With the rise of English as a global lingua franca, the field of second language studies has become enriched with innovative, reflective and rigorous research aimed at evaluating and challenging the existing theory and practice of second language teaching. In order to provide a forum for such research conducted both locally and internationally to be presented and discussed, the English Language Teaching Unit of the University of Colombo is holding its second international symposium on language studies. The organizing committee invites proposals for papers, poster presentations or workshops on the following broad themes:

• Language and Education
• Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
• Innovation in Language Teaching
• Translation Pedagogy
• Language, power and ideology

Proposals on topics related to the above themes will also be considered.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 10 July 2017

For more information, please contact the organizing committee through the following email address or telephone number:


Telephone: +94 11 2506705