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Our Research Network works under the auspices of AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics, which organizes an international congress every three years. The next AILA World Congress will be in Rio (Brazil) in August 2017. For more information, see the congress website at  http://www.aila2017.com.br/

Our network will be present with a ReN symposium in Rio. The convenors will issue a call for papers concerning the symposium soon. Watch this space!












Next ELF ReN Events

The 11th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF11) is going to be held from the 4th to 7th July 2018 at King's College London, London (UK).

For more information visit the website elf11.kcl.ac.uk.

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. Details can be found at the group's website:


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!