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CamTESOL Regional ELT Research Symposium

Background

Since 2005, the CamTESOL conference has attracted an increasing number of research-based presentations.  In 2008 the first research-focused training session was held in the lead-up to the conference. This became a half-day workshop formally attached to the conference in 2009. By 2013, there were close to 100 abstracts that were based on research.  It was therefore decided to expand the research component of CamTESOL into a regional symposium. 

CamTESOL, in partnership with the University English Centres Australia (UECA), conducted the first symposium in 2014.  This symposium attracted over 200 delegates, predominantly from ASEAN countries and the Asia-Pacific region.  Highlights of this symposium include:

  • Plenaries by leading international language researchers
  • A colloquium on peer mentoring for regional researchers
  • Presentations on collaborative research, with a focus on Southeast Asia
  • Presentation of research conducted within ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific
  • Workshops to provide professional development for aspiring researchers

 

Aims of the Symposium

The aims of this symposium are to:

  • Facilitate meeting and networking between regional and international language researchers
  • Provide a platform for learning about and sharing language-related research issues in the region
  • Provide training and information about conducting and publishing research
  • Foster collaboration in research projects, in particular to give impetus to the development of language research in the region
  • Contribute towards a cohesive focus of research-based papers emanating from the CamTESOL conference and feeding into the Language Education in Asia publication and other international journals

 

Target Participants

The symposium targets the following groups of stakeholders from the ASEAN and broader Asia-Pacific regions as well as other interested international participants and presenters:

  • Researchers who are interested in language-related issues in the region
  • Graduate students who want a platform to present and publish their research
  • Teachers and educators who want to learn more about language research related to their work
  • Other individuals interested in regional language research and potential collaborative research projects

 

Format of the Symposium

The Symposium will take place on Friday 09 February 2018 at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre (CKCC). For more information about the venue, please click here.

 

Participation and Registration

The Symposium is a ticketed event. In order to participate in the Regional ELT Research Symposium, participants will need to register for both the Main Conference and the Symposium itself.

 

If you wish to present a research paper in the Regional ELT Research Symposium, please click here to submit an abstract.

For more information about the symposium please contact Ms. Sok Thida at thida.sok@idp.com.