The Institute of Linguistics, School of English at the University of Silesia in Katowice is pleased to announce the 35th International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA). As it has been doing for over thirty years now, this conference will focus on research in second language acquisition and foreign language learning, relating to different aspects of both the teaching and learning of second/foreign languages. This time we have decided to concentrate, among other topics, on institutions promoting positive language learning and teaching environments.

Traditionally held in Szczyrk, ICFSLA is a conference with a 40-year tradition. The conference is held annually, each time with a different leading theme. It is one of the most important events of its kind in Europe. The output of this conference has included many books, projects and journal articles. Thanks to ICFSLA, TAPSLA was established as a publishing forum.

Shuttle bus transfer

The Participants are welcome to use our university shuttle bus on Wednesday, 17th May 2023 (Katowice-Szczyrk) and/or on Saturday, 20th May 2023 (Szczyrk-Katowice). The exact departure time as well as the pickup spot will be announced later. The bus will take the participants from Katowice city centre (near the railway station) directly to the conference site in Szczyrk (Wednesday) and/or back (Saturday).

If you want to reserve a place on the bus, please do so by writing to the organisers at by 10th April 2023 at the latest. We regret to inform that reservations made after that date will not guarantee a seat on the shuttle bus.

The Organizing Committee

Adam Wojtaszek

Katarzyna Papaja

Aleksandra Szymańska-Tworek

Looking forward to seeing you all in Szczyrk!

The venue

Traditionally, the event is held in Szczyrk, a well-known (to many of you) resort town in the Beskidy Mountains of Southern Poland. The conference venue will be the Hotel META. All conference participants can be accommodated there, but if for any reason you prefer to choose different accommodation or don't require any at all, please inform the organisers about it as soon as possible.

The Szczyrk Conference's past venues are presented here.


Instytut Językoznawstwa

Uniwersytet Śląski

Katowice, ul. Uniwersytecka 4

Sosnowiec, ul. Grota-Roweckiego 5


tel.: 32 200 95 15; 32 364 08 81; 32 364 08 57


ICFSLA is organized by the University of Silesia's Institute of Linguistics

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