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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

Psychology of Language Learning 

  • Stretching boundaries
  • June 7 - 10 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning and Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
  • Call for proposals deadline: 11 December 2017

International Conference on Multillingual Education, Learning and Teaching

  • 3 - 4 April 2018, Hatyai, Thailand 
  • Organised by: Academic Conference Network
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 December 2017

ELC 2018 International Conference 

  • Revisiting ELT Practices in Multicultural Contexts: Evidence-Based Practices
  • 20 - 22 April 2018, Guangdong, P.R. China
  • Organised by: The English Language Center, Shantou University
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 27 December 2017

Asia-Pacific EduTeach2018

  • Global Education through technology – Challenges, Issues and Trends
  • 25-26 January 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Unique Conferences Canada , Pangasinan State University, Philippines and International Center for Research & Development, Sri Lanka
  • Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2018

3rd GEN TEFL International Conference

  • 11 - 13 May  2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Global Educators Network
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2018 

2018 International Conference on English Teaching and Learning

  • Repositioning TEFL in Applied Linguistics
  • 18 - 19 May 2018, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Tsing Hua University
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2018

JALT PanSIG Conference 

  • 19-20 May 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT 
  • Proposal submission deadline: 15 January 2018 

12th International Free Linguistics Conference 

  • 10 - 11 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: FLC Group
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2018

ACTA International Conference 2018

  • English language learning in a mobile world 
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, South Australia 
  • Organised by: SA TESOL
  • Call for presentations deadline: 29 January 2018

Asia TEFL International Conference  

Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 

Macau Association for Applied Linguistics Conference

  • English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis
  • June 27 - 29 2018, Macau, China
  • Organised by: University of Macau
  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2018

The 57th JACET International Convention

  • Assuring Quality Learning Outcomes in Primary to Tertiary English Education for Globalization
  • 28 - 30 August 2018, Sendai, Japan
  • Organised by: The Japan Association of College English Teachers
  • Call for papers deadline: 7 February 2018

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018

  • Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • 27–29 April 2018, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 8 February 2018

Education and Development Conference 2018

  • 5 - 7 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Tomorrow People Organization
  • Deadline for proceedings submissions: 10 February 2018

10th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

  • Engaging Diversity, Charting Trajectories
  • 14 - 16 August 2018, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2018

 The 18th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association

  • 16 - 17 June 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: J-SLA
  • Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2018

Task-Based Learning and Teaching in Asia

  • 23 - 24 June 2018, Kyoto, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT Task-Based Learning SIG
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 March 2018

International Conference on Language, Literature and Society 2018

  • Global Peace & Co-existence through Language & Literature
  • 19-21 July 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Ithaca College USA, International Center for Research & Development Sri Lanka, JK University India & Unique Conferences Canada
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2018

The Singapore Education Technology Conference 2018

  • 30 - 31 August 2018, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and Siam University 
  • Abstract submission deadline: 24 May 2018

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)
  • Call for papers deadline:  30 May 2018

JALT 2018

  • 23-26 November 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT
  • Call for papers: TBC

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Upcoming events 

Third International Conference of Linguistic Studies 2017

  • Contemporary Experiences of the Linguistic and Literary Studies
  • 6 - 7 December 2017, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Al-Madinah International University, Shah Alam

Third International VietTESOL Conference

  • English Language for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • 7 - 8 December 2017, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
  • Organised by: Thai Nguyen University, US Embassy – RELO Vietnam, MOET VN-The National Foreign Languages 2020 Project, and the VietTESOL Community

International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning

  • 7-9 December 2017, Hong Kong
  • Oganised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and TESOL Asia

7th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics 

  • 9 - 11 December 2017, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Organised by: IEDRC

The 5th Symposium on Language and Sustainability in Asia

  • Language, Diversity and Globalization
  • 5-6 January 2018, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Organised by: ESD Focus

Bandung English Language Teaching International Conference

  • Developing ELT in the 21st Century
  • 22 - 24 January 2018, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Organised by: UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung 

38th Thailand TESOL International Conference

  • Digital literacy in English language learning and teaching
  • 26 - 27 January 2018, Thailand
  • Organised by Thailand TESOL

5th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Arts 

  • 27-29 January 2018, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by: IEDRC and JLLL

International Conference on Teaching and Learning

  • Education Challenges in the 21st Century
  • 20 - 21 February 2018, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Teknologi Mara

Malaysia International Conference on Foreign Languages

  • Foreign Language Studies in Tomorrow's Asia Pacific Region
  • 7-8 March 2018,  Selangor, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication, UPM

53rd RELC International Conference 2018

  • 50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities
  • 12 – 14 March 2018, Singapore
  • Organised by: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre

The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2018

  • Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • 26-28 March 2018, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR

TESOL 2018

  • Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community
  • 27–30 March 2018, Chicago, USA
  • Organised by: TESOL International Association

52nd IATEFL Conference

  • 10 - 13 April 2018, Brighton, UK
  • Organised by IATEFL

2018 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching

  • Meeting the New Demands of Second Language Education: Research Innovations in Professional Development, Technology, and Literacy
  • 20 - 21 April 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: Department of Applied Foreign Languages, NTUST

4th International Conference on Learning and Teaching

  • 25 - 27 April 2018, Singapore
  • Organised by: IEDRC

Going Global 2018

  • Global connections, local impact: creating 21st Century skills, knowledge and impact for society-wide good
  • 2-4 May 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The British Council

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

  • 7 - 12 May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Organised by: The European Language Resource Association 

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

  • 9 - 11 May 2018, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Organised by: European Language Resources Association

11th Biennial Comparative Education Society of Asia

  • Education and Social Progress: Insights from Comparative Perspectives
  • 10-12 May 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia

The English Linguistic Society of Japan 11th International Spring Forum 2018

  • 12 – 13 May 2018, Sapporo, Japan
  • Organised by: The English Linguistic Society of Japan

2018 International Conference on Education Research and Policy

  • 26-28 May 2018, Beijing, China
  • Organised by: Asia Society of Researchers

ACTA Conference 2018

  • English Language Learning in a Mobile World
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, Australia
  • Organised by: ACTA and SA TESOL

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