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2017 Conference
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Yogyakarta State
The 15th AsiaTEFL International Conference
The 64th TEFLIN International Conference
Co-hosted by Yogyakarta State University, TEFLIN

and AsiaTEFL
ELT in Asia in the Digital Era: Global Citizenship and Identity

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

13-15 July, 2017
    The 15th International AsiaTEFL Conference is, in general, designed to pull together a number of current and critical issues for TEFL researchers, policy makers and practitioners. They work with the complexity of making significant change in TEFL policies, beliefs and practices to improve the TEFL effectiveness for all students in this post-colonial and post-modern era. They also encourage EFL teachers to adjust to changing contexts over time with the focus of serving their students. In this connection, the conference will provide them with ample opportunity to share their experiences and expertise. In particular, this conference is designed to share and examine contemporary conceptions of language learning and teaching and of their change over time leading an awareness of the need to build language learning and teaching theories with a new paradigm.
The 15th International AsiaTEFL conference is designed to provide a forum for EFL teaching and learning researchers, policy makers and practitioners to assemble in the spirit of “learning and growing together” to:
  • engage in an informed, critical and insightful dialogue about enhancing learning for all students in all settings in all countries, a dialogue about what works, how it works, what it takes to make things work, and how to develop thereon a new understanding of the nature of EFL teaching and learning.
  • strengthen national and international EFL education networks to promote powerful research about TEFL effectiveness, TEFL improvement and innovation and to engage EFL learning and teaching researchers, policy makers and practitioners in ongoing conversations about the interpretation and the application of research in practice.
  • critically examine the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical paradigms of language learning and to explore how different conceptions frame and influence the whole business of TEFL, especially in a global, knowledge-based, technologically wired context.

Sub-theme 1: EFL Teaching and Learning Developments - What Do They Mean in Different Contexts with Different Paradigms?
  • TEFL leadership for effective EFL teaching and learning in different socio-cultural contexts
  • EFL teacher education developments
  • Effective EFL teachers and their professional development in different socio-cultural contexts
  • TEFL classroom practices in different cultural contexts: factors supporting successes and factors leading to failures
  • EFL curriculum development and management under different teaching and learning paradigms and cultural contexts
  • The role of environment rich in English exposure in enhancing TEFL effectiveness and improvement
  • Assessment and evaluation of EFL teaching and learning in different cultural contexts
  • School cultures in relation to TEFL effectiveness
  • Using evidence for TEFL decision making in different cultural contexts
Sub-theme 2: Exploring the Relationship Between the Knowledge-Based Era and TEFL Development
  • The role of English in the knowledge-based era
  • TEFL standards in the knowledge-based era
  • EFL teacher competencies in the knowledge-based era
  • EFL teacher education in the knowledge-based era
  • EFL curriculum development in the knowledge-based era
  • Managing EFL education with national standards in different systems of education
  • EFL Teacher development in the knowledge-based education
  • Leadership for EFL teaching effectiveness
  • English across the curriculum
Sub-theme 3: Exploring and Understanding Today's Demands for Foreign Languages: Going Beyond English Language Competencies.
  • The role of English in keeping up with global developments
  • The role of English in global economic development
  • English becoming an international lingua franca and its implications for TEFL
  • English learning and personal development in today's global world
  • English learning and global social developments
  • English in developing global citizenship
  • English and world citizen connectivity
  • Bilingualism
  • English language education policy towards world competitiveness
Sub-theme 4: Transforming TEFL in the fully digital world
  • Towards English as a Global Lingua Franca
  • Determining criteria for effective TEFL in the digital world
  • EFL teacher standards the fully digital worlds
  • EFL learners connectivity around the world
  • EFL materials development in the fully digital world
  • EFL teacher professional development
  • E-learning development
  • TEFL e-management
  • TEFL Assessment in the Digital World
  • Evaluating TEFL in the fully digital world
  • Literacy development in the digital era
  • Fostering TEFL creativity and innovation
  • Image building through English
  • Developing English for Young Learners innovatively
  • Innovative English instructional leadership
Conference Activities
  • Keynote Speech (45 minutes)
  • 11 Plenary sessions (each 45 minutes)
    (From Australia, Austria, China, Indonesia, Singapore, the UK, USA, New Zealand)
  • 7 Featured presentations (40 minutes each)
    (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Hong Kong)
  • Creative/Innovative teacher show case (full day exhibition)
  • Parallel sessions (30 minutes - 600 slots)
  • Poster presenations (15 slots)
  • Network Meetings (among Presidents of TEFL National Organizations)
  • Organizational Meetings
    (the AsiaTEFL EC meeting & the TEFLIN business meeting)
  • Reception and Cultural Dinners
  • Book exhibitions by interested publishers

Conference Key Dates
15 Feb, 2017 Deadline for Abstract (200-250 words) submission online, accompanied by a 60-word biodata, by completing the application form
15 March, 2017 Notification of acceptance
1 April - 30 April, 2017 Early bird registration
1 May - 31 May, 2017 Pre-registration
13-15 July 2017 The Conference

