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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

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: 5 November 2017

The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2018

  • Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • 26-28 March 2018, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 9 November 2017

11th Biennial Comparative Education Society of Asia

  • Education and Social Progress: Insights from Comparative Perspectives
  • 10-12 May 2018, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia
  • Call for papers deadline: 15 November 2017

4th International Conference on Learning and Teaching

  • 25 - 27 April 2018, Singapore
  • Organised by: IEDRC
  • Call for papers deadline: 5 December 2017

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2018

  • Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change
  • 27–29 April 2018, Kobe, Japan
  • Organised by: IAFOR
  • Abstract submission deadline: 8 December 2017

Psychology of Language Learning 

  • Stretching boundaries
  • June 7 - 10 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning and Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University
  • Call for proposals deadline: 11 December 2017

3rd GEN TEFL International Conference

  • 11 - 13 May  2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Global Educators Network
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2018 

ACTA International Conference 2018

  • English language learning in a mobile world 
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, South Australia 
  • Organised by: SA TESOL
  • Call for presentations deadline: 29 January 2018

The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference 

The 6th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 

The 1st Macau Association for Applied Linguistics Conference

  • English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis
  • June 27 - 29 2018, Macau, China
  • Organised by: University of Macau
  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2018

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
  • Call for papers deadline: 7 February 2018

Education and Development Conference 2018

  • 5 - 7 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Tomorrow People Organization
  • Deadline for proceedings submissions: 10 February 2018

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
  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 March 2018

38th Thailand TESOL International Conference

  • Digital literacy in English language learning and teaching
  • 26 - 27 January 2018, Thailand
  • Organised by Thailand TESOL
  • Call for papers: TBC

JALT 2018

  • 23-26 November 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT
  • Call for papers: TBC

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Upcoming events 

The 6th International Conference on Language and Arts

  • Innovation in Languages and Arts
  • 18 - 19 October 2017, Padang, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Padang

The Asian Conference on Education 2017

  • Educating for Change
  • 19 - 22 October 2017, Kobe, Japan
  • Oransied by: IAFOR

International Conference and Linguistics and Language Teaching

  • Literacy, Linguistics and Language Education
  • 20-21 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

The 5th International Conference on Teacher Education

  • Teaching Methods and Materials
  • 20-22 October 2017, New Taipei City, Taiwan 
  • Organised by: Tamkang 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

2017 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Why are we here? Analogue Learning in a Digital Era
  • 21 October 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL

The 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education and Professional Development

  • Character Education for 21st Century Global Citizens
  • 21 - 22 October 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta and InCoTEPD

International Conference on Education in Muslim Society

  • Education in the 21st Century : Knowledge, Professionalism, and Values
  • 25-26 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organized by: The Faculty of Education and Teachers Training, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics 

  • Educating Future Minds: Issues and Strategies
  • 30 - 31 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Organised by: MNNF Network

2017 International Conference on English for Specific Purposes

  • Perspectives in ESP: Research & Instruction 
  • 3 - 4 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Soochow University and TESPA

20th NAFLE Annual Conference

  • Foreign Language Education for Youth Growth: Integrating language learning and whole-person development
  • 4 - 6 November 2017, Bejing, China
  • Organised by: NAFLE and The Chinese Society of Education

Assessing World Languages 2017

  • 8 - 11 November 2017, Macao
  • Organised by:  University of Macao

EduTECH Asia 2017

  • 8 - 10 November 2017, Singapore
  • Organised by: TERRAPINN

Seoul International Conference on Speech Sciences 2017

  • 10 - 11 November 2017, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: Seoul National University and Korea Nazarene University

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

APLX 2017 International Conference on Applied Linguistics

  • Transformation and Development: Language, Culture, Pedagogy, and Translation
  • 16-17 November 2017, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taipei University of Technology

JALT2017

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

AsiaCALL2017

  • CALL in Asia and the World: Innovative Scholarship, Practical Solutions, Enhanced Sustainability
  • 24 - 26 November 2017, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
  • Organised by: AsiaCALL

Language and Development Conference

  • Language and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • 27-29 November 2017, Dakar, Senegal
  • Organised by: British Council Senegal

The Applied Linguistics Conference

  • Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices
  • 27 - 29 November 2017, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Organised by: The University of Auckland, AUT and The University of Waikato

3rd International Conference on Language Testing and Evaluation and 5th British Council New Directions in Language Assessment Conference

  • Connecting Assessment with Teaching and Learning
  • 2-3 December 2017, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: National Education Examinations Authority in China and British Council

Third International Conference of Linguistic Studies 2017

  • Contemporary Experiences of the Linguistic and Literary Studies
  • 6 - 7 December 2017, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Organised by: Al-Madinah International University, Shah Alam

Third International VietTESOL Conference

  • English Language for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • 7 - 8 December 2017, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
  • Organised by: Thai Nguyen University, US Embassy – RELO Vietnam, MOET VN-The National Foreign Languages 2020 Project, and the VietTESOL Community

International Conference on ESP, new technologies and digital learning

  • 7-9 December 2017, Hong Kong
  • Oganised by: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and TESOL Asia

7th International Conference on Languages, Literature and Linguistics 

  • 9 - 11 December 2017, Kyoto, Japan 
  • Organised by: IEDRC

Bandung English Language Teaching International Conference

  • Developing ELT in the 21st Century
  • 22 - 24 January 2018, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Organised by: UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung 

5th International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Arts 

  • 27-29 January 2018, Seoul, South Korea
  • Organised by: IEDRC and JLLL

Malaysia International Conference on Foreign Languages

  • Foreign Language Studies in Tomorrow's Asia Pacific Region
  • 7-8 March 2018,  Selangor, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The Faculty of Modern Languages & Communication, UPM

TESOL 2018

  • Sustaining Dialogues Across the TESOL Community
  • 27–30 March 2018, Chicago, USA
  • Organised by: TESOL International Association

Going Global 2018

  • Global connections, local impact: creating 21st Century skills, knowledge and impact for society-wide good
  • 2-4 May 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: The British Council

Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

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

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