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The 10th Conference of the Spanish Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (ACLES) will be hosted by the University of Vigo, Spain, on 29/06-01/07/2017.


Under the title of “The role of Language Centres in the internationalization strategy of universities”, the Conference will cover the following thematic areas:

-Language policy and internationalization

-Specific training for the university community

-Management and direction of Language Centres in Higher Education

-Language testing and accreditation

The goal of this 10th ACLES Conference is to analyze the new role of Language Centres as a key instrument in the internationalization of our universities and share good practices in internationalization through languages.

The 10th ACLES Conference invites papers which are focused on any of the abovementioned thematic areas. We invite abstract submissions for 20-minute paper presentations. The deadline for submission is 28 February 2017.

The Organising Committee

Esperanza Rama Martínez

Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá

Universidade de Vigo



Call for Papers 

6th – 8th September 2017, University of Vienna, Austria 

The conference focuses on Language(s) in Society. The three-day Junior Researcher Meeting allows early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. ‘Junior Researchers’ include those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who have graduated within the last three years. At the conference, each session will have designated senior researchers as commentators to foster questions and discussion. The programme will also include workshops on various aspects of an academic career, such as publishing and funding.

Further information and abstract submission:


The 4th International Conference on Writing Analytics: Writing Analytics, Data Mining, and Student Success ( 

Held on the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus from January 12-13, 2017, this conference provides a forum for researchers and faculty from writing studies, predictive analytics, and corpus linguistics to explore the emergence of writing analytics and data mining as a primary concern for academe, and as a method to develop fairness in assessment practices and thereby facilitate student success.

Featured speakers will report on pioneering efforts in big data studies and progress in developing intelligent tutorial systems and artificial intelligence. Conference attendees will explore how scores and comments on writing projects in the freshman year can be used to increase retention and student success.

This conference also marks the launch of the Journal of Writing Analytics ( The editors will host a session during the conference to describe the mission of the journal and encourage manuscript proposals. Sponsored by the Colorado State University Open Press, Analytics encourages new perspectives on writing research. Those registered for the conference are especially welcome to submit publications for the inaugural 2017 issue.

You can register for the conference at ( Early registration closes on 12/1/16, and we anticipate not being able to meet demand so we encourage you to register asap. Given the conference falls right before a holiday weekend (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), you may want to extend your stay to visit our beaches.

Joseph M. Moxley, Ph.D.

Professor of English | Director, First-Year Composition

University of South Florida


The 50th Anniversary Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics will be hosted by the Centre for Language Education Research, University of Leeds, on 31 August - 2 September 2017.


Conference theme: Diversity in Applied Linguistics: Opportunities, Challenges, Questions

2017 is the 50th anniversary of the first annual meeting of BAAL. The theme of the conference – Diversity and Applied Linguistics – will enable us to engage with the notion of diversity both of and in Applied Linguistics, in a diversifying world, in this anniversary year. What opportunities are enabled? What challenges are presented? What are the key questions for the field, as we take stock and look forward?

Keynote Speakers

Professor Henry Widdowson, Department of English, University of Vienna

Professor Bencie Woll, Director, Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London

S. Pit Corder Lecture

Professor Mohamed Daoud, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis


Submission Guidelines 

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics and should present original research. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.


You will be notified of the outcome of the review process in May 2017.


To submit your abstract:

Please go to the abstracts page of the BAAL 2017 website to submit your abstract:

Abstract submission will be available shortly via this page.

Your contact details will be included in the book of abstracts unless you opt out during the submission process.


FORMAT: Text 300 words maximum (including references, if any). Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps. Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract. Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead.


Type of presentation:


Special interest group (SIG) track





BAAL offers scholarships at every annual conference. The scholarships are open to students and early career researchers, with the latter defined as being within 2 years of PhD completion. In addition, BAAL also offers one Chris Brumfit student/early career scholarship which is usually targeted at delegates from outside Britain who would not otherwise have funds to do so to attend the BAAL Annual Meeting. Candidates wishing to apply for either scholarship should submit an abstract in the usual way, indicating clearly on their submission that they wish to be considered for a scholarship. For more information on the scholarships and the selection process please refer to the conference website.


Poster prize - A prize will be given to the best poster presented at the conference. The local organising committee will select poster prize judges from the plenary speakers and leaders of invited colloquia. The winner receives £50.

The Richard Pemberton best postgraduate paper prize - The postgraduate development and liaison co-ordinator together with an ordinary member of the BAAL Executive Committee will draw up a shortlist and co-ordinate judges for the Richard Pemberton best postgraduate paper prize. The winner receives £50.


Conference Website:

In case you encountered any difficulty or have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the Meetings Secretary, Alex Leung at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.