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VietTESOL International Convention 2024 (VIC2024) - Call for abstracts


English Language Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Ho Chi Minh City, July 26-28, 2024




Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gradually confirmed itself to be a transformative force, reshaping how we interact with language in contemporary life. This is particularly evident in English Language Education, where AI, powered by advanced language models like ChatGPT and Copilot, is revolutionizing students’ learning practices of goal setting, management, and self-evaluation. AI is also reforming teachers’ conventions of lesson delivery, activity organization, collaboration facilitation, and students’ learning achievement measurements.


Advanced language models can now provide learners with personalized tools that can analyze their linguistic strengths and weaknesses, aiding in the formulation of language learning goals. AI-driven systems can also offer tailored exercises and real-time feedback, allowing students to navigate their language acquisition at their own pace efficiently. The transformative impact extends to self-evaluation, where AI-powered assessments provide insightful analyses of language proficiency, guiding students in identifying areas for improvement and celebrating achievements. AI can be employed as a personalized language companion, available round-the-clock to support any self-directed learning initiative. The integration of AI in language education empowers students to take charge of their learning journey, fostering a sense of autonomy and motivation. AI has significantly contributed to the shaping of a dynamic and adaptive educational landscape that caters to the unique needs of each English language learner.


In addition, teaching practices are undergoing a transformative shift. Adaptive learning platforms offer educators tools to tailor content to individual student needs, fostering a more personalized and effective teaching approach. AI-driven systems can assist teachers in creating engaging and dynamic learning experiences. Interactions among learners are enhanced through AI-powered tools that promote real-time communication and seamless collaboration among students and educators, transcending traditional classroom boundaries. AI also contributes to a paradigm shift in how learning achievements are measured, moving beyond standardized tests to more holistic assessments that consider individual progress, creativity, and critical thinking skills. As AI continues to evolve, its integration into educational practices reshapes the roles of teachers and students, fostering a more adaptive, collaborative, and student-centered learning environment.


Vietnam Association of English Language Teaching and Research (VTA), in collaboration with the National Foreign Language Project (NFLP) and UEH University, will hold the annual VietTESOL International Convention at UEH University, Ho Chi Minh City from July 26th to July 28th, 2024.  The convention will explore the influential role played by AI in the dynamic landscape of formal and informal language learning realms in Vietnam and beyond. It will delve into the possibilities and applicability of AI-driven tools in paving the way for immersive and flexible learning experiences, breaking down geographical barriers and providing access to high-quality language education anytime, anywhere.


We welcome new and contemporary research and practices to unravel the multifaceted impact of AI and technology on English language education. Participants will engage in discussions surrounding curriculum design, student management, teaching methods, assessment, professional development, and classroom climates. The convention aims to shape the future of language education, where AI and language models are integral components of a dynamic and inclusive learning ecosystem. The proposal submissions to the convention are categorized into three strands:


Strand 1: AI Technology

 Online Teaching and Learning

 Blended Learning

 Distance Education

 Technologies and AI-Powered Technologies

 Technology and Learner Autonomy Development

 Technology-Enhanced Testing and Assessment

 Mobile-Assisted Language Learning


Strand 2: Teaching Methods and Applied Linguistics

 Language Skills Teaching

 Language Aspects Teaching

 English Linguistics and Educational Linguistics Teaching

 Intercultural Competence in Language Teaching and Learning

 Global Englishes


 English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

 Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

 English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI)

 Task and Project-Based Language Teaching (TBLT/PBLT)

 Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

 Translation and Interpretation

 Testing and Assessment

 Curriculum Development

 Classroom Management

 Learning Motivation, Engagement, and Learner Autonomy

 Corpus Linguistics

 Computational Linguistics

 Outcome-Based Education

 Policies on Language Teaching and Learning


Strand 3. Professional Development

 In-service Teacher Education

 Teacher Training for the Digital Age

 Professional Development

 Communities of Practice (CoP)

 Practical Teaching Contemplation

 Teacher Identity and Autonomy


* Language: English

* Time:

                 Pre-convention workshops:           July 26, 2024

                 Convention dates:                         July 27-28, 2024

* Venue:  279 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Ward 5, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

* Mode of attendance: On site

* Important dates:



Abstract submission

By April 15, 2024

Announcement of accepted abstracts

By May 20, 2024

Registration for presenters

By June 1, 2024

Registration for attendees

By June 20, 2024

Pre-convention workshops

July 26, 2024

Convention dates

July 27-28, 2024

Full paper submission

November 15 2024


* Conference website: Abstracts must be submitted online at

* Abstract submission guidelines: <Please see the file attached>



* Convention fees:


Registration by June 1st

Registration after June 1st

Non-Vietnamese Participants and Presenters

120 USD

150 USD

Vietnamese Participants and Presenters

1.500.000 VNĐ

1.800.000 VNĐ

VietTESOL Members and Students




1.000.000 VNĐ

1.200.000 VNĐ



80 USD

100 USD


* Convention book: Every attendee receives a copy of the Convention Book at the convention.

* Convention proceedings: After the convention, all the presenters will be invited to submit their full-text papers for inclusion in the proceedings. All papers will be blind reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the convention proceedings with an ISBN.

* Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (+84) 919520468 (Dr. Huong T. Nguyen)

                                                                       (+84) 982330091 (Dr. Tho Vo)




VietTESOL kicks off VIC2024 by signing an MOU with University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh, November 17, 2023 - VietTESOL International Convention 2024 was officially kicked off at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between VietTESOL Association and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (UEH), the host institution of VIC2024.

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