Theme: Teaching Beyond the Border: Variation, Innovation, Technology, Communication
Oct 01, 5:00 PM GMT+3 – Oct 03, 7:00 PM GMT+3
Online Conference

Our Keynote Speakers

Our speakers come from all corners of the country (and even the globe) to share their knowledge in this noteworthy conference. The keynote speakers' names will be announced soon. If you’d like to learn more, simply get in touch.

Prof Michael McCarthy

Subject: Spoken corpora, grammar and grammars


In this talk, I explore some of the key concepts which have emerged from corpus-based research into the grammar of everyday conversational speaking. These include real-time constraints, joint construction, ellipsis and tense-aspect choices. Observations of spoken features suggest a change in how we should approach syllabus content and the relationship between speaking and listening skills. However, because of the centrifugal character of conversation, we see a plurality of grammars around the English-speaking world. We look at some examples of language contact and global influences which offer a more dynamic view of English grammar, but one which brings new challenges with it.

Short bio

Michael McCarthy is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham. He is author/co-author/editor of 53 books, including Touchstone, Viewpoint, the Cambridge Grammar of English, English Grammar Today, From Corpus to Classroom, The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics, Innovations and Challenges in Grammar, English Grammar: The Basics, titles in the English Vocabulary in Use series and 113 academic papers. He was co-founder of the CANCODE and CANBEC spoken English corpora. He has taught in the UK, Europe and Asia, and has been involved in language teaching and applied linguistics for 55 years.

Prof Kathleen Graves

Subject: What do we mean by ‘curriculum’?

Short bio

Kathleen Graves is Professor of Education Practice at the University of Michigan where she teaches courses in educational linguistics, curriculum development, and educational inquiry. She has been involved in curriculum renewal, materials development and language teacher education in the US, Algeria, Bahrain, Brazil and Japan. Her research and publications focus on how a language curriculum is designed and enacted, the role of materials in curriculum and teacher education, and teachers’ engagement in curriculum renewal.  She is the co-author of two global ELT coursebook series, East West and Icon, the editor/author of three books on language curriculum development, and series editor for TESOL’s Language Curriculum Development series.  Her recent books are International perspectives on materials in ELT (with Sue Garton) and Teacher Development Over Time (with Tessa Woodward and Donald Freeman.)



Call Deadline: 31-May-2021

Join us at the leading event of 2021!

The call for proposals is now open.

We are diligently working on bringing the most knowledgeable researchers and educators from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry to explore important topics such as

  • Innovation in Language Teaching,

  • Second Language Acquisition,

  • Bilingualism/Trilingualism,

  • Evolution in Language Variation,

  • History and Development of ELT,

  • Language Awareness,

  • Phonology,

  • ELT Methodology,

  • Assessment,

  • Learning Technologies (NEW),

  • Teaching Business English (NEW),

  • Teaching EAP (NEW),

  • Teaching ESP (NEW),

  • Teacher Training Education (NEW),

  • Teaching Young Learners (NEW),

  • Teacher Development (NEW),

  • Research in Language Teaching (NEW),

  • Discourse analysis,

  • Corpus Linguistics,

  • Applied Linguistics.

This conference is three full days of sessions on cutting edge issues related to Language Education and Research. There are also many opportunities for networking and socializing with our colleagues.

This year we intend to have a more interactional mode throughout the day so that the audience is given plenty of time to interact and share their context. The format is fluid to meet the expectations of the presenters and delegates. We welcome a variety of formats as listed below:

Papers: 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute discussion

Workshops: 45 minutes (incl. a 10 minute discussion)

Poster presentations: 15 minutes followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Paper submission deadline

We look forward to your contributions as presenters and facilitators.

Each speaker has the opportunity to present one paper. Accepted presentations will also be published in the Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics.

Please send your abstracts (max 80 words) and summaries (max 200 words) to Dr Paschalis Chliaras, the Conference Coordinator: by no later than 31 May 2021.

Organising Committee

  • Dr Paschalis Chliaras FHEA,  Chairman of the Research Centre for Applied Languages and Linguistics; ALS House Delta Centres MCT; Cambridge CEM

  • Dr Jelena Timotijevic, Principal Lecturer, Language and Linguistics, Course Leader, MA Language in Context, School of Humanities,  University of Brighton

  • Dr Christina Nicole Giannikas, Cyprus University of Technology and CG Education & Research Consultancy, Cyprus

  • Dr Efthymia Tsaroucha, Adjunct Lecturer in Linguistics, University  of Thessaly, Greece; Post doctoral researcher, University of Western Macedonia

  • Alexandra Green, Academic Director Eurognosi SA; Cambridge Assessment English Team Leader (Greece-Cyprus) and Speaking Examiner; author of EFL books

  • More members TBA



Winners of the 2nd International Conference on Language Education and Research

October 5th, 2020

The four winners won the following books:

  • Aikaterini Vasileiou won The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language which is written and recommended by Prof david Crystal.

  • Aggelos Evangelidis won The New A-Z of ELT which is written and recommended by Scott Thornbury.

  • Галия Гатиятуллина won the Grammatical Complexity in Academic English recommended by Prof Douglas Biber and written by Douglas Biber and Bethany Gray.

  • Flora Vlachou won the Cross -Curricular approaches to language education recommended by Dr Eleni Agathopoulou and edited by Prof Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey, Dr Eleni Agathopoulou and Prof Marina Mattheoudakis.


LERC2020 Moves to Virtual Conference

June 28, 2020

We continue to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly with regard to our 2nd International Conference on Language Education and Research.  The term “second wave” has no agreed-upon scientific definition. It can mean anything from localised spikes in infection to a full-blown national crisis, and some experts avoid it for this reason. Though, fear of a second wave of infections now hangs over countries that have managed to stamp out the disease. Due to such developments, it is likely that gatherings in conferences might be prohibited in autumn, which has contributed to our decision to move LERC2020 completely online on October 3rd and 4th, 2020. We made this decision in response to the many requests from our community asking that in the absence of a face to face event, that we hold an online event. We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event, and will be reaching out with complete details and the updated program shortly.
As we move LERC2020 completely online, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics in our field. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including sessions, workshops and poster presentations, keynotes, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and educators from across the globe. In addition to participating in the live event, all attendees will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) year. Moving our face-to-face conference to a fully online format presents us with the unique opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online modality affords – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues around the world. We hope that you will join us for this reimagined event, and celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries.
We look forward to welcoming you to the LERC2020 Virtual Conference in October, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support.  Please feel free to reach out to us with requests related to LERC2020 at


Get in Touch

We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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