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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

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 

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

First Biennial Comparative Education Society of Cambodia (CESCam) Conference

  • Education for Shared Community and Prosperity
  • 6–7 December 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: The Comparative Education Society of Cambodia

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

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

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

VietTESOL International Convention 2019

  • 11–12 October 2019, Hue, Vietnam
  • Organised by: VietTESOL

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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