Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to attend and present papers at the 10thAnnual International Conference on TESOL in Vietnam. The conference will be collaboratively organized by SEAMEO Regional Training Center (SEAMEO RETRAC) in Vietnam and Curtin University in Australia. The event provides an excellent venue for academics, researchers, students and professionals in the field of English language education to share and discuss research findings, experiences, and practical and theoretical issues related to the teaching of English to learners of different backgrounds, levels, interests and motives.

Diversification and Engagement
in English Language Teaching

Date:  15-16 August, 2019

Venue: 35 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Session Strands 

Strand 1: Language Skills and Language Systems

Acquiring, processing, teaching, and using second language skills and language systems

Possible presentation topics:

  • teaching of speaking, listening, reading & writing
  • teaching of pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar & discourse
  • integrated teaching of language skills/ language skills and language systems 

Strand 2: Content and Language-Integrated Approaches

Diverse methods of instruction in content and language integrated learning or English as a medium of instruction.

Possible presentation topics:

  • content-based/task-based/project-based instruction
  • content and language integrated learning
  • English for specific purposes
  • English as a medium of instruction

Strand 3: Digital Technologies in ELT

Issues related to language teaching and learning with the application of digital technologies

Possible presentation topics: 

  • online learning and teaching
  • computer/mobile-assisted language learning (CALL/MALL)
  • massive open online courses (MOOCs)
  • blended/hybrid settings for language learning and teaching

Strand 4: Language Assessment

Diversification of techniques and strategies in second language testing, assessment, and evaluation

Possible presentation topics:

  • Designing and administering different kinds of tests and testing
  • Alternative assessment of students’ learning

Strand 5: Teacher Professional Development

Continuing professional development of teachers in diverse teaching settings

Possible presentation topics:

  • reflective practice
  • teacher identity and classroom-based/action/practitioner research in/for continuing teacher learning
  • continuing education and professional development

Language & Presentation

The language of the conference is English. 

Proposals for presentation/workshop/poster:

  • Paper presentation: The content of the proposal should include all of the elements of a research, practice, or theory-focused work. Max 30 minutes (15-20 minutes for presentation & 5-10 minutes for Q&A)
  • Workshop: The most critical element of your workshop proposal is the description of the activity and how the participants will be engaged. (Max 60 minutes)
  • Poster: The proposal should clearly describe the type of information (or product) that will be displayed. 

Abstract submission:

If you are proposing a paper/workshop/poster, please submit an abstract for presentations at the Conference. The abstract should be preceded by the title of the paper, the name(s) and institutional affiliations of the author(s). 

  • Word Limits: Abstracts must be no longer than 250 words and must be relevant to the conference theme and clearly describe the presentation’s purpose, methods, data sources, existing literature and potential contributions to the field.
  • Font: A standard font, such as 12pt, Times New Roman – should be used when formatting the text.
  • Submission: Your submission can be made electronically at until 26 May, 2019
  • Notification:  Successful abstracts which have been selected for presentation will be announced by 31 May, 2019

Bio-data & Photograph

The bio-data, not exceeding 100 words, briefly introduces yourself and is written in the third person (He/She). It should be submitted electronically with the abstract using Microsoft Word. One of your latest color photograph should also be sent to us together with your bio-data. Your bio-data and photograph will be printed in the Conference Booklet.

Registration Fee & Payment

Registration Fee

The registration fee, for both presenters and participants, is for covering conference materials, lunches, tea breaks, conference certificates and other conference related direct costs.

For Vietnamese Participants/Presenters:

– Early bird registration (Online payment before June 01, 2019): 1,200,000 VND
– Online regular registration (Online payment from June 01, 2019): 1,500,000 VND
– On-spot Registration (On-spot payment): 1,800,000 VND 

For International Participants/Presenters:

– Early bird registration (Online payment before June 01, 2019): 200 USD
– Online regular registration (Online payment from June 01, 2019): 250 USD
– On-spot Registration (On-spot payment): 300 USD

Group registration

10% off for the registration of a group from 10 to 15 participants

15% off for the registration of a group above 16 participants


The payment can be done by two methods: 

1. Remittance: 

For International participants: 

Account name: SEAMEO Regional Training Centre in Vietnam (SEAMEO R.T.C)

Account number:


Bank Address: No. 8 Nguyen Hue, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


For Vietnamese participants: 


Address: 35 Lê Thánh Tôn, Phường Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Tp Hồ Chí Minh 

Account number: 

Bank name: Ngân hàng TMCP Ngoại thương Việt Nam (Vietcombank) – Chi nhánh Tp. Hồ Chí Minh 


Please note that bank fee charge may apply and bank charge must be borne by the participants (including the remittance fees from your own country of origin and Vietnam). The banking account information for the transfer must be correct. When you finish the transfer, please email us at dfs-conference@vnseameo.orgfor our information. 

Registration fee payment will not be refunded for any reasons. 

2. On-spot Payment

On-spot payment is available at the conference venue. However, it is advisable to register and pay your registration fee online to secure your place at the conference.

Key dates

Calling for papers 15 January,  2019
Closing date for abstract submission 26 May, 2019
Notification of selected abstracts 31 May, 2019
Early registration Before 31 May, 2019
Deadline for presenter registration 31 May, 2019
exhibitor registration 05 July, 2019
full paper submission 08 July, 2019
PPT presentation files & handouts 22 July, 2019
Conference 15-16 August, 2019