TESOL Arabia reserves the right to change this schedule at any time up to and including the conference days. Please refer to the latest version of the schedule for the most current timings and session information.

Last updated: March 11, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Venue 9:30-10:00 10:00-11:00 11:00-11:15 11:15-12:00 12:00-12:45 12:45-1:30 1:30-2:15 2:15-3:00 3:00-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-4:15 4:15-5:00 5:00-6:00
Samaya Ballroom BB
(400)
Opening Ceremony


Plenary
Advancing as an ELT Professional

Dudley Reynolds
Networking Break


Featured Speaker
Complexity in Writing
David Palfreyman
Specialization and the 21st Century Workplace
Painter
Advancing the ELT Profession:Revisiting Classroom Discussion
Salah El-Din
Coaching for Effective Teaching and Learning
Elhaj , Azaza
Are you ready? The Future Is Now!
Roshay
Plenary Speaker
Head, Heart & Hands: The Important Mission of English Teachers
Helena Curtain
>>>

Networking Break


Featured Speaker
Effective Communication through Defective: Errors in the EFL Classroom
Jihad Hamdan
Plenary
Advancing the Profession through Reflective Practice

Tom Farrell
Samaya Ballroom CC
(200)
Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom
Harrison
The 21st Century Learning Designer
Ghazel
Stories of Sand and Change
Gajer, Trinh
Investigating EFL teachers’ Negotiated Identities: Sociocultural Perspective
Hossam Eldin
Answering top FAQs about the TOEFL® Test
Calabrese
Discussion (1)
Bridging the gap between teaching and research

Moderated by Wafa Zoghbor
>>>

TAE SIG Session
Assessment Literacy in English Language Teaching
Coombe Davidson
Samaya Ballroom DD
(200)
Investigating Gulf Arab Students Assessment Preferences
Coombe, Al-Hamly
Reading the Happiness Meter for UAE Teachers
Warner, Cedro
Feeding the BEAST: Online Assessment websites
Kormpas
The Role of ER in the Classroom
Abu-Rmaileh
Helping Students Develop Research Skills
Coombe, Hiasat
Career Readiness Forum

Career Readiness Forum

Career Readiness Forum

Sahab 1
(50)
Online peer assessment to enhance writing skills
Jordan
Holistic Rubric: Assessing Academic Writing Tasks
Ponce De Leon-Yu
Computer-based Assessment: How Objective is it?
Janik
The role of podcasts in language teaching
Sargsyan
Listening Summary: A Challenging Skill
El Shawarby, Helmy
Joint Projects in EFL Contexts.
Al Alami
Working in partnership to achieve world-class education
Holuj, Constancia
Flipping Academic Writing: Impact on Students’ Engagement
Gasmi
Sahab 2
(50)
Using TAPs to investigate students' reading strategies
Endley
Textual borrowing in source-based academic writing
Gebril
Differentiating Learning Goals and Lesson Activities
Warwick
Teaching for Knowledge vs Teaching for Use
Armstrong
TTD SIG Session
The ELT Curriculum in Transition: An Analysis of three approaches in public sector schools
Graves
Enhancing formative assessment through technology.
Escott
Critical Aspects of Curriculum in the UAE
Cullinan, Borecki
Exe-learning: an educational interactive web content creator.
Medina
Hospitality Suite
(30)
Negative Transfer of L1 on English Writing
Edilyan
Traditional Vocabulary Records in a Digital Age
Candel
The Five Love Languages in Teaching Teens
Chaibeddra
Do Rubrics Provide Ideal Feedback for Students?
Mitchell
Honestly and Openly about Classroom Management
Toth
Prospective ESL teachers’ writing strategies and difficulties
Ismail
Eclecticism in Foreign Language Teaching
Khalil
Learner Autonomy: CSRE Approach- the launching pad
Ansari
Salon 1
(60)
In-Conference Course (1)

TACON 2017
First Timer's Orientation Session

Azaza Abu-Rmaileh Ben Mohamed
In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

The Native Speaker Fallacy: International Perspectives
Hopkyns
IPad tasking on Facebook and Trip Advisor
Gabarre, Gabarre
20 x 20

