İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University 1st International ELT Symposium: A historical evaluation of ELT in international context: Lessons from the past to shape the future April 26-27, 2013
The major aim of our conference is to bring scholars, researchers and practitioners together and to create an environment where they can share their experience, experiences and research on a variety of ELT topics. Invited Ukrainian, American, and Turkish key-note speakers are going to participate.
The conference will be held at Sabahattin Zaim University Campus in Halkali- İstanbul. For more information visit www.iszu.edu.tr
Transportation for nationally and internationally invited key speakers will be arranged and accommodation will be provided by Sabahattin Zaim University.
Conference participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the conference site. Sessions will begin on Friday morning, April 26, 2013 and will end early in the afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly.
Symposium proceedings will be published by Sabahattin Zaim University. Presenters of papers are expected to submit the full articles by March 10, 2013 to [email protected] Please refer to the requirements on page 3.
February 1, 2013 Deadline for Abstract Submission
February 10, 2013 Announcement of the Selected Presenters
March 1, 2013 Deadline for Symposium Registration for all Participants
April 1, 2013 Announcement of the Symposium Program and Invitations will be sent out
April 26 -27, 2013 Symposium
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Yılgor, Department of ELT, Head of Organizing Committee
Assoc. Prof. Iryna Semeniuk, Department of ET, Faculty of Education
Asst. Prof. Dr. Yasar Cinemre, Head of Foreign Languages School
Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdulkasim Varli, Department of ET, Faculty of Education
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Symposium.
For more details contact the Organizing Committee at:
Requirements for Symposium Proceedings
Language is English. Format – MS Word 97-2003 or RTF. Font – Times New Roman, 14 pt. Line spacing – 1.5. Paragraph indent – 1.25. Margins (mm) – left(inside)/right(outside)/top/bottom – 20/15/15/15. Images – embedded in publications. Number of pages not less than 15.
Presentation content focus:
•Cognitive Exploration of Language and Linguistics
•English Grammar: Communicative Approach
•Content-based Teaching and Learning
•Methods of Language Teaching and Learning
•English for Specific Purposes Challenges
•Use of Computers, Video, Audio, in EFL classes
•Testing and Evaluation
•ELT Project (New Ideas for Language Teaching)
•Group Work Techniques for EFL
•Using Drama, Poetry and Songs in EFL Teaching
•Other (please specify)
Types of sessions:
1. Short Session/ Paper (10 minutes). This format allows for a presentation (including literature review of recent research) on a relevant topic. Short Sessions are oral summaries with occasional references to notes or text which describe and discuss what the presenter is doing or has done. They often include visual aids and handouts.
2. Panel (60 minutes). A panel involves both a formal presentation and participant discussion. Panel members generally give 10-15 minute presentation under the guidance of a chairperson who moderates the discussion and summarizes the session at its conclusion. Panel organizers should submit a summary outlining the topic and objectives.
3. Demonstration (30 minutes). A demonstration is used for showing rather than telling about a technique. The presenter’s statement of theory should take no longer than 10 minutes. Often the presenter models teaching techniques, usually has handouts and/or audiovisual aids. The summary should include a brief statement of the central purpose and description of the presentation.
4. Workshops (60 minutes). A workshop involves very little lecturing; it mainly emphasizes participation in a carefully structured activity. The leader/leaders work with the group, helping them to solve a problem or develop a specific teaching or research technique. The workshop summary should include a statement of the goal(s), a synopsis of the theory behind it, and a description of the tasks to be performed during the workshop.
5. Poster Session. In a poster session, the presenter makes her/his own visual poster of an activity or concept, and then explains it to individuals or small groups during the time the exhibit is on display