Let's go ELF 2020: Expanding the Orientations
National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) warmly welcomes you to the 13th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF13), to be held on 2-5 July 2020 in Tainan City, Taiwan. ELF13 in Taiwan follows the successes of the previous ELF conferences held in Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015), Lleida (2016), Helsinki (2017), London (2018), and Medellín (2019).
ELF13 seeks to explore the rapidly-growing phenomenon of English as a Lingua Franca from linguistics, psychology, education, corpus studies, sociolinguistics, English learning/teaching, and language policy in diverse settings where English is the contact language for international communication. Together we will explore the implications and applications of ELF across disciplines.
Carrying on the vision of the past 12 ELF conferences, ELF13 will serve as another stepping stone in bridging the gap among ELF users, educators and scholars across geographical and cultural boundaries.
ELF is happening around us. LET's GO ELF in Tainan in 2020!
ELF 9 – Lleida
ELF 8 – Beijing
ELF 6 – Rome
ELF 5 – Istanbul
ELF 4 – Hong Kong
ELF 3 – Vienna
ELF 2 – Southampton
ELF 1 – Helsinki
Wenli Tsou (鄒文莉) Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature & Director, Foreign Language Center
Shin-Mei Kao (高實玫) Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature
Fay Chen (陳慧琴) Assistant Professor, Foreign Language Center
Chia-Lin Hsin (辛佳玲) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Yu-Hsuan Lai (賴諭萱) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Hui-Ling Tseng (曾惠鈴) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Conference Material Manager
Pei-Hsuan Tu (杜佩璇) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Conference IT and Media Consultants
Richard Konopka (許富貴) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Shao-Fang Wu (吳少方) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center
Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Office of English as the Second Official Langauge, Tainan City Government, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University