ELT-relevant events we organise here at King’s in the School of Education, Communication and Society and other events which we think might be of interest to you (e.g. talks, conferences, CPD-related events, funding opportunities).

If you know of anything which may be of interest, please feel free to contact us, including the name of the event, venue, date & time, pricing (if applicable) and any other relevant details.

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Teaching & Learning L2 Pragmatics International Conference
Date: 28 – 29 June 2018
Location: Preston, UK
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Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics:
Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts

Confirmed Speakers
Professor Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
Professor Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Professor Gila A Schauer (Erfurt University, Germany)
Professor Dániel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Dr Ken Fordyce (University of Edinburgh, UK)

This conference is themed towards second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:

  • The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
  • The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
  • Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
  • Using ICT for pragmatic development
  • Pre-departure and in country pragmatics instruction
  • Testing and assessing pragmatic development
  • Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Abstract Proposals & Conference Enquiries
Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal plus 50 word summary (all in one word document) should be submitted by Thursday 15th March 2018 to the following link:

For any other enquiries, please contact

Please visit for the conference website.


EuroSLA 28
Date: Wednesday 5th September to Saturday 8th September
Location: Münster, Germany
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We are inviting proposals for presentations at Eurosla 28 in Münster, Germany. All areas and approaches to the study of learning second/foreign/additional languages are welcome.

Academic programme
The academic programme will consist of presentations by the participants and the invited keynote speakers (Raphael Berthele (Fribourg, Switzerland), Claudia Felser (Potsdam, Germany), Johanne Paradis (Edmonton, Canada), Marianne Starren (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)), as well as the doctoral student workshop, and the Language Learning Roundtable (topic: the relation between learner grammar and input).

 Types of presentations
1) Individual paper (length of presentation: 20+10 min.)
2) Colloquium with either 3 or 5 thematically related papers (length of a colloquium: 90 or 150 min., depending on the number of papers). Prior to submitting a colloquium, please send us an informal email to before January 15th, 2018.
3) Poster (A0, portrait)
4) Paper at the doctoral student workshop (length of presentation: 15+15 min.); The doctoral student workshop is intended to serve as a platform for discussion of ongoing PhD research and obtain feedback from senior researchers. These sessions are an opportunity for PhD students to present their work and discuss future directions. Students whose abstracts are accepted will then be required to send their presentation to a discussant (a senior researcher). The discussant will lead a 15 minute feedback/discussion session on their work.


Abstract submission information
The submission of presentation proposals opens on January 31st, 2018, and closes on February 28th, 2018. The proposals are submitted by filling in an online form (

The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the Eurosla Scientific committee. The criteria include the quality of the content and the clarity of the abstract, contribution to the field and thematic relevance. Colloquia will also be assessed according to range and coherence of the papers.

Presentation acceptances will be sent out by the end of April 2018.

Length of abstracts:
– Individual paper, paper at the doctoral student workshop, or poster: max. 3000 characters (incl. spaces), including references
– Colloquium: general abstract (max. 2000 characters (incl. spaces), including references) + abstracts for each paper (each max. 3000 characters (incl. spaces), including references). The general abstract should describe the topic of the colloquium and thus enable the reviewer to assess range and coherence of the papers. A colloquium as a whole can only be accepted if the overall quality of all included abstracts is high enough. If a colloquium is rejected, individual papers can still be accepted as papers in parallel sessions. Please note that only a limited number of colloquia can be accepted. Prior to submitting a colloquium, please send us an informal email to before January 15th, 2018.

Language policy
The working language of the conference is English but presentations are also welcome in other European languages.


Presenter policy
Each participant can appear as the first author of one presentation only. A colloquium convener can also present at the colloquium or elsewhere in the programme.


Student stipends
As in previous years, several student stipends will be available for doctoral students.

If you wish to apply, please send the following information to before February 28th, 2018:

  1. Name, institution, and address of institution
  2. Official confirmation of a PhD student status
  3. Statement from supervisor or head of Department that the applicant’s institution cannot (fully) cover the conference-related expenses.

Please note that applicants who have already received such a stipend in the past are not eligible to re-apply.

For general questions, please email

For questions concerning the colloquia, please email

For questions concerning the posters, please email