Rationale

Three of Thailand's prominent language institutions -- Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI), the Language Institute of Thammasat University (LITU) and the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University -- share the mission to academically support English language teaching (ELT) practitioners and researchers throughout Thailand and beyond. More than ever, we, the three institutions, recognize the need for ELT professionals to expand academic networks that enhance the exchange of thoughts and values on ELT practice and research. In the year 2018, we call upon academics, scholars and practitioners from ELT communities all over to join us in our joint international conference entitled ELT Thailand 2018. The conference’s theme is Repositioning ELT for Sustainability. Participants will explore various aspects of ELT in contemporary contexts. ELT Thailand 2018 also allows participants to reflect on their own ELT beliefs and practice as they experience the thoughts and ideas that fellow participants put forward. Moreover, the conference offers a great opportunity for ELT professionals to ignite professional collaborations. ELT Thailand 2018, in essence, is a platform for ELT professionals to widen their academic horizon and, at the same time, to contemplate their practice.

Objectives

  • To provide an arena for ELT professionals and students to share insights into English language teaching and research
  • To foster ELT professional networks and collaborations
  • To promote ELT-related research and projects that enhance effective English language teaching and learning in Thailand and other areas