Those whose presentation proposals have been accepted are required to pay their conference registration fee by May 31, 2017 as confirmation of their intention to present. Otherwise, their presentations will be cancelled.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts (200-250 words long) of the proposed presentations should be submitted online together with a 60-word biodata by completing the form available in the conference website:


Two email addresses are availabe for queries:
  1. General queries should be directed to the OC through:
  2. Specific and/urgent queries should be directed to: with CC to:

Paper Submission to the AsiaTEFL Conference Proceedings

AsiaTEFL Proceedings will be accepting paper submissions from conference presenters at the 2017 AsiaTEFL International Conference. Contents of the papers submitted must be consistent with the contents of the presenter's conference presentation. Submitted papers will be reviewed by Proceedings reviewers, and only accepted papers will be published. The deadline for submission of papers to the Proceedings is September 1, 2017 (after the conference). Papers will be submitted to prof. Yoon Hee Choi by email(asiatefl.proc@gmail). Detailed information for paper submission, such as paper length and formatting guidelines, will be available at the AsiaTEFL website (
Registration Fees
Early bird registration (1 April - 30 April, 2017)
TEFLIN members: US$150
AsiaTEFL Full(paid) members: US$150
Non-members: US$220
Pre-registration (1 May-31 May, 2017)
TEFLIN members: US$170
AsiaTEFL Full(paid) members: US$170
Non-members: US$240
On-site registration
TEFLIN members: US$200
AsiaTEFL Full(paid) members: US$200
Non-members: US$270
Conference Activity Venues

The Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel: The Conference Venue

Ballroom of the Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel: The Conference Venue

The Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel: Parallel Meeting Room

The Pagelaran of Keraton Yogyakarta: The Conference Welcome Dinner Venue

The Auditorium of Yogyakarta State University: The venue for the Traditional Dinner
International Transportation
The direct flights to Yogyakarta Adisucipto Airport are available from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Otherwise, you can take the following gate cities: Jakarta, Surabaya, or Denpasar-Bali to Yogyakarta. However, there is a limited number of flights the Surabaya-Yogyakarta dan Bali-Yogyakarta

Local Transportation
  1. Adisucipto Airport (Yogyakarta) to the Conference Venue
    1. The First Alternative: by Taxi
      Please visit the taxi Ticket and seat reservation counter, which is located about 5 meters from the arrival. (A book of Taxi is IDR30,000 or around US$4.00)
    2. The Second alternative: by Bus
      After your arrival at the International Airport of Yogyakarta (Adisucipto), you can walk from the arrival hall to Trans Yogya Shelter, which is located about 400m away. Take Bus number IA (Direct to Kota/City) and stop at Ambarukkmo (Amplaz carefour Shelter) the 3rd stop (in front of Royal Ambarukmo Hotel).
    3. From the Recommended Hotel to the Conference Venue
      Buses will be available for transportation from the recomended hotels to the conference venue and back to the hotel.
ACCOMMODATIONS (Recommended hotels)
  1. The Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel
    Address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto No. 81 Yogyakarta, 55281
    Telephone: +62 274 488488
    Fax: +62 274) 488789
    Rooms available: 247 rooms
    Rates: IDR1,160,000-IDR6,562,000
  2. The UNY Hotel
    Address: Kampus UNY Jl. Colombo No. 1, Sleman Yogakarta
    Telephone: +62 274 553079
    Room available: 130 rooms
    Rates: IDR400,000-IDR1,500
  3. The Jogjakarta Plaza Hotel
    Address: Jl. Affandi, Gejayan, Komplek Colombo Yogyakarta 55281
    Telephone: +62 274 584222
    Fax: +62 274 584200
    Rooms available: 177 rooms
    Rates: IDR750,000-IDR1,025,000
  4. The Eastparc Hotel
    Address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto KM. 6.5, Seturan, Depok, Kec. Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
    Phone: +62 274 4932000
    Rooms available: 193 rooms
    Rates: USD50 - USD65
    WIFI: Free
  5. The Sheraton Hotel
    Address: Jl. Laksda Adisucipto, Maguwoharjo, Kec. Depok, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
    Phone: +62 274 488588
    Rooms available:
Cultural Visits (on request, self-funded)
  1. The Sultan Palace, the well-reserved cultural heritage, built in the mid 18th Century
  2. The Cultural Malioboro Street, the busiest in the city
  3. The White Pillar, built in the middle of the 18th Century
  4. The Biggest Hindhu Temple in Southeast Asia, the World Hetitage, built in 850 AD, 47 m high
  5. The Open Air Ramayana Ballet
  6. The World Heritage Borobudur Temple, the World biggest Buddhist temple
  7. The Batik Painting Art
  8. The Mount Merapi Lava Tour
Currency (Rupiah)
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