Professor of Applied Linguistics at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Tariq Elyas is a full professor of Applied Linguistics at King Abdulaziz University since September 2020. He obtained his M.A. degree in English Literature at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. In 2011, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in linguistics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. In August 2013, he finished his post-doctorate at the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom.

He has published numerous articles in journals, such as the Journal of Language and Education, Cogent Education, International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management, and so on. He wrote several book chapters as an invited writer and also published his own books that contained the science of educational knowledge, such as Al-Musai’d in English: A reference Book in English and Arabic Language (1992), and Educational Challenges in the GCC in the 21st Century (2017).

Dr. Ferit Kılıçkaya

NAWA scholarship holder and a lecturer Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Dr. Ferit Kılıçkaya is a NAWA scholarship holder and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Applied Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Teaching (ELT) at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

He has been training language teachers for over fifteen years and his main areas of interest and publications include the possible beneficial and harmful effects of using technology in language teaching and learning practices in addition to the issues in language testing and evaluation such as peer feedback, online quizzes, and washback.

He has published several articles in journals such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, British Journal of Educational Technology, Journal of Teaching English with Technology, and Educational Studies. He can be reached at and

Dr. Ifan Iskandar, S.Pd., PG Dip in TESOL., M.Hum.

Lecturer of Language Education and Linguistics at State University of Jakarta (UNJ)

Dr. Ifan Iskandar obtained his bachelor degree in 1997 at the State University of Jakarta. In 2006, he obtained his magister degree from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. In 2013 he obtained his doctoral degree at the States University of Jakarta, Indonesia.

At the State University of Jakarta, he teaches several courses, such as Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics (Indonesian – English), English Morphology and Syntax, Language Education Research Methodology, Semantics and Pragmatics in Language Teaching, Quantitative Research Methodology, etc.

He is one of authors for a language literature book entitled Aspek Cinta Dalam Novel Balada Cinta Majenun Karya: Geidurrahman El-Mishry (2019).