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List of Conferences and calls for Papers


2-6 July – Language Testing Research Colloquium 2018

Welcome to the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC 2018), being held at the University of Auckland, 2-6 July, and replacing the biennial ALTAANZ Conference this year. In its 40 year history, this is just the second time the conference has been held in Australasia. It brings together academics, postgraduate students and test developers from all over the world. For full details, visit the conference webpages: Early bird registration deadline: 31 May

The three keynote speakers are Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Pamela Moss, University of Michigan and Carolyn Turner, McGill University For more on the plenary speakers go here Click.Information to find out about PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

Those engaged in language teacher education are invited to participate in this important event, featuring top scholars presenting their work and discussing the issues. If you are interested, contact Rosemary Erlam: For further information, contact the Conference Chair, John Read


12 - 14 September – Melbourne Learning in Diverse Communities

Call for presentations about your Bright idea - tell us your 'ahah'; Hobby horse - let others ride along; Research - share your insights; Big picture - use our canvas

Which ever it is, you're invited to submit a proposal for a conference session for 'Learning in diverse communities – Strengths, Reflections, Questions’. There are four strands - Where Are We? What Are We? What We Do; The New. Which one/two suit your idea? More detail here.


27 - 28 September 2018 - Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration

The 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration (Slimig2018), is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy). The conference will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy: September 27-28, 2018.
The focus of attention of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on "language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts".
We are delighted to announce that so far the following key speaker has been confirmed: - Anna De Fina, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt). Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy. Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions).
Important dates.
The abstract submission period opens on November 15, 2017. Abstracts can be submitted until February 19, 2018 and should be sent as a word attachment to Gerardo Mazzaferro -Confirmation of acceptance: March 10, 2018. Registration for the conference starts on March 11, 2018 and closes on April 30, 2018. The conference fees are: 170€. The registration fees cover participation in the conference, coffee breaks, lunches and conference pack.
Further details on the conference can be found here


13 October – 2018 ALAK International Conference

Plenary speakers are Dr. Sungmook Choi, Kyungpook National University, Korea; Dr. Joan Kelly Hall, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Dr. Andrea Révész, University College London, UK
Presentation title submission is due on · Feb 20, 2018: The Abstract submission is due on · Apr 30, 2018: and the Notification of acceptance will be on May 20, 2018: To check on submissions go here. For General enquiries contact Dr. Soondo Baek, ALAK Secretary General

Call for Presentations. The 2018 ALAK (Applied Linguistics Association of Korea) International Conference is now ready to accept presentation titles. Opportunities, Challenges and Directions: The 2018 conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) will be held at Sogang University, Seoul. Celebrating 40th anniversary, ALAK has created an exciting program for the conference with three plenary speeches, invited colloquia and special presentations at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea Visit here for updates.



23 – 26 November - Diversity and Inclusion

44th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition at the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center (Granship) Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan

“To everything there is a season.” And a reason. Now is the season for inclusion, to embrace the incredible diversity within our profession. Although there seems to be much diversion, division, and exclusion in the wider world, the time is now ripe for us to look at the diversity within our practices and ask, “How can we be more inclusive?” In order to support inclusion and create a more level playing field for our students, we need to better understand the evolving language learning and teaching landscape, become aware of the work that is being done in new areas and heed the call from our learners, teachers, and institutions to play our parts in a brighter future.

JALT2018 will provide a platform for new ideas and hitherto unheard voices to be heard. It will provide avenues to open up our classrooms and challenge existing ideas about what we language teachers and our learners need in order to usher in an era of change. We aim to address the concerns of teachers, learners, and leaders and show how “inclusion” provides a place from which multiplicity of thought and action can flourish.

Ann Mayeda and Catriona Takeuchi - JALT2018 Conference Co-chairs. For more information go here.



1 December – ALANZ 2018

ALANZ 2018 national gathering will be held at Wintec, in Hamilton, on Saturday, December 1. The theme: English language teaching: Is business as usual enough?

Guest Speaker: Professor Gary Barkhuizen, from Auckland University

We invite proposals for paper presentations, interactive sessions and posters.

A more detailed invitation and call for papers will follow quite soon.

For more information contact: Anthea Fester or Celine Kearney


4-10 August 2019 - XIXth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia. http://icphs2019.org/



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