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57th RELC International Conference - Rethinking English Language Teaching and Learning for a COVID-19 Endemic World: Global, Glocal and Local Perspectives
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57th RELC International Conference
Rethinking English Language Teaching and Learning for a
COVID-19 Endemic World: Global, Glocal and Local Perspectives
  • March 13, 2023 - March 15, 2023

  • Singapore

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ANNOUNCEMENT
Deadline Extension

As you are aware, the 57th RELC International Conference will be held from 13 March to 15 March 2023 at RELC International Hotel, Singapore and the deadline for submitting proposals for Paper/Workshops for the conference is 30 September 2022.

We received numerous requests for an extension of the deadline. We are pleased to announce that the deadline for submitting proposals for Papers/Workshops for the above Conference has been extended to 15 October 2022. We very much look forward to receiving your proposals soon at the portal link: https://www.relc.org.sg/signin

For submission of proposals via the Conference Management System (CMS), please type your proposal into the abstract box. A copy and paste from word document will treat each character as an ASCII character, drastically reducing the maximum number of 2000 characters allowed on the CMS.

Best regards,

The 57th RELC International Conference Organizing and Planning Committee

RATIONALE

Some of the key drivers in English language teaching and learning in the past decades include the use of English in diverse international economic and cultural arenas, the inclusion of technology in language teaching and assessment, the focus on alternative forms of assessment, and the increase in research, scholarship and publication in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Added to these is the sudden shift in teaching mode from face-to-face to blended and online spaces or to home-based learning as a result of the recent pandemic.

As we settle into a COVID-19 endemic world, it seems appropriate to reflect on the responses of the TESOL community to the unprecedented changes that have occurred, especially the disruptions in English language teaching and learning, in order to share new insights and recent research findings, innovative strategies and practical solutions.

The 57th RELC International Conference 2023 aims to bring together English language professionals and educators from a wide variety of backgrounds to reflect on and rethink global, glocal and local perspectives on current theories and practices in our field, especially in the current COVID-19 endemic situation.

AIMS
The 57th RELC International Conference has the following aims:

To provide policy makers, education leaders, teachers, and researchers a platform to share ground-breaking researches, and their global, glocal and local perspectives on current theories and practices in English language teaching and learning

To promote a high level intellectual discourse on language and literacy education that will help leaders and classroom practitioners formulate informed decisions and actions

To share best practices in teaching and assessing learners in the language classroom

To showcase innovative teaching materials and technological tools that are useful and relevant to the current COVID-19 endemic situation

TOPIC AREAS

Technology for teaching, assessment and teacher education

Multimodal literacy for a digital world

Global Englishes and Translanguaging

EMI/EME

Language assessment in a globalized world

Language, identity and language maintenance

Teaching and learning in under-resourced contexts

Teacher competencies, identity and development

Teachers’ and learners’ well-being

Language education leadership and innovations

TESOL and learning design

The future of research, scholarship and publication

VENUE, CONTACT & MAP
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre 30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352

Tel: (65) 68857844 / (65) 68857815

Email: conference@relc.org.sg

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INVITED SPEAKERS

Dr Benjamin Moorhouse

Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Benjamin Luke Moorhouse FHEA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. His research focuses on the experiences and professional learning of language teachers. Benjamin’s articles have appeared in SYSTEM, TESOL Quarterly, RELC Journal, and ELT Journal

Dr Dario Banegas

Lecturer in Language Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh

Dario Luis Banegas is Lecturer in Language Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. He is also a tutor for IFDC Lenguas Vivas Bariloche. Dario carries out research in Latin America and the UK. Areas of interest: language teacher education, action research, and content and language integrated learning

Dr Lawrence Jun Zhang

Professor of Linguistics-in-Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Lawrence Zhang, PhD, is Professor of Linguistics-in-Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand. His 100-plus publications in RELC Journal, Applied Linguistics, Modern Language Journal, SSLA, JSLW, System, TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics Review, Metacognition and Learning, among others, have examined issues relating to learner metacognition/Self-regulated learning and language-teacher education. He is currently Co-editor-in-chief for System.

Dr Supakorn Phoocharoensil

Associate Professor of English at Language Institute Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Supakorn Phoocharoensil is Associate Professor of English at Language Institute Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, indexed in SCOPUS and ERIC. His areas of research interest include Second Language Acquisition, Corpus Linguistics, and English Collocations and Formulaic Language.

