FRIDAY 26/02/2016



Room 1

Room 2

8.00 -


9.00 – 9.20

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Sumaya Abu Kashwa

 and Africa TESOL President, Amna Bedri

9.20 – 9.35

Address by the Vice President, Neelain Univesity, Khartoum

The Africa TESOL Journey: 2010 – 2016, Okon Effiong

Address by Local Orgaising Committee Chair, Ishraga Bashir / Aymen Elsheikh

9.40 – 10.25

Plenary by Deana Boraie                                             Exploring ELT in Africa Now and in the Future

10.30 -11.00

Creating a relaxed classroom atmosphere for language learners

Okon Effiong

Qatar University (AS)

Teaching academic writing through collaborative writing: A classroom based study from Mozambique

Kasey Larson, Universidade Pedagogica,

Maputo, Mozambique (TT)  

Bilingualism and the acquisition of idiomatic English of ESOL students

Jenny Wong, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong (TT)

11.10 – 11.40

Ensuring your professional development for excellence and visibility in difficult circumstances

Gladys Focho

University of Bamenda, Cameroon – CAMELTA(PD)

Using learners’ own language to teach English: Revisioning the L1-L2 relationship

John Simpson, British Council, Rwanda (AS)

Teacher identity: Personality, emotional intelligence, and classroom management

Robert Tovey, College of Applied Sciences Salalah, Sultanate of Oman (AS)

11.40 – 13.20


13.20 – 14.00



Transcending boundaries and striving for excellence and visibility in global ELT field

Yilin Sun, South Seattle College, USA

Getting published in applied linguistics or TESOL: Prospects & challenges

Holi Ibrahim, Rustaq College of Applied Sciences, Oman (W)

Working towards academic success 

Jonathan Coxall, Macmillan Education, United Arab Emirates (W)

14.10 – 14.50

Writing conference proposals

Aymen Elsheikh, New York Institute of Technology, Abu Dhabi Campus, UAE                                                                                                       

 Okon Effiong & Enita Barrett, Qatar University (W)

Power to the people: Teacher-led Inquiry for professional development

Raichle Farrelly, Saint Michael’s College, Vermont, USA. (W)

Empowering language through the use of visuals


Hardie Cooper Jr

Qatar University (W)



15.00 – 15.40

Qualitative research in ELT / applied linguistics for African novice and seasoned academics

Awad Alhassan, University of Khartoum, Sudan (W)


Time management strategies for the active TESOL professional  

Christine Coombe, Dubai Men's College, United Arab Emirates (W)

Effective vocabulary teaching and learning strategies for learners

Yilin Sun, South Seattle College, USA (W)



Sudanese Whirling Dervishes Dance, Omdurman


SATURDAY 27/02/2016



Room 1

Room 2

7.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.45

Plenary by Christine Coombe                           Mentoring:  An Essential Component of Leadership Development


10.00 –10.40

Cooperative learning for the student-centered classroom


Denise Silfee, Ahfad University for Women, Khartoum, Sudan (W)


Teaching the four skills in under-resourced environments

Phillipa Arthur, Qatar University, Qatar. (W)

English for Research Publication Purposes in STEM: Challenges and Opportunities

Julie Riddlebarger, Khalifa Unversity, Abu Dhabi, UAE (PD)



10.50– 11.30


The relevance of ELT association: Challenges and reflections for professional development in Kwanza-Sul, Angola


Martiniano Avelino, Katyavala Bwila University, Angola &

Caetano Capitao, ANELTA, Angola (PD)

Read aloud:  A focus on prosody to teach punctuation and improve comprehension


Enita Barrett, Qatar University, Qatar (W)

The 3 E’s of education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered

Hashmi Hamadi, Qatar University, Qatar (TT)

11.30 - 13.00

Lunch Break

13.00– 13.40

Critically evaluating an assessment task

Deena Boraie , The American University in Cairo, Egypt (W)



13.50- 14.30

AGM, Raffles and Closing Ceremony


TT = Teaching Tips, W = Workshop, AS = Academic Session, PD = Professional Development


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