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Westminster International University in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

9th Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL).

Aim and Scope

To provide an access among many to rich ideas on educational excellence, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) will host 9th Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL). The FLTAL Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in language teaching and linguistics at all levels from around the world. The theme of the FLTAL 2019 conference, “Creative Multilingual Identities: The Influence of Multilingual Identity on Foreign Language Learning” is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

We are kindly welcoming scholars coming from the international and local regions as well as language teachers and prospective teachers to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The overarching theme of this annual conference reflects important trends and issues on language teaching and linguistics. The current conference will bring together numerous famed applied linguists and scholars to give speeches, conduct panel discussions, and present research findings and directions. With inclusive support and recognition from both its attendees and the university itself, this conference will take effort in keeping its quality and hence making contribution to the field of language education.

FLTAL 2019 intends to remain open to linguistic and cross-cultural education-related topics broadly defined, looking more closely into the current dynamics in the world between old and new trends, local and global tendencies, progressive and conservative views, stabilization and destabilization patterns, national and global identities. In that context, the special focus theme proposed for the conference this time is universal vs. culture specific in the teaching foreign language and applied linguistics. It is expected that FLTAL will attract a significant number of front-ranking academics, professionals and policy makers working in the broad area of language education, linguistic and intercultural education. The main aim of the conference is to promote the values of multilingualism and intercultural cooperation in a rapidly changing and communication-driven society with cross-border and culture-convergent encounters. Our task is to re-examine and re-define key questions on our existing agenda, as well as to identify new collaborative and networking opportunities, both of which will inform future directions of research and development.


  • Professor Cynthia White

    Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and International Languages

  • Professor Gary Barkhuizen

    Professor in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Professor Vijay Bhatia

    Vijay Bhatia has recently retired as a Visiting Professor from the Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Andrew Lin

    Professor of Language, History & Society and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Westminster


Final program will be available on April 15, 2019.

* Abstract submission deadline was extended till March 20


Opening ceremony

Abstract Submission Deadline

Abstract Submission Deadline will be updated soon.

Full-Paper Submission Deadline

The change of the full-paper submission deadline is due to overwhelming demand, as well as the expansion of the conference, and a more rigorous selection, editing, and design process.

Conference Session Days

Conference Session Days

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Samarkand Trip**

** Anyone willing to join those tours should approach relevant desk during the conference, pay and book their seats.


Westminster International University in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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Accomodation Alternatives

Conference participants and accompanying people may make their hotel reservation through contacting directly local hotels from the recommended list. We arranged these places as the conference hotels with the special agreement and please once you email them in the subject of your email include FLTAL 2019 Conference. In order to save your room by the special discounted prices, you are urged to make your reservation as early as possible.

WIUT has special agreements with three hotels in Tashkent. Once you choose your hotel, please send us an email in order to book a room as early as possible with special discounted prices.


Organizers and Organizing Committee:

FLTAL 2019 Organizer:

  • Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)

FLTAL 2019 Partner Universities:

  • Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, Uzbekistan
  • Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages, Uzbekistan
  • Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea
  • Institute for Mediterranean Studies, South Korea
  • KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
  • Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University , Kazakhstan
  • Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, USA
  • University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
  • Dalarna University, Sweden
  • Centre for Translation & Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, UK
  • Institute for Foreign Languages, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • 1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, Romania

FLTAL 2019 Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Azamat Akbarov, FLTAL Co-Chairperson
  • Dr. Bakhrom Mirkasimov, FLTAL Co-Chairperson

WIUT Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Saida Akbarova
  • Saida Rajabzade
  • Madina Djuraeva
  • Dr. Ikrom Rikhsiboev
  • Erkin Mukhammedov
  • Elena Aripova

Associates from the partner universities:

  • Prof.Dr. Yoon Yeong Soo, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Prof.Dr. Woo Duck Chan, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Prof.Dr. Sholpan Zharkynbekova, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Prof.Dr. Gulmira Madiyeva, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Prof.Dr. Tanat Ayapova, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Prof.Dr. Aybarsha Islam, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ganisher Rakhimov, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Asst.Prof.Dr. Andrey Filchenko, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Asst.Prof.Dr. Ilkhom Tukhtasinov, Scientific Review Coordinator
  • Asst.Prof.Dr. Bridget Goodman, Scientific Review Coordinator

  • Fltal 2019.