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10th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level

Beijing, Oct.16-17, 2015 

Jointly organized by 

Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 
Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
School of International Studies, Zhejiang University

Keynote speakers:

  • Ken Hyland  Chair of Applied Linguistics and Head of the Centre for Applied English Studies,The University of Hong Kong
  • Henriette Hendriks Head of Department in Language Acquisition and Cognition, Cambridge University

Call for Papers

Issues and questions that the symposium will address:

  • English for Academic/Specific Purposes
  • Second Language acquisition and cognition
  • Curriculum/syllabus/materials development & related research
  • Computer-based courses
  • Classroom management
  • Language Testing and assessment
  • Motivation and strategies  
  • Language policy
  • Corpus and discourse research in English Education
  • Learning English and learning disciplinary content through English
  • Literature and translation studies and teaching 

Abstract Submissions

The organizing committee is now accepting proposals for papers.  The symposium welcomes papers related to teaching English at tertiary level.  The symposium language will be English.

All presentations will be 20 minutes in length, including 5- minute question time.

Your abstract should be a maximum of 250 words.  Please include with your abstract: the title of your paper, your name, title, institution, e-mail address and mailing address.

Send submissions to:
Dr. Yanbin Lu
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Tel: +(86) 10-62772459
Fax: +(86) 10-62795726
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Web site:

Deadline for abstract submission: July 1, 2015 (Notices of acceptance will be sent by Sept. 1, 2015)

Publication: All presented papers will be considered for the Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Teaching English at Tertiary Level. Complete papers are to be submitted on Dec. 30, 2015.

Venue: Jinchuyuan, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Registration Fee: The registration fee will be 160 US Dollars for overseas participants and 980 RMB for Chinese regular participants and 500 RMB for Chinese graduate students.


1.  Jinchunyuan, Tsinghua University: Double Room: 450RMB/night (breakfast included, free internet)

Hotels out of the campus: 

2.  Wenjin Hotel (Five star): Double Room: 900RMB/night (breakfast included, free internet) 
20 minutes walk

Unis Center (Four Star): Double Room: 500 RMB (breakfast included) 
20 minutes walk  Website:

4.  Tsinghua Yuan Hotel (Three Star): Double Room: 520 RMB (Breakfast Included, free internet) 
30-40 minutes walk  Website: www. 

Participants who prefer to stay out of campus are suggested to book your accommodation as early as possible.