Welcome to ELF 13

Special Announcement

The COVID-19 epidemic has changed our lives in many ways. It has provided us with new ways of communicating across borders and time zones. Therefore, the Organization Committee of ELF 13 has decided to convert the 13th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca to a webinar, to be held from November 18th to 20th, 2022. The webinar is free of charge and the registration will be open around October 2022.

Last Updated: September 7, 2022

Abstract Review Result – ELF 13 2022

We are happy to announce that the reviewing process has now been completed.
Following the epidemic prevention regulation in Taiwan, visitors to Taiwan still need to stay in a quarantined hotel for 3 days. In order to welcome everyone to attend the conference, we will postpone the abstract review result and conference format until a new epidemic prevention regulation is launched in Taiwan. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended - ELF 13 2022

The deadline for the ELF 13 2022 abstract submission has been extended. The extended deadline for submitting abstracts is 10 June 2022. You can find the list of important dates here.

Welcome to ELF 13

Let's go ELF 2022: Expanding the Orientations

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) warmly welcomes you to the 13th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF 13), to be held in Tainan City, Taiwan, in 2022. ELF 13 in Taiwan follows the successes of the previous ELF conferences held in Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015), Lleida (2016), Helsinki (2017), London (2018), and Medellín (2019).

ELF 13 seeks to explore the rapidly-growing phenomenon of English as a Lingua Franca from linguistics, psychology, education, corpus studies, sociolinguistics, English learning/teaching, and language policy in diverse settings where English is the contact language for international communication. Together we will explore the implications and applications of ELF across disciplines.

Carrying on the vision of the past 12 ELF conferences, ELF 13 will serve as another stepping stone in bridging the gap among ELF users, educators and scholars across geographical and cultural boundaries.

ELF is happening around us.  LET’s GO ELF in Tainan in 2022!

ELF 13 Forerun Webinar

The COVID-19 epidemic has changed our lives in the past 2 years, and also provided us new ways of communication across time zones and boarders easier than before. The Organization Committee of ELF 13 will host a webinar forum on October 26-27, 2021 so we can get together to share ideas in the virtual venue.

This webinar forum will serve as a forerun conference of onsite ELF 13 to be held in Taiwan in the winter of 2022. The forum features 5 invited speeches and 1 colloquium. We cordially welcome you to join the ELF community in October online!

Past ELF Conferences

Organization Committee

Conference Chair

Wenli Tsou (鄒文莉) Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature &
Director, Foreign Language Center

Conference Co-Chairs

Shin-Mei Kao (高實玫) Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature

Fay Chen (陳慧琴) Assistant Professor, Foreign Language Center

Programming Managers

Chia-Lin Hsin (辛佳玲) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center

Yu-Hsuan Lai (賴諭萱) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center

 Hospitality Manager

Hui-Ling Tseng (曾惠鈴) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center

Conference Material Manager

To be determined…

Conference IT and Media Consultants

Richard Konopka (許富貴) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center

Shao-Fang Wu (吳少方) Lecturer, Foreign Language Center