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The 16th Annual CamTESOL Conference will be held on 7–9 February 2020, under the theme ‘21st Century ELT: Approaches for Effective Practices’.

CamTESOL will host pre-conference activities on the morning of Friday 07 February with the official opening and welcome reception for the conference happening in the late afternoon. There will then be full-day conference sessions on Saturday and Sunday, 08-09 February 2020.

Conference Program Overview:

Below is the Conference Program Overview.

Friday, 07 Feb 2020

08:00-13:30Four Educational and Cultural Tours (US$60 for conference delegate/US$80 for an extra Guest)
17:00-17:30Official Opening Ceremony Speeches: CamTESOL Convenor, Embassies, Ministry

Opening Plenary Panel Discussion:

"Stakeholders in ELT Research and Education"

Moderated by Dr Andrew Tweed (Meijo University, Japan)
Prof Roland Sussex (University of Queensland, Australia)
Prof Gary Barkhuizen (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Dr Patrick Pheasant (NEAS Australia)
Dr Keuk Chan Narith (IFL, Cambodia)

18:30-20:30Welcome Reception (networking dinner and cultural shows)

Saturday, 08 Feb 2020


Plenary Session:

"On Becoming a Learning-centred Teacher in the 21st Century ELT"
Prof Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan, USA)

9:40-12:30Breakout Sessions (up to 150 sessions)
13:30-16:00Breakout Sessions (up to 150 sessions)

Plenary Session:

"Re-visiting the Challenges in Effective English Communication: An Inter-Cultural Domain"
Prof Roland Sussex (University of Queensland, Australia)

Sunday, 09 Feb 2020


Plenary Session:

"Teaching, Learning, & Assessment in the 21st Century ELT: A Reform Initiative"
Dr Hanan Khalifa

9:40-12:30Breakout Sessions (up to 150 sessions)
13:30-15:20Breakout Sessions (up to 100 sessions)

Closing Plenary Panel Discussion:

"Core Curriculum and Delivery Issues"

Moderated by Dr Andrea Echelberger (Minnesota Literacy Council, USA)
Prof Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan, USA)
Dr Hanan Khalifa (Cambridge Assessment English)
Dr Marie Yeo (SEMEO RELC, Singapore)
Dr Khan Bophan (IFL, Cambodia)
Mr Graham Braddick (ACE, Cambodia)

16:30-17:00Collection of Certificate of Attendance

Conference’s Streams

1.Curriculum and Materials Development (CMD)
11.Methodology (MET)
12.Motivation (MOT)
3.Editing and Publishing (EP)13.Professional Development (PD)
4.EdTech (TEC)14.Quality Assurance and Leadership (QAL)
5.ELT in the ASEAN Region (EAR)15.Teaching Speaking (SPE)
6.Independent Learning (IND)16.Teaching Listening (LIS)
7.Language Acquisition (ACQ)17.Teaching Reading (REA)
8.Language Policy (LP)18.Teaching Writing (WRI)
9.Language Research Stream (LRS)19.Teaching Grammar (GR)
10.Language Testing and Assessment (LTA)20.Teaching Vocabulary (VOC)
  21.Teaching Young Learners (TYL)

Useful Information

Call for Papers: May-Sept 2019
Abstract Selection: Oct 2019 Registration
From 01 Oct 2019 (register now to enjoy the early rate)

Conference Registration Fees

Paid by 05 Jan 2020 (early rate)
Paid after 05 Jan 2020
Citizen of ASEAN countriesUS$ 100US$ 120
Non-Citizen of ASEAN countriesUS$ 200US$ 240

Pre-Conference Activities (Educational and Cultural Tours 8:00am-13:00pm on 7 February 2020)

 Educational and Cultural Tours (8:00am-13:00pm)
Conference Delegate
Additional Guest
Tour #1: City and Cultural Tour of Phnom PenhUS$ 60US$ 80
Tour #2: The Killing FieldUS$ 60US$ 80
Tour #3: Mekong River CruiseUS$ 60US$ 80
Tour #4: Regional Teacher Training Centre (RTTC) and Public High SchoolUS$ 60US$ 80


Register now to enjoy the early registration rate (ending on 05 January 2020) at

For more information, please contact the CamTESOL Secretariat at or +855-23 881017.

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