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7th OpenTESOL International Conference 2019

Date: (02/04/2019)

OpenTESOL international conference has been organized by Faculty of Foreign Languages and Graduate School of Ho Chi Minh City Open University since 2012. It honors local and international professionals in the field of Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning. OpenTESOL has been recognized as a valuable professional development opportunity for practitioners and researchers in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with an average audience of 200 attending annually. Since 2016, OpenTESOL has also published its conference proceedings. All presenters are encouraged to submit their papers for consideration in this publication. The 6th OpenTESOL International Conference 2018 attracted more than 250 participants and presenters including: researchers, educational managers, lecturers and teachers from local and international institutions as well as graduate and undergraduate students.


Continuing the success, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Graduate School of Ho Chi Minh City Open University are pleased to organize the 7th OpenTESOL International Conference 2019.


Theme: Innovation and Inspiration - Building the Future of Language Education.

Dates: 24th - 25th May 2019

Venue: Victory hotel

Address: 141 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., Ward 6, District 3, HCMC, VN.


This year, the conference includes many workshops, keynote speeches and parallel sessions on Language Teaching and Research. It also introduces mentorship program for first time speakers and special prizes for the most outstanding presentations and posters. For more information please visit:


OpenTESOL 2019 has been receiving more than 120 papers from local and international researchers from Sweden, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, the United Kingdom, etc. This year’s conference is honored to welcome prestigious keynote speakers in TESOL:


  • Professor Richmond Stroupe: President of JALT - Head of Master of TESOL program - World Language Center - SOKA University Japan.
  • Professor John Macalister: Dean of Faculty of Language and Applied Linguistics - Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand.
  • Doctor Renandya Willy Ardian: Admin of Teacher Voices: Professional Development - Senior Lecturer - Nangyang University of Technology - Singapore.
  • Associate Professor. Doctor Supong Tangkiengsirisin - President of ThaiTESOL - Thammasat University - Thailand.


For information on conference fee and registration please visit:


Contact person:

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Mai, Conference Secretary, HCMC Open University


Phone: (+84) 028.3838.6606

97 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (84-028) 39 300 210 - 39 300 543
Fax: (84-028) 39 300 085