Dr Sender Dovchin

Director of Research at the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia

A/Professor Sender Dovchin is a Director of Research at the School of Education, Curtin University, Australia. She is a critical applied linguist, who was identified as “Top Researcher in the field of Language & Linguistics” under The Humanities, Arts & Literature of The Australian's 2021 Research Magazine and Top 250 Researchers in Australia. She has authored articles in international peer-reviewed journals and authored six books with publishers such as Routledge, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan and Multilingual Matters.

Dr Kevin Wong

Assistant Professor and Chair of TESOL at Pepperdine University

Kevin Wong is an Assistant Professor and Chair of TESOL at Pepperdine University. He is a former primary school teacher who later received his Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from New York University. His research sits at the intersection of multilingual pedagogy, multiracial education, and teacher preparation. Visit: www.kevin-m-wong.com

Dr Caroline Ho

Lead Specialist at the English Language Institute of Singapore, Ministry of Education (MOE)

Dr Caroline Ho is Lead Specialist at the English Language Institute of Singapore, MOE with a PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham. She is concurrently serving in MOE Professional Development Planning Office. Her research interests include language teacher professional development and design research in new media. Her previous appointments were at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and MOE as Specialist Inspector, English Language

Dr Peter Gu

Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr Peter Gu is an Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His academic interests include language learning strategies and language assessment. His recent book, Classroom-based formative assessment, was published in 2019 by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in China.

Dr Jim McKinley

Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at University College London

Dr Jim McKinley, SFHEA, is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at University College London. He has taught in higher education mainly in the UK, Japan, and Australia. His research targets implications of globalization for L2 writing and higher education studies. Jim is an Editor-in-Chief of the journal System.

Dr Carolyn Blume

Assistant professor at Dortmund Competence Center for Teacher Education & Research (DoKoLL), Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Dr Carolyn Blume is Assistant Professor for digitally-mediated teaching and learning at Dortmund Competence Center for Teacher Education & Research (DoKoLL), Technical University Dortmund, Germany

Prof Judy Noguchi

Professor emerita, Kobe Gakuin University, Japan

Judy Noguchi, Professor emerita, Kobe Gakuin University, does research, materials development and teaching in English for Specific Purposes. Publications (2022): Reviewing the scientific review article, The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication; Genre-based, corpus-supported writing courses for science and engineering students at Japanese universities, STEM English in Japan (Palgrave Macmillan).

Dr Hanan Khalifa

Head of Research and International Education, Cambridge Assessment

Dr Hanan Khalifa is an award winning and leading language testing expert Council of Europe CEFR expert who developed and validated national and international assessments, led the alignment of national curriculum and examinations to international standards, and presented and published extensively on these areas. Hanan has worked and consulted for ministries of education, examination boards and international development agencies.

Mr Ian Clifford

Head of English Programmes East Asia, British Council

Ian has worked in the UK as a primary school teacher and manager of school governor training, family literacy, community regeneration projects and supplementary schools. In Asia Ian has worked for the British Council in management roles with large-scale teacher development projects in Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Ian is the Head of English Programmes East Asia for the British Council.

Ms Mina Patel

Assessment Researcher, British Council

Mina Patel is a researcher with the Assessment Research Group at the British Council. Her background is in English language teaching and training. She has worked in various countries in positions related to English language education and presented at numerous national and international conferences. She is currently a PhD student with CRELLA at the University of Bedfordshire, UK.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Prof Tae-Young Kim (representing KATE)

Professor, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Prof Tae-Young Kim (Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea) serves as Editor-in-Chief of English Teaching from 2022. He earned his Ph.D. in Second Language Education from OISE/University of Toronto. His research interests include L2 learning and teaching (de)motivation, and the contribution of sociocultural theory and activity theory to L2 (de)motivation.

Dr Pak Ikhsanudin (representing TEFLIN)

Regional coordinator, TEFLIN, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Ikhsanudin is an English teacher trainer for Universitas Tanjungpura and the TEFLIN regional coordinator for West Kalimantan. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials. His research interests are teacher professional development and ELT materials. Ikhsan was an invited speaker for numerous international conferences

Asst Prof Payupol Suthathothon (representing ThaiTESOL)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Payupol Suthathothon holds a Master of Arts in TEFL. He is currently an assistant professor teaching Research Writing, English in Business Communication, and Cooperative Education at the Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. His research interests include English for specific purposes, task-based language teaching and e-learning.

