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A Fairy TELL on EMI

National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism

Call for Abstracts

The 6th Pedagogy and Practice in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (PPTELL 2023) will be held by National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (NKUHT) and the PPTELL Association. It is an international conference to bring together researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their perspectives and research on the theory and/or application of state-of-the-art uses of technology to enhance language learning. PPTELL 2023 aims to promote intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogues and collaboration between academia and the global e-learning industry and to enhance progress in TELL.

The theme of PPTELL 2023 is “A Fairy TELL on EMI.” This year will focus on using emerging technology to help EFL learners become effective learners at EMI courses wherein EFL learners will monitor their learning process and make adjustments based on their learning status at EMI courses through technology. We invite all submissions on the concerns of TELL but especially those that connect with our theme for the year.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

PPTELL 2023 sincerely invites extended abstract submission within 500 words that shows originality based on theoretical or practical works focusing on global connectivity in technology-enhanced language learning with the following topics related to the theme—Helping EFL learner improve their learning effectiveness at EMI courses through technology, but are not limited to:

1. TELL in EMI courses: Teaching issues

(1) Theoretical basis of technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses

(2) Technology for language learning/emerging technologies in EMI courses

(3) Digital game-based learning in Technology-enhanced language learning/ EMI courses

(4) Computer-supported cooperative learning for technology-enhanced language learning/ EMI courses

(5) Testing and evaluation of technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses

(6) Course content and language balance in EMI courses

(7) Teaching knowledge of technology-promoted language learning/EMI courses


2. TELL in EMI courses: Learning issues

(1) Learners' Cognition and Emotion in technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses

(2) Independent learning in technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses

(3) Action learning in technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses


3. TELL in EMI courses: Administration issues

(1) Policy impact and adjustment of EMI teaching

(2) School support for technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses

(3) Administration and finance for technology-enhanced language learning/EMI courses


4. Technology-enhanced language learning and EMI - other related issues


The PPTELL 2023 conference features two types of presentations.

·       Oral presentation:
The presentations should report on original research related to TELL. The duration of a presentation is 20 minutes, including time for discussion.

·       Poster presentation:
Presentations should contain images and information that attendees can read and which can be explained by the presenters. The duration of a poster session is one hour. Presenters should be present for the duration of their scheduled time.

Paper submission

A submitted abstract is restricted to 500 words. The due date of abstract submission is April 3, 2023. Authors will receive the notification with reviewers' comments by April 17, 2023.Abstracts should be submitted in both MS Word and PDF formats online to Upload abstract (in PDF version / MS Word version). Please sign up to the system and upload your abstract following the instructions provided. Please note that this Upload abstract link does NOT connect to the conference registration system. This means that you would have sign up twice with the same username and password. We apologize for the inconvenience that may have caused.

Prior to submission, please read and follow the conference templates (PDF version / MS Word version) carefully. Submissions must not be published previously. All the submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. The review will focus on whether the work is original and is of good quality through theoretical and empirical methods.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: April 3, 2023
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: April 17, 2023
  • Deadline for Early Registration: April 30, 2023
  • Conference Dates: June 26 - June 28, 2023

For questions regarding this submission, please contact PPTELL 2023 at

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