Keynote Speakers

Daniel Cassany

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Daniel Cassany is a professor and researcher of Discourse Analysis at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain). With a degree in Catalan Philology and PhD in Language Teaching, he has published more than 20 monographs and 100 articles on reading, writing and language teaching. Since 2004 he has directed the research group on Critical Literacy. His latest books are El arte de dar clases (según un lingüista), from 2021, and Metáforas sospechosas, from 2023, both published by Editorial Anagrama.

Lúcia Amante

Universidade Aberta

Doctor in Education, Lúcia Amante is an Associate Professor at Universidade Aberta (UAb), Department of Education and Distance Learning. She integrates the Laboratory of Distance Education and Elearning of UAb (LE@D), where she researches on pedagogy of online education, with special focus on digital assessment of learning. She coordinates the ADiC Project, in the scope of which she develops regular continuous training of teachers in context, on digital pedagogical assessment. She is co-author of the UAb virtual pedagogical model.

Mirjam Hauck

Open University, United Kingdom

Dr. Mirjam Hauck is Associate Head for Internationalisation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University/UK and a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the use of technologies for the learning and teaching of languages and cultures, in virtual exchange (VE) contexts in particular, i.e. online collaborative learning between groups of students in different cultural contexts and/or geographical locations. VE combines the deep impact of intercultural dialogue with the broad reach of digital technology. It is a research-informed practice and a strong catalyst in advancing the internationalisation of HE curricula, known as Internationalisation at Home (IaH).  Dr Hauck presents regularly at conferences, seminars, and workshops worldwide. She is the President of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL), and the Chair of the Language and Culture Expert Community of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). She serves as Associate Editor of the CALLJournal and is a member of the editorial board of ReCALL and LLT. She is a founder member of and was a co-investigator in the EU-funded VAMOSEVOLVE and ERASMUS PLUS Virtual Exchange projects.