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) (Currently: Visiting Lecturer at President University)
Rafizah Mohd Rawian, Ph.D (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Prof. T. Silvana Sinar, M.A., Ph.D (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)

Secretary General

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


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

Regional Representatives

Dr. Marice, M.Hum. (Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia)
Prof. Nena Valdez (Visiting Lecturer at President University, Indonesia) (Philippine)
Suraiya Chapakiya, Ph.D (House of Malay Language and Literature, Thailand)
Farizan M Amin, B.A., M.A. (MOU (HQ), (Singapore)

Executive Directors

Publications Director : Dra. Masitowarni Siregar, M.Ed. (Universitas Negeri Medan. Indonesia)
Membership Director : Azhar Aziz Lubis, M.Pd. (Universitas Bengkulu, Indonesia)
Conference Director : Dr. Dwi Widayati, M.Hum. (Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia)
Academic Director : Sukma Septian Nasution, M.Pd (Universitas Pamulang, Indonesia)
International Relationship Director : Muhammad Yusuf, M.A. (STKIP Pelita Bangsa Binjai, Indonesia)

Contact Us

Secretary General
Dedi Sanjaya, M.A. (App. Ling/TESOL)

Room No. 4A-05, Anjung Hijau,
Jalan Perkasa 1 Bukit Jalil, 57.000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel. +60173879215, +60378867145
Emails: altsaboard@gmail.com


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