20.2900, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Syria

Thu Aug 27 21:00:00 UTC 2009

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Subject: 20.2900, Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Syria

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Date: 26-Aug-2009
From: Natalie Karikian < nat_mir at hotmail.com >
Subject: 9th International TEFL Conference in Damascus

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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:57:03
From: Natalie Karikian [nat_mir at hotmail.com]
Subject: 9th International TEFL Conference in Damascus

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Full Title: 9th International TEFL Conference in Damascus 
Short Title: TEFL Damascus 

Date: 03-Dec-2009 - 05-Dec-2009
Location: Damascus, Syria 
Contact Person: TEFL Damascus
Meeting Email: tefldamascus at gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2009 

Meeting Description:

For the past 8 years, Damascus University has been hosting an annual TEFL 
conference which serves as a forum that brings together EFL teachers from all 
over the world. 
Not only is it an occasion for teachers to present their points of view, but it 
is also an opportunity for teachers to meet and share knowledge. 

Broad Conference Themes:

1. Constructivist learning
3. Educational psychology
4. Teacher development: awareness, reflection and sharing
5. Teacher-student interaction and turn-taking
6. Teacher-learner autonomy
7. Oral presentations in ELT classes 
8. Effective writing skills
9. Evaluation and assessment
10. Error correction
11. Enhancing critical thinking
12. Creativity in the classroom
13. National curriculum: design, application and goals 
14. Material supplementation, adaptation and elision
15. Visuals and language learning
16. Games and jokes in ELT classes
17. Colloquial and standard English in ELT classes
18. Integrating the four skills in the language classroom
19. Teaching translation in ELT classes
20. CALL and Virtual EFL classrooms
21. Cross- cultural issues in ELT
22. Classroom observations
23. Classroom management
24. Classroom research
25. Large classrooms
26. Accuracy and fluency
27. World English or worse English 
Other related topics
The 9th International TEFL Conference in Damascus is now accepting the 

Call for Papers:

The 9th International TEFL Conference in Damascus is now accepting the 

?Accommodations are provided for all presenters. 

Convener: Dr. Waddah Al-Khatib

Deadline for submission of proposals:  30th Sept 2009
Replies of Review Committee: 10th Oct 2009 	

Mail, fax or e-mail completed forms to: 

Organizing Committee
ELT Dept., Higher Language Institute 
Damascus University
Mezzeh Autostrad	                        
Damascus - Syria	
Tel: (+963 11) 3392-5811
Fax: (+963 11) 212 0164
E-mail: tefldamascus at gmail.com  

Conference proposal forms must be word-processed or typed throughout.

Include the following information:

Name of co-presenter (if any)
Mailing address
Title of presentation (maximum 9 words):
Broad Theme
Abstract (maximum 50 words)
Bio-data (maximum 30 words) Please state how you would like to be introduced to your audience. (If there is more than one presenter, please include information for each on a separate sheet)
Summary (maximum 200 words)
Content areas (please check as appropriate):
-Culture and ELT        
-Teaching different skills                      
-Teacher development    
-CALL/ ICT                           
-English as a tool    
-ELT Learners
This summary is for selection purposes only and will not be printed in the conference program. 

Type of session (please check one box only) 

NB: Please note the time for each one of them

Paper (30 mins.)                                           
Workshop (45 mins.)                                   
(Pre-Planned Panel: three papers & discussion)

Preferred Presentation:


Materials & Equipment:

All rooms are equipped with whiteboards and markers. If you need additional 
equipment for your session, please check the appropriate box(es):

Other (please specify)

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