British Association for Applied Linguistics,
56th Annual Conference

Wednesday 23 August – Friday 25 August 2023,
University of York



This year’s conference theme is “Opening up Applied Linguistics”. With this in mind, we aim to celebrate existing open research initiatives, which have led the way in transforming applied linguistics research by making it more accessible, transparent, reproducible and collaborative, to further realise principles of openness and inclusivity by representing a broader range of areas within applied linguistics, including but not limited to decolonizing language learning and teaching, language use in the digital age, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and to create an accessible and inclusive conference environment.

See here for list of accepted symposia.

Sessions hosted in meeting rooms SLB/118 and P/T007 (colour coded in teal on the online programme) will be streamed online for BAAL Members. 

To access the online sessions, please email

The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme at any time.

Contact the Local Organising Committee:

BAAL Conference 2023 Conference Secretariat
c/o Mosaic Events
Tower House
Mill Lane
Askham Bryan
YO23 3FS

Tel +44 (0) 1904 702165