The 8th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference

The Department of English at the School of Humanities and Social Science is pleased to announce that the 8th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Conference will be held at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong on July 15, 2023 (Saturday). The department will co-organise and sponsor the event.

The HAAL 2023 conference welcomes proposals in all areas of applied linguistics. While there is no specific conference theme, we are particularly interested in innovative and rigorous topics that demonstrate strong methodological and/or theoretical approaches. Additionally, we encourage postgraduate students who are nearing completion of their theses to submit proposals as well.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit abstracts of a maximum of 200 words at Each proposal should clearly indicate the objectives, methods, and (preliminary) results where appropriate. All accepted proposals will be presented in the form of ‘individual papers’. For each paper, the presenter(s)should speak for no more than 20 minutes, followed by a 5-min Q&A session. Each presenter is limited to one individual presentation OR one joint presentation.

Deadline of abstract submission: May 7, 2023.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Hu Guangwei, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • Prof. Eric Friginal, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


All presenters are welcome to submit their papers for the “Special Issue for HAAL 2023 Conference” in the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching (AJELT), published by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. AJELT is published in the gold open access mode, which means that there is no author fee, and all published papers are free to download.

Registration fee (lunch included)

HAAL member: HKD 300

Non-member: HKD 500

On-site registration for non-presenters: HKD 500


The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, Hong Kong SAR


All questions about submission should be emailed to Dr Mable Chan (, Secretary of the Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics.