30th conference of the European Second Language Association





01/07/2020 to 04/07/2020




We welcome all areas and approaches to the study of learning second, foreign, or additional languages.

Academic program
The academic program will include presentations by the participants as well as four invited keynote speakers:
Nick Ellis (University of Michigan, USA)
Judit Kormos (Lancaster University, UK)
Rosa Manchón (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Kazuya Saito (University College London, UK)

The conference will also offer a doctoral student workshop and a Language Learning Roundtable (topic: Multimodal input and second language acquisition)

Types of presentations
1) Individual papers: length of presentation: 20 mins followed by 5 mins for Q&A.
2) Colloquia: a maximum of three colloquia will be accepted. Each colloquium may contain three or five thematically related papers (the colloquium is therefore either 90 or 150 minutes long, depending on the number of papers). The colloquium convener must submit a colloquium abstract that should describe the topic of the colloquium. This will be used by reviewers to assess the range and coherence of the papers. Individual presenters submit individual papers but mark them as part of a named colloquium. Please note it is a requirement for a colloquium to be accepted that all included papers are accepted. If the colloquium is rejected, individual papers may still be accepted as papers in parallel sessions. Please also note that there is no time assigned for a discussant.
3) Posters. A0, portrait.
4) Papers at the doctoral student workshop. Length of presentation: 15 minutes of talk by the doctoral student followed by 15 minutes for discussion. The doctoral student workshop aims at fostering discussions of ongoing PhD research, as well as at obtaining feedback from senior researchers and other doctoral students. These workshops provide an opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their work (15 minutes) and explore future directions (15 minutes). Doctoral students whose abstracts are accepted are required to send their abstract, presentation, and a limited number of specific questions to the organizers ahead of the conference, and these will be then sent to the discussant. The discussant will lead a 15 minute feedback/discussion session of the PhD work.

Abstract submission information
The submission of presentation proposals opens on November 10, 2019, and closes on December 31, 2019.

Submit the proposals online here: https://www.softconf.com/j/eurosla2020/

The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least three members of the EuroSLA 30 Scientific Committee. Evaluation criteria include: quality of the content, clarity of the abstract, the contribution to the field, and thematic relevance. For colloquia, two additional assessment criteria are the range and the coherence of the papers.

Notification of acceptance is to be communicated by the end of March 2020.

Length of abstracts:
Individual papers, papers at the doctoral student workshop, or posters: max. 600 words including referencesColloquium, general abstract: a maximum of 400 words including references.

Language policy:
The working language of the conference is English but presentations are also welcome in other European languages.

Student stipends:
As in previous years, several student stipends will be available for doctoral students. If you wish to apply, please send the following information to eurosla2020@ub.edubefore January 15, 2020.

1.Name, institution, and address of institution;
2.Official confirmation of PhD student status;
3.Statement from supervisor or Head of department that the applicant’s institution cannot (fully) cover the conference-related expenses.

Please note that applicants who have already received such a stipend in the past are not eligible to re-apply. More info: http://www.eurosla.org/student-stipends/