ICLLL 2021|Languages, Literature and Linguistics

Invited Speakers


Assoc. Prof. Tan Choon Keong, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Choon Keong (PhD) is currently an Associate Professor with The Faculty of Psychology and Education in Universiti Malaysia Sabah at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. He has more than 18 years of experience as a lecturer in the discipline of e-learning, multimedia and educational technology at the university. Prior to this job attachment, he served as a secondary school teacher for 13 years specialising in the teaching of English Language and Social Sciences. His current research interest is the use of computer technology / educational technology to improve the learning of undergraduates and school children. He had published many research articles related to creativity in education, e-learning and multimedia for language learning in higher education.


Assoc. Prof. Chew Fong Peng, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Chew Fong Peng is Associate Professor at Faculty of Education, University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia and teaching Malay language education and early childhood education program. Presented approximately 166 working papers international and international seminars and conferences in Malaysia and foreign countries. Published 9 books, 111 articles published in journals, 72 papers in conference proceedings, 39 chapters in books, 21 translated books including creative writings, 11 edited books and edited creative writings. She is the book editor of Taylor & Francis, editor for Malaysian Year 4, 5 and 6 History textbook and Year 1 Arts and Music Education text books. Completed 19 research projects which 8 of them were led by Chew. She won many medals in academy and innovative expo. UM Outstanding Service Award (2008), being listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019; 2020; 2000 Intellectual in the World for 21st Century Year 2011. Chew is article reviewer for some established international journals, namely Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, SAGE Open, International Journal of English & Literature (IJEL), British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Science (BJESBS), Educational Research and Reviews (ERR) besides some local estalished journals included Pertanika: Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, GEMA Online and Kemanusiaan,. Besides that, Chew recites Malay poem invited at state and national level. Chew was invited as visiting professor at Peking University from October, 2011 to June, 2012 during her sabbatical leave. Chew won the “The World Outstanding Researcher” award (2013).


Asst. Prof. Asli Aktan-Erciyes, Kadir Has University of Istanbul, Turkey

Aslı Aktan Erciyes graduated from Boğaziçi University Business Administration Department in 1998 and worked as a banking-treasurer for a short period of time. In 2011, she completed her MA at Psychology Department of Boğaziçi University-Developmental Psychology Program. She received her PhD from Boğaziçi University, Department of Psychology in 2017, where she studied the effects of second language acquisition on event perception and narrative skills. Between 2012 and 2017, she worked as a researcher in two separate projects supported by Turkish National Scientific Council. In her post-doctoral studies, Aslı Aktan-Erciyes started to work for a research project funded by the James McDonnel Foundation at the Koç University Language and Cognition Laboratory. Currently, in the Department of Psychology at Kadir Has University, Dr. Aktan-Erciyes works as a faculty and coordinates SiLab (Studies in Language and Bilingualism), where she conducts research examining the interaction between first and second language with her research team. One line of her research investigates how early and intense exposure to second language affects first language and vice versa. She is also interested in narrative development and motion event conceptualization. She also conducts research on L1 and L2 acquisition, measurement processes and investigate infants with typical and atypical development.


Assoc. Prof. Jeyapriya Palanivelu, Mother Teresa Women's University, India 

Dr.P.Jeyappriya, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, TamilNadu has her Master’s in English, Women Studies and Psychology. She has her Doctoral Degree in English. She has also completed her diploma and an advanced diploma in French. Her areas of research are Indian Writing in English, Diasporic Studies, English Language Teaching and Comparative Literature. She has and is successfully supervising doctoral candidates and 12 has been awarded so far and she has guided 50 plus M.Phil scholars and 110 plus PG students. Dr.Jeyappriya has successfully published 20 plus papers in International Journals, 30 plus articles in National Journals. She has authored 10 books and edited 7 books. She has made academic visits to Srilanka, Malaysia, Japan and China. To add a brief note on her distinctive achievements: She has been awarded with Dr.Radhakrishnan National Teacher’s Award by Baujana Sahitya Academy, Best Faculty in English awarded PK Das Memorial Trust, Vocational Excellency Award by Rotary Club of Kodaikanal and the Best Teacher Award.