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The 2009 Asia TEFL International Conference

Collaboration and Creativity in English Language Teaching and Learning in Asia

August 7-9, 2009

The Imperial Queens Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia TEFL International Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for its 7th conference to be held in Bangkok, Thailand. The official language for the conference, including presentations and submissions, is English. Under the Conference theme of "Collaboration and Creativity in English Language Teaching and Learning in Asia," proposals are being accepted in the following content areas:

Subtopics (Content Areas)
The Conference Organizing Committee invites abstracts and presentation proposals on the following subtopics (content areas):
  • Approaches and Methodologies
  • Curriculum / Materials
  • Distance Education
  • Education / Language Policy
  • International / Intercultural Communication
  • Language Acquisition
  • Material Writing and Design
  • Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation
  • The Use of IT in Language Teaching
  • Using Local Literatures in English or translations for teaching English

  • Types of Presentations
    Presentations may be made in one of four forms:
  • Colloquium (60 min.): Panelists (and audience) participate in the discussion.
  • Workshop (60 min.): Audience actively participates in the presentation.
  • Demonstration (30 min.): Presenter shows a technique to the audience.
  • Research Paper Presentation (30 min.): Presenter reports research and results.

  • Speakers
    Invited Speakers: Six to eight internationally renowned scholars will each give a 50-minute plenary presentation as well as a 30-minute concurrent session presentation. The Conference will also feature six or eight well-known speakers from the Asian region. These featured speakers will give 40-minute presentations on topics related to the Conference theme.

    Concurrent Session Presenters
    In 20-25 concurrent sessions, around 500 presenters are expected to share their ideas and the results of their research in 30-min. time slots. The Conference Committee is calling for submission of presentation proposals in the content areas listed above. All presenters are encouraged to submit research papers of their presentations to the Journal of Asia TEFL, the Association's refereed scholarly journal, for consideration for publication.

    Document Submission Requirements

    The deadline for submission of presentation proposals is February 20, 2009. The abstract should consist of 400 words with the title at the top of the page and the name of the presenter(s) and their affiliation below the title on the right. Biographical data should not exceed 80 words and should be written on a separate page in the third person. Thirty minutes are allotted for a research paper presentation, and sixty minutes for a workshop or colloquium.

    International Submissions (Outside of Thailand)

    Online Submissions Only: Presentation proposals submitted by individuals based outside of Thailand must be submitted online through the Asia TEFL Website (www.asiatefl.org). The Online Proposal Coordinator is Prof. Sangho Han (Email: singhap06@yahoo.co.kr).

    Domestic Submissions (Thailand Only)

    Presentation proposals submitted by individuals based within Thailand should be sent with the abstract and biographical data to the following email address:

    Travel grants of US$300 are available for 30 concurrent session presenters. The awardees will be selected by the Asia TEFL International Conference Committee on the basis of proposal and travel grant application merit. Preference will be given to the 10 best submissions dealing with the most innovative and affective means of teaching and learning. This funding is available for presenters based outside of Thailand.

    All presenters receiving grants from Asia TEFL are required to submit research papers of their presentations to the Journal of Asia TEFL, publication of which is to be determined upon review by the Journal Editorial Board. The deadline for submission of presentation proposals and travel grant application forms is January 10, 2009. The summary should consist of 400 words with the title at the top of the page and the name of the presenter(s) and their affiliation below the title on the right. Biographical data should not exceed 80 words and should be written on a separate page in the third person. Send the presentation proposal with the abstract, biographical data, and travel grant application form to the following address:

    seongwon@gsnu.ac.kr (Prof. Seong Won Lee)

    Travel Grants

    Travel grants of US$300 are available for 30 concurrent session presenters. The awardees will be selected by the Asia TEFL International Conference Committee on the basis of proposal and travel grant application merit. Preference will be given to the 10 best submissions dealing with the most innovative and affective means of teaching and learning. This funding is available for presenters based outside of Thailand.

    All presenters receiving grants from Asia TEFL are required to submit research papers of their presentations to the Journal of Asia TEFL, publication of which is to be determined upon review by the Journal Editorial Board. The deadline for submission of presentation proposals and travel grant application forms is January 10, 2009. The summary should consist of 400 words with the title at the top of the page and the name of the presenter(s) and their affiliation below the title on the right. Biographical data should not exceed 80 words and should be written on a separate page in the third person. Send the presentation proposal with the abstract, biographical data, and travel grant application form to the following address:

    seongwon@gsnu.ac.kr (Prof. Seong Won Lee)


    Registration Fees

    Thailand TESOL members: US $100
    Asia TEFL members: US $100
    Non-members:  US $110


    Presenter Travel Grant Application

     
    Name of Applicant   ______________________________
    Affiliation   ______________________________
    Title of Presentation   ______________________________
    Target Area   __Elementary Ed. __Secondary Ed. __ Tertiary Ed.
    Position   __ Professor __ Teacher __ Researcher __ Student __ Other ________
      In the space below, please describe the reasons why you require a travel grant.