LINGUIST List 32.885

Wed Mar 10 2021

Calls: English; Applied Ling/Uzbekistan and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 10-Mar-2021
From: Saida Radjabzade <>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics
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Full Title: 2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics
Short Title: ICEL

Date: 21-May-2021 - 22-May-2021
Location: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Contact Person: Saida Radjabzade
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

Westminster International University in Tashkent is pleased to host the 2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics (ICEL 2021) with a focus on Energising English Language Teacher Research and Practice.

Current research and practice in the language teaching field requires to adjust to the rapid globalization of all spheres of life to account for the changes taking place around us. A classroom is a place where teaching and learning happens, but limited research is conducted from teachers’ and students’ perspective.

While the reforms in education occur from the top-down approach, they are found to be less effective. Thus, the bottom-up approach should be encouraged, and teachers should be empowered to have more classroom-based action research.

For that reason, this conference encourages all educators to submit papers focusing on the best evidence in research and practice. The conference aims to set the platform that will contribute to a constructive dialogue in Central Asia. It also brings together teachers and researchers not only from Central Asia but also from other parts of the world to enhance current knowledge and practice regarding language education.

Keynote Speakers:
- Prof. Penny Ur (Israel)
- Dr. Richard Smith (UK)

Call for Papers:

The conference might be of interest for:
- Local and international teachers and academics in higher education institutions, secondary schools, private educational institutions
- Curriculum and materials developers
- Testing and assessment organisations
- Master students and PhD candidates
- Relevant ministries and centers
- International organisations focusing on language education

The conference accepts original research papers (not presented before) related to applied linguistics and language education on the following topics (but not limited to):
- Foreign language acquisition
- Issues in language testing and assessment
- Modern trends in language education
- Curriculum and instruction
- Language policy and planning
- Pragmatics
- Discourse analysis
- Issues in translation
- Sociolinguistics
- Heritage languages (Central Asian languages study)
- Digital Learning (Technology in Language Education; blended leaning, etc.)
- Professional Development
- Leadership and Management in Education

Proposals will be evaluated according to the originality of the theme and scholarly contribution of research and/or practice, as applicable. The deadline for proposal submission is April 10, 2021 for international participants and April 20, 2021 for local participants. The notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by April 30, 2021. Full paper submission is June 14, 2021. Note that only well-written and quality papers can be published.

Follow the link to submit your abstract:

Important Dates:
Deadline to submit abstracts:
- for international participants: April 10, 2021
- for local participants: April 20, 2021
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: April 30, 2021
Event: May 21-22, 2021
Full paper submission: June 14, 2021

The mode of the conference:
The Conference will be organized in a hybrid mode bringing in-person and virtual participants together.

Presentation format:
- Presentation (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A)
- Poster presentation (in A1 format 15 minutes)
- Workshop (45 minutes for delivery and 10 minutes for Q&A)
The conference working language is English.

Registration Fee:
Local participants: 15 USD*
Participants from CIS countries: 50 USD*
International participants: 100 USD*

Check our conference websites for further information: You can also write at

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