Qatar University is holding the 3rd Annual International Conference on English Language Teaching on 21 – 22 April under the theme, ELT in Arabia: Changing Needs and Emerging Trends. At least 400 delegates will be joining the conference from the GCC, USA, UK, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Algeria. In addition to keynote speakers from the US.
The conference will be attended by academics, researchers and English teachers. The US Embassy in Doha, in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, sponsored 50 teachers from Qatar to participate in the conference to share their best practices and experiences. Dr Hezam Al-Awah, Director of the Foundation Programme, said that they work to provide a platform for all and give access to the newest research results and recommendations in teaching English. Ninety presentations will be discussed, including research-oriented sessions, workshops and new teaching approaches.
An exhibition hall will feature renowned international publishing houses as well as organisations that contribute to the teaching and learning of English language. The President of the university, Dr Hassan Al-Derham, will inaugurate the conference which will be held in Ibn Khaldoon Hall, Qatar University.
This conference is the third of its kind organised by the Foundation Programme at Qatar University. It has been an effective platform for teachers, helping them find new ways to engage and integrate learners in the classroom, and making them understand that English is an important tool for professional development.
For more information, visit the Qatar University website at qu.edu.qa.