Yilin Sun

Yilin Sun, Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics/Curriculum & Instruction, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada, is Past President of TESOL International Association (2015-2016). She served as President of TESOL in 2014-2015. This is the first time in TESOL’s 50 years history that a female NNEST from Asia served as President of TESOL. Yilin served on the Board of Directors of TESOL-International from 2008 to 2011; Chair of the Affiliate Leadership Council of TESOL in 2007 and President of Washington Association for the Education of Speakers of Other Languages (WAESOL) in 2003 and 2007. In 2011-2012, Dr. Sun worked as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Taiwan coordinating the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Education Program and teaching TESOL graduate courses as a Visiting Professor at the National Taiwan Normal University. Dr. Sun teaches at South Seattle College in Seattle, USA, who has over 29 years of experience in the field of TESOL as a MA-TESL teacher trainer, a researcher, a classroom teacher, and a program leader with a variety of higher educational institutions in China, Canada and U.S.A. She is also an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State and has conducted teacher training workshops in many countries including Cambodia, China, South Korea, Laos, Russia and Thailand. Yilin is the author of books, book chapters and research papers in refereed professional journals including TESOL Quarterly and TESOL Journal. She also serves on several Editorial Boards of ELT journals including Journal of Language Education in Asia and English Language Teaching. Over the years, Yilin has presented frequently at national and international ELT conferences as a plenary or a featured speaker.