Upcoming events

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.  

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

GEN TEFL International Conference 2017 

  • Rethinking ELT in the age of Ubiquitous Technology
  • 2-3 July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: TEFL Global Educators Network
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2017  

The Singapore Education Technology Conference 2017 

  • 23 - 24 August 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and Siam University 
  • Abstract submission deadline: 18 May 2017 

International Language Learning Conference 2017

  • Knowledge and Competence in Language Learning Today
  • 21 – 22 August 2017, Penang, Malaysia
  • Organised by: School of Languages, Literacies & Translation, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Call for abstracts deadline: 15 May 2017

2017 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Why are we here? Analogue Learning in a Digital Era
  • 21 October 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL
  • Call for papers deadline 31 May 2017

International Conference on the Globalization of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

  • Breaking Barriers
  • 30 - 31 July 2017, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: INTESDA
  • Proposal submission deadline: 2 June 2017

ACTA Conference 2018

  • English Language Learning in a Mobile World
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, Australia
  • Organised by: ACTA and SA TESOL
  • Call for papers: 3 July - 5 November 2017

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

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

Upcoming events across East Asia

The Asian Conference on Language Learning & The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom

  • Educating for Change
  • 11 - 14 May 2017, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: The International Academic Forum

FAB 11 and KOTESOL National Conference 2017

  • Neuroscience for enhancing language teaching
  • 13 May 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL

The 3rd China EAP Association Annual Conference & the 2nd International Symposium on EAP in Asia

  • Academic English research: Technologies and beyond
  • 19 - 21 May, 2017, Wuhan, China
  • Organised by: China English for Academic Purposes Association

JALT PanSIG Conference

  • 20 - 21 May 2017, Akita City, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

The International Linguistic Association 62nd Annual Conference

  • Language and the Brain: coding, understanding, and processing
  • 26 - 28 May 2017, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: International Linguistic Association

Faces of English 2 

  • Teaching and researching academic and professional English
  • 1-3 June 2017, Hong Kong
  • Organised by:  Centre for Applied English Studies, The University of Hong Kong

JALTCALL2017

  • Active Learning through CALL
  • 16 - 18 June 2017, Matsuyama, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

The 4th International Conference of AALA 

  • Connecting assessment with teaching and learning: innovation and impact
  • 21 - 23 June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: AALA and the Language Training and Testing Center, Taipei

Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 3 & 19th English in South-East Asia Conference 

  • 22 - 24 June 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi

Third International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies

  • 29-30 June 2017, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Chartered Institute of Linguists Hong Kong Society

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 19th Annual International Conference

  • 1 - 3 July 2017,  Kyoto, Japan
  • Organised by: JSLS

15th International AsiaTEFL & 64th TEFLIN Conference 

  • ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship and Identity
  • 13 - 15 July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, TEFLIN, and AsiaTEFL

The Fourth World Congress on Extensive Reading

  • Pathways to progress
  • 4 - 7 August 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: Extensive Reading Foundation

JACET 56th International Convention 

  • English in a Globalized World: Exploring Lingua Franca Research and Pedagogy
  • 29 - 31 August 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: JACET

11th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy

  • Writing systems: Past, present (... and future?)
  • 29 - 31 August 2017, Nagoya, Japan
  • Organised by: Tama University, Nanzan University and Hiroshima Shudo University

The 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching in China

  • English Language Teaching in a Global World: New Perspectives, New Methodologies
  • 20-22 October 2017, Xi’an, China
  • Organised by: China Association for Comparative Studies of English and China English Language Education Association

26th International Symposium on English Teaching 

  • How Well is the 21st Century Living Up to Its Promises for ELT?
  • 10-12 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: ETA-ROC

JALT2017

  • 17 - 20 November 2017, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT