Andy Kirkpatrick is Professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has written many books including English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN: a multilingual model (Hong Kong University Press). In addition, he is the founder and chief editor of the journal and book series of Multilingual Education, published by Springer. Recently, he has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the Asia Journal of TEFL. He is also involved in the Asian Corpus of English (ACE) project in which he becomes the Director.