Salon 2
(60)
Using online resources to differentiate and maximize-instruction
Pexos
A Framework for Testing Vocabulary
Davidson
Measuring and Contributing to our Students' Happiness
Mosaddegh, Coombe
Teaching Blind Learners: Challenges, Solutions and Benefits
Marek
SMART Objectives for Smart Teachers
Mayor
Enhancing Young Learners With Positive Parental Motivation
Jimmy
Using Alternative Media in the CLIL Classroom
Rabbini
Artificial Intelligence: Panacea or Pandora's Box?
Avtandilyan
Salon 3
(60)
The Growing Role of Video in Education
Muncil
New methods, new materials: vocabulary, IELTS, grammar
Pathare
IDP Support Products for IELTS test takers
Hasper
Differential Effects and Student Perceptions of Three-Types-of-Pre-writing-Tasks
Kassabgy
Teacher-Care and Motivation: A New Gulf Narrative
Shammas, James
Cook and Learn English
Avetiyan
Implementing Extensive Reading in ELC
Thabet
Beyond Words: Visual Stimuli for Speaking
Attwood
Salon 4
(20)
English Course for Beginning Young Learners
Yeghiazaryan
Food translation and translation hunger in Lebanon
Nasr
Understanding Saudi Preparatory-Year Students’ English-learning Motivation
Wick
Rhetorical Negotiations of Relative Clauses in Metadiscourse
Clachar
Enhancing Online Teaching: Innovative Resources and Strategies
Mahmoud
An evaluation of Culture in Prospect Series
Damavandi Kamali, Samadi, Sheikhi
The professional identity of teacher educators
Thorne
Inferencing strategies towards unknown words during reading
Al-Ahmadi
Salon 5
(30)
ESL, EFL or EMI? The Gulf decides…
Mouhanna, King
Behaviour Management: Locus of Control
Flahive
Promoting ESL Learners’ Writing Using Short Movies
Al Okla
Scaffolding Reading, Transactional Metacognitive Comprehension Strategies
Youssef Abdelhakim, Chebbi
Enjenese in spase: Young ELLs’ Invented spellings
Ghosn
Observing classes with a 'theme'
Taqi Esfahani
Literature a Springboard, the World Argument’s Playground
Kotby
Data: the view from the water cooler...
Howard, Traish, McMurray
Salon 6
(50)
Developing Writing Sub-skills Through Coursebook Reading Materials
Woynarovich
Examining Writers’ Intentions to Improve Instruction
Rasmussen
Choosing Software for your Classroom Needs
McDonald, Greene
Giving Back: Corporate Social Responsibility through EFL
March
Teach Your Students how to Drive Their Brains
Steedman
Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar with World Literature
Hovhannisyan
<<<

Selecting, completing and using an ESOL course.
Waterman
Salon 7
(50)
Group Therapy: Collaborative Solutions for ESL Teachers
Lewis, Smith
Vocabulary: Making it or Breaking it
McGeary, Schofield
Expat teacher, what’s your story?
Desai
Mixed Methods Research in the EFL Context
Hidri, Labassi, Azaza
Audio-recorded Feedback and the Use of Technology
Cherif, Mansour
IELTS and GPA in UAE Higher Education
Schoepp, Garinger
The National Archives: Treasury of Authentic Materials
Ross, Kiburz
Improving Literacy with ESL Learners using ReadingA-Z
Brownson
Salon 8
(50)
Teaching Specialist Subjects Through English Language Immersion
Fitzgibbon
Integrating Mobile Technology in the Classroom
Thagia
Supporting the development of subject specific literacy
Hartley
Impacting the Audience
DSouza
Defining a Framework for Academic Writing
Wright
Teaching English through Crafts to Young Learners
Deh Bashian Hazar Jaribi
Ready, Set, Blend: Perspectives on Blended Classrooms
Hojeij, Ayber
Challenges facing CLIL implementation in the UAE
Brettell, Hubert-Smith
Junior Suite 1
(25)
Conceptualising EMI in an International UK University
Al-Hasnawi
Who’s Afraid of Bring Your Own Device?
Edwards
Interactive Activities Key to Promote Students Speaking
Bayburdyan
Success in Reading via Different Modes
Stepanyan
Classroom assessment techniques
Jalal
Competition model and ESP: Introducing an application
Cheraghpour Samvati
Examining ‘vowel blindness’ among Arabic EFL learners
Alhazmi
Co-teaching in the L2 Classroom
Boland, Al Khalifa
Junior Suite 2
(25)
Language Learning Through Metaphors
Poteet
A new Take on Selecting Teacher Candidates
Torosyan, Madyarov, Grigorian
Making meaning of our work as educators
Hayes
The impact of games on learning vocabulary
Arakelyan
The Effective IELTS Reading Strategies
Nafa
Declined Reading Habits amongst Pakistan Undergraduate Students
Omar
Evaluating language assessment courses in Iran
Marandi, Babei, Janatifar
Diversity in Academic Faculty: Benefits and Challenges
Al Rushaidi
Junior Suite 3
(25)
Scenario-based Learning for EFL Teacher Education
Abdullah
THINK! Developing Language Skills Through Thinking Routines
Hernandez Naufal
Teaching Literature\Teaching Ecology, A CLIL-based Workshop
Hasabelnaby, Said
5 practical steps to ensure test validity
Pronoza
Motivating Young Learners: ICT Magic
Rayhan
UPP Efficacy from Students and Teachers Perspectives
Yousif
Contribution of learning style to language Performance
Bazrafshan
Schoology: Teacher’s Best friend
Yousif
Executive Suite 1
(20)
Multimodal Literacy; student and teacher practice
Gilmartin
<<<

