The 8th International Conference

on English Language Teaching (ELT) in China


Call for Participation


       Around 400 proposals have been chosen to be presented at the 8th International Conference on ELT in China in Xi’an on Oct. 20-22, 2017 by China English Language Education Association. Scholars, teachers, researchers and graduate students are most welcome to the conference. Registration is now open for non-presenting participants. Early bird payment is open on July 20th, 2017 and ends on August 20th, 2017.


I. Conference theme

Theme:  English Language Teaching in a Global World: New Perspectives, New Methodologies

Strands: Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development, Learning Strategies and Learner Autonomy, Language and Education in Multilingual Settings, Education Technology and Language Learning, Language at Workplace, Translation and Interpretation, Media Language and Public Discourse, Sociolinguistics, Language Policy, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Cross-cultural Studies, Discourse Analysis and Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Rhetoric and Stylistics, Lexicography and Lexicology, Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing, Discourse and Multimodality in Text


II.  Conference information

Time: October 20-22, 2017

Venue: Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an

Organized by: China Association for Comparative Studies of English and Chinese

                      China English Language Education Association

Hosted by: Xi’an International Studies University

Co-hosted by: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

Working Languages: English and Chinese, preferably English

Number of delegates: 800-1000


Keynote speeches:

  Nick ELLIS (University of Michigan)

  Claire KRAMSCH (UC Berkeley)

  ZHA Mingjian (Shanghai International Studies University)

  LIANG Maocheng  (Beijing Foreign Studies University)

  JIANG Yajun (Xi’an International Studies University)


III.  Registration

Registration Fee:

Payment Portal



Standard Fees

Early Bird Fees

(Paid prior to August 20)

Domestic & Overseas delegates

RMB¥1200 (USD$180)

RMB¥1000 (USD$150)

CELEA members/delegates from the host organization (valid document needed)



Full-time postgraduate students

(valid document needed)







Conference website:

Contact (please use this email for a better communication)

Tel: Regarding proposal submission, registration and payment: 86-10-88819582 (LIU Xiangdong); 86-10-88819581 YANG Yue)  / Regarding programme, venue and accommodation, etc.: 86-13909266166 (HE Lin); 86-18049053218 (LI Jingjing)

        The 8th International Conference on English Language Teaching in China Committee

China English Language Education Association

July 17, 2017