IAFOR Language Learning Conferences

Posted: December 24, 2015
Category: Specialist Area: Language Learning



On an individual level the ability to speak and operate in another language opens new worlds of possibilities, and allows unmediated access to peoples, cultures, and both literary and academic works.

IAFOR conferences are laboratories of intercultural communication, as a typical conference may contain delegates from anywhere between 30 to 60 different countries. This makes our vision of an academic platform at the intersection of culture, nation and discipline a reality, and makes for an extremely diverse and rich conference environment.

Language is a powerful tool, and the prominence given to language learning in the IAFOR programme underscores the crucial role language learning and teaching plays in facilitating and building the many necessary bridges in communication between individuals, cultures and societies within the global context.

Our events offer the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field. What’s more, IAFOR’s language learning conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and language learning associations, including Birkbeck University of London, Virginia Tech, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Moscow State University, Waseda University, Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), Russia, and National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme, but also mean that our conferences are exceptional platforms to disseminate your research.


Upcoming Language Learning Conferences

3 Conferences Available

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017

Dates: May 11 - May 14, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

The European Conference on Language Learning 2017

Dates: June 30 - July 2, 2017
Location: Brighton, UK

- Visit conference site
- Register
- Submit a paper

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IAFOR Research and Publications Associated with Language Learning


The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:

Conference Proceedings

IAFOR Conference Proceedings are open access research repositories which include the final papers of research presented at our conferences (submitted before the final paper deadline).


THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences.



Previous Speakers at IAFOR Language Learning Conferences


Language Learning Speakers 1

[Left to right] Christine Coombe, Past President of both TESOL Arabia and TESOL International; Eiko Kato-Otani, President of Osaka Jogakuin University and educational technology specialist; Kay Irie, language and psychology expert and Gakushuin Professor; Ken Wilson, internationally acclaimed materials author; Svetlana Ter Minasova, Founding Dean and current President of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Areas Studies at Moscow State University, and President of the The National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), Russia.

Language Learning 2

[Left to right] Alan Maley, renowned English language teaching pioneer; Ted O’Neill, technology and language learning expert; Steve Cornwell, Japan Association of Language Teaching (JLT) Director of Program and IAFOR International Director of Programme for Language Learning; Insung Jung, Professor at the International Christian University, Japan and leading authority on open and distance Learning; Stephen Ryan, Waseda Professor and motivation and language expert.



IAFOR Language Learning Video Highlights


IAFOR is committed to disseminating as much as possible of its presentations, interviews and original output, produced by and for the organisation, online, and available for all for free.



Events Associated with Language Learning


As part of IAFOR’s educational mission we are prioritising documentary photography and filmmaking as uniquely powerful mediums to help inform and educate in ways that are very different and yet complementary to academic studies as forms of advocacy and activism.

The organisation runs both a documentary photography and a documentary film award, as well as an associated film festival in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism and the University of the Arts London.

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