Judging Committee

Committee Chair
Anastasia Spyropoulou

Editor-in-Chief ELT NEWS

Sue Jones

Sue Jones is an International ELT Consultant with a background in teaching ELT and a personal interest in language learning. She has extensive experience of many international ELT markets and contacts across this world, a deep interest in the developing world of digital delivery of educational content and how this impacts the world of education and in particular the world of English Language Learning.

Sue Jones was the Managing Director of McGraw-Hill/Macmillan, New York, USA.

John H.A.L. de Jong

John H.A.L. de Jong is Professor Emeritus of Language Testing at VU University Amsterdam and owner/director of a consultancy business “Language Testing Services”.

John graduated in General Linguistics, French and English languages from Leiden University and obtained a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement from Twente University. He has published articles and books in Dutch, English and French on educational measurement and on language acquisition and assessment.

Dr Nicos C. Sifakis

Dr Nicos Sifakis is a full professor of English for specific purposes in the Department of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is also director of the Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) in TESOL Programme of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) and has been involved in it since its inception in 1998.

He has published more than 70 research papers, which appear in various international refereed journals (among others, Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, ELT Journal, English for Specific Purposes, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language and Education, System), edited collections and conference proceedings. He acts as a regular external referee for TESOL Quarterly, English for Specific Purposes, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, System, Open Education and Adult Education.

Dr Bill Batziakas

Dr Bill Batziakas is Assistant Professor in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and the Associate Director for Academic Development at Surrey International Institute (an academic partnership between Surrey University, UK and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China).
He holds a PhD in Language, Discourse and Communication (King’s College London, University of London), an MA in TESOL (University College London, University of London), and a BA in English Language and Philology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Roger House

Roger House has been involved in ELT for over thirty years as a teacher, trainer and author. He is a former chairperson of TESOL Macedonia-Thrace, Northern Greece and an active member of TESOL Greece for many years. He has presented at international conferences, and is the author of a teacher’s book for OUP.