English language teachers looking for professional development and networking opportunities this year have a good list of events to choose from. Not yet ready to travel? At least three big conferences are being held either 100% online or in hybrid format.

Click through to the event websites to find information about registration, deadlines for proposals and early bird pricing, and other important details.

2022 Events

DetailsOrganization -
Event Title
March 4-6
100% Online
TESOL-Spain -
45th Annual National Convention
Innovating Changes: A World of Diversity"Everyone has reacted to the pressures of working in a pandemic in different ways – and maybe we are becoming more aware of just how diverse we are – as teachers, as students, as writers, as people. TESOL-SPAIN would like to celebrate what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed and how enriching diversity can be."
March 22-25
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

In-person and Online
TESOL International Association -
TESOL 2022 International Convention and English Language Expo
Inspiring Innovation. Empowering ELT Professionals"In lively interactive sessions, educators develop a global perspective through the exchange of ideas and practices. Participants integrate knowledge of current trends in the field while developing a professional network."
April 30
Saskatchewan, Canada
2022 TESL Saskatchewan / SK TEAL ConferenceNavigating the Way"Our 2022 conference theme will focus on how TESL practitioners, EAL teachers, and language learners have become explorers and pioneers as we reshape and redefine familiar territories, and forge new paths for teaching."
April 30-May 1
100% Online
29th Korea TESOL International Conference
More Than Words: Teaching for a Better World"We're striving to keep the conference ticket prices low in order to increase access for participants across the globe... We want to create an eco-friendly conference that truly supports diversity, equity, and inclusion to the fullest extent possible."
May 14
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada
TESL Nova Scotia -
Spring Conference 2022
--"TESL NS provides the opportunity for professional development through two annual conferences (spring and fall), events and workshops, and a teaching newsletter and a Facebook group."
May 17-20
Northern Ireland

55th International Conference and Exhibition
--"Attended by 3,000 ELT professionals from more than 100 countries, it involves a four-day programme with an array of talks, workshops and forums as well as a vibrant social programme."
June 13-16
Inha University,
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

TESOL International Association -
TESOL 2022 Regional Conference
Language Teachers as Innovators: Digital Literacies and Communicative Approaches"The conference will bring together approximately 600 ELT professionals to share best practices and current research specifically relevant to ELT and English as an international language"
July 8-10 University of Nagano, Japan

Japan Association for Language Teaching -
JALT PanSIG Conference 2022
(Re)imagining Language Education"PanSIG is an annual conference organized by many of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). The conference brings together leading scholars and practitioners in language education from Japan, Asia, and throughout the world."
October 14-15
100% Online
Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language -
ATESL's 43rd Annual Conference
Refresh, Recharge, and Refocus"We believe our theme will resonate with anyone who has been involved in English language training over the last couple of years and experienced the transition to online teaching and learning. It's important for us as professionals to reflect on the experiences we've had, find time to care for our own well-being, and come together to refocus our practice to better serve our learners and the future of education. "
November 11-14
Fukuoka, Japan

Japan Association for Language Teaching -
48th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition
Learning from Students, Educating Teachers—Research and Practice"During this conference, participants will be able to share classroom research on what they have learned from their learners, and in doing so, enrich all of us in the common goal of improving our students' second language learning experience."

Written by Karen Bee

Karen taught ESL in South Korea for seven years before returning to Canada.


  1. Harlan Morley Weidenhammer June 4, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    Does TESL Canada still sponsor learners’ conferences?
    Harlan Weidenhammer – accredited teacher of ESL.


    1. I don’t know, sorry. The “TESL Canada Educational Foundation” page on their site mentions grant applications, but the deadline seems to have passed for 2022.


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