September 4-5, 2020

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Bangmod campus)

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, in association with the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics, the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics and the Thai Association for Applied Linguistics, would like to invite you to participate in the DRAL 4 2020 International Conference from 4th to 5th September 2020.

The DRAL Conference series is renowned as one of the premier platforms for applied linguistics research. Based on our experiences of previous DRAL conferences, we expect approximately 200 participants from around the world with numerous high-quality presentations focusing on doing research in applied linguistics. The conference provides a forum for learning about applied linguistics research, discussing key issues in the area, and making contacts with like-minded researchers with the goals of advancing the field and developing greater professionalism in applied linguistics research. The goals of the DRAL 4 2020 International Conference are to share and learn about research purposes, methodologies and publishing in applied linguistics.

Topics for DRAL 4

  • purposes and uses of research in applied linguistics
  • quality in applied linguistics research
  • research paradigms and their applications
  • interdisciplinarity in applied linguistics research
  • innovative research methodologies
  • research ethics
  • issues in data collection and analysis
  • issues in classroom research
  • research publication issues
  • bibliometrics for applied linguistics
  • research cultures and promoting research
  • experiences of research and development as a researcher

    Important dates for presenters:



      Deadline for abstract submission   15 March 2020
      Notification of acceptance   22 April 2020
      Submission of full papers   30 May 2020
      Early bird registration   1 May – 30 June 2020
      Regular registration   1 July – 15 August 2020

    For general enquiries: Natjiree Jaturapitakkul <>
    For registration: Rachanee Dersingh <>
    For proposal submission: Richard Watson Todd <>