Introducing our keynote speakers



The NZALT Biennial Conference | FIPLV World Congress is pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers who will collectively bring diverse expertise and distinct experiences to the conference.

Keynote 1

Professor Hemi Whaanga

Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand

Hemi (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Waitaha) is currently Head of School, Te Putahi-a-Toi/School of Māori Knowledge at Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand. He is a linguist who has more than 20 years’ experience as a Māori educator focused on linguistics, te reo Māori, mātauranga Māori*, Māori astronomy, ICT and ethics. He has a particular interest in multi-method techniques, methodologies and processes that analyse, develop and protect our mātauranga and reo in a range of linguistic, cultural and digital contexts.

Mātauranga Māori (‘Māori knowledge’) broadly encompasses the traditions, values, concepts, philosophies, world views and understandings derived from uniquely Māori cultural viewpoints.

Keynote 2

Professor Anne-Marie Morgan & Andrew Scrimgeour

University of South Australia, Australia


Anne-Marie is Dean of Programs (Education Futures) at the University of South Australia (UniSA). She has a long history of teaching and researching languages education, with particular interests in the work of teachers, intercultural languages teaching and learning, and the teaching and learning of Indonesian. She has published extensively in these areas, as well as authoring Indonesian textbooks and curricula, and presenting and consulting on languages education for governments, education authorities, and teaching jurisdictions. She is currently Vice-President of AFMLTA.


Andrew is an Adjunct Research Fellow at UniSA Education Futures, having formerly been a lecturer in Languages Education and Chinese in the School of Education at UniSA, and a member of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures. Andrew undertakes research in the Languages Education field, with a focus on national and state policy toward Asian languages, learner diversity in the languages classroom, literacy development in Chinese, and language teacher education. He is currently Babel editor and serves on the Executive of AFMLTA.


Keynote Sponsored by AFMLTA.


Keynote 3

Professor Terry Lamb

University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Terry spent the first 16 years of his career as a languages teacher in London and Derbyshire, before moving into higher education. He is now a Professor of Languages and Interdisciplinary Pedagogy at the University of Westminster, London, where he leads on education research, migration research and research ethics across the University. He has published widely in areas such as pedagogy for autonomy, motivation, multilingual education, multilingual cities, and activist research that challenges social, cultural and linguistic injustices. He is also founder editor of the international journal Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. His projects have included several at the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, e.g., Supporting Multilingual Classrooms. Terry has had major roles in the development of language policy nationally and internationally. He is currently President of FIPLV, an NGO of UNESCO and the Council of Europe. For his services to languages and culture Terry was awarded the honour of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Prime Minister. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Thank you to our sponsors!