English in South-East Asia (ESEA) Conference

20th English in Southeast Asia Conference

The 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference is organised by the National Institute of Education and the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics. It will be held on the 6th and 7th December 2019 at the Raffles Town Club, Singapore.

Official website of the 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference

About the ESEA Conference Series


The English in Southeast Asia (ESEA) Conference series began in 1996 as a collaboration between NIE, NTU (Singapore), Universiti Malaya and UBD. Since then, the group of collaborating institutions has expanded to become truly representative of Southeast Asia:

  • National Institute of Education (Singapore)

  • University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam

  • Curtin University (Perth, Australia)

  • Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City, the Philippines)

  • Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Sanata Dharma University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

  • King Mongkut’s University of Technology (Thonburi, Thailand)

  • Waikato University (New Zealand)

  • University of Macao (Macao)

  • Hangzhou Normal University (Hangzhou, China)


2017: The 19th ESEA Conference
Venue: King Monkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand.
Theme: Doing Research in Applied Linguistics

2015: The 18th ESEA Conference
Venue: Univerisiti Brunei Darussalaam.
Theme: Interactions of English and other languages in Southeast Asia

2013: The 17th ESEA Conference
Venue: University of Malaya
Theme: English in the National, Regional and Global Context

2011: The 16th ESEA Conference
Venue: Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Theme: English for People Empowerment

2010: The 15th ESEA Conference
Venue: University of Macau
Theme: Our Diverse Communities

2009: The 14th ESEA Conference
Venue: Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines
Theme: English Changing: Implications for policy, teaching, and research

2008: The 13th ESEA Conference
Venue: National Institute of Education, Singapore
Theme: Englishes and Literatures-in-English in a Globalised World

2007: The 12th ESEA Conference
Venue: King Monkut's University of Technology, Thonburi, Thailand.
Theme: Trends and Directions