Jointly conducted by SEAMEO RETRAC, HCMC-TESOL Association, Curtin University, and the University of Foreign Language Studies, University of Da Nang (UFLSUD), the 3rd International Conference on “English Learning: A Focus on English Use” held at UFLSUD’s premises in beautiful Da Nang City on August 9-11, 2012, provided TESOL professionals an opportunity to share their new research findings and ideas in English teaching.
More than 200 delegates from Vietnam and other countries attended the conference. There were 5 workshops and 44 papers presented at the conference, focusing on latest studies, teaching and learning strategies as well as the use of English obtained from their classroom contexts. In addition, networking sessions continued to help institutions and individuals connect with one another in an attempt to develop a TESOL community and expand post-event linkages. Most of the participants expressed their satisfaction on the content of the presentations, the organization and the logistics. They also wish to attend the 4th conference to be held next year.