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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

3rd Annual Online Conference on Research into Using Technology for Language Learning

  • 4 October 2018, Online
  • Organised by: IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press
  • Call for proposals deadline: 23 July 2018

2nd UHAMKA International Conference on ELT and CALL 2018

  • Creativity and critical thinking in EFL teacher education
  • 22-23 November 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by:  UHAMKA
  • Abstract submission deadline: 23 July 2018

New Directions 2018

  • Standards in Learning Systems
  • 22-23 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Organised by: British Council Malaysia
  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2018

THE 5th International Conference on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  • Revitalizing and Enriching ELT Research and Practices: Looking to the Future
  • 7 - 8 December 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Organised by: The Language Institute of Thammasat University
  • Call for abstracts deadline: 31 July 2018

5th World Congress on Extensive Reading 

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

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Upcoming events 

Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium 2018

  • Applying Rasch measurement in language assessment and across the human sciences
  • 25 - 27 July 2018, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Society and Fudan University

GEN TEFL Congress 

  • 28 - 29 July 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Organised by: Global Educators Newtwork

10th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures 

  • Engaging Diversity, Charting Trajectories
  • 14-16 August 2018, Malacca, Malaysia
  • Organised by: MICOLLAC and Universiti Putra Malaysia

GLoCALL 2018 Conference & 15th ChinaCALL Conference 2018 

  • New Technology and Foreign Language Instruction: Opportunities and Challenges
  • 16 - 18 August 2018, Suzhou, China
  • Organised by: Beijing Foreign Studies University and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The 1st JACET Summer and English Education Joint Seminar 

  • Classroom research revisited: Who are the ‘practitioners’?
  • 20 – 22 August 2018, Kyoto, Japan
  • Organised by: JACET

The 23rd Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics

  • 21 - 23 August 2018, Tokyo, Japan
  • Organised by: PAAL and Juntendo University

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

The Singapore Education Technology Conference 2018

  • 30 - 31 August 2018, Singapore
  • Organised by: East Asia Research and Siam University 

English Australia Conference

  • 19-21 September 2018, Sydney, Australia
  • Organised by: English Australia

The 2nd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics

  • 19-21 September 2018, Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
  • Organised by: International Speech Communication Association and University of Aizu

ACTA International Conference 2018

  • English language learning in a mobile world 
  • 2 - 5 October 2018, Adelaide, South Australia 
  • Organised by: SA TESOL

The 1st Pan-Pacific Technology-Enhanced Language Learning conference

  • 4 - 6 October 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: National Taiwan Normal University

Conference for Community Languages and English for Speakers of Other Languages 

  • Transforming our Landscape
  • 5 – 7 October 2018, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Organised by: tesolanz and CLANZ

International Conference of English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation

  • English Language Teaching, Literature, and Translation in Digital Era: Challenges and Practices
  • 6 – 7 October 2018, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Organised by: UNNES and Arab World English Journal

2018 KOTESOL International Conference

  • Focus on Fluency
  • 13-14 October, 2018, Seoul, Korea
  • Organised by: KOTESOL

The 5th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment

  • Standards in Language Assessment
  • 18 - 20 October 2018, Shanghai, China
  • Organised by: Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

Sixth International Conference at Feng Chia University

  • Exploring the Uncharted Territories: Foreign Languages and Literature Teaching in Taiwan and Southeast Asia
  • 20 October 2018, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Organised by: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Feng Chia University

2018 International Conference on Bilingual Learning and Teaching

  • 25-27 October 2018, Hong Kong
  • Organised by: Open University of Hong Kong

Listening and Writing Workshop & Assessing World Languages Conferences

  • 30 October - 2 November 2018, Macau, China
  • Organised by: University of Macau

27th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching

  • Reconceptualizing English Language Teaching in the 21st Century
  • 9-11 November 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Organised by: English Teachers' Association of the Republic of China

JALT 2018

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • 23-26 November 2018, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Organised by: JALT

ALAA 2018 & Pronunciation Symposium

  • Engaging Diversity: Creating Connections and Building Knowledge
  • 25 - 28 November 2018, Wollongong, Australia
  • ​Organised by: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia 

LIA International Conference on Language and Culture 2018 

  • Language Teaching in Digital Civilization: Creativity for Total Learning
  • 27 - 28 November 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Organised by: YAYASAN LIA and Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing

Sixth BOLT/UFLS-UD Language Education Conference

  • Progressive Approaches to Language Teaching
  • 15 - 16 December 2018, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Organised by: Balsamo Outreach for Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

CALA 2019 - Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology

  • Revitalization and Representation
  • 23 - 26 January 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Organised by: Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, in affiliation with Temple University, University of Hawaiʻi, University College London, Nanyang Technological University, National Taiwan University

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