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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

1st International Conference on Education & Languages for Students & Adults Learners

  • Empowering Development in Education and Language Learning Towards I.R 4.0 
  • 17-18 September, Perak, Malaysia
  • Organised by: ELSA
  • Call for papers deadline: 30 June 2019

VietTESOL International Convention 2019

  • 11–12 October 2019, Hue, Vietnam
  • Organised by: VietTESOL
  • Call for papers deadline: 30 July 2019

International Conference on Language and Literature

  • Digital trends in language & literature: Asia & the 21st Century
  • 15-17 January 2020, Gombak, Malaysia
  • Organised by: International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Call for papers deadline: 2 September 2019

16th Annual CamTESOL Conference

  • 21st Century ELT: Approaches for effective practices
  • 7-9 February 2020, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Organised by: CamTESOL
  • Call for papers deadline: 14 September 2019

The Asian Conference on Language (ACL2020)

  • 29 March - 1 April 2020, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 November 2019

Upcoming events 

The International Society for Language Studies

  • Disrupting and Recreating Beliefs in Language Studies
  • 20-22 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Open University of Hong Kong 

International Conference on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education

  • 22 - 24 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: CRLLS and Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong

17th Asia TEFL International Conference and the 6th FLLT International Conference

  • ELT for Glocal Synergies across Disciplines and Multilingual Ambiences
  • 27 - 29 June 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Asia TEFL and Language Institute, Thammasat University

Inaugural Conference on Language Teaching and Learning 

  • Cognition and Identity
  • 28-29 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Education University of Hong Kong

Pan-Pacific Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Conference

  • 3-5 July 2019, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taiwan Normal University

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 21st Annual International Conference

  • 6-7 July 2019, Sendai, Japan
  • Organised by: JSLS

8th International Language Learning Conference 

  • Capturing the Past and Shaping the Future through Language
  • 16-18 July 2019, Penang, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Sains Malaysia

TESOL International Association China Assembly

  • English Education in China: A New Era, A Shared Vision
  • 24 July 2019, Hangzhou, China
  • Organised by: China Daily, TESOL International Association, Shanghai International Studies University and Hangzhou Municipal Government

VUS TESOL Conference 2019

  • ELT 4.0: The era of automation and productivity
  • 26 July 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Organised by: VUS

English Teaching & Learning 2019 Conference

  • Translingual Practice in the ESL/EFL context
  • 27-28 July 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taiwan Normal University

The Singapore Learning Design and Technology Conference 2019 

  • 1 - 2 Aug 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and the Siam University  

International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 

  • Endangered Languages, and Major Language Varieties
  • 5-9 August 2019, Melbourne, Australia
  • Organised by: Arinex Pty Ltd and Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association

The Fifteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference 

  • Crosslinguistic perspectives on cognitive linguistics
  • 6-11 August 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Organised by: ICLA and The Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association


  • 8-10 August, Danang, Vietnam
  • Organised by: GLoCALL

TEFLIN International Conference and English Langauge Education Expo

  • Learning English as a Global Lingua Franca and Intercultural Communication to Embrace Industrial Revolution 4.0: Policy, Pedagogy, and Assessment
  • 8 - 10 August 2019, Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Medan


5th World Congress on Extensive Reading 

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

28th MELTA International Conference 2019

  • English Language Education and Society 5.0: Developing Sustainable Literacies
  • 13-15 August 2019, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Malaysian English Language Teaching Association 

PAAL 2019 Conference

  • 20-21 August 2019, Seoul, Korea 
  • Organised by: Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics

Malaysian International Conference on Academic Strategies in English Language Teaching (My_CASELT) & Language Invention, Innovation and Design (LIID) Exposition

  • Empowering ELT Professionals in a Globalized Environment & Empowering Practitioners' Innovation in Language Teaching
  • 21-22 August 2019, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Universiti Teknologi Mara & Akademi Pengajian Bahasa UiTM

The 58th JACET International Convention (Nagoya, 2019)

  • Beyond ‘Borderless’: English Education in a Changing Society
  • 28 - 30 August 2019, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: The Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET)

New Sounds 2019: The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech

  • 30 August - 1 September 2019, Tokyo Japan
  • Organised by: Waseda University

CLIL 2019: Content and Language Integrated Learning Conference

  • Taking an integrated approach to teaching content and language in English medium universities
  • 30 August-1 September 2019, Suzhou, China
  • Organised by: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

New Sounds 2019

  • The 9th International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech
  • 30 August - 1 September 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: Waseda University, Phonological Society of Japan

English Language Teaching International Conference 2019

  • English Teacher in The Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0
  • 6-8 September 2019, Kota, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar

International Seminar on Language, Education, and Culture

  • Creativity and Innovation in Language, Education, and Culture
  • 14-15 September 2019, Malang, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Aula Universitas Negeri Malang

The Inclusion, Mobility, and Multilingual Education Conference

  • Exploring the role of languages for education and development
  • 24 - 26 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: British Council and Asia Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group

2019 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Advancing ELT: Blending Disciplines, Approaches, and Technologies
  • 12-13 October 2019, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: Korea TESOL 

International Language and Tourism Conference 2019

  • Sustaining Global Development Goals through Language, Education and Tourism 
  • 18–19 October 2019, Muar, Malaysia
  • Organised by: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

APLX 2019 

  • Trends and Issues: Language, Culture, Translation and Bilingual Education
  • 31 October - 1 November 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taipei University of Technology

JALT 2019

  • Teacher Efficacy, Learner Agency
  • 1 - 4 November 2019, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

28th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching

  • Collaboration and Communication in Language Learning and Teaching
  • 9-10 November 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: ETA-ROC & Chinese Culture University

20th English in Southeast Asia Conference

  • Re-thinking Paradigms and Approaches to Researching, Teaching and Learning English
  • 6-7 December 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: NIE, Nanyang Technological University & Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics

New Directions in English Language Assessment

  • Realising Potential: Policy, Engagement and Impact
  • 8 - 9 December 2019, Yokohama, Japan
  • Organised by: British Council

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