Pains and Gains: New Trends in ELT, 1st International ELT Conference

Venue: Near East University

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: Jun 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 03, 2011
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 25, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Mar 25, 2011
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Pains and Gains: New Trends in ELT
1 – 3 June 2011
Near East University
1st International ELT Conference

Our need to communicate in different modes and languages has become even greater and more immediate with the rapid developments and spread of information technologies in our everyday life. English as a global language in particular is in a key position of enabling people to keep in touch, do business and/or travel. Thus, teaching and learning English gains critical importance. However, problems that we and our colleagues all over the world encounter in English language teaching cannot be ignored. “Pains and Gains: New Trends in ELT” is meant to provide a platform for discussing issues and suggesting solutions in the teaching and learning of English as a second/foreign language. With this conference, we hope to share experience in language teaching research and practice as well as to inform practitioners about the latest research in the field.


The 1st International ELT Conference, hosted by the English Language Teaching Department of Near East University, will be focusing on “New Trends in ELT” and will aim to:

•bring together various aspects of research that goes on under the very broad umbrella of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics;

•provide a platform for sharing innovative perspectives and approaches to language teaching and linguistics.

We welcome papers, poster presentations, and workshops from a variety of topics including, but not restricted to:

- Applied Linguistics
- World Englishes
- Teacher Training
- Language Learning and Teaching in University Classrooms and in Informal Settings
- Classroom Research
- Translation Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Teaching English through Literature
- Teaching English to Young Learners
- Educational Technology


Near East University

Additional Information

Submission of Abstracts (a) Length: The abstracts should be between 150-250 words. (b) Language: The language of the Conference will be English. Therefore, we would welcome papers written only in English. (c) Format: The abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, the title of the paper, 7-10 keywords. The document should be written in Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 (.doc or .docx). Submitted papers will go through a rigorous peer review process and authors whose papers have been accepted will be notified via e-mail. Important Dates Conference Date: 1-3 June, 2011 Paper Submission Deadline: Friday, 25 March 2011 Acceptance Notification: Friday, 29 April 2011 If you are interested in joning us, e-mail the conference coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Doina Popescu at: Conference participants will be notified about the further details (registration, accommodation and schedule) in due time. Regards, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt Head of English Language Teaching Department Near East University