It is our great pleasure to welcome everyone at the Seventh International Conference on English Language and Teaching in 2019 (ICOELT 2019) as an annual conference hosted by the English Department of FBS Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia. The conference was organized by English Department, Faculty of Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Padang on November 4-5, 2019 at Faculty of Languages and Arts, Universitas Negeri Padang. This international conference aims at identifying, presenting and discussing the trend and innovation in English linguistics, literature, research and teaching for Industrial Revolution 4.0. It provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application of the experiences, to create research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. It is not merely for Indonesian context only, but all around the globe. The conference was targeted for educators, policy makers, researchers, academics, principals, supervisors, graduate students, practitioners, academics, professionals and teachers. There were 88 papers accepted for presentation however not all papers are published in this proceeding. The papers were from various topics including assessment and evaluation, EFL learning material development, English in various contexts, English language research, English literature learning and teaching, intercultural and interlingual English communication, pure and applied linguistics, translation studies, and discourse analysis. We would like to thank the organizing committee and the members of reviewers for their kind assistances in reviewing the papers. We would also like to extend our best gratitude Rector of Universitas Negeri Padang, Prof. Ganefri, Ph.D.; Dean of Faculty of Languages and Arts, Prof. Dr. Ermanto, M.Hum., the Head of English Language and Literature Department, Desvalini Anwar, M.Hum., Ph.D., for the tremendous support. Furthermore, we would like to thank Mohammed Zain Sulaiman, Ph.D. (Malaysia), Pornsawan Tripasai, Ph.D. (Thailand), Hossein Shokouhi, Ph.D. (Australia), Prof. Dr. Ilza Mayuni, M.A. (Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia), Desvalini Anwar, Ph.D. (Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia) as the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and worthwhile ideas shared in the conference. We are particularly grateful to our committee, for their enormous support, and to the reviewers, for their valuable time and expertise to evaluate all manuscripts submitted to this issue.
Dr. Rusdi Noor Rosa, M.Hum.
Dr. Havid Ardi, M.Hum.
Dr. Muhd. Al Hafizh, M.A.
Muhammad Affandi Arianto, M.Pd.