Prof Paul McBride (representing JACET)

Director, Center for English as a Lingua Franca (CELF), Tamagawa University, Tokyo

Paul McBride is a Professor and Director at the Center for English as a Lingua Franca (CELF) at Tamagawa University in Tokyo. He is interested in pedagogical implications of ELF, including how language, literacy, meaning, and knowledge are related to structural power within academic institutions.

Ms Tepy Suon (representing CamTESOL)

Lead Teacher, Australian Centre for Education (ACE)

Tepy Suon is a Cambodian national served as a Lead Teacher at the Australian Centre for Education (ACE) in Cambodia. Her areas of interest lie in professional development, school leadership, and educational technology. Notably, her current role has inspired her to actively support students with their academic performance and well-being.

Assoc Prof Bin Shen (representing 21st Century English Education Media, China Daily)

Director of Center for Foreign Language Education and Teaching, Fuzhou University, China

Bin Shen, associate professor at the School of Foreign Languages and Director of Center for Foreign Language Education and Teaching, Fuzhou University, China. Her research interests include second language writing, self-regulation, and translanguaging. Her articles have appeared in SSCI-indexed journals, including Language Teaching Research, System, and Applied Linguistics Review.

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Paper/Workshop Proposals

Parallel Papers
These are 30 minutes formal lecture sessions, including 5 minutes question time.

Workshops
These are 50-minute sessions with minimal lecturing. Participants will be engaged in activities that have been structured by the workshop presenters.

Procedure for Submission of Paper/Workshop Proposals

A 150-200 word abstract with a title not exceeding 12 words and a 50-word biodata should be sent no later than 30 September 2022. Abstracts outside the word limit will not be accepted.

The Conference Planning Committee will inform proposers the results by 15 November 2022. Presenters are required to confirm participation with payment of registration fees and to register for the conference by 31 January 2023.

Proposers who are including co-speaker(s), kindly ensure that the email address of co-speaker(s) is valid and currently in use. Co-speaker(s) must accept the email notification sent to them before the proposal(s) can be reviewed and accepted.

For submission of Paper/Workshop Proposals, please click, https://tinyurl.com/y75azfa4

Criteria for Acceptance

All abstracts will be evaluated by the Conference Planning Committee. Relevance to the theme of the Conference and freshness and originality of approach are among the major considerations in the acceptance of papers. The Committee reserves the right to decline paper/workshop proposals without providing reasons.

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Guideline for Registration
Please register at the Conference Portal via the link: https://www.relc.org.sg/signin to receive a RELC User ID and Password, if you do not have one. You will be able to perform the following functions at the Conference Portal:

View Conference Announcements.

Update Personal Profile.

Submit a Proposal as a Speaker.

Register as a Participant.

Make Payment.

Book Workshops.

Please follow the steps below to set the password for your new account.

1. Open the URL to our sign in page: https://www.relc.org.sg/signin

2. Click on “Forgot Password” to proceed.

3. Enter your “Email Address” & “Text Verification”. Click on “Send New Password” to proceed. An email will be send to your email address with instructions to set password for your new account.

Participants who already have a User ID and Password may login to the portal directly.

Conference Registration Fee

The registration fee for the 3-day conference is payable by all participants and parallel and workshop presenters and co-presenter(s). Registration will be confirmed only upon receipt of the Conference Registration Fee, which is non-refundable.

The 57th RELC International Conference will be hosted on-site for in-person participation. However, due to travel restrictions in some countries, overseas paper presenters may opt for online presentation of papers and participate online in the plenary and panel discussion sessions, as well as the online parallel paper presentations/workshops. All other participants/attendees may join us in-person or online.

Conference registration fees:

Virtual participants
-$108.00 (inclusive of GST paid from 1 January 2023)

In-person participants
-$520.00 (inclusive of GST paid by 31 December 2022)
-$580.00 (inclusive of GST paid from 1 January 2023)

The in-person conference registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunches.

The conference registration fee is non-refundable.

An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for replacements.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available at the RELC website by the end of the first week of March 2023.

Accommodation
Participants may book hotel accommodation at the RELC International Hotel at www.relcih.com.sg or email to ihreservation@relc.org.sg . Please book early as rooms are limited.

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British Council   Cambridge Assessment English   GOETHE INSTITUT            University of London

 

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