It gives us great pleasure to announce that the 11th International ELT Research Conference being organised by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, ELT Department, in collaboration with the International Association of Educational Researchers (ULEAD) and Association of Research in Applied Linguistics and Foreign Language Education (UDEAD), is to be held from 2nd-4th April, 2020 in Çanakkale, Turkey. The theme of our 11th conference is “Localising Global Issues in ELT”. This conference takes place every two years with the aim of furnishing an opportunity for the dissemination of the results of rigorous academic enquiry as well as encouraging scientific discussion, exchange of ideas and other interaction with colleagues and researchers.
It will be great honour for us to introduce some distinguished scholars as keynote speakers, including Russell Stannard, İsmail Hakkı Erten, Esim Gürsoy and Donald Staub, who will inform us about their own scholarly work. Since we live in an era of rapid technological changes, we attach extra importance to the role of technology in ELT. We believe, the conference will be a great opportunity to dissuss how we can use new technology in language teaching. In addition, we invite all scholars from around the world who are involved in ELT research to submit a proposal for an oral presentation, workshop or poster presentation on one of the following themes or another relevant topic:
• Applied Linguistics and Language Education
• Approaches and Methods in English Language Education
• Corpus and Language Teaching
• Culture and Literature in English Language Education
• Early English Education
• English for Academic Purposes
• English for Specific Purposes
• English Language Teacher Education
• English Language Curriculum and Teaching Materials
• English as an International Language
• Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning
• Language Policy
• Language Learning and Acquisition
• Multimedia and ICT in English Language Education
• Language Testing and Evaluation
• Translation Studies & Language Teaching
• Life-long Language Learning
• Intercultural Communication
• Lingua Projects
• Teacher Training and Education
Potential presenters are requested to submit a proposal, in the form of a 300-500 word structured abstract, via our electronic submission system, by 31 January 2020. Proposals will be blind-reviewed by the Screening Committee for scope and quality. Paper presentations will be given a 15-minute time slot, with a 5-minute question-and-answer session. Workshop presenters will be allocated 45 minutes and poster sessions will be arranged for presenters to discuss their work with interested participants. Detailed information on structuring and submitting your proposal, screening policy and important dates for the conference can be found in related links on our web site. The presented papers will be published by Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies (http://www.jlls.org/index.php/jlls) and ELT Research Journal (https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/eltrj) after a review process. Additionally, those papers which are not published in these journals will be published in the conference proceedings book.
We believe that this conference will enable the dissemination of high-quality research findings which will also contribute to the professional development of practitioners and scholars and consequently impact the quality of learning and teaching in our field. In addition, we hope that individual participants will find opportunities for fruitful interaction with colleagues and researchers..
We are looking forward to hosting you all in Çanakkale in April, 2020.
Prof. Dr. Dinçay KÖKSAL
Chair of Conference