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5th - 6th June 

6th Annual International Conference on Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3 2017) Singapore

L3 provided a forum and opportunity for delegates from more than 95 individual universities from about 30 countries to share their research, practice and educational initiatives with an international audience. You may visit the following link for L3 prior years accepted and published papers We hope you can be part of L3 2017.

Keynote Addresses:

Assoc. Prof. Bryan Carter,College of Humanities, Africana Studies, The University of Arizona, USA - Experiencing the Digital Humanities

Assoc. Prof. Grace Oakley, Coordinator of the Master of Teaching in Primary Education, Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia, A Process of Becoming: The Interplay Between Language, Literature and Technology

Assoc. Prof. Lian Hee Wee, Department of English Language & Literature, Hong Kong Baptist University

Workshop on Digital Humanities: By Assoc. Prof. Bryan Carter, Africana Studies, The University of Arizona, USA.

L3 Conference 2017 will host a hands on Digital Humanities Workshop that will introduce participants to a variety of tools and supporting theories related to technology in the classroom. Considering the notion that technology is a tool that Digital Humanists use to not only teach and research a variety of concepts in an attempt to understand the human condition differently, but we also encourage all to do the same, all while selecting the most appropriate tool to solve a particular problem while supporting that choice with theory.

This session will provide hands on instruction on productivity, creative, visualization and analysis tools that participants will be able to download, install and try on their own devices, asking questions and receiving personalized assistance. There will also be an opportunity to try higher-end peripherals such as the Oculus, the HTC Vive, body scanning and Motion Capture.

Register for the workshop and conference at the same time to avail a special concession. For more information, please email the Conference Secretariat at

- Special Panel Session: L3 2017 will constitute a Special Panel Session on Curriculum Design, chaired by Assoc. Prof. Grace Oakley. Submit your papers for panel discussions here.

27-29 Nov

The Applied Linguistics Conference (ALANZ / ALAA / ALTAANZ)

Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices

Welcome to the 5th combined conference for the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and Association of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), jointly supported by The University of Auckland, University of Waikato, and venue host, Auckland University of Technology.

Keynote Speakers

Heidi Byrnes, Emeritus Professor, Department of German Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Chris Davison, Professor of Education University of New South Wales, Australia

Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Marnie Holborow, Associate Faculty, School of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Studies,
Dublin City University, Ireland

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English Language Coventry University, England

27 - 29 Nov, 2017 at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand

26 April

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

There are two types of grants offered through TIRF’s DDG program. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, and much more can be found here.

TIRF and its Trustees are grateful to be working in partnership with Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council, as well as individual donors, in support of the 2017 DDG competition. Please write to if you have any questions about this announcement, or visit this link

8-10 August




Thisconference focuses on the value of translation by looking at howit facilitates intra-, inter- and cross-cultural communicationbetween diverse social groups, andhow it addresses thesocial needs of complexsocieties. Through the sharing of knowledge, we hope to bringto the fore the value of translation by discussing related issues withthe aim of contributing to translation research in a varietyof fields, such as Business, Culture, Education, Science and Technology.

Thesub-themes include, but are not limited to: Translation and culture; Translationand economy; Translation and ethics; Translation and politics; Translation andsocial issues; Translation and technology; Translation for children; Translationfor education; Translation for religion ; Interpreting for society.

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May 2017

International Conference on TEFL

Sahar research centre are going to hold an international conference on TEFL in cooperation with international associations. This conference is web-based. This 1st International eConference on English Language Studies (Teaching, Translation, Literature, Linguistics) is a web-based conference which is going to be held by HorizonREC in May 2017. For more information about this econference

13-15 July

2017 Asia TEFL

We would like to invite you to the 2017 Asia TEFL conference which will be held at Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on July 13-15 in 2017.

The 15th International Asia TEFL Conference is, in general, designed to pull together a number of current and critical issues for TEFL researchers, policy makers and practitioners. They work with the complexity of making significant change in TEFL policies, beliefs and practices to improve the TEFL effectiveness for all students in this post-colonial and post-modern era. They also encourage EFL teachers to adjust to changing contexts over time with the focus of serving their students. In this connection, the conference will provide them with ample opportunity to share their experiences and expertise. In particular, this conference is designed to share and examine contemporary conceptions of language learning and teaching and of their change over time leading an awareness of the need to build language learning and teaching theories with a new paradigm. The 15th International Asia TEFL conference is designed to provide a forum for EFL teaching and learning researchers, policy makers and practitioners to assemble in the spirit of "learning and growing together" to:

  • engage in an informed, critical and insightful dialogue about enhancing learning for all students in all settings in all countries, a dialogue about what works, how it works, what it takes to make things work, and how to develop thereon a new understanding of the nature of EFL teaching and learning.
  • strengthen national and international EFL education networks to promote powerful research about TEFL effectiveness, TEFL improvement and innovation and to engage EFL learning and teaching researchers, policy makers and practitioners in ongoing conversations about the interpretation and the application of research in practice.
  • critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical paradigms of language learning and to explore how different conceptions frame and influence the whole business of TEFL, especially in a global, knowledge-based, technologically wired context.

Conference Key Dates

1 April - 30 April, 2017 Early bird registration

1 May - 31 May, 2017 Pre-registration

13-15 July 2017 The Conference

Two email addresses are available for queries:

General queries should be directed to the OC through:

Specific and/urgent queries should be directed to: with CC to:

4-10 August
4-10 August 2019. XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.
26-28 April 2017

Asia Pacific Language for Specific Purposes & Professional Communication Association Conference 2017

Old Government Buildings, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Conference Theme

Our conference theme is Collaborating and sharing knowledge, which is inspired by the following well known Māori proverb in praise of cooperation:

Naau te rouro, naaku te rourou, ka ora manuhiri

“with your food basket and mine, the guests will be satisfied”

Therefore, our conference focuses on how, through collaborating to share knowledge, experience and skills, we can all gain and grow in many ways.


We are very pleased to announce the following keynotes for the conference:

· Associate Professor Helen Basturkmen - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Christine Feak - University of Michigan, USA
  • Dr Kazuyo Murata - Ryukoku University, Osaka, Japan

We are pleased to advise that the conference programme is now available on the conference website, along with an updated list of presenters. Start your registration on the conference website.

Keynote speaker update. Unfortunately Brian Paltridge is no longer able to speak at the conference. However we have Emeritus Professor Janet Holmes, who will be our opening conference speaker. Janet's presentation details are available from the keynote page.

Wednesday 26 - Friday 28 April 2017, Old Government Buildings, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Meredith Marra, Asia-Pacific LSP & PC Association 2017 Conference Convenor with supporting committee members: Averil Coxhead, Janet Holmes, Jean Parkinson

Contact Us:

Paardekooper and Associates, PO Box 41002, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt 5047, New Zealand

P: +64 4 562 8259 E: W:

June 2017

The CAES International Conference on Teaching and researching academic and professional English at the University of Hong Kong.

A link to the conference is here
The call for proposals is now open and will close on 1 December 2016.
May 19

VALBEC Conference - Teaching Learning reflecting on practice

Registrations now open - early bird closes April 24

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. John Cotton Dana

Members Early Bird, registering before COB April 24, 2017 $190.

Non-members $310 (no early bird).

Groups (fourth place free)

For more information go here

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