Asia as method in TESOL: Teaching & Learning English in Indonesia

Speaker:Prof. Winnie Cheng| Location:Plenary Hall| Date:August 12, 2016| Time:9:30 - 10:15 am

winnie-chengProfessor Winnie Cheng
President, Women in TESOL



The talk is inspired by the notion of ‘Asia as Method’ (Chen, 2010, 2012) and the application of the notion in considering “the implications of colonial and imperialist forces for education systems, policies and practices as well as for educational research itself” (book blurb, Zhang, Chan, & Kenway, 2015). The talk reviews the recent published literature onteaching and learning of English in Indonesia and the ways in which TESOL approaches, methodologies and practices in Indonesia have developed “their own standpoints, reference points and research agendas” (book blurb, Zhang, Chan, & Kenway, 2015).


Winnie Cheng (President, Women in TESOL) is Associate Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Professor of English and Director of Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE) of Department of English of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. Her research interests include ESP, intercultural pragmatics and communication, corpus linguistics, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, and discourse intonation.  Her book publications include Enhancing students’ professional competence and generic qualities through writing in English across the curriculum (2014), Exploring corpus linguistics: Language in action (2012), A corpus-driven analysis of discourse intonation (2008), and Intercultural conversation (2003). She has published about 100 journal articles and book chapters and given over 100 invited plenary speeches and workshops at international conferences.


Category: Day 2, Plenary Speakers