Call for papers

Abstract Submission is now closed

The ELF 11 organising committee invites proposals for paper presentations, colloquia and poster presentations for the 11th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. All Paper presentations will be allocated 20 mins + 5 mins for questions. If you would like to propose a Colloquium please contact the conference organizing team to discuss your ideas at

In addition to the main theme of the conference we are designating Day 1 of ELF 11 (4th July) as a pre-conference event dedicated to ELF and language teaching. Theme for Day 1:

ELF in the classroom: What teachers do in response to ELF

The aim of this day is to bring together ELF researchers with practitioners. Day 1 sessions will enable teachers and trainers to present their experiences of applying ELF research findings to their classroom practice, and researchers to understand better how the implications of their work are being developed in practical application.

We encourage anyone with recent experience of applying ELF research to classroom practice to submit a proposal for Day 1. When submitting your abstract, please indicate where appropriate whether you would like your proposal to be considered for the pre-conference teachers’ day (Day 1) or the main conference event (Days 2-4). All proposals for Day 1 of ELF11 should focus specifically on ELF in practice and relate directly to language learning and/or teaching. Day 1 is intended primarily for practitioners to present their work. If you are a researcher with a focus on pedagogy please submit to the main conference event. Proposals for Days 2 – 4 should aim to connect in some way with the conference theme: ELF, Migration and Multilingualism.

Please provide a Title, Key Words, and Abstract (max 250 words), outlining the focus of your paper/presentation. Please submit your abstract here:      

Confirmation of receipt of your submission will be sent automatically. For further details please consult the ELF 11 conference website, which will be updated regularly.

Poster presentations. These enable participants to present their ideas, thoughts, materials or data on a notice board and answer queries and respond to comments from conference delegates. Poster sessions will be scheduled in  the conference programme, and poster contributors will be invited to introduce their posters. Specific guidelines for poster presentations will be sent together with the acceptance notice. For all enquiries please use the conference e-mail address:

If you are interested in registering to attend, but not give a presentation, more information will be posted soon.

We look forward to seeing you in London in July 2018.

The ELF 11 organizing committee

Martin Dewey      Laura Patsko      Alessia Cogo