BAAL works with publishers to fund a series of seminars and workshops. Currently we facilitate:

  • Two seminars jointly funded with Cambridge University Press. For details of how to organise a seminar, go to the seminars page.


  • Routledge_revOne workshop jointly funded with Routledge. For details of how to organise a workshop, please go to the workshop page


If you are interested in sponsoring a seminar or workshop or other presentation series, please contact the current Seminars Coordinator on the BAAL Executive Committee.

The following proposals have been awarded BAAL-CUP Seminar funding for 2019:

University of Leeds

Blowing away the dust: Illuminating the value of practitioner research in Applied Linguistics

Call for papers

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Dr Loreto Aliaga

Dr Judith Hanks

Dr Harry Kuchah

Dr Laura Grassick

Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th April

University of Leeds



Creative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics: Purposes, Practices, Possibilities

Dr Lou Harvey, University of Leeds

Dr Jessica Bradley, Leeds Trinity University

Dr Emilee Moore, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

Wednesday 10th-Thursday 11th July 2019


In addition, a repayable float is also awarded to the runners-up:


University of Central Lancashire


Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinary Impact: Critical Perspectives and Opportunities for Researcher Development 


Professor Michael Thomas

Dr Nicola Halenko


June /July  2019



Manchester Metropolitan University


On the interplay of language, hospitality and social justice: interdisciplinary threads

Dr Khawla Badwan

Dr Samantha Wilkinson

Dr John Bellamy

2-3 May 2019


The following proposal has been awarded BAAL-Routledge Workshop funding for 2019:

Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices

Date:                           18 January 2019

Place:                          University of Exeter


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Simon Borg, ELT Consultant; Western Norway University of Applied Science

Professor Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Leeds

Workshop information: Over the past decade, there has been a surge of interest in language teacher cognition, as evidenced by special issues of Language Teaching Research (2010), System (2011), Language Learning Journal (2013), The Modern Language Journal (2015) along with more than 600 publications since the 1990s to date.

The main aim of this workshop will focus on the theoretical positions and methodological choices in studying language teacher cognition in different cultural and educational contexts in language learning. This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in researching teacher cognition in language education in contexts of EAL, EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP and EMI.

Organisers: Elaine Jingya Liu (University of Exeter); Dr Enjo Xuying Fan (South China Normal University); Dr Li Li (University of Exeter)

Call for papers