/ 19 March 2023

ENGLISH professors of Silliman University presented their research papers during the 19th Annual Cambodia TESOL Conference on English Language Teaching in Phnom Penh, Cambodia last month.

The school said the professors presented five research papers covering various aspects of English language teaching.

Asst. Professors Myla June Patron, Jennifer Eve Solitana, and Ronelaine Picardal presented “Variations in the Semantic Structure of Literature Reviews of Master’s Theses across Disciplinary Areas”.

On the other hand, Dr. Warlito Caturay, Jr., Asst. Prof. Maria Hellene Grace Piñero, and Gemmella Tebio tackled “Needs Analysis of Filipino Tricycle Drivers’ Oral Communication Skills: A Basis for a Special English Program”.

Meanwhile, Dr. Joan Generoso, Deo Mar Suasin, and Caturay showcased “Migrating an In-person Intensive English Program to an Online Platform: Process, Challenges, and Reflections”.

John Edgar Rubio, Generoso, and Caturay discussed “Evaluating Online Intensive English Program for EFL (English First Language) Students: A Basis for Program Enhancement”.

Lastly, Caturay, Solitana, and Picardal presented “Designing a Module to Enhance Technical Writing Skills of Police Officers”.

The conference attracted over 1,600 delegates from 39 countries worldwide, including local and international language experts, researchers, teachers, language school administrators, authors, and other ELT professionals.

This year’s theme is ‘Our Next Normal: Resilience Building and Future-Ready ELT.’

Established in 2005 by IDP Education Cambodia, the conference serves as a platform for professional development, capacity-building, and upskilling in English teaching in the Asia-Pacific region.

It is also supported by Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the US, Australian, and British Embassies, and other educational institutions and individuals involved in ELT in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, and beyond.