Submission Deadline

JULY 30, 2022

Author Notification

AUGUST 15, 2022

Registration Deadline

OCTOBER 09, 2022

Conference Dates

OCTOBER 21 - 22, 2022

Registration is open NOW


The 2nd international conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education will be held from 21 to 22 October 2022 at the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh city (UEH University) as a hybrid event (virtual and face-to-face presentations). The conference addresses the overarching theme of “RECONNECTING AND THRIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL”. It aims to provide dynamic opportunities for researchers, practitioners, and educators to share cutting edge research, best practices, recent innovations, current trends, and practical challenges in the fields of applied linguistics and language education.
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract that describes original conceptual, theoretical, interpretivist or experimental research and/or practice, relating to one or more of the following conference sub-themes:

  1. Bilingual and multilingual education
  2. Digital Learning and Technologies
  3. (Second/Foreign) Language Teaching and Learning
  4. Professional Development
  5. Testing and Assessment
  6. Materials and Curriculum Development
  7. Language Education Research Methodology and Publication
  8. Language cognition
  9. Language, culture, and socialisation (ideology)
  10. Language planning and policy
  11. Pragmatics and sociolinguistics
  12. Corpus linguistics and discourse analysis


You are also invited to submit your full manuscripts for conference proceedings. Submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review process, and selected papers will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published online in a PDF format under an ISSN issued by Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House of Economics. The authors can choose to publish their papers in the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (JABES).

21&22 OCTOBER 2022



Announcement of programme
9 September 2022

Registration deadline
9 October 2022

Pre-conference workshops
July, August, September 2022

Main conference
21 – 22 October 2022​



Jonathan Newton

Jonathan Newton is Associate Professor and Programme Director for the Master of TESOL and Master of Applied Linguistics programmes at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In his career in language teacher education, he has worked alongside teachers from many countries to better understand classroom language teaching and learning, especially in relation to task-based language teaching (TBLT), teaching listening and speaking, teaching vocabulary, and teaching for intercultural capabilities. He has published more than 70 book chapters/articles and five books: Teaching ESL/EFL listening and speaking (2021), Using tasks in language teaching (2021), Teaching English to second language learners in academic contexts, (2018), Workplace talk in action: An ESOL resource (2010), and How to teach speaking (2021)

Further details and profile:

Jessie Barrot

Dr. Jessie Barrot has been cited as one of the top researchers in the Philippines (Project Acumen funded by the European Commission). As a distinguished scholar, he has received various local and international grants and recognitions and authored nearly 50 scholarly papers and 20 textbooks. He has also been invited as a consultant for major international and national projects and has delivered lectures in over 150 trainings, seminars, and conferences. In his nearly two decades in the academe, he has already held key administrative and leadership positions. His expertise includes second language writing, language pedagogy, computer assisted learning, curriculum, instructional materials development, and educational research.

Averil Coxhead

Professor Averil Coxhead teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in vocabulary, EAP, TESOL and Applied Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Averil’s research interests include general and specialised vocabulary for English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes. Her recent books include Connecting corpora and language teaching (in press; Foreign Language Teaching and Research); a volume on language in trades education (Coxhead, Parkinson, Mackay & McLaughlin (2019, Routledge); Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes research (2018; Routledge), a series of textbooks called Reading for the academic world with Professor Paul Nation (2018, Seed Learning). Averil is currently researching specialised vocabulary, including multiword units, in spoken and written English in the trades and higher education.

Kevin W. H. Tai

Assistant Professor Kevin W. H. Tai is Assistant Professor of English Language Education at the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong and Honorary Research Fellow at IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society in University College London (UCL). Additionally, Professor Tai is the Associate Editor of The Language Learning Journal (ESCI-listed Journal; Routledge) and the Editorial Board Member and Editorial Assistant of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (SSCI-listed Journal; Routledge). Professor Tai has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from UCL and his doctoral research was fully funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He completed his doctoral coursework in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge, where he was Hughes Hall Hong Kong Alumni Scholar. He holds an MSc degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition with Distinction in Dissertation from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) degree in English Language and Literature with First Class Honours (top of the cohort) from Newcastle University, UK. Professor Tai is CELTA-qualified and his research interests include: language education policy, classroom discourse, translanguaging in multilingual contexts and qualitative research methods (particularly Multimodal Conversation Analysis, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and Linguistic Ethnography). His research has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, including Classroom Discourse, Language and Education, Linguistics and Education, System, Applied Linguistics, International Journal of Science Education, Language Teaching Research, Research in Science Education and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Professor Tai is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Tamas Kiss

Assoc. Prof. Dr Tamas Kiss works as an Associate Professor at Sunway University, Centre for English Language Studies. He has been involved with language teacher education programmes in Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America and South East Asia. He delivered one-off talks and directed longer, intensive workshops in more than 20 countries including Romania, Lithuania, Pakistan, Iraq, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Germany, Mexico, etc. by invitation of universities, language teacher organizations, cultural institutions, or international publishing houses. His main research interests include language pedagogy, language teacher education, creativity, intercultural communication, the link between complex dynamic systems and education, and the role of culture in language teaching materials. One of his latest projects has been on creativity in language teaching which resulted in a co-authored book: Maley, A. & Kiss, T. (2018). Creativity and English Language Teaching: From inspiration to implementation. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Kean Wah, Lee

Kean Wah, LEE  (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at the School of Education, and Deputy Head of School, School of Education, University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus). He is also the Vice-President and Treasurer of PacCALL (Pacific Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning). He has presented and published extensively in journals, book chapters and books in the field of CALL, teacher professional development and English language teaching and learning.  He can be reached at


Conference registration fee includes: admission to keynote and parallel sessions, admission to poster viewing, all conference materials, tea/coffee and lunches (optional for Vietnamese participants), Certificate of Attendance. Conference materials and services include: certificates, programmes, books of abstracts, name badges, receipts of fee payment, presentations. All conference materials and  services will also be delivered digitally to the participants.


Oral presentations (25 minutes): The presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Oral presentations are generally organised by stream into parallel sessions comprising three or four presentations.
Virtual presentations (25 minutes): The presenter delivers their research either in real time via a virtual meeting platform or asynchronously using pre-recorded videos.
Workshop presentations (50 minutes): A workshop should be led by an experienced researcher or practitioner, be practically oriented and contain some experiential participation and opportunities for interaction. A workshop often involves problem-solving, skills training, or the dissemination of new content or disciplinary approaches.
Poster presentations (60 minutes, offline only): A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster (in A0 size) to illustrate their research. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building.
Each presentation should include 5-10 minute for questions.


This conference is co-organised by:

  • The School of Foreign Languages (University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City),
  • Humber College (Canada),
  • Mahasarakham University (Thailand),
  • National University Philippines (Philippines),
  • Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand),
  • International Language and Country Studies Institute (ILACS)