How to Teach with Rigor
Cook
Mobile Learning Activities and Accelerated Vocabulary Development
Maggard
Using Cooperative Learning to Engage Readers
Larsen Roberts
Using SNSs in Learning English language
Almarwaey
TESOL Motivation Keys for Middle Eastern Youth
Chahine
Do We Know enough about Teacher Repeats?
Khemakhem
Executive Suite 2
(20)
Translanguaging Practices in a College Writing Course
Fincham-Louis
Practical Transitions from Theories to Integrated Activities
Darwish, Rajab
Student Engagement in English: Walking and Talking
Tatz
Integrating IL through PBL for EAP course
Fernandes, Mussleman, Bendriss, Saliba
Extre-meme-ly Engaging: Memes for Classroom Interaction
Banicki, Morris
Planned/Incidental Focus on Form and Grammatical Accuracy
gerami
Analyzing data using thematic narrative analysis
Cavalcanti
Promoting Reading Skills with Mobile Technology
Tucker
Executive Suite 3
(20)
From playroom to classroom in 5 steps
Sadeghi
Thinking: Fake It Till You Make It
Zaki Ahmed
Is Teacher Evaluation Important?
Alamoudi
Organizational Metaphors: Insights for educational change
van den Hoven, Litz
Some Practical Ideas for ESP Writing
Ibrahim
Male Beauty Cream Advertisements:A Critical Discourse Analysis
Soheim
Effective strategies to empower EFL teacher motivation
Tsutsumi Harada
Fulfilling Workplace-Writing Demands: Blessing or Curse?
Al Hinai
Executive Suite 4
(20)
Teachers’ Perceptions Towards their Professional Development
Atwi
Features of Connected Speech
Kernot
Ten Effective Steps to Teach Reading
Hamdan, Al-Sayed
Teaching between Pleasure and Pressure
Aladawy
Student Produced Reverse Outlines for Academic Writing
Murray
Effectiveness of Iranian EFL teacher training courses
Ghanbari, Damavandi Kamali
Overcoming the Negativity Bias
Hoffman
Advanced Observation with a Twist!
Samadian, Ghassemi Tari

Friday, March 10, 2017

Venue 9:00-10:00 10:00-10:15 10:15-11:00 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-12:45 12:45-1:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 3:00-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-4:15 4:15-5:00 5:00-6:00
Samaya Ballroom BB
(400)
Plenary
Teacher Development Over Time
Kathleen Graves
Networking Break


IL SIG Session
The Age of DIY Professional Development
Bita Razaei
Featured Speaker
Co-constructing English Teaching and Learning through Glocalization
Yilin Sun
>>>

RES SIG Session
From Reflection to Scholarship: A Trajectory to Professional Development in ELT
Al-Issa
Networking Break


Association General Meeting



Poster Sessions
Plenary Speaker
Teaching Writing Across Elementary, Secondary and University Levels
Luciana de Oliveira
>>>

Plenary Speaker
Content and Language Integrated Learning: A Continuum
Myriam Met
>>>

Networking Break


Featured Speaker
Onwards and upwards in your profession: so what's stopping you?
Kathy O'Sullivan
Plenary
Putting the 'teaching' back into task-based language teaching (TBLT)

Jonathan Newton
Samaya Ballroom CC
(200)
Flipping the Classroom to Encourage Student Engagement
Ishler
Effective Vocabulary Instruction in Five Easy Steps
Edmonds
In-Conference Course (3)
Session F
In-Conference Course (3)
Session F
“TOEFL® Young Student Series in your Classroom”
Al Zu'bi
Teacher-Generated Materials: Oil and Gas ESP Context
Taha, Ben Mohamed
>>>

