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KeyNOTE SPeakers

 

      Thomas Lloyd 
    Deputy Director
    English for Education Systems
    East Asia, British Council

Thomas Lloyd has been involved in English language teaching since 2002 and has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and project manager in the UK, India and Brazil in a variety of well-known public and private institutions before moving to take up his current post in the East Asian Regional Team of the British Council. Through this role Thomas has had the opportunity to advise national and local governments on their English language education strategy as well as sit on project boards for large scale projects across Asia. Besides his extensive experience as a teacher, teacher educator and project manager in ELT, Thomas also has a good academic understanding of ELT through his MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London and his responsibilities as a peer reviewer for an international journal on bilingualism and bilingual education. Thomas is also a published author on excellence in English language teaching.thomas.lloyd@britishcouncil.or.th



         Diana Dudzik, PhD
       International English education consultant, Minnesota, USA
       Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum
       and Instruction: Second Languages and Cultures Education
       University of Minnesota

Diana Dudzik has taught ESL at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels in the US, and has written curriculum, evaluated programs, and trained teachers in Vietnam. She has conducted international research in Vietnam and Djibouti, East Africa. Recently, she has worked with Djibouti’s Ministry of Education to develop a localized English textbook and equip teachers to use the new textbook, and she is currently working on a curriculum development project in Laos. Diana lived in Vietnam for more than seven years, beginning in 1994-95 when she taught English to MOET staff, and 2001-04, when she conducted teacher development at Hanoi University (both with Resource Exchange International). From 2010 to 2013 she was a US State Department-sponsored Senior English Language Fellow at ULIS/VNU and the National Foreign Language 2020 Project. Diana was a key author in the development of Vietnam’s English Teacher Competencies Framework. She received a Bằng khen from the Minister of Education in 2013.