LIF2018 – Language in Focus Conference will be organized by Cukurova University – Turkey,
The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College – Greece and the South-East European Research Centre (SEERC).

As you know, annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students and well-known researchers thanks to your invaluable contributions.

In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.


• Susan Fitzmaurice, University of Sheffield, UK
• Sylviane Granger, University of Louvain, Belgium
• Dianne Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan, USA
• Luke Prodromou, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece • David Singleton, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and the University of Pannonia, Hungary

LIF2018’s theme “Contemporary Means and Methods in ELT and Applied Linguistics” aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives. LIF2018 topics include (but are not limited to):
• ELT Methodology and Classroom Applications
• Foreign Language Teacher Education
• SLA / ELT focused theories
• ICT in Language Teaching
• Psychological and Psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT
• Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL and CLILiG
• Multilingualism / Bilingualism
• Sociolinguistics
• Corpus Linguistics and Learner Corpora
• Syntax, Morphology, and Semantics
• Lexical Processing
• Phonology
• Discourse Analysis
• Translation and Interpreting
• Language Policies


Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words together with the registration form should be submitted via the conference website using both Abstract Submission and Registration forms by December 15, 2017. Each participant will have the opportunity to present up to 2 papers. You will be notified about the status of your submission by January 15, 2018.

More information on the conference and submission can be found here.