The University of Antioquia warmly welcomes you to the 12th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca, to be held on 3-6 July 2019 in the city of Medellín, Colombia.  The event will take place for the first time in the American Continent following the successes of the previous ELF conferences held in Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong (2011), Istanbul (2012), Rome (2013), Athens (2014), Beijing (2015), Lleida (2016), Helsinki (2017), and London (2018).

We are sure that we will enrich the perception of English through new theoretical and practical reflections and studies on ELF. Thus, ELF awareness and ELT will be the main theme of the conference in 2019, but we welcome proposals on other ELF related areas. In addition, ELF12 will be integrated with the 7th edition of the International Seminar of Professional Development of Foreign Language Teachers which will take place on July 2nd and 3rd.

Welcome to Medellín, the city of eternal spring, in July 2019!

The ELF 12 organizing committee

Adriana González M. 

Doris Colorado L. 

Jorge Pineda H. 

Sergio Lopera M.

Universidad de Antioquia – School of Languages

Supported by:

Fundación Universidad de Antioquia
Greater Medellin Convention & Visitors Bureau – Alcaldía de Medellín
Books & Books
Herbario Restaurante
Diez Hotel Categoría Colombia