Call for Abstract Proposals

Vietnam Association of English Language Teaching and Research (VTA), in collaboration with the National Foreign Language Project and Vinh University, will hold the annual international VietTESOL convention at Vinh University from October 23 to October 24, 2021. The convention theme is Rethinking English Language Education in the COVID Era.  


We welcome and embrace new and contemporary approaches to innovating English language curriculum, teaching methods, testing and assessment, professional development, technology in language teaching and learning. The submissions are categorized in three strands: 


Strand 1: Technology in Language Teaching and Learning

  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Multimedia in Language Teaching & Learning, and Testing & Assessment
  • Using Electronic Gadgets/Online Resources for English Language Teaching and Learning
  • Using Technologies in ELT
  • Learning Autonomy through Technology
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education via Online Learning Environment


Strand 2: Teaching Methods and Applied Linguistics

  • Teaching Language Skills
  • Teaching English Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
  • Teaching Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation
  • Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  • Global Englishes
  • 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
  • Classroom-Based Assessment
  • Test Design and Development
  • Materials/ Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Management
  • Learner Motivation and Engagement
  • Learner Autonomy


Strand 3. Professional Development

  • English Language Teacher Education
  • Professional Development
  • Communities of Practice (COP)
  • Practical Teaching Contemplation
  • Teacher Autonomy and Identity

* Language: English

* Time: 

                 Pre-convention workshops:          October 22, 2021

                 Convention dates:             October 23-24, 2021

* Venue:  Vinh University, 182 Le Duan, Vinh city, Nghe An province, Vietnam 

* Modes of attendance:

- Online: for participants from outside Vietnam. 

- Offline: for participants living in Vietnam.


* Important dates:




Abstract submission


May 30, 2021

Announcement of accepted abstracts


August 1,  2021

Registration for attendance


August 1 - September 30, 2021

Grant application


August 5 - August 15, 2021

Pre-convention workshops


October 22, 2021

Convention dates


October 23-24, 2021

Full paper submission


Late December 2021


Note: Abstracts must be submitted online at


* Proposal Submission Guidelines: Please see the file attached

* Convention Fees:

Foreign participants/presenters



100 USD


 50 USD

Vietnamese participants/presenters



1.200.000 VNĐ


  500.000 VNĐ

MA/PhD Students



  800.000 VNĐ


  400.000 VNĐ


* Bank Account information:

Account name:


Account number: 

2891 0000 161 196 (VND)


2891 0370 008 835 (USD)


Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV)


Ngoc Khanh, Ha Noi

* Paypal account: 

Notes: Please specify the content of the transfer according to the format:

  "VIC2021 <Submission ID> - <Full name>"

For example: VIC2021_171_Nguyen Thu Ha

The Organizing Committee will send a confirmation by email after the delegate has finished paying the convention fee.

* Convention Book: Delegates will receive the Convention Book if attending the event.

* Convention proceedings

         After the convention, all the presenters will be invited to submit full papers to be reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in either the convention proceedings with an ISBN, or a special issue of Ngon Ngu va Doi Song - Language and Life, or Vinh University Journal of Science.


* Contact us:


Mobile phone:            (+84) 948 28 72 46 (Ms. Yen Tran) or

                                     (+84) 919 52 04 68 (Ms. Huong T. Nguyen)




Best regards

VIC2021 Organizing Committee