Boğaziçi University School of Foreign Languages is organizing a conference designed to address the theme of “bridging the gap between Secondary Education and Higher Education.” We are interested in hearing about research studies and effective practices that can help bridge the gaps that may exist not only for learners, but also for teachers, professional development specialists, syllabus and materials designers, test writers, policy makers, and administrators at university academic bridge programs. THE (Towards Higher Education) Conference welcomes the presentations of English Language Teaching professionals and researchers from all over the world.

Change in Program and Date

Due to the ongoing state of emergency in our country, the conference program has been changed. THE Conference will be held on April 15, 2017 at Albert Long Hall, Boğaziçi University.

Extension of Deadline

We would like to thank those who submitted their proposals ahead of the deadline. THE Conference call for papers deadline has been extended with a new closing date of December 15, 2016.


Mr. Rod Ellis reported that he would not be able to keynote in our conference. We're hoping to see him in the following conferences.