Where to from here? Generating the New Normal in this Extraordinary Century





AsiaCALL, Presidential Keynote, New Normal, AI, Technology, Biotechnology


This is the first Presidential Keynote Address delivered at an AsiaCALL international conference. It will not be the last one. The Presidential Keynote Address series was initiated in order to give voice to the leader of the organisation and to the leadership team. Typically, keynote speakers and other featured speakers who address the conference in plenary session are external to the organisation and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the leadership of AsiaCALL. The AsiaCALL Presidential Keynote Address will remedy this situation, and I now cordially invite you to join me for the first AsiaCALL Presidential Keynote Address.

Like other presentations in this conference, I will talk about the future and will focus on certain key issues.

Let me begin with some more or less self-evident assertions about the 21st Century.

Author Biography

Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Professor Andrew P. Lian is Professor of Foreign Language Studies, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam; Professor Emeritus, University of Canberra, Australia; President of AsiaCALL, the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language-Learning, a research and professional association focusing on the uses of technology to enhance second/foreign language learning in Asian contexts. Previous to this appointment, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Western Illinois University in the United States. Prior to that, he had been Professor of Humanities and Director of the Center for the Study of Languages at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, and Professor and Head of the School of Languages and International Education at the University of Canberra in Australia. He has held further Professorial appointments and been Head of Department in two other universities in Australia (James Cook University and Bond University).


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How to Cite

Lian, A. (2022). Where to from here? Generating the New Normal in this Extraordinary Century. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 13(3), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.54855/acoj.221331