Upcoming Conference 2018

The 12th International Free Linguistics Conference will be held on July 10-11, 2018 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pre-conference workshops will be held on July  9, 2018.

Presentations and workshops at the Free Linguistics Conference range across various subjects in language studies, including (but not limited to) language education (including but not limited to ESL), translation studies, applied linguistics and linguistics, breaking down borders between disciplines and sub-fields.

FLC Group’s mission is to provide an accessible forum for people working in the area of language sciences to come together and share their diverse perspectives, practices and research by avoiding staggering fees. There are absolutely NO FEES to register, attend or present at the Conference (note: workshops and additional services like certificates, conference dinner attract a nominal charge).

Focus Speakers:

Interdisciplinary dimensions: Systemic functional linguistics and translation competences 

Exploring the social-indexical properties of speech: progress and prospects

Applied Linguistics and the Sustainable Development Goals

Can Reading Enhance L2 Proficiency?

  • Professor Dr. Jakelin Troy, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Kofi Yakpo, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong


Important dates

Abstract Submission Opens: October 2017

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 January 2018

Notifications of Acceptance: February 2018

Conference Registration Opens: February 2018

Registration for Workshop: April 2018 (Register for one workshop for USD$37.10 / RM159. Register for two workshops for USD$68.90 / RM291.5. Student rate – with proof of student status –  USD$31.80 / RM137.80 per workshop (All prices include 6% GST)

Conference Registration Closes: 31 May 2018

Conference & Workshops: 9-11 July 2018 (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Highlights of FLC 2017

– As always, no conference registration fees
– Highly reputed focus speakers and distinguished scholars
– Selected full-length papers to be published in a peer reviewed journal

For more information, e-mail us at flc2018@um.edu.my


Getting to Kuala Lumpur

You can fly in via one of three airports:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) – for budget airlines
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (or Subang Skypark) – mainly domestic flights

For more travel and general information about Kuala Lumpur see http://www.visitkl.gov.my/

To check if you need a visa to enter Malaysia, please visit http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/#


University of Malaya

For information about the University of Malaya, visit https://www.um.edu.my/

Learn more about the Faculty of Languages & Linguistics at http://fll.um.edu.my/

Get the campus map from https://www.um.edu.my/about-um/contact-us/campus-map

The University of Malaya is accessible via LRT (Kelana Jaya line) – see https://www.myrapid.com.my/default.aspx

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