International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

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Associates' Events


List of Associates' Events

  • ATECR 10th International and 14th National Conference ( 4/09/2015 - 6/09/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Uherske Hradiste, the Czech Republic
    Event link:

    Joint event between ATECR & the Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management of Tomas Bata University in Zlin called 2015 shades of ELT


    Confirmed plenary speakers so far: Graham Hall, Russell Stannard, Rakesh Bhanot, Lynda Steyne


    Main topics:

    • Maturita exam
    • Business English
    • Very young learners
    • CLIL
    • Acting locally and Regional issues in ELT
    • Intercultural communication
    • Multiple intelligences
    • ICT in ELT

  • ETAS: Professional Development Day (12/09/2015 - 12/09/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Urs Kalberer, ETAS Teacher Development Chair
    Event coordinator:
    Sargans, eastern Switzerland
    Event link:

    The following SIGs (Special Interest Groups) will be represented:

    • Business English
    • Cross-Cultural
      Drama & Literature
    • English for Specific Purposes
    • Testing, Evaluations and Assessment
    • Immersion / CLIL
    • Learning Technologies
    • Research
    • Teacher Training and Development
    • Teens
    • Young Learners

    Call for Papers deadline 14 February 2015

  • IATEFL Poland 24th International Conference "Quality in Language Education in Various Educational Environments" (18/09/2015 - 20/09/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Jagiellonian Language Centre, Jagiellonian University, Krakow



  • FAAPI 40th Annual Conference: EFL Classrooms in the New Millennium: Local Developments and Global Concerns (24/09/2015 - 26/09/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Cordoba, Argentina
    Event link:


    1. ICTs in teaching/learning English
    2.  Language for diversity and inclusion
    3. Latest trends in teaching EFL, ESP and EAP
    4. Managing the new classroom 

      Deadline for Submission of Papers: 13/04/2015

  • SKA 1st International ELT Conference 'Teaching together, Learning together' (25/09/2015 - 26/09/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Bratislava, Slovakia
    Event link:

    The call for speakers was open until 15 June. 

    The conference will run 4 concurrent tracks in the following areas:

    • Teaching YLs
    • Teaching teens & adults
    •  Using drama in ELT
    • Business English

    Our plenaries this year are:

    Peter Medgyes (professor emeritus at ELTE, Budapest; ELT author and teacher; and former vice president of IATEFL -,

    Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto (author, iTDi co-founder, teacher-trainer for young learners based in Japan -,

    David Fisher (actor, founder of the Bear Theatre, Prague and teacher-trainer -( )


    Early-bird registration for participants began 1 June (


    We look forward to hosting you in September!


    Lynda Steyne

  • KOTESOL 23rd International Conference ( 9/10/2015 - 11/10/2015)
    Seoul, Korea
    Event link:

    "Transforming Education, Transforming ELT"


  • LAKMA 17th International Conference Focus on CLIL Lithuania 2015 (16/10/2015 - 17/10/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Studentų g. 39, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Last booking date:
    Event link:

    Call for papers:


    • Workshop (60 minutes incl. questions)
    • Presentation (30 minutes incl. questions)
    • Poster Presentation (Poster size A1)

    1 June: deadline for submission of speaker proposals
    1 July: notification of acceptance / start of registration for speakers
    1 August: end of registration for speakers / start of registration for non-speakers
    1 October: end of registration for non-speakers

    Speaker and non-speaker fees are the same.
    The fee includes conference talks, materials, coffee breaks and a certificate

    • Teacher Fee: 20 EUR for LAKMA members / 40 EUR for non-members
    • Student Fee: (to be confirmed)

  • INGED 17th International ELT Conference, Ankara (23/10/2015 - 25/10/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Nazli Demirbas
    Cankaya University, Eskisehir Yolu, 29. KM, Etimesgut, Ankara, Turkey
    Event link:


  • MEXTESOL 42nd International Convention ( 5/11/2015 - 8/11/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Maria Trapero Davila
    Event coordinator:
    Cancun Center, Cancun, Mexico
    Event link:

    "Building the Future Today: English Language Teaching and Learning Breakthroughs"

  • TESOL Kuwait conference 'Reshaping English teaching in an age of innovation' ( 5/11/2015 - 7/11/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    TESOL Kuwait
    Gulf University of Science and Technology (GUST)
    Event link:

    TESOL Kuwaits third conference is to be held at the Gulf University of Science and Technology (GUST) on Friday 6 & Saturday 7 November. In addition there will be a pre-conference on Thursday 5 November. 

