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Our Research Network works under the auspices of AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics, which organizes an international congress every three years. The next AILA World Congress will be in Rio (Brazil) in August 2017. For more information, see the congress website at  http://www.aila2017.com.br/

Our network will be present with a ReN symposium in Rio. The convenors will issue a call for papers concerning the symposium soon. Watch this space!












Next ELF ReN Events

The 11th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF11) is going to be held from the 4th to 7th July 2018 at King's College London, London (UK).

More information will be announced here soon.

Latest News

In April 2016, the Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) ELF-SIG was established under the leadership of Prof Kumiko Murata (Waseda U) and Prof Nobuyuki Hino (Osaka U). Meetings and workshops aimed at raising awareness about ELF and its implications have been held regularly. The group started with 20 founding members and now has almost 60. We have held meetings and workshops regularly. Details can be found at the group's website:


__The 6th Waseda ELF International Workshop is coming up. The theme is written ELF and invited speakers are Prof Anna Mauranen and Maria Kuteeva. More information is available at:

ELF Research Group website

__The 57th JACET International Convention to be held in at Aoyama University (Tokyo, Japan) with the theme of:

"English in a Globalized World: Exploring Lingua Franca Research and Pedagogy"

Keynote speakers:
1. Yasushi Akashi (Former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations)
2. Univ. Prof. Dr. Barbara Seidlhofer (University of Vienna)
3. Dr. Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew (National Institute of Education, Singapore)

More information:

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!