Association of Language Teachers in Southeast Asia (ALTSA) is a body which accommodating all language teachers in Southeast Asia. It represents school language teachers, language faculty and staffers at colleges and universities, retired language educators, and university students preparing to become language teachers or lecturers.

The stated mission of the ALTSA is “to advocate for language learning professional and to unite our members in Southeast Asia area to fulfil the promise of language teaching to prepare every language learner to succeed in a diverse and global challenging.

The ALTSA was founded in Medan City, Indonesia. Prof. Amrin Saragih, M.A., Ph.D. and Dedi Sanjaya, S. Pd., M.A. (Applied Linguistics/TESOL) were selected to be the first President and General Secretary of ALTSA organization respectively.

Objectives ALTSA

  1. To connect professional language teachers in Southeast Asia in joint research on language teaching and learning.
  2. To publish articles in the form of academic journal, book, and conference proceeding in the field of language and education.
  3. To host a conference, meeting and academic discussion in language teaching and general education context.
  4. To develop program or course for language teachers and learners in Southeast Asia.
  5. To conduct research in language and education context in Southeast Asia.


Prof. Amrin Saragih, M.A., Ph.D. (Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia)

Vice President

Prof. Nena Valdez, Ph.D. (Philippine) (Visiting Lecturer at President University Indonesia)
Prof. T. Silvana Sinar, M.A., Ph.D (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
Rafizah Mohd Rawian, Ph.D (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Dr. Masitowarni Siregar, M.Ed. (Universitas Negeri Medan. Indonesia)

Secretary General

Dedi Sanjaya, M.A. (University College of Yayasan Pahang, Malaysia)

Deputy Secretary General (DSG)

Azhar Aziz Lubis, M.Pd. (Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia)


Prof. Dr. Sumarsih, M.Pd. (Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia)

Deputy Treasurer

Winda Syafitri, M.Pd. (Politeknik Negeri Medan, Indonesia)

Regional Representatives

Prof. Nena Valdez, Ph.D. (Philippine) (Currently: Visiting Lecturer at President University)
Nor Hasimah Ismail, Ph.D. (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Suraiya Chapakiya, Ph.D (House of Malay Language and Literature, Thailand)
Farizan M Amin, B.A., M.A. (MOU (HQ), (Singapore)
Winda Syafitri, M.Pd. (Politeknik Negeri Medan, Indonesia)

Executive Directors

Journal Editor in Chief : Prof. Amrin Saragih, Ph.D. (Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia)
Journal Managing Editor : Dedi Sanjaya, M.A., SCTBE. (University College of Yayasan Pahang, Malaysia)
Conference Director : Azhar Aziz Lubis, M.Pd. (Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia)
Education & Training Director : Muhammad Yusuf, M.A. (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
Book & Proceeding Publications Director : Sukma Septian Nasution, M.Pd (Universitas Pamulang, Indonesia)
Membership Director : Benny Ichsanda Rahman (STIM Sukma Medan, Indonesia)

Contact Us

Secretariat in Indonesia:

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Department of English Language and Literature
Faculty of Languages and Arts
Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia
Jl. Willem Iskandar, No. V, Medan Estate
Sumatera Utara 20371, Indonesia

Secretariat in Malaysia:

C-33A-08, KL Traders Square
289, Jalan Gombak, Kampung Kuantan,
53000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +60173879215 / +6285664077978
Emails: info@altsacentre.org / altsaboard@gmail.com