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Higher education foundation programs are a pivotal stepping stone towards a successful university education. These programs are significant in preparing students with an academic skills set to excel throughout their academic years at tertiary level. In the current globalized and digitalized world, technologies emerge rapidly. In order to keep abreast with the changes, educational institutions offering ELT courses in foundation programs need to embrace innovative strategies in teaching and learning curricula, resources development, delivery modes and assessment methods.

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Important Dates

Call for Abstracts

January 2nd, 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submission

17 February, 2019

Notification of Abstract Acceptance

24 February, 2019

Paper Submission Deadline

10 April, 2019

First Day of Conference

April 19th, 2019

Registration

The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Bahrain is committed to creating a leading edge in its Foundation Program. The ELC will host the 2nd International Conference on Foundation Programs entitled Foundation Programs: Innovation and Technology “Shaping the Future of ELT”. The conference aims to create an international platform for practitioners of foundation and ELT programs to explore new ideas and acquire innovative approaches regarding the integration of technologies in the forms of plenary sessions, paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops and poster presentations.

Venue of the Event

ART Rotana Hotel & Resort

Our Speakers

Jonathan Hadley / Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Hadley / Keynote Speaker

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Prof. Abdulkareem Al-Alwani / Keynote Speaker

Prof. Abdulkareem Al-Alwani / Keynote Speaker

Prof. Abdulkareem Al

Mike Mayor / Keynote Speaker

Mike Mayor / Keynote Speaker

Mike Mayor is Direct

Special Guests

Dr. Roy Blatchford /

Dr. Roy Blatchford /

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Geoff Hancock /

Geoff Hancock /

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Mr. Richard Rooze /

Mr. Richard Rooze /

Director of

Prof. Luiz Claudio Costa /

Prof. Luiz Claudio Costa /

President of

Mr. Ashwin Fernandes /

Mr. Ashwin Fernandes /

Regional Director

Mr. Hanny Alshazly /

Mr. Hanny Alshazly /

Hanny Alshazly, M.Ed

Organizing Committee

General Chair

Dr. Ghada Ahmed Jasim, Director of the English Language Center.

Organizing Committee

  • Ms. Dalal Abdul Karim Al Hitty, Lecturer, MA in English Linguistics , the English Language Center
  • Mr. Abubaker Abdulkarim Al Hitty, Lecturer, MA in Translation and Interpretation, the English Language Center
  • Ms. Diane L. Prieur, Lecturer, MA in Education, the English Language Center
  • Ms. Mary John, Lecturer, MA in Cross Cultural Communication, the English Language Center
  • Dr. Shadia Al-Hashmi Lecturer, PhD in Language and Linguistics,  the English Language Center
  • Ms. Wafa Mohammed Yousif MA in English Language Applied Studies, the English Language Center
  • Ms. Sara Saleh Al-Shiban, MA in English Literature, the English Language Center
  • Mr. Karim Qizalbash, MA in English Language Applied Studies, the English Language Center
  • Ms. Nesrin Eren Zaffar, MA in English Language Applied Studies, the English Language Center

Scientific Committee

  • Ms. Nibal Hamad Al Dweiri, Senior Lecturer, MA in English Literature, the English Language Center
  • Ms. Biljana Davceva, Lecturer, MA in TESOL, the English Language Center
  • Dr. Ferid Chekili ,Associate Professor of English and Linguistics, the Department of English Language and Literature
  • Dr. Abdulla, Madani Othman, Associate Professor of Linguistics, the Department of English Language and Literature
  • Mr. Martin Smithies, Lecturer, MA in Applied Linguistics & English Language Teaching, the English Language Center

Conference Objectives

  • Engage practitioners and experts in foundation and ELT programs at higher education to explore pedagogical innovation through effective integration of technology in teaching-learning
  • Encourage regional co-operation in networking and research in foundation and ELT programs in higher education
  • Inspire best practice strategies that involve higher-order thinking skills.

Conference Sub-themes

The organizing committee welcomes presentations addressing the following themes (but not limited to) incorporated in foundation and ELT programs

  • Technological approaches to teaching
  • Use of technology and instructional resources
  • Instructional uses of social networking software
  • Open-source learning platforms
  • Collaboration in blended learning
  • Digital natives
  • Fostering autonomous learning through technology
  • Integrating multimedia/hypermedia in learning environments
  • Mobile language learning and emerging applications
  • 21st century skills
  • Technology in special education

Who Should Attend

  • Decision makers involved in the design and execution of foundation and ELT programs
  • Heads of departments responsible for foundation and ELT programs
  • Educators involved in the delivery of foundation and ELT programs around the world
  • PhD or Masters students with an interest in foundation and ELT programs
  • Practitioners with an interest in technological approaches to teaching

Types of Submissions

The organizing committee invites the following submissions on the sub-themes listed above. All types of presentations will be in English.

  • Interactive Workshop
  • Academic Research Papers
  • Master and PhD Research Colloquium
  • Case Study Submissions
  • Posters
For more information on the type of submission click here

Call for Abstracts

The English Language Center ( ELC) invites presenters to submit proposals for its Second  International Conference on Foundation Programs to be held in Bahrain, April 19-20,  2019. Proposals for the presentations are expected to address the conference theme: 
Foundation Programs: Innovation and Technology “Shaping the Future of ELT”

For guidelines on paper and abstract submission please click here
To register please click here

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Poster Presentation Format

Poster presenters will be allocated a time slot within the main conference venue to model through a poster exhibition.
Conference participants will also be able to view displays at their leisure during session breaks, therefore the content of the poster must be self-explanatory.
Materials to hang poster presentations will be provided by the conference committee.
Presentations should be A0 ( 841mm x 1189 mm; orientation: portrait) made up of maximum __3  sheets

Poster Presentation Format

Poster presenters will be allocated a time slot within the main conference venue to model through a poster exhibition.
Conference participants will also be able to view displays at their leisure during session breaks, therefore the content of the poster must be self-explanatory.
Materials to hang poster presentations will be provided by the conference committee.
Presentations should be A0 ( 841mm x 1189 mm; orientation: portrait) made up of maximum __3  sheets

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