LINGUIST List 27.2327

Mon May 23 2016

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics/Kuwait

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 23-May-2016
From: Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi <>
Subject: TESOL Kuwait Third International Conference
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Full Title: TESOL Kuwait Third International Conference
Short Title: Tesol Kuwait

Date: 17-Nov-2016 - 19-Nov-2016
Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Contact Person: Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2016

Meeting Description:

TESOL Kuwait Third International Conference

Gulf University for Science and Technology-Kuwait
November 17-19, 2016

“Innovation, Creativity, Communication: Facing Novel Challenges in TESOL”

Welcome to TESOL Kuwait Third International Conference!

It is our pleasure to welcome you again in Kuwait to exchange ideas, interact with local and international colleagues, and to benefit from invaluable expertise offered by renowned scholars in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. This year’s theme, “Innovation, Creativity, Communication: Facing Novel Challenges in TESOL”, reflects the necessity for adapting to the new technological era we are living in by creating and fostering new designs, approaches, and methods for improving teaching English to speakers of other languages, and for facing new challenges.

Call for Papers:

We welcome proposals on all aspects of TESOL, with special emphasis on new technological solutions to face TESOL challenges. Selected papers will be published in TESOL Kuwait first conference proceedings. Our conference emphasizes the inseparable unity between theory and practice. We thus welcome theoretical papers showing practicality and efficacy of specific theoretical frameworks. We invite proposals for papers that are related, but not limited, to the following themes:

1. Technology as one of the pillars in modern education
2. Language testing and assessment
3. Learner/teacher interaction
4. Applied Linguistics
5. Curriculum design and development
6. Teachers’ professional development
7. Improving teaching methodologies
8. Cooperative learning
9. English as an international language
10. Bilingual and multilingual education
11. Bilingualism and its impact on learning English
12. Any other topic that has relevance to the theme of the Conference

Paper Presentations are research, theory, concepts, and practices. They are 25 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A.

A presentation describes or shows how to do something, e.g., a technique for teaching or testing language which affects development of one or all of the language skills.

Workshop Sessions are 50 minutes long. These sessions are interactive with emphasis on group collaborations. They are mainly designed for sharing invaluable teaching experiences leading to fostering new methods for teaching English. A workshop shows, rather than discusses, a technique for teaching or testing.

Poster Session (at various times each day)
This is a great opportunity for researchers in their initial stages of their projects to showcase their ideas at the TESOL Kuwait conference. Presenters can share their ideas with their colleagues and interact with them even after the conference period to receive useful feedback on their work. Posters can stay up for the whole duration of the conference. This format is ideal for presenting provocative ideas, projects, or works in progress that lend themselves to visual displays or presentations in a shared space. Poster sessions are scheduled for different time slots each day of the conference (approximately one hour).

Registration starts on (May 10, 2016) and runs through (October 1, 2016). Early registration is encouraged and a discounted rate is offered to early birds.

For further details, please visit TESOL Kuwait website at
All proposals should be submitted to Dr. Hussain Al Sharoufi at">

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