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1st Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference 2018
Department of English Education, Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal calls for abstracts for its 1st Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference. Acknowledging teachers as key actors for educational reforms, this conference aims at providing teachers, teacher educators, researchers and students with a space for engaging in critical discussions on a wide range of issues in ELT and Applied Linguistics. The theme of this year’s conference is Teachers as Change Actors: Learning from Teaching, Research and Collaboration. We invite proposals from researchers, teachers, and students for panels, workshops, individual presentations/talks and posters. A 60-minute panel should have at least three panelists and a discussant. The time for a workshop is 40 minutes, and individual presenters/talks get 30 minutes. Poster presentations are given 60 minutes.

We encourage proposals which address the conference theme, with a particular focus on the following areas:

● Teacher research ● Teacher development and identities
● Teacher learning and narratives ● Teacher motivation and teacher autonomy
● Critical literacy and pedagogy in language classroom ● Teacher networking and collaboration
● Pedagogy of language policy and planning ● Multilingualism in TESOL
● English language teaching and social justice ● Globalization and teacher preparation
● Student-teacher interaction and power relations ● Culture in teacher education
● Teacher competencies and accountability ● Language education for social change
● Transformations in ELT in digital era ● Teacher identities, cognitions and beliefs
● Assessment for change ● Teachers as curriculum designers and policy makers
● Applied linguistics and transdisciplinary issues ● Teachers’ role in ELT leadership/management

Key dates:

· Submission of proposal: 15 January 2018
· Notification (acceptance/rejection): 20 January 2018
· Conference: 9-10 February 2018 (26-27 Magh, 2074)
· Venue: Central Department of Education, TU, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Abstracts can be submitted online here or via email . If you have any question, please send email at

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