AsiaTEFL Logo
Indexed in SCOPUS
About AsiaTEFL
Notice New
2024 Conference
22nd AsiaTEFL International Conference
20-year History of AsiaTEFL Conference
2023 Conference
2022 Conference
2021 Conference
2020 Conference
2019 Conference
2018 Conference
2017 Conference
2016 Conference
2015 Conference
2014 Conference
2013 Conference
2012 Conference
2011 Conference
2010 Conference
2009 Conference
2008 Conference
2007 Conference
2006 Conference
2005 Conference
AsiaTEFL Book Series
AsiaTEFL Links
The Journal of Asia TEFL
Contact Us
My Page
2023 Conference
   Call for Presentations        Conference Welcome        Invited Speakers        Contact Us        Accommodation        Travel/Info        Overview        Timetable        Proceedings        Presenter Tips

Conference Welcome   

Conference Welcome
   This year’s conference is very special as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the foundation of AsiaTEFL. For the past 20 years, AsiaTEFL conferences have been held annually in various Asian countries (10!), where ELT practitioners, policymakers and researchers have gathered together to share their academic and scholarly works and knowledge, and to shape global networks and bonds. This year’s theme, ‘Celebrating ELT in Asia: Visions and Aspirations’, was set to suggest visions for and aspirations of ELT in Asian contexts by reflecting on heated discussion over the past years, examining the present issues and topics, and anticipating the future of ELT in Asia.
   In pursuit of this aim, we invited very special speakers from diverse Asian countries and beyond. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the speakers who cordially accepted our invitation. Please join us in whole-heartedly welcoming keynote speaker Youngsuk YS Chi, the President of Elsevier, and the six plenary speakers, Prof. Jihyeon Jeon from Korea, Prof. Phyllis Lian-Ghim Chew from Singapore, Prof. Peter de Costa from USA, Prof. Andy Gao from Australia, Prof. Francisca Maria Ivone from Indonesia, and Prof. Tariq Elyas from Saudi Arabia. A warm welcome is also extended to our seven featured speakers, Prof. Masaki Oda from Japan, Prof. Qirfang Wen from China, Prof. Pragasit Sitthitikul from Thailand, Prof. Ramesh Nair from Malaysia, Prof. Jeongyeon Kim from Korea, Prof. Aurelio Vilbar from Philippines, and Dr. John Norris. Not only do these speakers offer geographically-diverse perspectives, but their years of scholarship in wide-ranging fields of ELT provide deep insights for all.
   In addition to the invited speakers’ talks, the program will offer multiple types of presentations, including research-driven papers, workshops, colloquia/symposia and poster sessions. We are deeply grateful to the presenters who submit their proposals responding to our conference call and share their research outcomes and insightful ideas with all conference participants.
   Many thanks should be given to the 2023 Conference Organizing Committee, who volunteered their assistance to make the conference a success again this year. And last but certainly not least, we would like to express special thanks to the AsiaTEFL presidents, Prof. Suwarsih Madya and Prof. Joo-Kyung Park, whose tremendous energy and devotion dedicated to the entire process of organization of the conference have enriched this meaningful event with their meticulous consideration and wealth of experience.
   As we overcome the challenges of the pandemic, this year’s conference will be organized mainly on-site, but we still offer opportunities for virtual presentations and online participation for those who can access only from a distance. We cordially invite students, practitioners and researchers working in the field of ELT in Asia and beyond. Please come join us to celebrate the 20thanniversary of AsiaTEFL and enjoy a rich program filled with insightful presentations!
   We are honored to have been invited to serve as conference executives for the 21st AsiaTEFL International Conference. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas & suggestions, your concerns, and your offers to help!

With warm welcome
Hee-Kyung Lee Robert J. Dickey
Conference Chair Conference Co-Chair

단체명: AsiaTEFL (아시아영어교육학회)
고유번호: 605-82-77130
소재지: 광주광역시 광산구 호남대길 59, 1층 4101호
대표자: 박주경