Posted on January 14, 2017

Qatar University Foundation Program (QU-FP) will organize the 2nd annual International Conference and Exhibition on English Language Teaching on January 18-19 in collaboration with Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and Teachers of English as a Foreign Language-Qatar (TEFL-Qatar) Association.

Themed “Promoting Innovation in English Language Teaching and Learning: The Future Landscape”. The 2-day conference aims to bring together language practitioners and experts to network and share their research and teaching experiences on a wide range of topics related to English language teaching and learning. Speakers and presenters at the conference will include researchers, practitioners and scholars from Qatar, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the UK. Keynote speakers include Mr Peter Grundy who will give a plenary session, and a featured speaker, Dr Sufian Abu-Rmaileh. They will address issues related to “Meaningful face-to-face communication” and “Critical thinking classroom experience” respectively.

The program agenda will include sessions to address topics such as “Five websites to engage your students”, “Producing tasks for the classroom”, “Test items: Learning objectives and specifications”, “Promoting learner confidence in the language classroom”, “Innovative language learning via effective preparatory courses”, “The project-based classroom: Tapping towards empowerment”, “Helping students with vocabulary acquisition”, “Paving the way to successful writing”, “Effective strategies for motivating Qatari students”, “Promoting English language for early childhood classrooms”, and many more.

Commenting on the conference, QU Foundation Program and Core Curriculum Director Dr. Maha Al-Hendawi (pictured) said: “After its remarkable success in its first edition, Qatar University Foundation Program is hosting its 2nd international conference on English Language Teaching. International and regional keynote speakers will address a wide range of topics. The conference provides an invaluable opportunity for practitioners and experts in the region to interact and share their ideas on the current trends in English language teaching and learning. It also shows QU’s role as key driver of progress and innovation in higher education in Qatar and the region. We look forward to the recommendations that will emerge from the conference’s discussions and sessions and that will serve to provide efficient solutions to the main challenges in English language teaching.”