Background and Aims

Globalization and technological advancement have influenced the growth of language varieties in the world throughout the years. Thus, the language learning practices needs to adapt and sometimes adopt the changes. Yet, through multiliteracies pedagogy and the Lingua Franca concept within multicultural societies, practitioners and researchers could move along with the changes reflecting in the transformation of all aspects in their life, especially the cultural and linguistic diversity. As a result, more studies on multiliteracies, multicultural, and Lingua Franca open dialogues and highlight the understanding of the contemporary world we live in today. 

With its 15 years of experience in the teaching and research on language, literature, and culture, Faculty of Language and Literature Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (FPBS UPI) hosts this year’s international conference in webinar form with theme "Multiliteracies, Multiculture, and Lingua Franca: Contemporary perspectives in language and literature studies". The webinar provides a forum for experts and professionals in this time of social distancing, to share their experiences, ideas, and visions. All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute through submissions of their abstracts and papers of original and unpublished results of research of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or artwork in all areas of language, literature, culture, and education from contemporary perspectives.



The scopes of the webinar includes, but not limited to: Literature and Culture StudiesLanguage Studies (including  Sociolinguistics Studies, Anthropolinguistics Studies, Philology Studies, Pragmatics Studies, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Psycholinguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Language Policy), Literacy and Language Education (including Literacy Studies, Language Acquisition, Language Teaching and Learning, Language Curriculum and Material Development) and Innovations in Language Teaching (including Technology in Language Teaching, Media, and Multimedia development).

Important Dates

Open registrationMay 1, 2020
Abstract Submission DeadlineJuly 31, 2020
Abstract Acceptance NotificationAugust 2, 2020
Registration Fee Payment DeadlineAugust 20, 2020
Full-Paper Submission DeadlineAugust 31, 2020
Publication Fee Payment DeadlineAugust 25, 2020
PPT Upload DeadlineAugust 25, 2020
Conference DateAugust 31, 2020
Results of Paper ReviewSeptember 15, 2020
Paper Revision Submission DeadlineSeptember 25, 2020

Theme / Scope

  • Literature and Culture Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Literacy and Language Education
  • Innovations in Language Teaching


Keynote Speaker(s)

Prof. Nor Fariza Mohd. Nor, Ph.D

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Editor in Chief GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies (Scopus Q1)

Prof. H. Fuad Abdul Hamied, M.A., Ph.D

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia - President of ASIA TEFL

Featured Speaker(s)

Dr. Lulu Laela Amallia, M.Pd.

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Dr. Budi Hermawan, M.P.C.

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Dr. Afi Fadlilah, M.Hum.

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Dr. Rudi Adi Nugroho, M.Pd.

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia


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