Conference Announcements


Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference

Mon, 28 May 2018 – Wed, 30 May 2018

The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / L’Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée, also known as ACLA/CAAL, is an officially bilingual scholarly association with approximately 200 members from across Canada and elsewhere. CAAL’s overarching objective is the promotion of research and teaching in all areas of applied linguistics across Canada. The 2018 annual conference will be held at University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan from Monday, May 28 to Wednesday May 30.

Plenary Sessions - Sessions plénières

(University of Alberta)

(Université d'Alberta)

Invited Symposium - Symposium invité



  1. Following the requirements listed below, please submit your abstract for a paper or symposium in a Word or PDF document at  by November 11, 2017.
  3. Paper sessions will be designed for 20-minute papers followed by a 10-minute question/discussion period. Symposia will be scheduled for 3-hour blocks.
  4. Abstracts for single papers should be no longer than 250 words, excluding references. Abstracts for symposia should include a general description of the symposium (250 words) as well as a description of each panel member presentation (250 words). One page for each.
  5. In order to help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive reference to its author’s publications.
  6. Abstracts will be evaluated according to each of the following categories:
  • appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants of ACLA
  • evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research
  • clearly stated research design in the case of empirical studies
  • organization and clarity
  • for symposium proposals, evidence of coherence and complementarity of the papers

Only abstracts meeting the above criteria will be evaluated.


Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics
Conference Website:
University of Regina, Regina

3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK S4S 0A2,
Regina, Regina

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