ALANZ Conferences and Symposia

ALAA ALANZ and ALTAANZ Conference 2015

Abstracts are invited for presentations at the fourth combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) and Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) to be held in Adelaide from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 2 December 2015. The conference will be hosted by the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia.

The conference theme is “Learning in a multilingual world“.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:


Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University)

Li Wei (Birkbeck College)

Amy Tsui (Hong Kong University)

Constant Leung (King’s College London)

Jonathan Newton (Victoria University of Wellington)


We invite proposals for individual papers, colloquia and posters. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 28 February 2015.


For more information on the Call For Papers and submission process  go to

ALANZ Symposium 29 November 2014

Here is the programme for the symposium.

Combined ALANZ Symposium Booklet 1125

Symposium just around the corner!

The venue for the conference (programme attached) is the Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG) 55 Wellesley Street East. Registration will take place in WG 126. We have attached a map for your convenience and the venue will be well signposted on the day. Please note that you can access WG building through the main entrance on Wellesley St East or from Mayoral Drive.  Unfortunately because AUT is in the Auckland CBD we don’t have on campus parking available. If you are coming by car we suggest you park at the Civic Centre or at the Victoria Car Park 30 Kitchener Rd. Both are about 5 minutes walk to the venue. If you park at the Civic it is quicker and easier to use the Mayoral St entrance to WG.

If you prefer you could also park at the Auckland University campus in Epsom at Gate 2. The campus map is attached. The bus services that delegates can use are 274 & 277. They run along Mt Eden Rd towards the city. This parking is free.

As far as payment is concerned we would appreciate it if you would pay on the day. We’re really sorry about any inconvenience but for rather convoluted accounting reasons we would appreciate it if you could pay $30 cash. We will, of course, provide receipts. This fee covers morning tea, lunch and drinks and nibbles at the end. Lynn and Pat will be there from 8 for you to register. Tea and coffee will be provided but there are also two cafes right next to the venue.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Lynn Grant (9219999 ext 6826) or Pat Strauss (921 9999 ext 6847).

We look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

ALANZ presentation schedule 8 11 Nov



ALANZ 19th Symposium


Plenary speeches:

Prof Cynthia White, Massey University

ALANZ 21 years on: a retrospective and prospective synthesis

Prof Stephen May, University of Auckland

New Zealand’s changing demography: Implications for language (education) policy

Dr Jonathan Newton, Victoria University of Wellington

Fostering intercultural literacy in New Zealand through language education 

We invite proposals for papers to the annual ALANZ symposium. The aim of this one-day symposium is to provide researchers in applied linguistics with an opportunity to present and discuss aspects of research projects that are either complete or currently being carried out in the area of Applied Linguistics. Submissions from researchers, academics, teachers, and post-graduate students are welcome.




A title plus a short abstract of 250 words should be emailed, as an attachment, to AUT ( with ALANZ in the subject line byWednesday 15th October. A biodata of approximately 100 words should also be included which will go into the symposium programme. All presentations will be 30 minutes allowing 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for the discussion. Abstracts should be single-spaced, use a 12-point font, and use italics rather than underlining (except for URL addresses). All abstracts will be blind–reviewed. Acceptance of abstracts will be given by the end of September.



We welcome poster displays on (no more than) one A0-sheet poster. Posters will be displayed throughout the morning with poster presenters available in the morning tea break and lunch break to discuss their material with interested participants. Your abstract should be no more than 200 words and these should be emailed, as an attachment with ALANZ in the subject line, to AUT ( by Wednesday, 15th October.


Language subthemes for 25 min presentations include:

Researching literacy teaching and learning Language/literacy policy
Academic literacies Multilingual/multicultural education
Links between literacy and numeracy Language/ literacy acquisition
Psycholinguistics of language learning and teaching Reading to write and writing to learn
Language/literacy teacher education L2 /literacy learning and teaching
Bilingualism/Multilingualism Curriculum design/development
Language/literacy testing/assessment CALL/corpus linguistics
Language/literacy teacher education Research methodology in SLA
Material design in TESOL/TEFL/literacy teaching Critical discourse analysis
Teaching L2 students in literacy classes Translation/Interpreting
Social contexts of language learning and teaching Learner identity
Teacher beliefs and practices Text linguistics
Language and multimodal use Discourse analysis
Intercultural language teaching & learning Language education at the crossroads




Four fully equipped lecture rooms will be available. Presenters can therefore use PowerPoint or OHTs to aid their presentation. Hand-outs for the audience are also recommended. The conference will be held in WG building at AUT. More details will be provided closer to the conference.


REGISTRATION: $30. Details of payment will be announced shortly.



Once the programme is finalised, it will be made available on the symposium website.


Looking forward to seeing you in Auckland in late November.


Applied Linguistics Associations of Australia (ALAA) and New Zealand (ALANZ) 2013 conference
ALANZ & ALAA 2013 Conference Announcement


18th ALANZ Symposium

The annual symposium of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) will be held at  Wintec, Hamilton City Campus, A Block on September 28th 2013, 9:30-1:00.
Presentations will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes question and discussion time. Abstracts of 150-200 words and any queries about presenting can be sent to Mhairi Mackay:
To register for attendance please contact Rachel Kaur by 14th September: No registration fee, but koha welcome.


Previous ALANZ & ALAA conferences

2011 Applied Linguistics Associations of Australia (ALAA) and New Zealand (ALANZ) conference
2011 ALAA-ALANZ Announcement
The ALAA-ALANZ Postgrad Workshop was held in Canberra on 29 Nov 2011, prior to the ALAA-ALANZ and ALS conferences.

1st Joint ALANZ & ALAA Conference December 2009

The Applied Linguistics Associations of NZ and of Australia (ALANZ and ALAA) held their first combined conference at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand.
Conference theme: Participation and acquisition: Exploring these metaphors in Applied Linguistics.
Conference website:
Download the conference programme here


Previous Symposia

17th ALANZ Symposium
The 17th ALANZ Symposium was held at the University of Waikato on 1st December 2012.

16th ALANZ Symposium
The 16th ALANZ Symposium was held at Victoria University of Wellington on 1 December 2010. The programme can be viewed here.

For information on the earlier symposia visit this page.