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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

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

GEN TEFL Congress 

  • 28 - 29 July 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Global Educators Newtwork
  • Call for Proposal Deadline: 31 May 2018

GLoCALL 2018 Conference & 15th ChinaCALL Conference 2018 

  • New Technology and Foreign Language Instruction: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 16 - 18 August 2018, Suzhou, China
  • Organised by: Beijing Foreign Studies University and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Deadline for proposal submission: 31 May 2018

2018 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Focus on Fluency
  • 13-14 October, 2018, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL
  • Call for papers deadline: 31 May 2018

The 1st JACET Summer and English Education Joint Seminar 

  • Classroom research revisited: Who are the ‘practitioners’?
  • 20 – 22 August 2018, Kyoto, Japan
  • Organised by: JACET
  • Poster session application deadline: 8 June 2018

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
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2018

2018 International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching

  • 25-27 October 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Open University of Hong Kong
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2018

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
  • Abstract submission 15 July 2018

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
  • Abstract submission deadline: 23 July 2018

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
  • Call for abstracts deadline: 31 July 2018

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 

2018 International Conference on Education Research and Policy

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

The Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Symposium 

  • Higher education best practices – English teaching and learning in Hong Kong
  • 30 May - 1 June 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub 

Psychology of Language Learning 

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

JALTCALL2018 25th Anniversary Conference

  • New Directions in Educational Technology
  • 8 - 10 June 2018, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: JALTCALL

14th Annual International Conference of the China Association for Intercultural Communication

  • Intercultural Education and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind
  • 8 - 10 June 2018, Shandong, China
  • Organised by: Shandong University

North East Asian Regional (NEAR) Language Education Conference

  • Celebrating Changes and Innovation in Language Education
  • 9 June 2018 - 9:00am, Niigata, Japan
  • Organised by: The Japan Association for Language Teaching

MATSDA 2018

  • 9 - 10 June 2018, Shanghai, China
  • L2 Teacher Development through Materials Development
  • Organised by: The Materials Development Association and the Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education

Fourth International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies

  • 15-16 June 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society

2018 SNU International Conference on Linguistics

  • Future Directions for Linguistic Research
  • 15-16 June 2018, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: SNU Language Education Institute

The 18th Annual Conference of the Japan Second Language Association

  • 16 - 17 June 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: J-SLA

Task-Based Learning and Teaching in Asia

  • 23 - 24 June 2018, Kyoto, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT Task-Based Learning SIG

The 5th Symposium on Language and Sustainability in Asia

  • Language, Diversity and Globalization
  • 24-25 June 2018, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Organised by: SELSA

International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching

  • Innovation and Global Challenges in Language Education
  • 25 - 26 June 2018, Pekan, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Centre for Modern Languages & Human Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

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
  • 27 - 29 June 2018, Macau, China
  • Organised by: University of Macau

12th International Free Linguistics Conference 

  • 10 - 11 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: FLC Group

International Conference on The Future of Education 2018 

  • Enhancing Teacher Quality for Better Education
  • 10 - 12 July 2018, Penang, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Institute of Teacher Education Malaysia and Malaysian Society for Educational Administration and Management 

The 65th TEFLIN International Conference

  • Sustainable teacher professional development in English Language Education: where theory, practice and policy meet
  • 12 - 14 July 2018, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Organised by: The Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia

UECA English Language Assessment Symposium

  • 14 July 2018, Brisbane, Australia
  • Organised by: UECA, ALTAANZ & UQ-ICTE

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

Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium 2018

  • Applying Rasch measurement in language assessment and across the human sciences
  • 25 - 27 July 2018, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society and Fudan University

10th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

  • Engaging Diversity, Charting Trajectories
  • 14-16 August 2018, Malacca, Malaysia
  • Organised by: MICOLLAC and Universiti Putra Malaysia

The 23rd Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics

  • 21 - 23 August 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: PAAL and Juntendo University

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

English Australia Conference

  • 19-21 September 2018, Sydney, Australia
  • Organised by: English Australia

The 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics

  • 19-21 September 2018, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
  • Organised by: International Speech Communication Association and University of Aizu

ACTA International Conference 2018

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

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

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

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

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 

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