The Cambridge English Corpus in ELT publishing
Lucantoni
>>>

Tame the Teacher Talk
Bloss
Samaya Ballroom DD
(200)
PowToon is The Answer
Hojeij, Radwan
Education USA
EducationUSA Activities and Services
Karen Bauer and Nadia Ibrahim
In-Conference Course (3)
Session G
In-Conference Course (3)
Session G
TACON 2017
Introducing TESOL Arabia Leadership Mentoring Program
Coombe, Azaza
Discussion (2)
Leadership of Professional Associations in times of change

Moderated by Mick King
>>>

TESOL Arabia TOASTMASTERS

TESOL Arabia TOASTMASTERS

Developing Students’ Extensive Listening Skills
Ali
Sahab 1
(50)
  Reading&Research Forum

Reading&Research Forum

Reading&Research Forum

Reading&Research Forum

EDTECH SIG Session
Smartfeet: A Gamification Platform to Motivate Learners
Gobert
>>>

Advancing Entrepreneurship Competences in ELT Context
Onat
>>>

Assisting Students to Become More Culturally Empathetic
McGrath
Sahab 2
(50)
Grammar Strategies for Academic Reading Comprehension
Amer, Edwards
Engaging Students in Novels through Dramatic Arts
Koushki
TACON 2017
Proposal Writing and Presentation Skills Made Easy

Coombe Cedro
>>>

The Right Way to Teach Grammar
El Zamil
Language Needs in the Content Classroom
Zeidan
>>>

Teaching Civic Engagement through Literature
Abdel Hafeez
>>>

Teacher Preparation: From ‘Foreign’ to ‘International’ English
O'Dowd, Arani
Hospitality Suite
(30)
Implementing PBL in ESP Teaching/ Learning
Zarrouk
Helping EFL Students Fare Better in Exams
Binayan
Attitudes and use of ICT
Öztürk
Critical Thinking and Gamification: Mutual Impact
ElDeeb, Abdelaziz
Language acquisition insights in the IELTS classroom
Lim
“Apprenticeship of Observation”: Beliefs and Practices
AlAleeli
Write to Right:Using Documentaries in ESL Classroom
Shahid, Waqar
Listening strategy Performance in Iranian EFL learners
Arabi Zanjani
Innovation in Data Collection-Methodological Challenges of Linguists
Alsulayyi
Phonics Made Easy: the Seven Secrets
Moloudi
Salon 1
(60)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session A
In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

Publications Forum

Publications Forum

Publications Forum

Publications Forum

Publications Forum

Salon 2
(60)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session B
In-Conference Course (2)

In-Conference Course (2)

In-Conference Course (2)

In-Conference Course (2)

Academic Reading Skills: Going Beyond Basic Comprehension
Wrzesinska
>>>

Designing Teacher-Centered Training Sessions
Obeid
>>>

Enhancing effective teaching of IELTS Academic Reading
Hasper
Salon 3
(60)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session C
Practical literacy: laying foundations for learner success
Pathare, Pathare
Global Literacy,Intercultural Communicative Competence and Using Facebook
Rahmani
EFL Virtual Learning Environment:Concerns and Challenges
Dayag
Students as test creators: Assessment as learning
Jabr
Flip! Just Make Sure You Assess Learning
Sabieh
Learning about language and learning through language
Hartley
>>>

Student Performance: Background Markers Versus Student Success
Baker, Brookshire
Effectiveness of Pre-assessment to Differentiate Reading Tasks
Bukhari
Salon 4
(20)
<<<

Advancing Profession: From Face-to-face to Online Training
Rashidi Pourfard
Supervisors: Friends or Foes?
Saeedie Sarcheshmeh
Recording Read Aloud to Develop Speaking Accuracy
Burkett
DIY (Do It Yourself) Online Assessment
Hassan
intercultural connotations of Islamic terms in English
Almarwaey
Engaged 21st Century learning with social media
Feghali
Authentic Materials in Oral and Written Communication
Al-Habbash
>>>

