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King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, in association with the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguisticsthe Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics and the Thai Association for Applied Linguistics, would like to invite you to participate in the DRAL 4 2021 International Conference from 3rd to 4th September 2021.

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 2021 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:



  Abstract submission: 30 April 2021
  Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2021
  Submission of full paper: 30 September 2021
  Early bird registration: 1 June-31 July 2021
  Regular registration: 1 August-20 August 2021

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