Monday, 2 November 2015

University of Sydney Papers in TESOL: Call for papers for special issue Volume 11, 2016

Call for papers for special issue Volume 11, 2016
Perspectives from University English Language Centres in Australia

Guest Editors: Patrick Pheasant and Lydia Dutcher

The 11th volume of University of Sydney Papers in TESOL in 2016 is a special issue in collaboration with The University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching. This exciting issue will cover a broad range of topics within the research discipline of TESOL related to university English Language Centres in Australia. Papers may include meta-analyses, action research, and other empirical research, and cover topics relevant to students, teachers, pedagogy, and practice within these centres.
The University of Sydney Papers in TESOL is a peer-reviewed journal published by the TESOL Research Network in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, Australia.

Submission of papers

The University of Sydney Papers in TESOL invites submissions from academics, teaching staff and research students in which an up-to-date research paper is provided on a specific TESOL topic of current relevance that relates to university English Language Centres. Postgraduate research students and teachers at university English Language Centres in Australia are particularly encouraged to submit a paper, either as a sole author or with their supervisor.

Word length

Up to 8,000 words, including references and tables etc. 

Information for contributors

Important dates

500-word abstract submission: by November 30, 2015
Full paper submission for peer review: by February 28, 2016
Anticipated publication date: August 2016

Abstract submission and full paper submission: 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

10th TESOL Research Network Colloquium Program

Dear all
We are attaching the program for the TESOL Research Network Colloquium that will be held at the University of Sydney on Saturday 5 September. We are really delighted with the program and think it will be a great event.
Download the program here:
If you are planning on coming to the Colloquium and have not yet registered, could you please do this at:…
Registration for the workshops on Friday 4 September is at:…
All best
Brian Paltridge, David Hirsh & Phil Chappell
TESOL Research Network Colloquium Convenors

Friday, 3 April 2015

Call for Papers: 10th University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium

10th University of Sydney
TESOL Research Network Colloquium 
In conjunction with Macquarie University
A Free Colloquium
Saturday September 5, 2015
The University of Sydney TESOL Research Network Colloquium aims to provide a forum to discuss and share research in the area of TESOL as well as explore possible future research collaborations in this area. The Colloquium is a place for networking, for both established and new TESOL researchers. The Colloquium includes presentation sessions on a wide range of TESOL and TESOL-related research, both in progress and completed. It also includes a networking session for people working in the area of TESOL research. The aim of this is to provide the opportunity for TESOL researchers to talk to each other about their research and to explore possible future research collaborations.
Keynote Speakers:
·       Patsy Duff, University of British Columbia
Academic language and literacy socialization into and through social networks and communities of practice
·       Christian Chun, City University of Hong Kong/University of New South Wales
Critical pedagogies and English language learning: In the classroom and beyond
Proposals are invited for:
·      25-minute paper presentations (20-minute presentations followed by 5-minutes for questions/discussion)
·       90-minute symposia (80-minutes for presentations followed by 10-minutes for questions/discussion)
Instructions for submissions:
·      Individual papers: A title, a 250-word abstract plus a 50-word summary of the abstract (plus your name, institution, email and telephone).
·      Symposia: A title, a 500-word abstract plus a 200-word summary of the abstract (plus your name, institution, email and telephone).
·     Submission deadline: Friday June 30, 2015
·     Notifications on the acceptance of papers and symposia: Monday July 31, 2015
Free Pre-Colloquium Workshop (Friday September 4, 2015):
·       Workshop (9.00 am - 12.00 pm): Patsy Duff, University of British Columbia
Doing and reviewing ethnographic research in second language and literacy education
Contact Brian Paltridge ( for further inquiries about the Colloquium and Workshop

Friday, 27 March 2015

Penny McKay Memorial Award for the Best Thesis in Language Education

Dear all,

Please find the information on the Penny McKay memorial award for best thesis in language education.

TESOL Research Network

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


Dear all,
This is just a reminder that the deadline for abstract submission for presentations at the fourth combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) to be held in Adelaide from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December 2015 is next week (28 February 2015). The conference will be hosted by the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia.
The conference theme is "Learning in a multilingual world".
Confirmed plenary speakers are:
Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University)
Li Wei (Birkbeck College)
Amy Tsui (Hong Kong University)
Constant Leung (King’s College London)
Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington)
We invite proposals for individual papers, colloquia and posters. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 28 February 2015.
Please click here for more information on the Call For Papers and submission process (or go to

Symposium on Second Language Writing 2015

Symposium on Second Language Writing 2015 (SSLW 2015)
19-21 November 2015 - AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
Learning to write for academic purposes: Advancing theory, research and practice
See conference website for a full statement of the theme:
Keynote Speakers
Ken Hyland (The University of Hong Kong)
Rosa Manchon (university of Murcia, Spain)
Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University, USA)
Other Plenary Speakers
Dana Ferris (University of California, USA)
Brian Paltridge (Sydney University, Australia)
Chris Tardy (University of Arizona, USA)
Neomy Storch (Melbourne University, Australia)
John Bitchener (AUT University, New Zealand)
Jenny Hammond (Sydney University of Technology, Australia)
Tony Silva (Purdue University, USA)
Icy Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Rosemary Wette (Auckland University, New Zealand)
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers is now open and will close on 27 February 2015.
See website for further details:
Registration opens 13 February 2015
Earlybird registration closes 1 May 2015