Proposal submission and registration

Registration is now closed. If you have questions concerning the registration, please send e-mail to

Participation fee (VAT 0 %):
  • AFinLA members: 75 €
  • Non-members: 90 €
  • Students and doctoral students: 50 €

The participation fee includes the symposium programme and materials, lunch and coffee on both days. The participation fee is the same even if you do not participate on both days.

Dinner costs 40 €.

Cancellations after October 31st, 2017 will not be refunded.​​

Please email your abstract as an attachment to on the 15th of September, at the latest.

Abstract guidelines

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12 pt
  • Line spacing: 1
  • File format: .doc or .docx
  • Page setup: Left and right margins 3 cm, upper margin 3.5 cm, lower margin 3 cm, left alignment, no hyphenation, paragraphs distinguished with an empty line (no indentation)
  • Headings: The name of the presentation/posteer/workshop should be written in size 14 pt (Times New Roman), the name(s) of the author(s) on the second line, the affiliation(s) on the third line, and the e-mail address(es) on the fourth line
  • Keywords: 2–4 keywords describing the content of your research after abstract ("Keywords: word, word, word")
  • Maximum length:
– Individual presentation, poster, presentation in a thematic workshop, PechaKucha presentation: 300 words, including references
– Thematic workshop, PechaKucha workshop: 500 words, including a list of the contributors and presentations
  • List of references (examples of a monograph, a journal article, an article in an edited collection and an online source):
Maybin, J. 2006. Children's voices. Talk, knowledge and identity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Norris, J. M. & L. Ortega 2000.Effectiveness of L2 instruction. A research synthesis and quantitative meta-analysis. Language Learning, 50 (2), 417–528.
Chomsky, N. 1973. Linguistic theory. In J. W. Oller & J. C. Richards (eds.) Focus on the learner. Rowley, MA: Newbury House, 29–35.
Finnish National Board of Education. 2015. Learning and Competence 2025 – strategy of the Finnish National Board of Education. Helsinki: Finnish National Board of Education. Available:, accessed June 2, 2017.


 Important dates

September 15, 2017
Deadline for proposals for presentations, posters and workshops

September 29, 2017
Announcements of acceptance 

October 13, 2017
Deadline for registration and payment

November 10 and 11, 2017
Symposium in Turku

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Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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