TESOL Research Network Workshops and Colloquium 2018

7 & 8 September 2018Register online for colloquium

This popular annual colloquium provides a forum for discussing and sharing research in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), as well as exploring possible future research collaborations. The event is a place for networking, for both established and new TESOL researchers, and includes presentation sessions on a wide range of TESOL and TESOL-related research – both in progress and completed – as well as opportunities for informal discussions among people working in the area of TESOL research. Proposals are invited for:


  • 25-minute research paper presentations (20-minute presentations followed by five minutes for questions and discussion

  • 90-minute symposia (80-minute presentations; 10 minutes for questions and discussion).

Instructions for submissions


  • Individual papers must include: a title; a 250-word abstract; 50-word summary of the abstract; author's name, institution, email and telephone number

  • Symposia proposals must include: a title; a 500-word abstract; 200-word summary of the abstract; author's name, institution, email and telephone number

  • Submit a research paper or symposium proposal [deadline is 11.59pm, Friday, July 13].

  • Successful applicants for presenting papers and/or symposia will be notified on or before Monday, July 30.

Free pre-colloquium workshops – Friday, September 7

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Workshop 1
"Connecting reading and writing in an EAP class"

9am–noon

Emeritus Professor Ann M Johns, Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University, US

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[deadline is August 31, 2018]

Workshop 2
"Curriculum design for novices"

1–4pm

Professor Jack C Richards, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

Event details

  • When: 9am–4pm

  • Where: Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
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  • Cost: FREE

  • Contact: Associate Professor Aek Phakiti
    Sydney School of Education and Social Work
    T: +61 2 9351 6312 | E: aek.phakiti@sydney.edu.au

  • Keynote speakers: Ann Johns – "Preparing students for writing in the disciplines" – is an emeritus professor with the Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University in the US. Her research interests include applications of genre theories to secondary and early-college classrooms; common core state standards; writing for graduate study; publishing internationally; and how to construct application essays.

    Honglin Chen – "Investigating the teaching of persuasive writing in culturally diverse contexts" – is an associate professor and director of research training in the School of Education, University of Wollongong. She has extensive teaching and research experience in second language learning and development, second language teaching methodology, curriculum development in English for academic purposes, computer-assisted language learning, educational linguistics and language and literacy education in the preparations of teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Honglin Chen is a chief investigator on three Australian Research Council funded projects investigating relationships between literacy research, policy and practice, and provisions of community language programs in Australia.

  • Blog: http://tesolresearchnetwork.blogspot.com.au/

TESOL Research Network workshops and colloquium 2018

Where Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
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When

8 September 2018


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