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Welcome to the ELF Research Network!

This is the official website of the English as a Lingua Franca Research Network, or ELF ReN. Here you can find information concerning our network, the activities we run and the ELF related publications. As a member, you can also take part in our forum discussion. 

Upcoming Conferences

The 10th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF10) is going to be held at the University of Helsinki (Finland), on June 12-15, 2017. Please visit the ELF10 website for more infohttp://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017

AILA 2017 - The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistic is going to be held at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), on July 23-28 2017. Please visit the AILA2017 website for more details. 

Recent conferences:

The 10th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF9) took place at Universitat de Lleida (Lleida, Catalonia), on June 27-29, 2016.www.elf9.org

8th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF8), Beijing, China, 25-27 August 2015.

AILA World Congress 2014. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August 2014.

7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF7), DEREE, AthensSeptember 4-6, 2014. 

ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts. ReN workshop, November 2013, Southampton.

ELF6 - 6th Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Roma Tre University, 4-7 September 2013.

Changing English: Contacts & Variation. University of Helsinki, 10-12 June 2013.

 

Next ELF ReN Events

The 10th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF10) will be held at the University of Helsinki (Finland), on June 12-15, 2017

http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017

 

 

 

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Latest News

In April 2016, the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) ELF-SIG was established under the leadership of Prof Kumiko Murata (Waseda U) and Prof Nobuyuki Hino (Osaka U). Meetings and workshops aimed at raising awareness about ELF and its implications have been held regularly. The group started with 20 founding members and now has almost 60. We have held meetings and workshops regularly. Details can be found at the group's website:

JACET ELF-SIG website
https://jacetelf.wordpress.com/

__The 6th Waseda ELF International Workshop is coming up. The theme is written ELF and invited speakers are Prof Anna Mauranen and Maria Kuteeva. More information is available at:

ELF Research Group website
https://sites.google.com/site/welfrg/upcoming-workshops/the-6th-waseda-elf-international-workshop


__The 57th JACET International Convention to be held in at Aoyama University (Tokyo, Japan) with the theme of:

"English in a Globalized World: Exploring Lingua Franca Research and Pedagogy"


Keynote speakers:
1. Yasushi Akashi (Former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations)
2. Univ. Prof. Dr. Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
3. Dr. Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew (National Institute of Education, Singapore)

More information:
http://www.jacet.org/convention/2017-2/

January 2015 -Our ReN has been approved for renewal by AILA for an additional three-year term (2015-2018)

July 2013 -The ELF ReN website goes online!