March  31st ,2018 

    8:00 am – 9:30 am

    Registration and Badge Collection
    Location : Art Rotana Exhibition Entrance

    9:30 am – 10:00 am

    Opening Ceremony by
    The President of the University of Bahrain H. E. Prof. Riyad Y Hamzah 
    English Language Center Director : Dr Ghada Ahmed
    Location : Ballroom II

    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Keynote Speaker: No content without language: An academic literacies approach to the embedding of subject-specific language into specialist content teaching on Foundation/pathway programmes

    Dr. Rachel Wicaksono
    York St John University – UK

    Location : Ballroom II

    11:00 am – 11:30 am

    Break / Book Exhibition
    Location : Art Rotana Exhibition Entrance


    11:30 am -12:00 pm


    Using Meaningful Technology in the ELT Classroom
    Mr. Anthony Gurr , Teacher Consultant –Turkey


    Location : Ballroom I

    SMART objectives for smart teachers
    Ms. Hemani Naran, Pearson Regional Manager (Gulf)  , South Africa

    Location : Convention Center


    ESP Foundation Programs

    12:15 am – 12:45 pm

    Integrating Academic English Teaching into Medical Foundation Curriculum
    Mr. Omar N’Shea,    University of Malta – Malta

    Location : Ballroom I

    ‘My students just don’t read’: Engaging students in extensive reading
    Ms. Kate Tindle  Zayed University - UAE

    Location : Convention Center

    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

    Lunch Break
    Location : Choices Terrace


    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Best Practices in Foundation Programs

    A case study on Bahrain Polytechnic’s Foundation Programme review
    Ms. Carolyn Doyle,  Bahrain Polytechnic - Bahrain

    Location : Ballroom I

    Challenges Faced by Some Foundation Students at Bahrain Teachers College in Acquiring Reading and Writing Skills
    Dr.Shaban Aldabbus, Bahrain Teachers College - Bahrain

    Location : Convention Center

    2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    Keynote Speaker: Learning bit by bit: Grammar Blocks

    Dr. Gary Pathare
    Higher Colleges of Technology – United Arab Emirates

    Location: Ballroom II

    April 1st  , 2018

    9:00 am – 10:00 am

    Keynote Speaker: Remind me why we’re doing this: Whose needs are we meeting?

    Dr. Charles Hall
    Alfaisal University - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Location: Ballroom II


    10:15 am – 11:15 am

    National Geographic Learning  Workshops

    Creative Writing
    Ms. Emma Pathare , NGL UAE

    Location : Ballroom I

    Making Authentic Material Accessible
    Ms. Anna Hasper, NGL, UAE

    Location : Convention Center 


    11:15 am – 12:00 pm

    Break /Exhibition
    Location : Art Rotana Exhibition Entrance


    12:00 pm – 12:30  pm

    Language Teaching and Learning

    The stairway from knowledge to evaluation: Integrating critical thinking skills to language instruction
    Ms. Sevgi CAN , Koc University, Istanbul - Turkey

    Location : Ballroom I

    Critical Thinking in the ELT Classroom 

    Mr. Anthony Gurr- Turkey 



    Location : Convention Center 


    12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

    University of Bahrain Foundation Program

    Microsoft Session

     Dr. Shareef Al-Eraqi


    Location : Ballroom I

     The New Foundation Programme at the University of Bahrain – Connecting the Dots
    Ms.Biljana Davceva & Mr. Abubaker Alhitty, University of Bahrain

    Location : Convention Center 


    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Lunch Break
    Location : Ballroom III

    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Panel Discussion
    Location : Ballroom II

    2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    Closing and Certificates

    Important Dates 

    • Deadline for Abstract Submission
      1st March 2018

    • Notification of Abstract Acceptance
      within 5 Working Days of receipt

    • Deadline for Paper Submission
      22nd March 2018

    • Deadline for Online Registration
      29th March 2018

    • Onsite Registration
      31st March 2018


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