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Call For Proposals

18th AsiaTEFL International Conference with Korea TESOL

Interweaving Theory and Practice in ELT in Asia: Creating New Prospects for the Future

The AsiaTEFL International Conference is the premier platform for English language teaching (ELT) practitioners, administrators, and researchers in Asia. At the conference, participants from Asia and all over the world convene to engage in dialogue on a wide range of topics on how to advance and impact the field of English teaching and learning. The conference offers opportunities to interact with people from all walks of ELT, learn about current trends, and contribute to this unique venue for the Asian ELT community.

The 18th AsiaTEFL International Conference's theme is “Interweaving Theory and Practice in ELT in Asia: Creating New Prospects for the Future,” which stresses the importance of applying theory to the classroom. We welcome proposals on all aspects of ELT.

  • Dates: June 25-27, 2020
  • Venue: Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center (KINTEX), Goyang, South Korea
  • Submit your proposal here.
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Important Dates

  • Proposal submission: November 20, 2019 – January 31, 2020 (Extended!)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2020
  • Early bird registration: March 1 - April 15, 2020
  • Pre-registration: April 16 - May 31, 2020
  • Onsite registration: June 25-27, 2020
  • Conference dates: June 25-27, 2020

Presentation Topics

Proposals on the following topics are welcome:

  1. Language planning and language policy
  2. Methodologies and teaching approaches
  3. Curriculum, syllabus design and materials design
  4. Assessment and evaluation
  5. Second language acquisition and literacy development
  6. English for academic/specific purposes
  7. Teacher education and professional development
  8. Program management and leadership development
  9. Digital literacies/language learning and technology
  10. Intercultural communication and global competencies
  11. Pluralingualism, translanguaging and multilingual education
  12. World Englishes/English as a lingua franca
  13. Identity and learner autonomy
  14. Discourse/genre analysis
  15. Creativity and critical literacies
  16. Teaching younger learners
  17. Other ELT related topics

Presentation Types

  1. Paper (oral) presentation (30 minutes = 25 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A): An oral report of recent research, issues, or practices.
  2. Poster presentation (60 minutes): Poster must be presented on an A0-sized poster (approximately 841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 66.8 in) to be displayed in a provided area. Presenters must be present at a designated time and discuss their work with conference participants.
  3. Workshop (90 minutes): Hands-on session for professional development focusing on a specific teaching or research technique.
  4. Symposium (90 minutes): Session with a clear theme and multiple, short presentations on issues, practice or research. Presenters should be recruited prior to proposal submission.
  5. ReN symposium (60 minutes): Session for an Asia TEFL Research Network (ReN) to discuss a topic of interest. There can be as many as 3 speakers in each symposium.
  6. Abstract length: 250 words.

* Please note that the language of presentations is English.


AsiaTEFL 2020 Conference

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  • Proposal submission inquiries: Professor Dongwan CHO (POSTECH)
  • Conference registration inquiries: Professor Yun Joo PARK (Korea National Open University)
  • Conference program inquiries: Professor Soo Ok KWEON (POSTECH)
  • Conference general inquiries: Professor Hikyung LEE (Korea University)
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  • AsiaTEFL membership inquiries: (Professor Hae Ri KIM, Seoul National University of Education)
  • AsiaTEFL general inquiries: (Professor Judy YIN, Korea National University of Education)
  • AsiaTEFL IT inquires: Dr. Youngwoo KIM (Seoul National University,, Professor Daehyeon NAM (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,

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