The 12th OpenTESOL International Hybrid Conference 2024

Nurturing Open Minds,
Shaping Inclusive Futures in Language Education

Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam
24-25 May 2024

Title: It should be no more than 15 words and use title case style (the first letter of each word is capitalized, except for small words).
Abstract: It should be between 150 and 200 words.
For research-based submissions, the abstract should include:

  1. Background of the study 
  2. Research gaps
  3. Methodology
  4. Participants, data collection and analysis
  5. Results/Findings
  6. Implications (if any) 

For practice-based (workshops) submissions, the abstract should include:

  1. Rationale
  2. Theoretical support
  3. Brief description of techniques
  4. Participants’ outcomes

Sub-themes: You’re invited to make an abstract submission to one of the sub-themes below:

  • Cultivating Curiosity and Critical Thinking in Language Learners Promoting Intercultural
  • Promoting Intercultural Competence and Global Citizenship
  • Embracing Creativity and Innovation in Language Teaching
  • Leveraging Technology to Expand Language Learning Opportunities
  • Ensuring Equity Access for All Learners
  • Addressing Biases and Discrimination in Language
  • Teaching Language Education in the Context of Globalization and Migration
  • Utilizing AI to respond to different learning contexts
  • Translanguaging skills and Multilingual identities
  • Globalization and language evolution
  • Teaching Chinese/Japanese/Korean

Profile: The presenter should include their a profile (approx. 80 words) including their position, institution, country, skills taught, research interests and experiences.
Important notes:

  • Reject: The abstract will be rejected immediately if it does not meet the word count requirement, contain many language inaccuracies, and/or plagiarism is detected.
  • Submission limit: each speaker will be limited to one abstract submission in which the speaker is a main presenter and one abstract submission in which the speaker is a co-presenter.
  • Review process: All submissions will undergo a supportive, fast-track review process. Abstract submission results will be released in March, 2024.

Instructions for submitting an abstract to OpenTESOL’s conference platform ( can be found below.


The submission process is completed when you can see your abstract posted on the system, and there is no noticing email for a successfully posted abstract sent to your mailbox.

If you cannot find the ‘enroll me’ button. Please sign out, close the tab/ browser, access (do not sign in yet), click on ‘the 12th openTESOL’ in the webpage, sign in, then click the ‘self enroll’ button in the webpage.

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