7th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL)

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Call for Papers
May 11, 2017 to May 13, 2017
Bosnia Herzegovina
Subject Fields: 
Childhood and Education, Humanities, Linguistics, Literature, Psychology

7th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

organized by International Burch University (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

7th FLTAL Conference

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language Studies

Sarajevo, May 11-13, 2017


The Department of English Language and Literature at International Burch University is pleased to announce that the 7th International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics: Interdisciplinary Perspective on Language Studies is going to be held in Sarajevo (BiH) in May 2017. We kindly invite you to submit papers that investigate foreign language teaching and learning in the following fields:

  • General Linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) 
  • Applied linguistics (bilingualism, language assessment, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, discourse analysis etc.) 
  • Language Teaching (English for Specific Purposes, TESOL, TEFL etc.) 
  • Literature (Literary History, Literary Crticism, Approaches to Literature, Poetry, Literary Genres etc.) 

The official language of the conference is English. The presentations and papers can be submitted in English, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian and Turkish.


For 2017 we have assembled a lineup of five prominent professors, who come from some of the highest-ranking universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

You can find their names and affiliations in the following list:

  1. Jeannette Littlemore – UK - University of Birmingham
  2. Robert M. De Keyser – USA - University of Maryland
  3. Cynthia White – New Zealand - Massey University
  4. Vijay Bhatia – Australia - Macquarie University
  5. Shahab Yar Khan – Bosnia and Herzegovina – University of Sarajevo


Please send an abstract of up to 300 words to fltalproceedings@ibu.edu.baThe abstract form can be found in the attachment of this e-mail. When you email your abstract form, please include FLTAL 2017 Conference Abstract in the Subject Line of your email. Moreover, you can apply online on our website https://fltal.ibu.edu.ba/.

Due date for the submission of abstracts: 1st of March, 2017.

Important notes: 

* Abstracts have to be written in the English language.

* The selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

*Full paper submission deadline: June 10, 2017 


Regular: 120 Euro

BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina) participants: 60 KM (30 Euro)

Accompanying Person Fee: 50 Euro

Early-bird registration (Deadline: 1st April 2017)

Regular: 100 Euro

BiH participants: 50 KM (25 Euro)

The full registration fee for the registered participant includes:

• Admission to all sessions
• Lunch (May 11, 12, 13, 2017) 
• Conference Farewell Banquet and Dinner (May 13, 2017)
• Live concert ticket (May 14, 2017)
• Refreshments during the breaks
• Conference program
• Conference bag
• Certificate of attendance
• Book of Abstracts


March 1, 2017 – Deadline for the submission of abstracts

May 11, 2017 – Beginning of the registration, opening ceremony

May 13, 2017 – Closing ceremony, live concert

May 14, 2017 – Tour around Bosnia 

June 10, 2017 – Paper submission deadline


You can receive all the information about accommodation from our website www.fltal.ibu.edu.ba

Contact Info: 





Assist. Prof. Dr. Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, International Burch University, BiH

Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat Oner, International Burch University, BiH

Senior Teach. Assist. Ceylani Akay, International Burch University, BiH

To contact the chairpersons please email fltalproceedings@ibu.edu.ba .

International Burch University
Francuske revolucije bb 71210 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone numbers: +387 33 944 445, +387 33 944 487, +387 33 944 428, +387 33 944 471;