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Find out about ELT conferences and events taking place across East Asia in the coming months as well as deadlines for submitting papers, abstracts and presentations.  

At the top of the page you'll find events with open calls for papers or presentations, ordered by the date the call will be closing.  Below that you'll find upcoming events where the calls for papers/presentations have closed, arranged in date order.

Please note that as the majority of these events are not organised by the British Council, use the contact details on the website for each event if you have any questions.

Calls for papers and proposals

54th RELC International Conference & 5th Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association Conference

  • Teaching and Learning of English for Academic, Professional and Other Purposes in the Digital Era
  • 11 - 13 March 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
  • Call for proposals deadline: 28 September 2018

The Fifteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference  

  • Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Cognitive Linguistics
  • 6-11 August 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Organised by: International Cognitive Linguistics Association and JCLA
  • Call for papers: 1 August - 5 November 2018

ELTU Conference 2019

  • Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching
  • 27-28 May 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Proposal submission deadline: 30 November 2018

GEN TEFL 2019 

  • 18 -19 May 2019, Bali, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Global Educators Network - TEFL
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 December 2018

CALA 2019 - Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology

  • Revitalization and Representation
  • 23 - 26 January 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, in affiliation with Temple University, University of Hawaiʻi, University College London, Nanyang Technological University, National Taiwan University
  • Abstract and poster proposal submission deadline: 1 January 2019

2nd International Conference on Education Research and Policy and

4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning 

  • 24-27 May 2019, Shanghai, China 
  • Organised by: Asia Society of Researchers
  • Call for papers deadline: 10 January 2019

Rethinking Learning - Contemporary Learning Summit

  • 9 – 11 May 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: United World College of South East Asia and 21st Century Learning International
  • Call for presentations: Open - deadline n/a

5th World Congress on Extensive Reading 

  • 9-12 August 2019, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Organised by: The Extensive Reading Foundation
  • Call for papers: TBC

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Upcoming events 

ACTA International Conference 2018

  • English language learning in a mobile world 
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, South Australia 
  • Organised by: SA TESOL

3rd Annual Online Conference on Research into Using Technology for Language Learning

  • 4 October 2018, Online
  • Organised by: IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press

The 1st Pan-Pacific Technology-Enhanced Language Learning conference

  • 4 - 6 October 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taiwan Normal University

Conference for Community Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages 

  • Transforming our Landscape
  • 5 – 7 October 2018, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Organised by: tesolanz and CLANZ

Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching

  • Shaping New Understandings in ELT
  • 5 - 6 October, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Putra Malaysia

International Conference of English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation

  • English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation in Digital Era: Challenges and Practices
  • 6 – 7 October 2018, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Organised by: UNNES and Arab World English Journal

VietTESOL Convention 2018 

  • Language Education in the Industrial Revolution 4.0: Meeting the Needs of the Dynamic Labor Market
  • 12 - 13 October 2018, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Organised by: VietTESOL Association 

The 3rd Asian Junior Linguistics Conference

  • 13-14 October 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The University of Hong Kong

2018 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Focus on Fluency
  • 13-14 October, 2018, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL

The 5th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment

  • Standards in Language Assessment
  • 18 - 20 October 2018, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

Sixth International Conference at Feng Chia University

  • Exploring the Uncharted Territories: Foreign Languages and Literature Teaching in Taiwan and Southeast Asia
  • 20 October 2018, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Organised by: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Feng Chia University

New Directions 2018

  • Standards in Learning Systems
  • 22-23 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: British Council Malaysia

International Conference on Language, Culture & Society

  • Striving towards cultural literacy and economic prosperity in Asia
  • 24 - 25 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: International Islamic University Malaysia

2018 International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching

  • 25-27 October 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Open University of Hong Kong

Listening and Writing Workshop & Assessing World Languages Conferences

  • 30 October - 2 November 2018, Macau, China
  • Organised by: University of Macau

2nd International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, and Society

  • Language, linguistics, and society in the era of disruptive technologies
  • 8-9 November 2018, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Malaysia Sabah

27th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching

  • Reconceptualizing English Language Teaching in the 21st Century
  • 9-11 November 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: English Teachers' Association of the Republic of China

International Conference on Linguistics

  • 13 - 15 November 2018, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

2nd UHAMKA International Conference on ELT and CALL 2018

  • Creativity and critical thinking in EFL teacher education
  • 22-23 November 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by:  UHAMKA

JALT 2018

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • 23-26 November 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

ALAA 2018 & Pronunciation Symposium

  • Engaging Diversity: Creating Connections and Building Knowledge
  • 25 - 28 November 2018, Wollongong, Australia
  • ​Organised by: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia 

LIA International Conference on Language and Culture 2018 

  • Language Teaching in Digital Civilization: Creativity for Total Learning
  • 27 - 28 November 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: YAYASAN LIA and Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing

The 32nd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation 

  • 1-3 December 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2nd International Conference on English Across the Curriculum

  • 4 – 5 December 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

THE 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  • Revitalizing and Enriching ELT Research and Practices: Looking to the Future
  • 7 - 8 December 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Organised by: The Language Institute of Thammasat University

2018 ALS Annual Conference

  • 10-12 December 2018, Adelaide, Australia  
  • Organised by: Australian Linguistic Society

Sixth BOLT/UFLS-UD Language Education Conference

  • Progressive Approaches to Language Teaching
  • 15 - 16 December 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Organised by: Balsamo Outreach for Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

39th Thailand TESOL International Conference 

  • Changes and Chances in ELT
  • 18 - 19 January 2019, Bangkok, Thailand 
  • Organised by: ThaiTESOL

11th Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching

  • Teachers as Learners
  • 16-17 February 2019, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Organise by: IDP Education

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