We are proud to be organizing The GlobELT 2017: The Third International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language in Ephesus, Selcuk, Turkey on 18-21 May 2017. The conference is organised under the supervision of scholars from Hacettepe University, ELT Department in collaboration with INTESOL Turkey and Informascope. The GlobELT conference aims to provide a large number of scholars and presenters with a friendly stimulating atmosphere where they can exchange ideas and get constructive feedback on their work.
The conference will be convened at the beautiful Palm Wings Ephesus Hotel, Ephesus – Turkey. We believe the venue and timing of the event is as charming as the idea of sharing and disseminating our work. The conference hotel is a gorgeous five star luxurious resort, operating on an all-inclusive basis for our presenters’ joy and comfort. Ephesus and the region should also be extremely pleasant and fragrant in this merry month of May. We believe our participants will be able to find plenty to do in their free times.
We have so far been fortunate to secure four important keynote speakers: Brian North, Hacer Hande Uysal, Alistair Henry and Steve Mann, who are all prominent scholars in our field. Invited speakers, we believe, will turn the whole event into an inspiring and memorable experience. As well as our international keynote speakers, we also hope to host many local and international ELT researchers at our annual event.
Proposals for presentations are invited on the following (but not limited to) themes:
- Applied Linguistics and Language Education
- Approaches and Methods in English Education
- Bilingual English Education
- Culture and Literature in English Education
- Early English Education
- English as an International Language
- English for Academic Purposes
- English for Specific Purposes
- English Language Curriculum and Teaching Materials
- Intercultural Communication
- Language and Peace Education
- Language Learning and Acquisition
- Language Policy
- Language Testing and Evaluation
- Life-long Language Learning
- Distance Language Education
- Multimedia and ICT in English Education
- Teacher Training and Education
- Translation Studies & Language Teaching
Types of Presentations
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of papers, workshops or posters to the conference program committee. All types of presentations will be in English. Speakers can choose to do an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or an online presentation. For all types of proposals, speakers are expected to submit a structured abstract through our proposal submission system until February 13, 2017. All proposals will be blind-reviewed by at least two members of the editorial and advisory board for scope and quality.
Oral Presentations & Online (Virtual) Presentations
Participants are kindly invited to give presentations on any of the themes listed above. The paper presenters are required to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion and/or Q&A. Each session will last for a total of 20 minutes.
Workshop sessions include active audience participation through experiencing and discussing tasks provided by the workshop facilitator. Workshop sessions will generally last for 45 minutes.
Posters are invited on any of the themes listed above. Posters may be any size up to a maximum of A1 (594mm x 840mm) or equivalent made up of separate sheets.
Free attendance and accommodation at our joint conference “The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners”
We are pleased to announce that the first 100 registered international participants of the GlobELT 2017 Conference will be granted free attendance and accommodation at The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners on 16-18 May, 2017, Palm Wings Hotel, Ephesus, Turkey. All-inclusive accommodation and registration fees will be fully covered by EU Funds, thus making attending GlobELT and The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners an enticing 2-in-1 academic feast. Further information on our joint conference can be found at http://www.sbateyl.org/
I hope you will not miss on this golden opportunity in a unique venue.
Publication of Papers
We truly hope to provide a far-reaching outlet for our participants’ work. We are pleased to announce that we have already published past GlobELT conference proceedings in Elsevier’s Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences – SBSPRO (ISSN: 1877-0428). The content of the GlobELT 2015 conference is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/199 and while the GlobELT 2016 is accessible at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18770428/232. For the GlobELT 2017, however, we have decided to take a different route for the publication of GlobELT papers as Elsevier HAS CEASED accepting new proposals for Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences – SBSPRO. This year, alternatively, we have contracted with two journals that are prepared to publish manuscripts emerging from the conference after a review process. International Online Journal of Education and Teaching-IOJET(http://iojet.org) and Eurasian Journal of Applied Linguistics-EJAL (http://ejal.eu) will give priority to the review of papers from the GlobELT 2017 and publish a special GlobELT issue in their Autumn issues in 2017. Both journals are indexed in international indices.
We sincerely hope that this conference will create a friendly occasion for all of us to share perspectives and research findings from a wide variety of educational contexts. We also dearly value possible friendships and partnerships made and insights gained at the conference and hope they will go beyond your participation in the conference, leading to better understanding and appreciation of our profession from an international stance.
We, therefore, are looking forward to welcoming and hosting you at Palm Wings Ephesus Hotel, Selçuk, İzmir-Turkey on May 18-21, 2017.