Conference season

I just received the following list of conferences from a JALT newsletter:

PAC 2010 / Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL)   
October 16-17, 2010   
Seoul, South Korea
English Teaching Association of the Republic of China (ETA-ROC)   
November 12-14, 2010   
Taipei, Taiwan
Thailand TESOL (ThaiTESOL)
January 21-22, 2011
Chiang Mai, Thailand
CamTESOL Conference (Cambodia)  
February 26-27, 2011  
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  
March 16-19, 2011  
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
April 15-19, 2011
Brighton, UK
I have never been to a conference outside of Japan, so I’m really interested in heading to KoTESOL or Thai TESOL (I can’t make the others as I have other plans). IATEFL or TESOL would also be nice, but might be outside of my budget for this year 😉
Does anyone have any advice as to which of these would be most interesting?

14 Sep 2010, 8:47pm
by Adi Afzal Ahmad


Hi Ben,

Like yourself, I've never been to conferences outside of Malaysia so I'm unable to answer your question as to which would be the best conference to attend. Having said that, I hope I'll be able to attend either Thai Tesol Conference 2011 (in January 2011) or FLLT 2011 (in March 2011)( I'm trying to submit an abstract to Thai Tesol but the homepage appears to be non-existent. It's taking such a long time to load. Anyhow, I feel it's good for us to experience going to conferences outside of M'sia/Japan for a change. 🙂

15 Sep 2010, 9:06pm
by sendaiben


Hi Adi

Thanks for the comment, and for the link to FLLT 2011. It looks pretty interesting and there's still time to apply.

Maybe I'll see you there!

29 Oct 2010, 12:06am
by Adi Afzal Ahmad


Hi Ben,

So, which conference will you be going to next year? Thai TESOL Conference or FLLT 2011?

I might be going to FLLT 2011 to present a paper since my abstract has been accepted by the organizing committee. But I need to check a few things first before I can really say whether I’ll be going or not.


Hi Adi

Coincidentally, I just got my acceptance email from Thai TESOL, so I will be heading to Chiang Mai in January. Hope to see you there!


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