    The conference theme is - Reshaping English Teaching in an Age of Innovation.

    Approximately 500 teachers from Kuwait are expected to attend the event from government & private elementary, middle & high schools, local universities and institutions.

    Keynote Speaker
    Dudley Reynolds is the President Elect of the TESOL International Association and a Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar where he teaches first year writing.

  • ANUPI conference 'Excellence in English Teaching: From Theory to Practice' (19/11/2015 - 22/11/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Event coordinator:
    Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
    Event link:

    This international conference welcomes researchers as well as middle school, high school, and university-level teachers in the field of English language teaching. Recent graduates in this field are also welcome.

    The Call for Proposals closed on 30 May 2015.


  • TESOL France 34th International Colloquium (20/11/2015 - 22/11/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    TESOL France
    Paris, France
    Event link:

    Call for Papers Deadline:  31 May 2015

  • ALC-GELI 23rd Biennial Convention ( 3/12/2015 - 5/12/2015)
    Event coordinator:
    Ada Chiappy Jhones -
    Event coordinator:
    Havana - Cuba

    Call for participation


    The 23rd Biennial ALC-GELI Convention opens its door to ELT professionals. Sessions at the Convention will include:

    Papers -Workshops - Posters - Research Projects/Reports - Plenary Sessions by Cuban and foreign speakers 

    Submissions are welcomed from specialists involved in English Language Teaching related issues and concerns, namely, teachers, teacher trainers, researchers, program administrators, and material/curriculum developers.


    Types of sessions:
    a) Paper (15 minutes). It describes and discusses something that the presenter is doing, or has done in relation to either theory or practice.
    b) Workshop (45 minutes). A workshop should include very little lecturing by the leader, the emphasis is on the participants activity.

    c) Poster Session (1 hour). A poster session allows for individual discussion with participants during the time that a self-explanatory exhibit is on display.
    d) Research Projects/Reports (20 minutes). Research presentation describes and examines the presenters objectives and hypothesis of new projects, as well as the findings resulting from the careful study of ELT-related issues and concerns.
    e) Plenary (1 hour). There will be plenary sessions given by Cuban and foreign specialists on topics of general interest. Plenary speakers and topics will be selected by the Organizing Committee from among proposals received.


    What are the steps in submitting a proposal?
    These instructions should be read carefully so that the Presenters Proposal Form will not be disqualified:
    1.     There must be no more than two presenters for each proposal. Use the same Presenters Proposal Form for both.
    2.     One requirement for acceptance of the proposal is to provide an abstract that will appear in the Academic Programme if the proposal is accepted. It should not exceed 150 words and must be written in English.


    What disqualifies a proposal?
    1.     The Presenters Proposal Form is not completed according to the guidelines outlined in this Call for Participation.
    2.     The Presenters Proposal Form is not accompanied by the abstract.
    3.     The abstract exceeds 150 words.
    4.     The Presenters Proposal Form is not received at GELI Central Office (email) by the deadline of October 12, 2015.
    5.     The proposal has more than two presenters.


    All participants will have to fill in the Individual Registration Form, whether they submit a paper to be presented at the convention or not; thus, presenters will have to submit both the Individual Registration Form and the Presenters Proposal Form as well. 

    Please, notice that the deadlines for the submission of each form are different.

  • TESOL Spain 39th National Convention 'ELT in these changing times' (11/03/2016 - 13/03/2016)
    Event coordinator:
    TESOL Spain
    Palacio Europa, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
    Event link:

    To submit your Presentation Proposal Form online, follow this link: Submissions will be accepted from Monday, 10 June to Saturday, 31 October 2015.

    Speakers are invited to submit articles based on their sessions for our bi-annual publication: TESOL-SPAIN Selected Papers.

     We would also like to remind you that contributions to our e-Newsletter are always welcome