Touchstone, E.E. (2015) Report of the 17th AILA World Congress. English Teaching in China, 6, 48-50 .
This report discusses the recent International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) World Congress in Brisbane, Australia, one of the preeminent applied linguistics conferences. In this paper, I focus on issues of relevance to academics in applied linguistics and language teaching professionals such as language variety and language planning. Additionally, new trends in the field like linguistic landscape (LL), lookalike language and the new Chinglish are discussed for their value in understanding the English-language-teaching environment in China.