The theme of the conference was Transforming our Landscape, chosen for language users and teachers to reflect shifting perspectives in:

  • the diversity of language use in society

  • language learning, teaching and teacher training

  • social and educational policy decisions that affect us

The conference is a platform for connecting conversation and actions about teaching, learning, equity, and diversity as they impact at family, community, professional and policy level.

Ultimately CLESOL 2018 aspired to inform the future direction of Community Languages and ESOL in our shifting landscape.

The Conference took place over three days, is made up of a variety of keynote addresses, interactive sessions and has social elements. Over 300 delegates attended, made up of a range of people with interests in language teaching and learning in families, communities, schools, workplaces, and the tertiary education sector.