Using Social Media to Improve Vocabulary Recall
Dansie
Salon 5
(30)
Education Journalism for an Innovative ELT Career
Azam Ali
Formative Feedback in Writing: support or burden?
Ismail
Covert Processes Involved in Written Academic Genres
Ameri, Pourniksefat
Turning Ideas into Action with MindMeister
Taylor
(PBL) as an Alternative Based Assessment
El Kahla, Babenko
Promoting collaboration in Middle Eastern classrooms
Abdollahzadeh
Are English THE and Arabic AL equivalent?
Tryzna, Ivanov
Test Anxiet and FCE Learners’ Speaking Performance
Estaji, Jannati
English corner: all you need to know
Ganji
Are university gatekeeping tests really fit for-purpose?
Murray
Salon 6
(50)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session D
Showcase Strand
Master English Education & Training, GCC

Lesson Planning
Bushra Latif
Using corpora to inform curriculum and teaching
Michell , Prior
Mainstream vs. International English: voices from classrooms
Alhassan
Plagiarism Rife Among UAE Students, Why?
Manoukian, Al Mansoori
Web Development for the EFL Classroom
Pennington
Challenges and Strategies for Teaching Autistic Children
Shariati
Games, Competition and Online Vocabulary Learning
Mallek Bahloul
One minute presentation to reduce stage fright
Hammad
Going Green! Tech Tools for Paperless Classrooms
Nomaan
Salon 7
(50)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session E
Small Steps to Big Achievements in EAP
Ostrowska
Using Classroom Debates To Engage The Students
Rauf
>>>

Graded Readers: crucial elements of language learning
Cowle
Creative Vocabulary Learning through WhatsApp
Roy
Testing: Online Readability Tools for Classroom Purpose
Villar, Al-Maskari
>>>

Wow your students with an interactive quiz!
Colwell
Streaming through encoders to produce innovative materials
Stevens
Salon 8
(50)
Game-based apps in a non-game context
Allagui
The Power of Stories
Palin
Creating Podcast for Beginning EFL Learners
Khcheyan, Arakelyan
Exploring Novice Teachers’ Professional Development through Mentoring
Senom
20 x 20

The Use of Music in ELT
Abdallah
Identifying Major Flaws in Teachers’ Teaching Practice
Hamed Barghi
>>>

Use of Interactional MDMs in NETs/NNETs’ Speech
Sharifi
The Web as a Research Tool
Ajšić
Junior Suite 1
(25)
<<<

Effect of Different Types of Written CF
Alkhawajah
A Course of English through Citizenship
Gevorgyan
Saudi Skills-mismatch: English and Professional Training Adaptations
Miller
On your desk, get set, create!
Al-Ali
Evaluating ELT Professionals' Research
Sadeghi
Technology: Not a classroom's magic wand
Cheema
Washback Effects in Military English-Language Testing
Shin
>>>

The effectiveness of explicit pronunciation teaching
Algethami
Junior Suite 2
(25)
Do ‘linguistic habits’ affect ‘thinking’?
Louhichi
Effect of reflection on self-efficacy and stress
Yousefifard, Fathi
Critical pedagogy-opportunities for the ELT profession
Chirciu
Ethnolinguistic Digital Storytelling
Dalbani
Smart Devices in English Classrooms
Nasraldeen
On our way to better listening
Rezaei
Peer Feedback Made Interesting and Beneficial
Al Maawali, Al-Harthy
Impacts of Reflective teaching on Teacher autonomy
Mollaee
>>>

Effect of CSI on acquisition/retention of collocations
Mehrabi
Junior Suite 3
(25)
Indexicality in the Egyptian Movie: Assal Aswed
Shendy
Accents and Intelligibility: Native/Non-native Teacher Differences
Alhusban, Belvadi
Who Cares About Socio-Affective Language Learning Strategies?
Gürman Kahraman
ESP in police academies: Challenges and solutions
Al.Sabbagh
Student team projects: maintaining focus and engagement
Kershaw
A Valid Placement Test for RAKBank Employees
Amirova
Another Step toward Independent Learners: Reading Circles
Tajik, Maleki
Strategies and Activities for Teaching English Online
Davtyan
>>>

The Lingua Franca Core:Implications for Teaching
Aullad Thani
Executive Suite 1
(20)
Metacognitive awareness of L1 &L2 reading strategies
Miller, Al Kiyumi
Integrating Marzano etal.'s Instructional Strategies With Technology
Abul Magd
Creative Grammar Teaching: Connecting the Seemingly Unconnected
Jemili
Pragmatic competence among EFL teachers
Bohlool Kheibari
Teacher's Feedback: Automated Versus Handwritten
Halwani
Task and Content Based ESP Vocabulary Teaching
Shirvani
Reflective Teaching Diary
Chua
Transition from Teacher’s Authority to Learner’s Autonomy
Moslehi
>>>

