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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

New Directions in English Language Assessment

  • Realising Potential: Policy, Engagement and Impact
  • 8 - 9 December 2019, Yokohama, Japan
  • Organised by: British Council
  • Call for papers abstract deadline: 30 April 2019

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Upcoming events 

Rethinking Learning - Contemporary Learning Summit

  • 9 – 11 May 2019, Singapore
  • Organised by: United World College of South East Asia and 21st Century Learning International

The English Linguistic Society of Japan 12th International Spring Forum 2019

  • 11 – 12 May 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: ELSJ

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2019 

  • Independence & Interdependence
  • 16 - 18 May 2019, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR

JALT PanSIG Conference

  • 18 - 19 May 2019, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Organised by JALT PanSIG

GEN TEFL 2019 

  • 18 -19 May 2019, Bali, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Global Educators Network - TEFL

2nd International Conference on Education Research and Policy and

4th International Conference on Distance Education and Learning 

  • 24-27 May 2019, Shanghai, China 
  • Organised by: Asia Society of Researchers

ELTU Conference 2019

  • Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching
  • 27-28 May 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2019 5th International Conference on Learning and Teaching

  • 27-29 May 2019, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by: IEDRC

16th International Pragmatics Conference 

  • Pragmatics of the Margins
  • 9-14 June 2019, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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

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

5th World Congress on Extensive Reading 

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

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

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

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