Introduction

36th International AESLA Conference: «Applied Linguistics and knowledge transfer: employability, internationalization and social challenges». CADIZ (SPAIN) 19-21 APRIL 2018

Organized by University of Cadiz

The 36th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics (AESLA 2018) is organised by scholars and researchers from the Department of French and English Philology and the Research Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Cadiz. The Conference will be held next April 19-21, 2018 at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, located in the heart of the city centre, next to the Genovese Gardens and close to the sea. This university building has comfortable premises and its rooms are equipped with the latest multimedia technology.

The theme for the AESLA 2018 conference is «Applied Linguistics and Knowledge Transfer: Employability, Internationalization and Social Challenges». This year’s focus will be the ways in which Applied Linguistics, a well-established area of study and research, can contribute to enhance economic growth and societal wellbeing by integrating employability, internationalization and knowledge transfer issues across higher education. In this way, AESLA 2018 aims to raise awareness of the significant contribution of Applied Linguistics to these three key issues and explore the social challenges which scholars, researchers and students need to address when trying to build successful and sustainable collaboration between universities, business and the public sector in national, transnational and international contexts.

AESLA 2018 invites scholars to submit their papers, posters, and round table proposals in any of the two official languages of the conference: Spanish or English. Submissions may be related to the conference main theme or fall within the scope of any of AESLA thematic panels (see “Call for papers”).

AESLA conferences have a reputation on their own but, on this occasion, the conference venue is an asset. Cadiz is the oldest city in western Europe. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It has a well-preserved historical city centre and a lot to offer to visitors. Conference participants will enjoy the quality of its seafood and sightseeing around.

Welcome to AESLA 2018.
See you at the University of Cadiz, Spain.

 

Contact details: aesla2018@uca.es