MATSDA / Shanghai International Studies University Conference 2018
L2 Teacher Development Through Materials Development
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June, 2018


Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Hongkou Campus,
550 W Dalian Rd., Hongkou District, Shanghai, P.R. China

Plenary Speakers

Rod Ellis      Alan Maley      Hitomi Masuhara
Dingfang Shu      Brian Tomlinson      Qiufang Wen

Paper submission

We welcome language teachers, researchers, and educators at all levels around the world to submit proposals of original research or position papers focusing on professional development from:

  • materials development courses or projects
  • localisation of materials
  • institutional materials development
  • teacher evaluation of materials
  • teacher adaptation of materials
  • the teaching of materials
  • using a teacher’s book designed to enhance professional development

To submit a proposal of about 200-250 words for a forty minute oral presentation or for a poster presentation please contact: Brian Tomlinson at

Registration times: TBA

Conference times: TBA

Fees (to include coffees each day and lunch on the Sunday):

  • Students: 100 Euros or 800 RMB (60 Euros or 480 RMB for one day)
  • MATSDA members and Shanghai International Studies University Staff: 140 Euros or 1100 RMB (85 Euros or 660 RMB for one day)
  • Non-members: 180 Euros or 1400 RMB (100 Euros or 800 RMB for one day)

MATSDA Membership: Contact Susie Pearson at or JOIN ONLINE.

Conference Website: For further information about Booking, Accommodation Enquiries and Payment, please visit the conference page on the CONFERENCE WEBSITE. For other conference-related inquiries, contact Lyra Si at

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Brian Tomlinson
Dave Allan
Hitomi Masuhara
Freda Mishan
Jo Appleton
Jon Marks
Ivor Timmis