ALANZ Regional Seminars

19th ALANZ Symposium Languages and Literacies in the 21st Century: Language Education at the Crossroads will be held at AUT 0n 29 November 2014. The keynote speakers are Stephen May, Cynthia White and Jonathan Newton.

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.

15th ALANZ Symposium
The 15th ALANZ Symposium was held at AUT University, Auckland on the 29th November 2008. The program can be found here: alanz-symposium-programme-book-2008

14th ALANZ Symposium
The 2007 Symposium was held at IPC, Palmerston North, on Saturday 3rd November.
Conference theme: The A-Z of Literacies and Learners.
Keynote speakers: Dr Franco Vaccarino (Massey University,Palmerston North); Dr Averil Coxhead (Massey University, Palmerston North).

13th ALANZ Symposium
The 2006 Symposium was held in Dunedin at Otago University on Saturday 14 October.
Conference theme: First things first: Focus on the learner.
Keynote speakers: Professor Cynthia White (Massey University, Palmerston North). David Crabbe (Victoria University of Wellington).

12th ALANZ Symposium
The 2005 Symposium was held at Victoria University of Wellington on Saturday 3 September.
Conference theme: Second Language Assessment and Second Language Learning.
Keynote speaker: Associate Professor John Read (University of Auckland).

11th ALANZ Symposium
2004 Massey University, Palmerston North
Conference theme: Internationalisation and Language Issues.
Keynote speakers: Professor Colleen Ward (School of Psychology, VUW); Dr Rom Rudzki (Department of Management, Massey University); Professor Andrew Cohen (University of Minnesota/University of Auckland)

10th ALANZ Symposium
2003 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
Conference theme: Second Language Acquisition in the Classroom
Keynote speaker: Professor Rod Ellis (University of Auckland)

9th ALANZ Symposium
2002 University of Waikato, Hamilton
Conference theme: Technology and Classroom Dynamics – Starting the Dialogue
Keynote speakers: Dr Gisela Redeker, Groningen University , The Netherlands; Maria Stubbe and Pascal Brown, Victoria University of Wellington.

8th ALANZ Symposium
2001 Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
Conference theme: English for Academic Purposes

7th ALANZ Symposium
2000 International Pacific College, Palmerston North
Conference theme: “Let the data speak!”

6th ALANZ Symposium
1999 The University of Auckland
Conference theme: Theories of Second Language Learning

5th ALANZ Symposium
1998 Victoria University of Wellington
Conference theme: The applications of corpus-based analysis in language education

4th ALANZ Symposium
1997 Victoria University of Wellington
Conference theme: Learner Autonomy: exploring the links between your research interests and an autonomous language learning perspective

3rd ALANZ Symposium
1996 University of Auckland
Conference theme: Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics

2nd ALANZ Symposium
1995 Massey University, Palmerston North
Conference theme: Current New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics; a research forum

1st ALANZ Symposium
1994 Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
Conference theme: Research Priorities in Applied Linguistics in New Zealand


The Association holds regular regional meetings.

  • The 2010 Regional Seminar was held at the University of Waikato on Saturday, 12 June 2010.
  • The 2009 Regional Seminar was held at the University of Auckland on Saturday, 13 June 2009.
  • The 2008 Regional Seminar was held at the University of Waikato on Saturday, 24 May 2008.
  • The 2007 Auckland/Waikato Regional Seminar was held at Unitec on Saturday, 23 June 2007.
  • The 2006 Auckland/Waikato Regional Seminar was held in Hamilton on Saturday 27 May 2006.