Hidden impacts and stereotypes of technology in language learning

2nd Presidential Keynote Address – 18th AsiaCALL International Conference





Presidential Keynote Address


This is a short reflective piece consisting of two parts. The first relates to the connection between society, technology and language learning and the second highlights a stereotype of the language teaching profession which is hidden and somewhat problematic especially in the context of technology use in language teaching.

Author Biography

Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Professor Andrew P. Lian is a 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 a 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

Andrew, L. (2022). Hidden impacts and stereotypes of technology in language learning: 2nd Presidential Keynote Address – 18th AsiaCALL International Conference. AsiaCALL Online Journal, 13(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.54855/acoj.221341