Ben Rampton
King’s College London
United Kingdom

Harald Clahsen
Postdam Research Institute for Multilingualism

Milena Žic-Fuchs
University of Zagreb

Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University


Michigan State University

Tanat Ayapova
Kazakh National Pedagogical University

Fee and Registration

Central Asian participants
Kazakhstani participants

On-site Registration
120 USD
60 USD
10.000 Tenge

The full registration fee for the registered participant includes:
• Admission to all sessions
• Lunch (May 11 & 12, 2017)
• Conference Farewell Banquet and Dinner (May 12, 2017)
• Live concert ticket (May 12, 2017)
• Refreshments during the breaks
• Conference program
• Conference bag
• Certificate of attendance
• Book of Abstracts

Payment Method
All payments must be made in USD and in Tenge through the bank transaction. No other type of payment will be accepted.

Please send an abstract of 300 words to or Faculty of Philology and Educational Sciences, Suleyman Demirel University, Abylai Khan, 1/1, Kaskelen, Almaty, Kazakhstan. The preferred method is by e-mail. Abstracts should be sent as part of the Abstract Submission Form (DOWNLOAD HERE). Please, once you email your abstract in the Subject of your email include FLTAL 2017

Conference Abstract.

Due date for the submission of abstracts: 25th of February, 2017. Each paper should be 15-minutes in length to allow for a 3-minute discussion period. Selected papers will be published after the event in a special edition of SDU Press Publications, by the Cambridge Scholars Publishing and in the special edition of the Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (J-FLTAL) and Philologia. Only papers presented in the conference will be eligible for the selection process.

Previous Speakers


May, 2011

Larry Selinker - New York University, USA
Susan Gass - Michigan State University, USA
Suzanne Romaine - Oxford University, UK


May, 2012

Rod Ellis - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Vivian Cook - Newcastle University, UK


May, 2013

Diane Larsen-Freeman - University of Michigan, USA
Ian Roberts - Cambridge University, UK Noam Chomsky - MIT, USA (*video conference)
Paul Nation - University of Wellington, New Zealand
Rebecca Tipton - Manchester University, UK


May, 2014

Alison Mackey - Georgetown University, USA
Nick Ellis - University of Michigan, USA
Norbert Schmitt - Nottingham University, UK
Ronald Langacker - University of California-San Diego, USA
Steven Pinker - Harvard University, USA


May, 2015

Adele Eva Goldberg, Princeton University
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Indiana University
Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University
Lydia White, McGill University
Michael Ullman, Georgetown University
Nina Spada, Toronto University
Paul Kei Matsuda, Arizona State Univesity


May, 2016

Claire Kramsch, The University of California, Berkeley
Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University
Henry Widdowson, University of London
Kendall King, University of Minnesota
Nicholas Evans, Australian National University
Patsy Lightbown, Concordia University
Richard Hudson, University College London

Key Dates

Proceedings Submission Deadline

October 20, 2016 Call for Proceedings Open
February 25, 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline
June 10, 2017* Full-Paper Submission Deadline
May 11-12, 2017 Conference Session Days
May 13, 2017 May 13, 2017 – Optional tours; Astana City Tour, Burabai National Park Tour and Alzhir Tour.
Anyone willing to join those tours should approach relevant desk during the conference, pay and
book their seats.

* The change of the full-paper submission deadline is due to overwhelming demand, as well as the expansion of the conference, and a more rigorous selection, editing, and design process.

OUR Contact

The Conference Committee:

Prof.Dr. Azamat Akbarov, FLTAL Chairman
Prof.Dr. Asemgul Moldazhanova, FLTAL Co-chairperson
Prof.Dr. Sholpan Zharkynbekova, Advisor
Prof.Dr. Gulmira Madiyeva, Advisor
Prof.Dr. Aybarsha Islam, Advisor
Prof. Dr. Miras Daulenov, Advisor
Prof.Dr. Serikkul Satenova, Scientific Review Coordinator
Prof.Dr. Zauresh Akhmetzhanova, Scientific Review Coordinator
Prof.Dr. Isqaquly Danday, Scientific Review Coordinator
Prof.Dr. Aigul Sadvokassova, Scientific Review Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Gulnara Kassymova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Kuralay Kuderinova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Leila Mirzoyeva, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Zeine Orazbekova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Maira Zholshayeva, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ulan Yerkinbayev, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Karlygash Zhusipbayeva, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Rakhima Zhumaliyeva, Program Sessions Coordinator
Asst.Prof.Dr. Aisulu Nurzhanova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Azhar Zekenova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assist.Prof.Dr. Juldyz Smagulova, Program Sessions Coordinator
Assist.Prof.Dr. Duishon Shamatov, Program Sessions Coordinator
Asst.Prof.Dr. Anar Ibrayeva, Program Sessions Coordinator
Asst.Prof.Dr. Davran Gaipov, Program Sessions Coordinator
Asst.Prof.Dr. Yakup Doganay, Program Sessions Coordinator
Asst.Prof.Dr. Altynshash Kurmanali, Program Sessions Coordinator
Mr.Enes Cig, International Relations
Res.Asst. Dariga Baktygereyeva, Public Relations and Conference Information Chair
Res.Asst. Adilzhan Anay, Public Relations and Conference Information Chair
Res.Asst. Bibish Ashayeva, Conference Secretariat
Res.Asst. Zhainagul Duisebekova, Conference Secretariat
Mr.Omarbek Nurbavliyev, Public Relations and Media
Mr. Alpay Akyol, IT Assistance
Mr. Serik Almakhan, Procurement Officer

To contact the committee please, email:

Suleyman Demirel University
Abylai Khan, 1/1
Kaskelen, Almaty/Kazakhstan