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The 11th Asia TEFL International Conference
'Englishes across Asian Contexts: Opportunities and Challenges'
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
26, 27, 28 October 2013
Featured Presentations in Honor of Professor Bernard Spolsky
'Conditions for English Language Learning in Asia'
Conference Speakers
NOBUYUKI HONNA, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan (KEYNOTE)
HENRY WIDDOWSON, University of Vienna, Austria (PLENARY)
JOO KYUNG PARK, Honam University, Korea (PLENARY)
AHMAR MAHBOOB, University of Sydney, Australia (PLENARY)
DAVID HAYES, Brock University, Canada (PLENARY)
EE LING LOW, National Institute of Education, Singapore (PLENARY)
DANILO DAYAG, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines (PLENARY)
Conference Description
    Teaching and learning English today is changing in a world that has become more diverse in its cultures and contexts. Teachers, learners, researchers, and administrators find themselves in a period of genuine conversation and dialogue among themselves. They are confronted not only by the challenges of diversity in cultures and contexts, but also by the reality of a language that is dynamic and changing. Today, we do not talk of just one English, but of Englishes.
    What are the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning Englishes across Asian contexts? How do we view the relevance of Englishes today in a classroom of many voices? What roles do Englishes play in educational systems that accommodate a plurality of identities? This conference aims to provide a venue for a critical rethinking and discussion of these relevant concerns.
    In particular, the presentations at this conference seek to raise a more informed awareness of Englishes in Asian contexts and facilitate the negotiation of more appropriate classroom practices and research endeavors for more effective policies and pedagogies through the following topics:

  • Assessing English language proficiency
  • Intelligibility, comprehensibility, interpretability
  • Native speaker vs non-native speaker models
  • Teaching approaches and methodologies
  • ELT curriculum and syllabus design
  • Education and language policy
  • Second language acquisition
  • Materials writing and design
  • International/ intercultural communication
  • Using literature for teaching English
  • Translations in English language teaching
  • IT in English language teaching
  • Teacher education
  • Distance education
  • ELT in basic education
  • ELT in higher education
  • Teaching young learners
Types of Presentations
    Presentations may be in the form of:
  • Plenary Presentation - 40 minutes (invited only)
  • Featured Presentation - 30 minutes (invited only)
  • Research Paper Presentation - 25 minutes
  • Teaching Demonstration - 25 minutes
  • Workshops/Colloquia - 40 minutes
  • Poster Presentations - 40 minutes
Important Dates
Deadline for the submission of travel grant applications
          30 March 2013

Deadline for the submission of presentation proposals
          30 April 2013

Deadline for the submission of the Most Innovative Classroom Teaching Grants applications
          31 May 2013

Release of notifications of acceptance and rejection
          31 May 2013

Deadline for the submission of outstanding paper grant applications
          31 June 2013

Deadline for the confirmation of presentations and registration of paper, workshop/colloquia, and poster presenters
          30 June 2013

Deadline for the early-bird/ pre-registration of conference participants
          31 August 2013
Presentation Proposal Submissions
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS ONLY (beginning November 15, 2012)

For International and Local (Philippine) Submissions. All presentation proposals must be submitted online at Presentation proposals must contain a 250-word abstract and a 60-word biodata, as well as other relevant information required in the presentation application form, which is found in the website.

For inquiries about presentation proposals, please email Prof. Michelle Paterno or Prof. Devi Paez at

**Only ONE proposal per person should be submitted. If more than one proposal is submitted by the same person, none will be accepted. However, one individual presentation and one joint presentation are allowed.
Travel Grants
Travel grants of US$300 are available for about 20 concurrent session presenters. This funding is available for presenters based outside of the Philippines. The deadline for submission of travel grant applications is March 30, 2013. Individuals who have received an Asia TEFL travel grant in the past are not eligible for 2013 travel grants. Send the travel grant application with the abstract, biographical data, and travel grant application form to Dr. Sung-Soo Jang at The abstract should consist of 250 words. Biographical data should not exceed 60 words.
Outstanding Paper Grants
Grants of US$1,000 will be awarded to one to three (1-3) outstanding papers. The grant recipients will be invited for 40-minute special presentations at the 2013 conference, and lodging will be provided for the four-day duration of the conference. In addition, the awarded papers will be published in the Journal of Asia TEFL. The grants are awarded to authors whose papers address Asian-specific ELT issues and concerns and provide outstanding resolutions and pedagogic implications, strictly focusing on “effective innovations for the Asian English classroom.” A full-length paper (15-20 pages) should be submitted with a 100-word biographical sketch. Authors are expected to follow the style specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The paper submitted must not have been submitted elsewhere or previously published. Your paper with biographical data should be sent to Dr. Eun Gyong (E.G.) Kim at The submission deadline is June 30, 2013. Visit for more information on grant application.
Most Innovative Classroom Teaching Grants
Grants of US$600 will be awarded to one to three (1-3) individuals for outstanding innovation in classroom teaching. Grant applicants are required to submit a 5-7 page description of the innovation(s), which clearly focuses on the innovation’s effectiveness and creativeness for the Asian English classroom teaching context. A 60-word biographical sketch should also be submitted.

The applications of three to five applicants will be selected in the preliminary selection round. The chosen applicants must then make presentations on innovative classroom teaching at the 2013 Asia TEFL International Conference. Their presentations will be evaluated by a panel of five selection committee members, and one to three of these presenters will be selected as awardees of the Most Innovative Classroom Teaching grants. The awardees’ presentations will be posted on the NewsNet section of the Asia TEFL website.

Grant applications, including biographical data, should be sent to Dr. Hae Dong Kim at The submission deadline is May 31, 2013.
Registration fees
The registration fee covers lunch, snacks, a conference kit, and access to all sessions for the duration of the three-day conference.

  • Early-bird pre-registration for members: USD 110
  • Early-bird pre-registration for non-members: USD 120
  • Onsite registration for members: USD 130
  • Onsite registration for non-members: USD 140

All presenters must pay the early-bird pre-registration fee by June 30, 2013. Registration fee payment information will be provided later.
Conference Venue
The 11th Asia TEFL conference will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Please visit for more information about the university.
Important Contact Information
Dr. Isabel Pefianco Martin, 2013 Conference Chair
Asia TEFL Regional Representative (Philippines)
Local Organizing Host
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (
• Department of English, School of Humanities
• Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT)
• Ateneo Language Learning Center (ALLC)
The Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

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