2nd Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference 2019

Theme: Policies, Practices and Possibilities in ELT and Applied Linguistics

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2nd Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference 2019. This year’s theme is Policies, Practices and Possibilities in ELT and Applied Linguistics. This theme highlights the intersectionality of policies, pedagogical practices and indefinite possibilities of change that teachers and communities are able to make in the lives of students, teachers and broader communities. Considering policy not just a ‘text’ but a practiced-phenomenon of teachers, students, communities (including communities of professionals and researchers) and institutions, this conference invites the abstracts from the researchers, teachers, students, applied linguists and policymakers to discuss the gap, tension, and (dis)connection between policies and practices in language education. The conference focuses on how communities, researchers, teachers, applied linguists and students can negotiate power and construct agency to transform policies and practices. In other words, the abstracts should focus on: what policies, explicit and implicit, regarding language education exist? what are the on-the-ground practices? what are the possibilities of change? what are the processes of change? To address these questions, we specify the following list of topics to help the potential presenters to develop their abstracts

• Teachers as a researcher (teacher-research)

• Community engagement (both knowledge and agency)

• Language policies and practices

• Assessment policies and practices

• Impact of policies on teaching and learning

• Culture and context in pedagogies

• ICT and innovations

• Application of research in pedagogy

• Multiliteracies and multimodality

• Critical pedagogy and literacy

• Translanguaging and negotiation of meaning

• Gender, race and ethnicity in language education

• Sociolinguistic and cognitive approaches in language education

• Literature and creative writing

• Motivation, investment and identity in language education

• Discourses and discursive constructions (learners, teachers and institutions)

Key dates:

Submission of proposal: 31 December 2018

Notification (acceptance/rejection): 10 January 2019

Conference dates : 9-11 February 2019 (26-28 Magh, 2075)

Venue: Central Department of Education, TU, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal


Click here to submit your proposal.


Contact ele@tucded.edu.np if you have any queries.


ORIENTATION for M Ed. First Semester

The orientation program for the first semester students has been scheduled below:

Date: 5 Chiatra (Monday) & 6 Chaitra (Tuesday) 2074

Venue: Auditorium Hall, Department of English Education, TU, Kirtipur

Time: 2  pm