CONFERENCE INFO
                                                              
The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference
and 
The 6th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference
and
The 1st Macau Association for Applied Linguistics Conference

University of Macau, Macau SAR, China


Welcome Message

The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference provides a forum to address the issues that
ELT practitioners face in the changing glocalized world. Research into applied linguistics and
ELT highlights a tension between two trends. First, the trend towards globalization emphasizes
the continuing need for a global lingua franca, a role taken on by English currently.
At the same time, recent research recognizes the importance of the local, with local varieties of
language developing to serve the needs of multilingual local contexts. All of these developments are
taking place in the context of rapid changes in digital media and communication technologies. These
tensions and changes require a response that emerges both from state-of-the-art
applied linguistic research in ELT and the insights of dedicated practitioners.
Our aim for this conference is to bring together the ELT community in Asia so
that we can work together to forge a common response to the challenges we face,
a response that draws on both research and praxis.
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Key Dates
Deadline for abstract submission
31 January 2018

Notification of acceptance
15 March 2018

Early-bird registration 
1—30  April 2018

Regular registration 
1 May - 12 June 2018 

On-site registration
26 June 2018

Conference date
27—29 June 2018