Conference at a Glance

18th AsiaTEFL International Conference with Korea TESOL

Interweaving Theory and Practice in ELT in Asia: Creating New Prospects for the Future

Dates: November 27-29, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)

Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center (KINTEX), Goyang, South Korea

Important Dates:

  • Proposal submission: November 20, 2019 – January 31, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: April 2, 2020
  • Early bird & Presenter registration: September 15 – October 25.
  • Pre-registration: Oct. 26-Nov. 20.
  • Onsite registration: Not available.
  • Conference dates: November 27-29, 2020
    13:00-21:00 Nov. 27 ~28, 2020
    10:00-18:00 Nov. 29, 2020

AsiaTEFL2020 Introduction Video

Plenary Speakers

Christine Coombe
Christine Coombe (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE)
Azirah Hashim
Azirah Hashim (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Tae-Young Kim
Tae-Young Kim (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
Paul Kei Matsuda
Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University, USA)
John Norris (Educational Testing Service, USA)
Nick Saville
Nick Saville (Cambridge Assessment English, UK)

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AsiaTEFL 2020 Conference

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  • Proposal submission inquiries: Professor Dongwan CHO (POSTECH)
  • Conference registration inquiries: Professor Yun Joo PARK (Korea National Open University)
  • Conference program inquiries: Professor Soo Ok KWEON (POSTECH)
  • Conference general inquiries: Professor Joo-Kyung PARK (Honam University)


  • AsiaTEFL membership inquiries: (Professor Hae Ri KIM, Seoul National University of Education)
  • AsiaTEFL general inquiries: (Professor Judy YIN, Korea National University of Education)
  • AsiaTEFL IT inquiries: Dr. Youngwoo KIM (Seoul National University,, Professor Daehyun NAM (UNIST,
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