Past ACLL Conferences

The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of language learning and education, from academics and theorists to policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

IAFOR's conferences are encouraging and nurturing environments where ideas can be shared and tested, where research synergies and collaborations can be formed, and where some of the biggest names in the field have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming faculty members.

IAFOR’s language learning conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and language learning associations, including Birkbeck University of London, Virginia Tech., Moscow State University, Waseda University, National Association of Teachers of English (NATE), Russia, and National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme, but also mean that our conferences are exceptional platforms to disseminate your research.

The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL) was previously paired with The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (ACTC).


Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change"

April 27–29, 2018 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”

May 11–14, 2017 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Convergence|Divergence”

April 28 – May 1, 2016 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Education, Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries”

April 28 – May 1, 2015 | Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Individual, Community, Society: Connecting, Learning and Growing”

April 17–20, 2014 | Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan


Conference Theme: “Shifting Paradigms: Informed Responses”

April 25–28, 2013 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan


Conference Theme: “Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play?”

April 26–28, 2012 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan


Conference Theme: "The Right Tool for the Right Job"

June 10–11, 2011 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan