the Critical Period Hypothesis” by Prof. John Evar Strid, PhD., (Northern Illinois University, USA)

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch and Jumat Prayer break

14:00 – 14:45 (Plenary Session I):
Topic 1: … by Dr. Ir. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, MP
(Direktur Pembelajaran dan Kemahasiswaan Kemenristekdikti)

Topic 2: “An Overview of the Changing Winds and Shifting Sands in ELT: Pedagogical Foundation for Professional Teachers”
by Prof. Endang Fauziati
(Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia)

15:15 –15:45
Topic 3: “Teaching Language in Context: Teacher Educators and Reflective Dialogue” by
Dr. Anne Keary, (Monash University, Australia)

15:45 –16:30 (Plenary Session II):
Topic 4: “IR 4.0 and the English Teacher: Implications for Pedagogy, Materials and Teacher Education” by Prof. Meera Srinivas
(English and Foreign Languages University, India)

16:30 – 17:00
Topic 5: “How to Push Listening and Reading” by
Todd Beuckens, MA, CELTA, UCLES, ECC
(Asia Pacific University, Japan)

17:00 – 17:30
Topic 6: …. by Erwin Akib, PhD
(Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia)

17:30 – 18:00
Topic 7: “Popularity of Educational Technologies in Teaching English in Indonesia” by Dr. Shirin Ebrahimi (University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)

Time & Activity

Day 2 (Saturday, September 07, 2019)

08:00 – 10:00
Parallel session: Room 1, Room 2, Room 3 (it will be announced separately)

10:00 – 12:00
Workshop 1 & 2 (see the information of workshops!)

12:00 – 13:30
Coffee Break

13:30 – 15:30

18:30 – end
Gala Dinner (in confirmation)

Day 3 (Sunday, September 08, 2019)

City Tour (Some options available – please check our website)