The 32nd Conference of the European Second Language Association

Generally considered the foremost meeting for second language researchers in Europe, the 2023 conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) will bring together for the thirty-second year researchers working on second language acquisition, processing, and use from across the world. The conference will be hosted at the University of Birmingham from 30 August to 2 September 2023.

Keynote speakers

Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen xiaolan curdt christiansen portrait

University of Bath

Detmar Meurers Detmar Meurers

University of Tübingen

Andrea Révész Andrea-Revesz portrait

University College London

Jason Rothman Jason-Rothman portrait

UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Call for Proposals 

The call for proposals is now open

Abstract submission (Deadline: was 31st January, now extended to Sunday 12th February)


Early-bird registration (1 April to 31 May, 2023):

  • Student: £180.00
  • Regular: £270.00

Late registration (1 June, 2023, onwards)

  • Student: £230.00
  • Regular: £330.00 

University accommodation will also be offered as part of the registration process at £50 per night (bed and breakfast) at our Vale Village complex.

From 2023, up to ten reduced rate places per conference will be available for retired academic staff with no access to institutional or other means of support (fee = £180.00). 

Retired rates are available up to the early-bird deadline (i.e., 31 May, 2023). If you wish to apply, please send a brief letter to, requesting the retired rate. 

The registration fee covers the following:

  • Attendance at the main conference (31 August to 2 September, 2023)
  • Attendance at the doctoral workshop (30 August, 2023)
  • Attendance at the Roundtable (30 August, 2023)
  • One-year EuroSLA membership 

Conference dinner: £37 

On Saturday afternoon (2 September, 2023), there will also be a tour to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace and burial place of William Shakespeare. The details are to be announced nearer the time.


The programme of the conference will be available nearer the time. 

Conference Venue 

University of Birmingham, UK

Local Organising Committee 

The local organising committee is an interdisciplinary team from four departments/schools across three colleges: EducationEnglish Language and LinguisticsModern Languages and Psychology.


If you have any questions, please contact us at 

Twitter: @EuroSLA32

Venue and travel

The conference will be based in our Aston Webb Building, at the heart of our university in Chancellor's Court. This is R6 on our university campus map.

Directions to Birmingham and our Edgbaston campus are available on the Getting here page.  

Food and drink

Lunches and refreshments will be provided for conference delegates. There will also be a drinks reception, and the option to register and pay for the conference dinner as part of our registration process.

For more information on food and drink options on and off campus visit our Food and Drink page.  


There will be an option to book a room on campus during the registration process at £50 per night (bed and breakfast) at our Vale Village complex.

For those who prefer to book a room at on-campus hotels separately, please visit our conferences and events webpages for options at Edgbaston Park Hotel or Peter Scott House.

The University campus is easily accessible by public transport from Birmingham city centre (approx. 10 - 15 mins); we have put together a list of accomodation in Birmingham for all budgets. Please visit our Accommodation page for more information. 


If you attend EuroSLA, you might also want to consider attending the Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistic (BAAL).