Call for papers * The 38th ThailandTESOL International Conference 2018

You can now submit the abstract online at

ThailandTESOL welcome presentations, workshops, and poster sessions from all aspects of the “Digital Literacy in English Language Learning and Teaching”. We wish to explore ELT in Asia and across the globe in the age of 21st-century literacies. Researchers, thinkers, practitioners, university faculties, school teachers, students, and administrators from any discipline or department who want to learn and share about using and implementing digital tools to enhance English language teaching and learning are welcomed. Proposals addressing the conference theme will receive first.  We continually invite innovative leaders who will address challenges, directions and effective practices in the contemporary global context.

This conference will create the perfect space to nurture rich and interactive dialogues, to lead to personal and professional collaborations, and together to create new and meaningful research directions.

Chiang Mai is a cultural unique gathering place situated the north of Thailand. It is well known as the most charming city in Thailand for scholars, educators and professionals all over the world. The city is known for its hospitality and natural beauty. As you send in your submission, please take extra time to plan your trip to make sure you take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, and be a part of Thailand.

We look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.

Best regards,

The ThaiTESOL2018 Organising Committee

President: Dr.Paneeta Nitayaphorn Thai Airways International, Thailand
First Vice President: Dr.Supanit Kulsiri  Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Second Vice President: Dr.Dararat Khampusean Khon Kaen University, Thailand


Witcha Wisuthipranee

Sukanda Sa-Ngaphan

Kamala Changsnit

Thai Airways International,

Thammasat University,

Thai Airways International,




Treasurer: Dr.Payupol Suthathothan Chiang Mai University, Thailand


Conference Details

ThaiTESOL2018 Conference Theme

The theme of the conference is “Digital Literacy in English Language Learning and Teaching.”

The movement of digital literacies has been greatly accentuated among native and non-native English speaking countries especially in Asia. Thailand as well embraces the challenges of this phenomenon in the mainstream education. Therefore, language educators are not only initiating effective classroom practices or integrating diverse teaching pedagogies, but also enhancing a quality of teachers and educators for this drastic change.

Within the context of globalization and fast growing technologies, language classrooms should be a venue for teaching and learning more about the technology aspects and promoting critical communicators. A communicator who is able to use the target language in culturally appropriate ways. Issues of digital literacies and critical literacy should be discussed and promoted in EFL/ESL classroom learning in the 21st century. It is a means to making ELT learners more powerful/empowered language users.

Therefore, central issues of English language learners in the digital age or Information Technology era are not about the mastery of language knowledge, it is about how to encourage learners to take part in the international communities.  Thus, should the question be posed to language educators, “How should a language program provide a learning environment conducive to the change in Information Technology community?, How can innovation in learning technologies enhance English language teaching and learning quality? and What challenges do teachers face in using the technologies in their practices?”.

This conference therefore hopes to manifest multi-faceted aspects of digital literacies and language teaching and learning, and to share what is beyond the professional, significantly influencing teachers’ personal life. These are to positively encourage any in the field of ELT to continuously walk in the colorful pathways towards professional excellence.


To submit your abstract, please visit

Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

Submission Types

Teaching/research (30minutes)

Workshop (40 minutes)

Poster (30 minute session)


Presenting at Thailand TESOL is an opportunity for all English language teachers and educators to take an active role in the teaching profession, to share knowledge, and to learn from the experiences and challenges of others. We welcome and invite presentations on any aspect of the theme including, but not limited to, the following ELT fields:

  •    Digital Literacy and Language Learning
  •    Computer- Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  •    Web-Based Distance Learning
  •    Interactive Hypermedia and Computer-Mediated Communication
  •    Mobile Teaching and Learning
  •    ELT and Social Media
  •   Technologies and Teacher Development
  •   Blended Learning in ELT
  •   Social identity
  •   Translingual Practices  of Language Learners
  •   Culture/ Intercultural Issues
  •   Critical Literacy and ELT
  •   Critical Pedagogy and Language Teaching
  •   ELT Professional Development
  •   Literature/ Translation
  •   Linguistics/ Applied Linguistics
  •   Bilingual Education
  •   Curriculum/Materials Development
  •   Assessment/Testing
  •   Transformation of English Language Teaching
  •   Others


Key Dates

Conference Dates: Friday, January 26 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017

Results of abstract review returned to authors: Usually within three weeks after the deadline

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 30, 2017  

Final Registration Deadline for all presenters: December 31, 2017

Full conference paper submission for conference proceedings (online submission) (after the event): February 28, 2018

*Registration online, Please visit



Attending the conference gives you the opportunity to have your paper considered for the THAILANDTESOL Journal, an online semiannual journal and to submit your paper for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Please visit
Best Regards,
Dr. Supanit Kulsiri
Program Chair, ThaiTESOL Conference 2018
First Vice President Thailand TESOL Organization