Second call for papers for GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language, Antalya, Turkey, 14-17 April, 2016

This is the 2nd GlobELT Conference (GlobELT: An international conference on teaching and learning English as an additional language (GlobELT 2016 Conference) in Antalya, Turkey on 14-17 April 2016.)

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Deadline for abstract submission is January 4, 2016.


The conference is organised under the supervision of scholars from Hacettepe University (Turkey), ELT Department in collaboration with INTESOL Turkey and Informascope. The GlobELT conference aims to provide a large number of scholars and presenters with a friendly stimulating atmosphere where they can exchange ideas and get constructive feedback on their work.

Keynote speakers

We have been fortunate to secure four important keynote speakers: David Little, Norbert Schmitt, Derin Atay, and Tony Green, who are all prominent scholars in our field. Invited speakers, we believe, will turn the whole event into an inspiring experience. As well as our international keynote speakers, we also hope to host many local and international ELT researchers at our annual event.

Possible themes:

  • Applied Linguistics and Language Education
  • Approaches and Methods in English Education
  • Culture and Literature in English Education
  • Early English Education
  • English as an International Language
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English Language Curriculum and Teaching Materials
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language and Peace Education
  • Language Learning and Acquisition
  • Language Policy
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Life-long Language Learning
  • Distance Language Education
  • Multimedia and ICT in English Education
  • Teacher Training and Education
  • Translation Studies & Language Teaching


The conference will be held at the beautiful WOW Kremlin Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey. We believe the venue and the timing of the event is as charming as the idea of sharing and disseminating our work. The conference hotel is a gorgeous five star luxurious resort, operating on an all-inclusive basis for our presenters’ joy and comfort. Antalya and the region should also be extremely pleasant and fragrant in this merry month of April. We believe our participants will be able to find plenty to do in their free times.

Publication of papers

We truly hope to provide a far-reaching outlet for our participants’ work. We are proud to inform you that we have already published the proceedings GlobELT 2015 conference in  Elsevier’s Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences (available at We are once again pleased to announce that we have now signed a publication contract with  Elsevier’s Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences for the inclusion of our conferences proceedings as a Procedia volume. All presented and proofread/edited manuscripts will be published in a special Procedia Volume.

Alternatively, we have two supporting journals that are willing to give priority to full length papers originating from GlobELT conference. International Online Journal of Education and Teaching ( and Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics( have already expressed intention of support in our efforts of disseminating research findings and ideas to be presented in the course of our GlobELT 2016 Conference if, of course, our delegates should choose them as an outlet for their work.

We sincerely hope that this conference will create a friendly occasion for all of us to share perspectives and research findings from a wide variety of educational contexts. We also dearly value possible friendships and partnerships made and insights gained at the conference and hope they will go beyond your participation in the conference, leading to better understanding and appreciation of our profession from an international stance.