Call for papers – Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age to be held from 15 to 17 April, 2016, Shantou, China

The 8th International Conference on TESOL, organised by The English language Centre (ELC), Shantou University has opened its call for papers.

You can get more details from the conference website

The conference theme is: Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age.

As the development of technology has brought both opportunities and challenges to the ELT world, scholars have begun to address issues related to ELT to the integration of new technologies into the ELT classroom. Of particular interest is the conversation between traditional and innovative theories regarding the incorporation of technology into ELT. In this conference, we aim to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to address issues of ELT, such as new trends and new theories and methodologies in the digital age. The organising committee welcomes conference proposals for paper presentations, workshops, and poster displays that address topics relevant to but not
limited to the strands listed below:

Critical Thinking and Critical Pedagogy
Concepts and Beliefs of ELT
TESOL Methodologies Revisited
World Englishes/ English as a Lingua Franca
Intercultural Communication/Awareness
Language Learning and Motivation
Learner Autonomy
Language and Technology
Impact of New Social Media on TESOL
Testing and Assessment

1. Paper presentation (25m + 5m Q & A): Report on recent unpublished research
2. Workshop (1 hour): Demonstration of teaching, research or administrative skills or process
3. Poster (3 hours): Display work in progress or completed research results on a notice board and answer questions
*The working language of this conference is English.
Each and every presenter/participant is expected to register online for a user account. By using the account, the presenter can then submit an abstract online. One presenter can submit only one proposal for the conference.
Title of Presentation: Within 15 words
Abstract for Presentation: 150-300 words
Bio-note of Presenter(s): Within 100 words
All proposals will be blind reviewed and selected by the Academic Review Committee based on relevance to conference
theme, originality, quality, and contribution to the field. The Committee reserves the right to edit proposals.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: 30 November 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 8 January 2016
Early Bird Registration and Payment Deadline: 15 February 2016
Online Registration and Payment Deadline (presenters): 29 February 2016
Online Registration and Payment Deadline (non-presenters): 31 March 2016
Notification of Conference Programme: 21 March 2016