Motivating the Reluctant Learner
Kilgore
Executive Suite 2
(20)
Principles of effective assessment in teaching English
Khudoyberdiev
Dynamic Assessment of Writing Ability through e-mail
Imani Machke Poshti
Arab EFL Instructors’ Attitudes Towards Code Switching
Alamri
Learning English Dhofari Style
Crosbie
Four Engaging Activities for All Writing Classes
Brown
Experiential learning in writing a research proposal
Nikolayeva
To correct or not to correct?
Bachir
Using Simple Math to Write English sentences
Mirza
>>>

Reading for Meaning through Classroom Discussion
Gheorghe
Executive Suite 3
(20)
A New Approach to IELTS Reading
Chathamkulam Abdulrahman
Teaching Literary Essays to EFL Students
Bacha
Multimodal System: Boon or Bane?
Manuel
Acquisition of Arabic Relative Pronouns Gender Agreement
AL Harrasi
Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Growing as Teachers
Palmer
Students’ voices in exam results
Eissa
Students 'Satisfication of English Remedial Course .
AlSarraf
Gamification in EFL Classroom: Engaging Learners
Ra'ef
>>>

Using images to boost speaking in classroom
Medghalchi
Executive Suite 4
(20)
Reading Circle in Practice
Al Salehi
New media Literacy Why Should be Implemented?
Al-Ghamdi
SOLE in an iPad 1:1 ESL Classroom
Rajan
<<<

Exploring The Hidden Treasures of CLIL
Rajab
Adapting Teaching Strategies to Arab Student Needs
Raza
Enhancing Cognitive Skills for ESL Academic Writers
Abouelhassan
Fun Vocabulary / forming questions games
Farhana, Amina
>>>

Tips for using WhatsApp with English-foundation students
Hamadi

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Venue 9:00-10:00 10:00-10:15 10:15-11:00 11:00-11:30 11:30-12:00 12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00 1:00-1:45 1:45-2:00 2:00-2:30 2:30-3:00 3:00-3:30 3:30-4:00 4:00-5:00 5:00-5:15
Samaya Ballroom BB
(400)
Plenary
Making Lessons Memorable
Marjorie Rosenberg
Networking Break


In-Conference Course (3)
Session K
Featured Speaker
It's a Many Splendored Thing: Reconceptualising Teacher Creativity
Daniel Xerri
>>>

Plenary Speaker
Reimagining Language for Advancing the ELT Professions
Ahmar Mahboob
>>>

The EFL Profession – Advance and Retreat
McBeath
Networking Break


Teacher Training Programs: Who Are My Students?
Bahloul
>>>

Featured Speaker
Hiring Professionals to Do the Job: A Critical Account of the Selection Criteria of Becoming an English Language Teacher in a Gulf Country
Ali Al-Issa
>>>

Plenary
ELT Career Path Development for the 21st Century

Liz England
Closing Ceremony


Samaya Ballroom CC
(200)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session H
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In-Conference Course (3)
Session L
In-Conference Course (3)
Session L
In-Conference Course (3)
Session N
In-Conference Course (3)
Session N
The Benefits of Doing Extensive Reading Online
Goldberg
MENA Writing Centers: What, why and how
Lefort, Whitehouse, McDonald, Wilson
>>>

TED Talks Optimizing through Digital Content Curation
Holland
>>>

Samaya Ballroom DD
(200)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session I
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In-Conference Course (3)
Session M
In-Conference Course (3)
Session M
In-Conference Course (3)
Session O
In-Conference Course (3)
Session O
In-Conference Course (3)
Session P
Practical Scaffolding Strategies for Teaching Writing
Alshamsi, Alna'imi, Abuhattab, Alsireidi, Elkhayyat, Aljanahi, Alsheikh
>>>

Creative Writing in English and Emirati Students
Dougherty
>>>

Sahab 1
(50)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session J
Integrating Vocabulary and Grammar into Productive Skills
Chulkstan, Sohail
Linking Digital Storyelling to 21st Century Skills
Abrahamyan, Levonyan
>>>

Enriching-under-graduate-Courses to Support Development of Academic-English-Proficiency
Brown
>>>

LM SIG Session
The Importance of Researching Language Teacher Associations (LTA)
Elsheikh Coombe
An application of the general testlet model
Luo
Influence of Syllabus on Retrievers’ Writing Performance
Makovskaya, Radjabzade
Translanguaging: Students’ linguistic repertoire & academic language
Bohning, Thornquist
>>>

