The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference
The 6th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference
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
On-site registration
26 June 2018

Conference date
27—29 June 2018