CALL FOR PAPERS: The International Conference on Developing, Using and Evaluating ELT Materials for Young Learners & Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education Third Biennial Conference

Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education (SCRELE), affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), China, is now inviting proposals for its Third Biennial Conference under the theme of “Developing, Using and Evaluating ELT Materials for Young Learners”. The event, scheduled on 23-24 September, 2023 will be held on Hongkou campus of Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai. We are looking forward to your contribution and participation.

Theme: Developing, Using and Evaluating ELT Materials for Young Learners

Sub-themes (but not limited to)

  • ELT materials development: policy and planning

  • ELT materials development: theories and practices

  • Innovations in ELT materials development

  • Developing ELT materials for different purposes

  • Coping with constraints and limitations in ELT materials development

  • Technology-mediated materials development

  • Practitioner-Researcher collaboration in developing ELT materials

  • Piloting ELT materials for better development practices

  • Using ELT materials wisely

  • Using ELT materials for teacher development

  • Developing materials for teacher development

  • Evaluating ELT materials as users/practitioners

  • Evaluating ELT materials as researchers

  • Evaluating ELT materials as textbook writers

Plenary Speakers (in alphabetical order):

Prof. Rod ELLIS (Auckland University, New Zealand)

Prof. MEI Deming (Shanghai International Studies University, China)

Prof. Masatoshi SATO (Universidad Andres Bello, Chile)

Prof. WEN Qiufang (Beijing Foreign Studies University, China)

Dr Renata GELD (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Date: September 23–24, 2023

Venue: 550 Dalian Road (West), Shanghai International Studies University (Hongkou Campus), Shanghai, China

Proposal submission:

We invite submissions for individual papers and posters. Paper presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).

Submissions for individual papers and posters should include:

title (15 words maximum)

abstract (300 words maximum, excluding references)

brief summary for the conference program (50 words maximum)


All proposals should be submitted in Microsoft WORD formats by 30 June, 2023 via email to

Further information

Please visit the conference website for further information: or send your inquiries to