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Keynote Speakers

Dr Libor Štěpánek
Dr Libor Štěpánek
Director at the Masaryk University Language Centre

Dr Libor Štěpánek's broad international academic and teacher training experience include EAP presentations; EAP writing; critical thinking; videoconferencing; ICT-enhanced learning; and intercultural communication, but his main academic interest lies in the Creative Approach to Language Teaching (CALT).

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PROFILE-Professor David Johnston
Professor David Johnston
Professor of Modern Languages, Queen's University

Professor David Johnston, has pioneered PG training in translation and interpreting in NI. He is a multi-award winning translator for the stage and has written versions of over 30 plays from Spain, Portugal, Latin America and France and was one of the pioneers of the ground breaking Spanish Golden Age season at London’s Gate Theatre in the 90’s.

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Janice Carruthers
Professor Janice Carruthers
Professor of French Linguistics / Strand Lead, AHRC Open World project, MEITS

Janice Carruthers is Professor of French Linguistics at the School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast. She was recently appointed Modern Languages Leadership Fellow with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and will take up the post in January 2017. Janice is Strand Lead on the Queen's strand of the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies.

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