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The Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) cordially invites you to the 2017 ALAK International Conference, “Broadening the Scope of Language Learning and Teaching”,  to be held on September 9 at Seoul National University of Education. This year's conference presents 9 invited and 77 concurrent talks, and 18 poster presentations.

Plenary Speakers:   

Dr. Ronald P. Leow, Georgetown University

Language learning in the L2 classroom: How implicit or how explicit should it be? Theoretical, empirical, and curricular/pedagogical issues  

Dr. Ana Lado, Marymount University

What makes a literature-based English program not only effective but also more efficient?  

Dr. Yo-An Lee, Sogang University

Tracing longitudinal development of connected discourse: The case for Korean speakers of English    

Featured Speakers:

Jaruda Rajani Na Ayuthaya, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Lindsay Herron, Gwangju National University of Education, Korea

Chiaki Iwai, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Larissa V. Koulchitskaya, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Boyoung Lee, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Pragasit Sitthitikul, Thammasat University, Thailand

Swandi Swandi, University of PGRI Semarang, Indonesia    


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We are happy to inform that in addition to our Facebook page -, AILA World Congress Rio 2017 also has a channel on YouTube.

Access the channel AILA2017 BRAZIL - - to watch the plenaries, opening and closing ceremonies and other videos from the Congress.

We do hope that the deconstructions triggered during the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics will go on echoing in other spheres and semiosis. We also enjoy this opportunity to thank all those who were with us in Rio and/or will still be with us online and look forward to meeting you again in Groningen, the Netherlands, in AILA 2020.

Warm regards,

AILA World Congress Rio 2017 Organising Committee



The 3rd International Psychology of Language Learning conference (PLL3) will be held at Waseda University, Tokyo, June 7-10, 2018. The theme of the conference is “Stretching Boundaries” and the aim is to bring together people from all over the world to share their interest in the role of psychology in the learning and teaching of languages.

Plenary speakers are Mimi Bong, Zoltán Dörnyei, Lourdes Ortega, Richard Ryan, and Ema Ushioda — all internationally respected pioneers in their fields, bringing not only cutting-edge scholarship to the conference but also a diverse range of perspectives.

Proposals are invited for papers, symposia, work-in-progress, and posters.

Online proposals open on September 1st, 2017, and close on December 11th, 2017.

Please go to PPL3 for details. 


Rieko Nishida

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The AILA World Congress 2017 will now start in three days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

For those who, for any reason, won't be able to be here in Rio with us, we are happy to announce that the Opening Ceremony and the six plenary addresses will be broadcast through our website.  

Access to follow the program below:  

23/07 from 4:00 p.m. on  - Opening Ceremony and plenary address by  Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes  

24/07 at 09:00 a.m. - Plenary address by Lorenza Mondada  

25/07 at 09:00 a.m. - Plenary address by Mary  Bucholtz  

26/07 at 09:00 a.m. - Plenary address by Tommaso Milani  

27/07 at 09:00 a.m. - Plenary address by Ben Rampton  

28/07 at 05:00 p.m. - Plenary address by Marilda Cavalcanti   

More details about the conference program can be accessed through our website and/or the App AILA 2017, available for download at Google Play and App Store.      

Warm regards, AILA World Congress Rio 2017 Local Organizing Committee