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    English Learning and Teaching on the World Stage


    The 36th International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning will be held from May 17th to May 18th, 2019 at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. This conference aims to bring together researchers, teacher educators, and English teachers from different parts of the world to reposition themselves on the ever-changing World Stage of English teaching and learning.


    In the midst of rapid technological innovation and continuous globalization, English language learning and teaching has undergone phenomenal changes. English learning and teaching is no longer bound to classroom setting. Virtual classroom has become a viable alternative to many English language learners around the world. Convenient accesses to the authentic English language input via the Internet have strengthened the continuity between in-class and outside class language practices. Nevertheless, the digital divide also further complicated the gap in English proficiency between the students living in the cities and those in the rural areas. Some English learners are trying to sustain and keep up with English whereas other are thriving with easy accesses to the Web 2.0 resources, and after-school online tutoring.


    At the juncture of ample possibilities and yet immense uncertainties, many ELT practitioners are met with the challenge of sustaining the established practices and at the same time blending in innovative ones with an attempt to reach every student.  With these ongoing changes, how the English language teachers are trained to meet the needs of generation Z remains dubious. In research, we have seen burgeoning intercultural, interdisciplinary, transnational collaborations in an array of topics, and yet there are still so many unanswered questions. Can CALL help the students struggling with English learn better? What are the strategies that English teachers can utilize when teaching students with varying English abilities in the same classroom? How can the EFL teacher training reflect the needs of 21st Century leaners?


    Possible themes of the 36th International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning include, but are not restricted to

    1.   Computer-assisted language learning/Mobile-assisted language learning

    2.   Instructional design or strategies for teaching English as second/foreign language

    3.   ESL/EFL teacher training

    4.   Inter-disciplinary Collaboration for ESP Curriculum Development

    5.   Co-teaching between the NEST and the NNEST in EFL Context

    6.  Tele-collaboration in language learning or teacher training

    7.   Socio-cultural Influences on English Language Learning

    8.     Literature-based English Language Teaching

    9.    Content-based language teaching in EFL context


    Types of Presentations

    1.  Individual papers

    2.  Poster presentations


    Guidelines for Proposal Submission

    Abstracts must be submitted via the conference website. Please prepare the following information and your abstract by adhering to the abstract format.

    1.  The conference language is English. Abstracts are written in English and papers are presented in English.

    2.  The title of the paper

    3.   A 50-word short abstract (for publication in the conference program)

    4.  A 300-word extended abstract (for evaluation by reviewers)

    5.   3-5 keywords

    6.    Presenter Information (Please fill in the required information on the abstract submission page)

    7.    Submitted abstracts will be sent out for a blind review with the enclosed evaluation criteria. (Click here to download evaluation criteria)


    Important Dates

    Abstract submission deadline extended to February 10th, 2019

    Notification of abstract acceptance: Before March 5th, 2019

    Deadline for early-bird registration: March 31st, 2019 (Presenters must register before this date to ensure inclusion in the final conference program)

    Deadline for online registration: April 15th, 2019

    Conference (On-site Registration Open): May 17th-18th, 2019 

    Please visit the conference website for more details: https://etra.thu.edu.tw


    Contact Information

    Phone Number: 04-2359-0121 Ext. 31202: Ms. Kelly Peng

    Email: etra@thu.edu.tw