“Teaching English as an International Language: The Role of Culture in South Korean English Teaching.” Invited plenary speaker at the Korean Association of English Teachers, Gwangju Korea, February 2009.
“Research Methods in Applied Linguistics.” Invited speaker at the International Graduate School of English, Seoul, Korea, June 2008.
“English as an International Language: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go.” Invited plenary speaker at the RELC (Regional English Language Conference), Singapore, April, 2008.
“The Role of Culture in Foreign Language Pedagogy.” Invited plenary speaker at the 22nd Annual HALT( Hawaii Association of Language Teachers) Conference, Hawaii, March, 2008.
“English as an International Language: Standards in the Teaching of Grammar and Pragmatics.” Invited speaker at the Akita University International Universities Conference, Akita, Japan, October 2005.
“Researching Second Language Classrooms.“ Weeklong Seminar for the Foreign Language Department, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, July 2005.
“The Cultural Basis of Teaching English as an International Language.” Invited speaker at the 20th Anniversary Event of the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL), March 10th, 2005.
“The Role of Culture in Foreign Language Pedagogy.” Keynote address at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) open house, September 15th, 2004, University of Minnesota.
“Teaching English as an International Language: The Role of Culture in Asian Contexts.” Plenary Address. First Annual Asian TEFL International Conference, Busan, Korea, November 2003.
“Teaching English as an International Language.” April 2003, University of Minnesota, Guest Lecturer.
“English as an International Language: Implications for Reading Goals for the New Millennium.” Keynote Address. Second Asian Reading Congress, Singapore, August 2001.
“English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches in TESOL.” Keynote Address. 21st Annual Thai TESOL International Conference, Bangkok, January 2001.
“English Teaching in the 21st Century,” Keynote Address, Lao TESOL Conference, Vientiane, January 2001.
“The Challenges of Developing Multiliteracies in an Era of Globalization: A Focus on South African and Singaporean Language-in–Education Policies” Plenary Address. 4th English in Southeast Asia Conference, Singapore, November 1999.
“Writing for Publication for Language Professionals.” Workshop for the Berkeley Language Center Faculty, September 1998.
“Writing for Publication.” Address to the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics. July, 1998.
“Teachers as Decision Makers.” Plenary Address. ACROSS Seminar (Japanese Association of English Teachers for Cross-Cultural Communication), Osaka, April 1997.
“Using Literature in the EFL Classroom.” Plenary Address. Japan Association for Language Teaching, Kyoto Chapter, October, 1997.
"'We Just Don't' Understand the Words' - Listening to the Voices of Qualitative Research." Keynote Address, Steinbeck Regional CATESOL Conference, Monterey, Ca. 1995
"Cultural Pluralism: Conflicting Agendas." Plenary Address. CATESOL Convention, Sacramento, l992.
"The Hows and Why of Teaching Composition." Plenary speech at the Bilingual/ESL Symposium of TEX-TESOL II, San Antonio, l99l.
"Classroom Communication: Who, Why, What and How." Keynote Address, Chulalongkorn University Language Institute, Bangkok, Thailand, l989.
"Language Teaching: A Need for Sociopolitical Awareness." Keynote Address, Southern African Linguistics Association Seventh Annual Conference, University of Potchefstroom, South Africa, l988.
“English as an International Language: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go.” March 2009, AAAL Conference, Denver, Colorado.
“English language ownership among Singaporean Chinese: Going beyond the NS/NNS dichotomy” April 2007, AAAL Conference, Costa Mesa.
“Doing Language Research: The Concerns of Novice Researchers.” May 2004, AAAL Conference, Portland.
“Inner Circle Culture and English as an International Language: The Japanese Context.” March 2003, TESOL National Convention, Baltimore.
“Positioning Learners in Post Apartheid South African Schools: A Case Study of Selected Multicultural Durban Schools.” March 2000, AAAL Conference, Vancouver.
“Promoting English Learning in Multilingual Contexts: A Focus on South African and Singapore.” March 2000, TESOL National Convention, Vancouver.
“A Dialogue between NNS Writers and ESOL Journal Editors.” Colloquium participant, 1997, TESOL National Convention, Orlando.
“Sociocultural contexts in second language reading and writing.” Colloquium participant, 1996, TESOL National Convention, Chicago.
"Multilingualism in the United States." 1996, University of San Francisco Lecture Series.
"Getting Published: Demystifying the Process." 1995, TESOL National Convention, Long Beach.
"English Literacy in the United States: National Policies, Personal Consequences." 1993 TESOL National Convention, Atlanta.
"English: The Expanding Gatekeeper." 1992 TESOL National Convention, Vancouver and AAAL Convention, Seattle.
"Preferred Goals, Methods and Materials of Moroccan Secondary Teachers." 1991 National TESOL Convention, New York.
"Language Minority Education in Great Britain: A Challenge to Current U.S. Policy." l990 National TESOL Convention, San Francisco.
"Language Teaching and the Teaching of Culture." l988 TESOL National Convention, Chicago.
"Directions for TESOL in Nativist Times." l987 TESOL National Convention, Miami Beach.
"Contrastive Rhetoric and Topic Predictability." 1986 TESOL National Convention, Anaheim.
"Techniques in Teaching Grammar." 1984 TESOL National Convention, Houston.
"Some Limitations on Teaching Composition." l983 TESOL National Convention, Toronto.
"Adolescent Literature: A Source of Authentic Materials." l982 TESOL National Convention, Hawaii.
"Folktales: A Context for Developing Communicative Competence." 1982 CATESOL State Conference.
"A Focus on Pre-Writing Strategies." At the Higher Education Plenary Session, l98l National TESOL Convention, Detroit.