About ILES

The web conference aims to convene academic practitioners, researchers and higher education stakeholders to share their experiences, perspectives and research results concerning English language teaching. More than ever, the teaching of English language in higher education institutions is currently shaped by the emphasis on 21st century skills based curricula, global crisis, robust technology, remote teaching, and UNDP sustainable goals. Moreover, in a post- covid-19 world, higher education along with the labor market will now have to operate in a very different and challenging context. This web conference, organized by the English Language Centre, University of Bahrain, brings about the need for faculty in higher education to share on how these vital aspects of ELL/ELT have further influenced the curricula, pedagogy, innovation, practices and reflection. The highlight of this web conference is to enable higher education faculty to set a vision and mission that equip and update English Language Learners with knowledge and skills for their disciplinary field and employment in any given circumstance.



post crisis situation impact on higher education and employability


the objectives for the Economic Vision 2030 in higher education


SDG 4 (Quality education), particularly target No. 4.4 which aims at providing technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship


employability skills that higher education need to focus on in a post-Covid-19 era


students with general adaptive skills that will prepare them for autonomous learning and ultimately future jobs


teaching methods in vocational and crisis contexts in alignment with SDG; familiarizing students with SDG implementations and equipping them with employability skills.

Special Guests

Web-conference Program

Keynote Speakers

ELC Video


S20-University of Bahrain



10th November 2020

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline

11th October 2020 ( extended 17th October 2020)

Responding to abstract

18th October 2020 ( extended 21st October 2020)

Paper Submission Deadline

13th December 2020

First Day of conference

10th November 2020