The 10th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF10)is going to be held at the University of Helsinki, on June 12-15, 2017. Please visit the ELF10 website for more details:http://www.helsinki.fi/elf10/2017
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 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)