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TESOL Regional Conference in Singapore (On-site registration information available)

  • Date: 3 December 2015
  • Location: National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Email:

TESOL Regional Conference on Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning

Join TESOL in Singapore

Colleagues in over 25 countries on 6 different continents have already registered!

What better place to hold the next TESOL International Association Regional Conference than Singapore? It’s becoming an international powerhouse in education, and it’s located in the heart of Southeast Asia, the perfect place for English language educators from around the world to gather and share their expertise and experience.

Program Book is now available! 

Singapore Program Book Cover

View Program Addendum for Singapore Conference
View Suggested Sightseeing and ​Cultural Activities in Singapore

TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of its Strategic Partner, National Geographic Learning.

National Geographic Learning Logo
TESOL would also like to acknowledge the support of our Event Partners.


3–5 December 2015


National Institute of Education, Singapore

Who Should Attend?

  • Primary and secondary ELT classroom teachers
  • Preservice teacher trainees and students
  • University professors and teacher trainers

On-site Registration

On-site registration will be at the National Institute of Education. The NIE is located in the Nanyang Technological University's Yunnan Garden Campus, at 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Tel: (65) 6790 3888.

Registration/Check-in desk will be located near LT 1 (see campus map for direction)

The registration/check-in hours are: 

Thursday, 3 December, 07:00–12:00
Friday, 4 December, 07:00–​12:00
Saturday, 5 December, 07:00 09:00

Registration Fees

Regular Registration Fee 350 USD or 490 SGD
Global Registration Fee 265 USD or 370 SGD
Preconference Workshop Registration Fee   75 USD or 105 SGD

Registration fee is accepted in cash (USD and SGD) and also credit card (VISA, Master Card or American Express).  All credit card transactions will be in USD.

Global rate is available to permanent residents of countries with a gross national income (GNI) per capita of less than US$15,000, as determined by the United Nations.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds of registration fee must be received no later than 20 November 2015. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from the amount to be refunded. No refund will be granted after 20 November 2015. Requests for refunds will need to be submitted in writing to


This 2½ day conference will feature leading experts in teacher education, classroom instruction, and international assessment.
View the Singapore Conference Program Book.
View the Singapore Advance Program.
View Singapore Complete Session Titles
View Suggested Sightseeing and ​Cultural Activities in Singapore 

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Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote

Anne Burns

Teacher Tales:  Context-Embedded Second Language Teacher Professional Development
Keynote Speaker

Christine C. M. Goh
Professional Development for Teachers of 21st Century English Language Learners
Closing Keynote

Paul Kei Matsuda
The Presence of the Teacher: Achieving Excellence in Writing Instruction

Preconference Workshops

TESOL will host six preconference institutes for participants to dive deeper into content that affects their day-to-day practice. This extra half-day event will feature  the three conference keynote speakers and regional experts from Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The six preconference workshops are:

  • PCI 1. Exploring Your Classroom: Reflecting Through Second Language Teacher Action Research (Workshop Leader: Anne Burns)
  • PCI 2. Understanding the Role of Metacognition in Language Instruction and Learning (Workshop Leader: Christine C. M. Goh)
  • PCI 3. A Writing Workshop for Teachers (Workshop Leader: Paul Kei Matsuda) - sold out
  • PCI 4. Language Testing: Issues and Concerns for Classroom Practices (Workshop Leader: Fuad Abdul Hamied)
  • PCI 5. Building Our Own Learning Culture: ASEAN Teachers as Reflective Learners (Workshop Leader: Stephen J. Hall)
  • PCI 6. Self-Directed Professional Development in the Digital Era (Workshop Leader: Suchada Nimmannit)

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, 3 December 

07:00 am-09:00 am Registration/Check-in
8:00 am–12:00 pm  Preconference Workshops (ticketed event)
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00-1:20 pm Opening Ceremony
1:20–2:​20 pm Opening Keynote (Anne Burns)
2:​20–5:​30 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:30-7:00 pm Networking Reception

Friday, 4 December
7:00–9:00 am Registration/Check-in
9:00–10:00 am Morning Keynote (Christine C. M. Goh)
10:​10 am–12:​20 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:​30–1:​30 pm Lunch (provided)
1:40–5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Saturday, 5 December
7:00–9:00 am Registration/Check-in
8:45-9:30 am Invited Speaker Session (Andy Curtis)
9:00 am–12:​10 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:​10–1:10 pm Lunch (provided)
1:20–3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions
4:00–5:00 pm Closing Keynote (Paul Kei Matsuda)


Nanyang Executive Centre 
Yunnan Garden Campus of Nanyang Technological University
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
Telephone: +65 6790 6699/ 6790 6697
Fax number: +65 6794 7860


Single: SGD$160  (plus taxes)
Double: SGD$180 (plus taxes)

Reserve your room today!

Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street
Singapore 237983
Tel: +65 6593 8888
Fax: +65 6593 8899

Free shuttle service will be provided daily between the hotel and the conference site.
Superior room (including breakfast and Internet): Single - SGD$225 (plus taxes), Twin/Double - SGD$245 (plus taxes)
Reservations: To make reservation, please email this form directly to the Sales Department.

If you have any questions, please contact TESOL Professional Learning.