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We are pleased to announce that The International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners will be held in Ephesus, Turkey on 16-18 May, 2017. This conference will be organized as part of the “SBATEYL: A Web and School-based Professional Development Project for Foreign Language Teachers of Young Learners” funded by the European Commission under Erasmus + Key Action 2 program (please visit the project web site for further information:

Researchers, foreign language teacher trainers, pre- and in-service foreign language teachers are invited to submit their papers to the International Conference on Teaching Languages to Young Learners. The theme of the conference is “Teaching Languages to Young Learners”, thus all proposals for the presentations should be related to the conference theme. Researchers, foreign language teacher trainers and foreign language teachers can share their practices, studies and experiences via oral or poster presentations.

Types of Presentations

Participants are invited to submit abstracts and posters to the conference program committee. All types of presentations will be in English. Speakers can choose to do an oral presentation and a poster presentation. For all types of proposals, speakers are expected to submit a structured abstract through our abstract submission system ( until March 27, 2017. All proposals will be blind-reviewed by at least two members of the editorial and advisory board for scope and quality.

Oral Presentations

Participants are kindly invited to give presentations on the conference theme. The paper presenters are required to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion and/or Q&A. Each session will last for a total of 20 minutes.


Posters are invited on the conference theme. Posters may be any size up to a maximum of A1 (594mm x 840mm) or equivalent made up of separate sheets.

We sincerely hope that this conference will create a friendly occasion for all of us to share perspectives and research findings from a wide variety of educational contexts. We also dearly value possible friendships and partnerships made and insights gained at the conference and hope they will go beyond your participation in the conference, leading to better understanding and appreciation of our profession from an international stance.

Hope to see you in Ephesus in May!
Organizing Committee