Welcome to Language Education and Emotions

26-28 November 2018
Venue: Hof Van Liere, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen (Belgium)
Registration: 2nd Floor, A. Dürerzaal

We hereby extend a cordial invitation to attend the third International Conference on Language Education and Testing, addressing a wide range of topics relating to affective factors in language education.

Language Education and Emotions, this year's conference, will bring together scholars from all over the world to share their interest in the role and place of emotions in language learning and teaching. Research into the influence of emotions in language education is not new, but is continuously evolving. The conference will provide an overview of the scientific status quo in the field of Language Education and Emotions. Secondly, it will identify the challenges our research is confronted with. This will allow us to build a research agenda for the future.

Language Education and Emotions is centering on:

  1. Emotions and the Language Learner: e.g. foreign language anxiety, self-esteem, motivation, willingness to communicate, inhibition, autonomy

  2. Emotions and the Language Teacher: e.g. self-efficacy, motivation, empathy

  3. Emotions and the Teaching and Learning Process: e.g. language teaching methods, approaches in language teaching, learning materials/ tools, CALL, evaluation

Keynote speakers at the conference are:

  • Jane Arnold Morgan (University of Seville; author of Affect in Language Learning)
  • Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London; author of Emotions in Multiple Languages)
  • Jakub Bielak and Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak (selected plenary presentation)

We hope you will be able to join us and our keynotes, and look forward to welcoming you in Antwerp!

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Mathea Simons, Antwerp School of Education, University of Antwerp
Tom Smits, Antwerp School of Education and Faculty of Arts, University of Antwerp

Download the Final Programme with Abstracts and the Proceedings

Each author of an accepted abstract will be given the opportunity to submit their conference paper for publication.
The best paper will be selected as plenary presentation.

Please find here the Book of Abstracts (including the Programme Outline)

Please find here the Proceedings of the conference.

Please find here the Proceedings of the conference

LE&E Thanks Its Sponsors

LE&E Thanks Its Sponsors


Some reactions to the conference:

‘A very pleasant conference with well-chosen paper presentations, good food and lovely company!’

Jennifer Thewissen - Université Saint-Louis and Universiteit Antwerpen


‘Aprovecho la ocasión para agradecer vuestra fantástica organización y amabilidad durante todo el congreso ¡Han sido tres días de mucho provecho!’

Blanca Cristòfol Garcia - Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Instituto Cervantes


‘I greatly enjoyed participating in the Conference and meeting so many interesting people. I felt it was very well organized and I saw that everyone there was very pleased.’

Dra. Jane Arnold - Universidad de Sevilla


‘This is the first and most impressive conference I ever attended! Very meaningful and interactive opening and closing ceremony! Keynotes are very high-level.’

Honggang Liu - Northeast Normal University

Download programme outile

Download here the programme outline

Programme outline

Important dates

Important Dates

  • February-March, 2018
    First Call for Papers
  • 1 May, 2018
    Early Bird Registration Opens
  • February  –  10 June, 2018
    Abstract Submission and Review Process
  • 10 June –  31 July, 2018
    ‘Selected Plenary’ Nomination
  • 1 August, 2018
    Ultimate Notification of Acceptance Deadline
  • 1 September, 2018
    Regular Registration Opens
  • 20 October, 2018
    Short Paper (Proceedings) Deadline
  • 26-28 November, 2018