Sahab 2
(50)
In-Conference Course (3)
Session J
ESP SIG Session
Constructing and Deconstructing ESP: Towards a 'Critical' Perspective
Al-Issa
Connecting Teachers and Students through Edmodo
Khachaturyan
>>>

Learning English as a Foreign Script.
Titova
>>>

Your Smile Matters: Positivity in ELT Classroom
Abou Assali
Affiliate Partners Meeting

>>>

Sailing against the wind
SalahElden Ali Hassan, McKenny
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Hospitality Suite
(30)
A Suggested Methodology – Principles and Reflections
YANG, Aboutaleb
Ensuring Fair and Accurate Assessment Using Rubrics
Conway
Battling with evaluation in mobile learning
Gabarre, Gabarre
Strategies for tackling IELTS writing task 1
Khudhair
>>>

Cancelled

Systematic publishing approaches for EFL educators
Miller
An Exploration of ELT Managers’ Professional Identity
Mokhtarnia
Role Play in Early Childhood Second Language
Aldhanhani
Effective Teaching of Reading Comprehension
Azu'bi
>>>

Salon 1
(60)
>>>

In-Conference Course (1)

>>>

TeachMEET

TeachMEET

>>>

In-Conference Course (1)

>>>

>>>

In-Conference Course (1)

In-Conference Course (1)

Salon 2
(60)
Learning Tools that Enhance Language Production
Somokian
YL SIG Session
Reading strategies for Young EFL Learners
Dunne
Scaffolding in Teaching Writing Skills
Younis
>>>

Is handwriting no more a critical skill?
Mohammad
>>>

Games and fun activities in vocabulary learning
Dodigovic
Effective Techniques for Effective Reading
Khalifa
>>>

Ten Minutes to a Happier You.
Kampman
>>>

Salon 3
(60)
  M-Reader and Extensive Reading Program
Bozetarnik
Playing Sports in the Classroom
Hashim
>>>

Student-ing 101: Learner Training for GCC ELCs
Cuddie
>>>

L1 in EMI: What Do Teachers Do?
Riddlebarger, Kennetz
Grammar Teaching with Board Games
Rajput
>>>

The Effect of Focused Written Corrective Feedback
Endley, Karim
>>>

Salon 4
(20)
  LPM learning outcomes for EAP learner autonomy
Cobb-Zygadlo
Advancing approaches to teach Grammar visually
Al-Shlowiy
Written corrective feedback in an EFL context
Trabelsi
Praise: what, when, how, and why?
Davoodi
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Using Gesture: Helping to Make Prepositions Easier
Jacobs
How reliable is your writing test marking?
Thompson
>>>

Evaluating EFL Teacher Training Programmes, Case Study-Egypt
Ahmed
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Salon 5
(30)
  Teacher development networks: case of SPELT, Pakistan
Zakia, Shamim
Implementing Translanguaging Pedagogy in English Composition Classes
Steinhagen, Zoghbor
7 ways to combat increased contact hours
King
Learner autonomy: towards a new collaborative approach
Saeed
Facebook in EFL writing classroom
Al Khoudary
Latent Profiles of English Language Skills Levels
Dimitrov, Al-Shamrani
Infusing Etiquette into EFL Curriculum
Petrosyan
>>>

Student Engagement in the ESL Classroom
Elyas
>>>

Salon 6
(50)
  Feedback on IELTS Writing Task 2 compositions
Pearson
EL teachers’ use of ELT websites
Libdeh, Bulkhair
Flipquiz: a Game for Revising and Motivating
Jamal
Transfer of Learning in Digital Storytelling
Abrahamyan, Galoyan
Professional Learning Community (PLC): EFL Context
Alrahaili
Speaking for Homework with VoiceThread
Constantinides
Expectations and Approaches: Teaching in Refugee Camps
Abu-Hassan
>>>

I Tried Flipped Class, So Should You!
Zaheer
>>>

Salon 7
(50)
  Teaching Paired Arabian and Western Literary Texts
Risse
Using online tools for elementary ESL learners
Abdelmagid
5000 Years of History in 30 Minutes
Wheeler
How I merged Technology with Active Learning
Essam Mizher
>>>

Inshallah: Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding in ELT
Arnesen
Teaching Reading, Vocabulary and Grammar with Technology
Spuskanyuk
>>>

