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Blanka Klimova

University of Hradec Kralove

Blanka Klímová is head of the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Informatics and Management of the University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. In her pedagogical activities, she is mainly involved in teaching English for Specific Purposes and the use of digital tools in foreign language education. Furthermore, she is a supervisor of doctoral students both at home and abroad. She is also a member of several research and editorial boards, a chair or a member of conference committees both at home and abroad, and an editor of several scientific conference proceedings. She has had over 250 original and review articles in Web of Knowledge. At present, she is a management committee member and head of Working Group 5 of the COST project (CA19102) - Language in the Human-Machine Era, as well as a project leader of the Grant of the Fund for Bilateral Relations (reg, no. EHP-BFNU-OVNKM-4-257-01-2023) - Artificial Intelligence in Formal Foreign Language Education.

Robert Godwin-Jones (PhD)

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Robert Godwin-Jones, Ph.D., is Professor in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. His research is principally in applied linguistics, in the areas of language learning and technology and intercultural communication. He has served as a guest lecturer at universities in China, France, Germany, Vietnam, and India. He writes a regular column for the journal Language Learning & Technology on emerging technologies. Robert has published five books and numerous articles and book chapters, as well as regularly presenting at international conferences. His most recent book, co-edited with Richard Lin and I.J. Weng (2018) is Internationalizing English Language Education in Globalized Taiwan. ORCID: 0000-0002-2377-3204

Fanny Meunier (PhD)


Fanny Meunier is Professor of English language, linguistics, and teacher education at UCLouvain. Her research interests and publications cover fundamental, applied, and instructed Second Language Acquisition. She is also actively involved in pre- and in-service teacher education. She has been involved in numerous international research projects. Her most recent projects deal with multi- and plurilingualism in the digital era; she is for instance actively involved in the ‘Language in the Human Machine Era’ project (see She is the Academic Director of the recently created Multilingualism, Interculturality and Language Lab (, one of the platforms of the Circle U. European University Alliance.

Benjamin Moorhouse

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Benjamin Luke Moorhouse is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). His research focuses on the lived experiences and competencies of teachers, and the role of technology in English-language teaching and learning. He has been leading the GenAI taskforce at HKBU. His research has been published in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, System, RELC Journal, and ELT Journal.

Freda Mishan (PhD)

University of Limerick, Ireland

Freda Mishan has over forty years’ experience in TESOL in a number of countries, including 10 years as course director of the PhD and MA in TESOL at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her research and publications are primarily in materials development and include Designing Authenticity into Language Learning Materials (2005), Developing Intercultural Language Materials (2024) co-authored with Tamas Kiss, and Materials Development for TESOL (2015) co-authored with Ivor Timmis. She has also edited and co-edited a number of volumes, most recently ESOL provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities (2019). She has contributed chapters to volumes on materials development, including Developing Materials for Language Teaching (3rd edition) (2023) edited by Brian Tomlinson and The Routledge Handbook of Materials Development for Language Teaching (2022) edited by Julie Norton and Heather Buchanan. She has been editor of the MATSDA journal, Folio, since 2011. 


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