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Welcome to the ELF Research Network!

This is the official website of the English as a Lingua Franca Research Network, or ELF ReN. Here you can find information concerning our network, the activities we run and the ELF related publications. As a member, you can also take part in our forum discussion. 

Upcoming Conferences

The Eighth International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF8) is going to be held in Beijing, 25-27 August 2015, co-organised by China Three Gorges University Centre for Global Englishes and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Please visit the ELF8 website for more details: http://elf.celea.org.cn/

Recent conferences:

AILA World Congress 2014. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August 2014.

7th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF7), DEREE, AthensSeptember 4-6, 2014. 

ELF and multilingual practices in professional contexts. ReN workshop, November 2013, Southampton.

ELF6 - 6th Conference of English as a Lingua Franca. Roma Tre University, 4-7 September 2013.

Changing English: Contacts & Variation. University of Helsinki, 10-12 June 2013.


Next ELF ReN Events

The 8th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF8) will be help in Beijing 25-27 August 2015, 





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Latest News

January 2015 -Our ReN has been approved for renewal by AILA for an additional three-year term (2015-2018)

July 2013 -The ELF ReN website goes online!