©2019 by Language Education and Research Conference. Proudly created with Wix.com


Keynote Speakers

Prof Suzanne Flynn

Professor of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, MIT Linguistics and Philosophy, USA

Dr. Flynn has been a Professor of Linguistics and Language Acquisition at MIT for over 30 years. She received her PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. Dr. Flynn is also a  CCC-SLP.  Her research focuses on the acquisition of various aspects of syntax in children and adults in the context of multi-lingual language learning. More recently, her work has focused on the neural representation of the multilingual brain and issues related to language impairment, autism and aging. She has published extensively in journals and books and has authored and co-edited several books. Dr. Flynn is the current co-founding editor of Syntax: A Journal of Theoretical, Experimental and Interdisciplinary Research.

Dr Dora Alexopoulou

Principal Research Associate, Education First Research Lab for Applied Language Learning (EF Research Lab), University of Cambridge, UK

Dora Alexopoulou is a Principal Research Associate at DTAL, PI of the EF Research Lab for Applied Language and Learning which investigates second language learning of English and aims  to bring innovation in language teaching through a systematic cross-fertilisation between linguistic research and teaching techniques. 

She currently focuses on combining linguistic and computational modeling of learner trajectories in big learner corpora. She is a co-founder of the Cambridge Bilingualism Network, a public engagement initiative promoting the linguistic and cognitive advantages of bilingualism. She has published articles in Language, Cognition, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Journal of Linguistics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory as well as volumes and conference proceedings.


Conference details

Come and join us at this year’s leading event.

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,

  • Discourse analysis,

  • Applied Linguistics.

This conference is two 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.

Call for Papers

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 the 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)

  • Presentation of posters: 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: info@als-edu.com by no later than 30 May 2019.

Organising Committee

  • Dr Paschalis Chliaras FHEA, PhD in Applied Linguistics and SLA, Chairman or the Research Centre for Applied Languages and Linguistics; ALS House Delta Centre MCT; Cambridge CEM

  • Dr Maria Melissourgou, University of the Aegean [Post-doctoral researcher & Adjunct lecturer];  Research Centre for Applied Languages and Linguistics [Secretary General of the Scientific Coordinating Commission]

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

  • Victoria Perlova, Head of the Department of English Phonetics and Grammar (H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University), Ukraine

  • Margarita Kamariotou, ΒΑ in Education (Total Quality Management); Αdult Trainer (EOPPEP certified); Parents councellor; TESOL Greece oversight committee chair; LTO owner 


Conference Programme

Join Us


Our Sponsors


Cambridge English Assessment

We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world.
We are Cambridge Assessment English
Part of the University of Cambridge, we help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world. For us, learning English is more than just exams and grades. It’s about having the confidence to communicate and access a lifetime of enriching experiences and opportunities. With the right support, learning a language is an exhilarating journey. We’re there with learners, every step of the way.

BB Logo_edited.jpg


Burlington Books was the first publisher to specialise in English textbooks specifically designed for the education system in Greece. They are now well-established as a leading publisher of materials for all levels from Pre-Junior to Proficiency level classes. A wide range of supplementary materials, graded readers, grammar and summer books, as well as interactive whiteboard software, complete their ever-expanding catalogue.



GRIVAS Publications has been actively involved in the field of ELT since 1986. The founder of the company, Constantinos Grivas, has been involved in writing English language books since 1970 and has collaborated with some of the most respected authorities in the field.


Huffington Post Greece

HuffPost is an American news and opinion website and blog, with localized and international editions. The magazine is edited from a liberal political perspective. It was founded in 2005 by Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer and Jonah Peretti.


Since 1999, the foreign language school EUROGNOSI Korydallos, part of one of the biggest educational chains in Greece, has been providing high-quality services in the field of foreign language learning. The school has managed to lead the way in the area of Korydallos, using innovative programmes that adapt to the needs of every student.


Product Sponsors

Taf coffee

It is with these beans that our highly trained barista team, prepares for you the best cup of the day. Our aim is to keep spreading the new coffee culture.


Epsa is the name of a Greek non-alcoholic beverage company based in the city of Volos. It was founded in 1924. Initially based on lemonades, today it produces various beverages and natural juices. It is one of the most historical beverage companies of Greece.


The Venue


The imposing building of 2,000 square meters on Chrisostomou Smirnis Square is a jewel not only for the Municipality of Nea Smirni but for the city of Athens as a whole; a jewel that symbolizes the brilliant history of refugees, the completion of which took almost half a century and the contribution of tens of people that were drawn by Panos Haldezos’ vision.

IMG_0085 - .jpg

Conference room

"Panos Chaldezos" room

Coffee and Lunch break area

Visit Made Simple

Suggested Accommodation

around the conference venue


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.

31 Kefallinias Street, 18345, Moschato Greece