AsiaTEFL – FEELTA 2016

AsiaTEFL and The Far Eastern English Teachers’ Association (FEELTA)

The 14th Asia TEFL International Conference and 11th FEELTA International Conference

invite proposals for their joint conference on

language teaching and learning: 

“Connecting Professionally on ELT in Asia:

Crossing the Bridge to Excellence”

to be held

30 June – 2 July 2016

at

The Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

 

Call for Presentations

 

Conference Description

The 14th Asia TEFL and 11th FEELTA international conference places emphasis on working towards expertise in English Language Teaching through being connected professionally in Asia and worldwide. Professional networks link teachers from a variety of educational contexts, helping to foster research, advance expertise and update knowledge. We invite educators and scholars, policy makers and practitioners to collaborate and share pedagogical theories, excellent teaching ideas and relevant practices developed in diverse ELT contexts. 

The ‘bridge’ metaphor in our theme is inspired by the conference venue. The FEFU campus is located on Russky Island “across the bridge” from the mainland. It also refers to new horizons and perspectives in the field of ELT that we discover when we “cross the bridge” to explore pioneering teaching ideas and stimulating experiences.

Conference Subtopics

We invite papers on the following subtopics in ELT:

  • Education and language policy
  • EFL teaching methods
  • ESP/EAP
  • ELT curriculum and syllabus design
  • Materials writing
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Linguistics
  • English in the Pacific Rim countries
  • Intercultural communication and cultural awareness
  • Teaching literature and the arts
  • IT in language education 
  • Interpreting and translation
  • Other Languages
  • Global Issues in Language Education
  • Area Studies
  • Other related areas

Types of Presentations

All presentations will be given in English. Presenters are encouraged to submit full papers of their presentation to the Journal of Asia TEFL, the association’s refereed scholarly journal, to be considered for publication.

  • Papers: 30 minutes
  • Workshops: 60 minutes
  • Poster presentations: displayed all day – presenters are expected to stand by their posters ready to explain and discuss them, for 60 mins.
  • Panel discussions: 90 minutes

Proposal Submission

Materials to be submitted:

  • a title of up to ten words
  • an abstract of not more than 200 words
  • a self-introduction of not more than 60 words

All proposals must be submitted online via the following link:
http://feelta.wl.dvfu.ru/asiatefl-feelta-2016/online-submission/

  • Presentation submission opens: November 1, 2015
  • Deadline for submission: February 29, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance by: March 1, 2016

Questions about proposal submission can be addressed to Larisa Krainik, Abstract Committee Chair feeltacon@gmail.com

Conference Venue

The 11th FEELTA and 14th Asia TEFL conference will be held at the Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia. Please visit http://wwwold.dvfu.ru/en/web/fefu/ for more information about the university.

Further information about the conference (registration, accommodation, etc.) will be available on the conference website later this year at http://feelta.wl.dvfu.ru/asiatefl-feelta-2016/