Annual International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied-Socio Linguistics “Building Cultural Bridges”

Organizers: The Faculty of Philology and Educational Sciences of Suleyman Demirel University, in cooperation with Eurasian National University, Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, The Center for Multilingual Education and The Association for Applied Linguistics of Kazakhstan (AALK).

Date: May 11-13, 2017 Astana.

The theme of the FLTAL 2017 conference, “Transitions and Transformations – Intercultural Education at the Crossroad of Foreign Language Learning” is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

This conference invites papers that investigate foreign language teaching and learning in the following streams:

  • Applied linguistics

  • Cognitive linguistics

  • Cognitive and construction grammars

  • Discourse analyses

  • English for specific purposes

  • Independent / Autonomous learning

  • Innovation in language teaching and learning

  • Intercultural/Multilingual Education

  • Language acquisition and learning

  • Language curriculum development

  • Language education

  • Language development, impairment, attrition, and loss

  • Language teacher education

  • Language teaching methodology

  • Language testing and assessment

  • Language program evaluation

  • Linguistics

  • Literature

  • Media communication and journalism

  • Mental spaces and conceptual blending

  • Metaphor and metonymy

  • Pragmatics

  • Semantics

  • Sign Language

  • Teaching to young learners


  • Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Other FLTAL related issue


  • Eurasian National University in Astana (11 May).

  • Kazakh Humanitarian Law University in Astana (12 May).

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 25 February 2017.

Deadline for the notification of acceptance: 10 March 2017.

Information letter