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Deadline for abstract submission:
30 April 2024
Notification of acceptance:
20 May 2024
Submission of full paper:
30 September 2024
Registration deadline:
Presenters by 31 July 2024
Participants by 31 August 2024
Deadline for ppt submission:
31 August 2024

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, in association with English in South-East Asia (ESEA) , the Education, Languages, and Internationalisation Network (ELINET) and EMI Resource Center, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, would like to invite you to participate in the DRAL5 2024 International Conference on 5-7th September 2024.

The DRAL Conference series is renowned as one of the premier platforms for applied linguistics research. 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.

For DRAL5, in partnering with ESEA, ELINET, and NCCU EMI Resource Center, in addition to general applied linguistics research, we encourage the submission of papers presenting research in the areas of English use in South-East Asia, global Englishes, and English as a Medium of Instruction.

Topics for DRAL5

  • Purposes and uses of research in applied linguistics
  • Research paradigms and their applications
  • Innovative research methodologies
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Issues in data collection and analysis
  • AI in applied linguistics research
  • Research publication issues
  • Research cultures and promoting research
  • Experiences of research and development as a researcher
  • ESEA
  •  New directions for language planning and policies in Southeast Asia
  •  New perspectives on English language teacher education
  •  Development, variation and change in Southeast Asian Englishes
  •  English language teaching in Southeast Asia
  •  Language attitudes and ideologies in Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asian discourses and cultures
  •  English and new technologies
  • Contemporary challenges for literature in language learning in Southeast Asia
  •  Internationalization of higher education
  •  Intercultural competence
  •  Language assessment and evaluation
  •  Educational equity and access
  •  Bilingual and multilingual education
  •  Cross-cultural communication in the digital age
    Resource Center
  • Bilingual education
  • English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Writing instruction 
  • The use of tool and AI for teaching and learning writing
  • Methods to train teaching assistant for EMI courses
  • Teacher development in EMI courses
  • Contact

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