Central Asia Language and Education Conference (CALE)

deadline for submissions: 
May 26, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
KIMEP University
contact email: 

Abstract submissions are invited to the second Central Asia Language and Education Conference (CALE) to be hosted by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, via Zoom on May 26-27, 2022. This conference welcomes researchers working on language education, sociolinguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL, and related disciplines. Although the conference overall has a special interest in how issues of language and language education play out in Central Asia, papers do not need to be related to Central Asia, and researchers do not need to be based in the region.

The theme of this year’s conference is “English as a Medium of Instruction in Central Asia.” Papers are encouraged to address this theme but not required. We welcome papers related to all topics listed below.

Individual paper presentations should report on original research by one or more authors. Individual papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion.

First authors, presenters, and other attending participants must register for the conference. Each participant may submit only one abstract as the first or sole author, but can be a second, or subsequent, co-author of another paper or papers.

The working languages of the conference will be English, Kazakh, and Russian. Plenary talks will be held in English, but abstracts may be submitted in any of the three working languages.

The conference fee will be free of charge but registration is required.

The conference will take place online, but – local conditions permitting – we will have an in-person reception at 19:00 on May 26 for registered participants in Almaty. More information about this reception will be provided after registration.

Papers presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in the journal Language, Culture, Environment (https://www.kimep.kz/lcej/). Further information about publication opportunities is forthcoming.

For further information please see the conference website: https://www.kimep.kz/college-humanities-education/en/che-conference/