Cultural Challenges to Teaching in the UAE
Thorne
>>>

Salon 8
(50)
  Introducing English in the early years (0-6)
Anyi
Critical thinking and problem-solving in EFL
Rear
A TOEFL® MOOC to Explore in Class
Corley
Mobile-: Whatsapp for Enhanced Pedagogical Instructions
Sarhandi, Awan
>>>

Productive Learning Activities for the AWL
Penner
Making Smart Choices in the Classroom
Badr
>>>

Total Participation Techniques for the Classroom.
Callaghan
>>>

Junior Suite 1
(25)
  English for Research Publication Purposes in STEM
Riddlebarger
Scaffolding EFL/ESL Writing Skills through Feedback
Khalil
Future Selves and Agency in Academic Study
Hann
Acquisition of English Tenses among Arabic-English Language-Learners
Al Qadhibi
>>>

Training Teachers on Constructivist Teaching of Grammar
Ibrahim
Is Teaching Vocabulary in Context Enough?
Al-Rashid
>>>

The Benefits of ESP for Engineering Students
Irudayasamy
Teachers Under Pressure
Aubrey
Junior Suite 2
(25)
  Identity Matters: Non-Native-English-Teachers’ Pronunciation and Accent
Ashraf
Fostering teachers' critical awareness about questioning practices
Ghanbar, Mohammadi
Omani trainee teacher perceptions of coeducational microteaching
MacKenzie
Decoding medical terminology for lesson planning.
Yusuf
>>>

A Teacher’s Approach to Using Corpus Linguistics
Jones
Educational Technology practiced for real world use
Nightingale
>>>

Teaching Vocabulary via Virtual Learning Environment
Aloufi
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Junior Suite 3
(25)
  Learning Idioms via Facebook: an Interactive Approach
Al Bajalani, Muhealddin
Saudi Snappers and their Speaking Fluency
Gulnaz, Alnefaie
Listening comprehension diagnostic competence in TBLT
Mir Mothari, Alavi
Dictation or Dictatorship
Abuyusuf
>>>

Teaching Reflective Thinking for Reflective Writing Tasks
Abdul-Mateen, Barnes
Facebook Community of Practice: Exploring Teacher Identity
Shah
>>>

Teachers’ Backgrounds vs Learner Expectations in Japan.
Kitamura, Ritchie
Writing Attitudes of Bilingual Adult Students
Bustamante
Executive Suite 1
(20)
  Content-and-English Integrated Learning (CEIL): Impact and Implementation
Abedi
Increasing Students’ Motivation Through Smartphone Presentation Apps
Patterson
Reflective learning and low language proficiency
Tezcan-Unal , Littlewood
Error Correction Techniques
Rizk
>>>

SEIs: Perceptions of College Writing Instructors
Hanafy, Zaki
Focusing on Form and Upgrading Learner Uptake
Ahmadi
>>>

Paraphrasing: A Manageable Challenge
Najafi
Harnessing Musical Intelligence: A Saudi Context
Villas-Boas
Executive Suite 2
(20)
  Role of Rhymes in Oral language Development
Baig
Continuing Professional Development model for EFL Teachers
Moradi, Mohammadi
Useful and Valid Vocabulary Lists for ESL
Fatahipour
Helping Students Improve Their Academic Writing Skills
Piric Mesic
>>>

Cancelled

Joys of writing, invoking learner’s interest
Khatoon
>>>

Understanding Culture’s Impact on Emerging Languages
Fowler
>>>

Executive Suite 3
(20)
  Teacher- Leaders: The various faces of leadership
Helal, Younis
Social Pressure and EFL Learners’ Beliefs
Alhamami
Appropriateness of Requests in Students-Teachers Emails
Mostafa
Engage ELL with Words Clouds
Dougherty
>>>

Incorporating Differentiation in Writing Class with Padlet
John
Video Gaming and Language Learning
Sage
>>>

Educating the Whole Class: A Differentiation Strategy
Abdul-Aziz
>>>

Executive Suite 4
(20)
  Exploring Voice in EFL Academic Writing
Al Ajmi
The Importance of Purpose in Writing
Marwan Faidah  , Abdulhamid Alghareeb , Ali Alqarni, Bennett
Consonant Gemination in Foreign Language Acquisition
Abu Guba
Using Authentic Materials / {Reading & Speaking}
AL Shibli
Curriculum Quality in TESOL: A Different Perspective.
G. Ahmed
Blogging to Enhance ESL teaching/learning
Osman Abdel Haliem
Quick and Simple Informal Assessment for All
Kinsley
>>>

Integrating digital technology within and beyond classrooms
Valente
>>>