• If you are unable to join us at the conference, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your presentation slot to other presenters who are on the waiting list.
  • We strongly discourage requests from presenters for specific presentation slots.
  • The time allocated for each session is as follows:
  • Paper presentation – 30 minutes (of which 5 minutes is reserved for a Q & A session).
  • Workshop/ Panel / Commercial Product Demonstration – 60 minutes
  • All rooms are equipped with a laptop and LCD projector. For additional facilities, please make arrangements directly with the hotel. Costs incurred must be borne by the presenters.



Presenters are invited to submit full papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be published in an electronic format only. To submit a full paper for consideration, please use the guidelines as indicated in the template provided. Email your full paper to by 21 June 2018. Selected papers will be considered for publication in either the Malaysian Journal of ELT Research or The English Teacher.  

Papers submitted for inclusion in the conference proceedings should be relevant to the conference theme. Authors should clearly describe the background of the study and/or rationale for the ideas/issues discussed, the work undertaken and methods used (where relevant), results or findings, and concluding discussion on the importance of the work. Papers may be written using either British or American English as long as consistency is observed. Technical terms should be explained unless they are known to the broader ELT community. Acronyms should be written out at their first appearance. Authors are expected to submit carefully written and proofread material, with no spelling or grammatical errors, or language usage problems.  Paper length should be 7 – 10 pages. The paper template and the further guidelines for the contents are provided below.


Your Full Paper Title Should Use This Font Type and Size


A.B. Firstauthor1, E.F. Secondauthor2 and X.Y. Thirdauthor1

1 Name of Institution/Department, Country,

2 Name of Institution/Department, Country


KEYWORDS: Keyword1, Keyword2, Keyword3 (maximum of 5)


An abstract not exceeding 250 words should appear here on the top of the first page, after the title of the paper and names of the authors. No number should be given to the heading “Abstract”. Please use italics for the Abstract heading and text.

1.0         First-level heading (EXAMPLe: Introduction, LITERATURE REVIEW, metholodogy, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION)

Use this format for each section. First-level headings should be written in capital letters and be given a number such as 1.0, 2.0. 3.0. Leave a space between the heading and the first paragraph for that section. The second and subsequent paragraphs should be indented. Just copy and paste your text into this template. This template is an A4 format with 20 mm margins left, right, top and bottom. Header and footer are positioned 16 mm from the edge. All text paragraphs should be single spaced, with the first line indented. Double spacing should only be used before and after headings as shown in this example. Position and style of headings and subheadings should follow this example. No spaces should be placed between paragraphs.

1.1         Second-level Heading

Second-level headings should be written as shown and numbered to one decimal point, such as 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, etc. Paragraphs should be indented as specified earlier.

1.1.1    Third-level heading

Third-level headings should be numbered to two decimal points. Please do not go beyond two decimal points for each section.

If further sub-divisions need to be made, please use a different style for the sub-subsections, such as underlining or italicising the font for the sub-subheadings.


Papers should use 12-point Times New Roman font. It is recommended that text in figures not be smaller than 10-point font size.


Figure captions and table headings should be sufficient to explain the figure or table without needing to refer to the text. Figures and tables not cited in the text should not be presented. Table Heading and Figure Caption styles are as shown in this template.

Tables and figures should be placed close after their first reference in the text. All figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Table headings should be centred above the tables. The following is an example.

 Table 1: Title of Table

Items Number Percentage
A 15 30
B 22 44
C 8 16
D 5 10


Figure captions should be centred below the figures, as shown in this example.

Figure 1: Experiential learning cycle, adapted from Kolb (year)

4.0         CONCLUSION

Conclusions should state concisely the most important assertions of the paper.


The heading for References should not be numbered. Authors should ensure that all references are cited in the text and vice versa. Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of each reference.  APA referencing conventions should be followed. You may refer to for examples.


Poster Presentation Guidelines


A conference poster is a piece of wall-mounted visual that can communicate your research at a conference, and is generally composed of a title, an introduction to your research, an overview of your approach, your findings (ideally in graphical form), insightful discussion of the findings, significance of the findings and implications. This is only a general guideline and you can use individual creativity to design your posters in a manner that best suits your research.

Do not try to cover too many things in the poster. Present enough data to support your conclusions.

Size: Common dimensions for posters shall not be more than A1 size (594 mm wide x 841 mm height/23.4 in x 33.1 in).

The conference organisers will provide you an assigned board to display your poster. Presenters are responsible for mounting and removing your posters. The display schedule will be made available with the rest of the conference schedule.


Creative Teacher Showcase (CTS)  & Creative Student Teacher Showcase (CSTS)



How do I write a proposal?

Your proposal should have a title that captures the essence of what you wish to showcase. It should be written in a single paragraph beginning with an overview of the topic/issue your showcase is addressing before moving on to what your showcase will present. Here is a sample proposal:

Title: Fingerprint Art in the Primary ESL Classroom

Abstract: Art and language are not mutually exclusive as both are forms of expression that are closely linked. The visual appeal of art provides abundant opportunities for discussion as well as language and skill-based activities in the primary ESL classroom. Art not only provides hands-on experience but also facilitates pupils’ language skills in a context. Fingerprint art is a unique art form that can be printed on paper, canvas or even walls. In the primary ESL classroom, this art form allows pupils to express themselves creatively.  Writing is one of those skills that require pupils to be motivated. In this showcase, we share our school-based experience during our teaching practicum stint. We highlight how we use fingerprint art in a writing lesson to motivate students to actively participate during the lesson. We found that the use of fingerprint art activity in writing was both fun and interesting for the students. Furthermore, it contributed in helping develop creativity. 

How do I write my bio data?

The bio data captures information about your qualifications and interests. Here is a sample to help you:

Haslinda Haji Kamarul is an English teacher at SK Kuala Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. She holds a diploma in Teaching English as Second Language from the Lembah Pantai Teacher’s Trainee College. She has been teaching English in primary schools for 26 years. She enjoys working with young children and is especially interested in the teaching of writing skills.