31st Annual ELT Conference Conference Highlights

Day 01 Saturday 7th November 2015

8:00 am: Registration Open

9:30 am: SPELT Welcome

10:00 am Keynote Address
Topic: Teacher Cognition in Language Teaching: The Journey So Far and Our Next Steps
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Lou McLaughlin (Associates Representative, IATEFL, UK)
Venue: Gymnasium
11:00 am Parallel Sessions
12:40 pm SFL Plenary Tribute to Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan
Topic: Language, Literacy, Education and Empowerment: Professor Ruqaiya Hasan’s Contributions to the Study of Literacy
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ahmar Mahboob (Lecturer, University of Sydney)
Venue: Gymnasium
01:40 pm Lunch & Namaz
11:00 am Parallel Sessions
04:20 pm Plenary
Topic: Setting Standards to Raise Standards
Plenary Speaker: Roger Smith (Director of the Network of English Language Enhancement Aga Khan University (AKU))
Venue: Auditorium
04:20 pm Plenary
Topic: PBL for English: Does It Work?
Plenary Speaker: Mick King (Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University Dubai
Venue: Gymnasium

Day 02 Sunday 8th November 2015

09:00 am Plenary
Topic: High School Journalism: Language Learning in the 21st Century
Plenary Speaker: Farah S. Kamal (Executive Director, IEARN Pakistan)
Venue: Gymnasium
10:10 am Parallel Sessions
01:40 pm Lunch & Namaz
02:20 pm Plenary
Topic: Global Citizenship: Transformative Practices in ELT Excellence
Plenary Speaker: Sherry Blok ( ESL Lecturer Concordia University Canada )
Venue: Gymnasium
03:10 pm Panel Discussion
Topic:Teaching Grammar in EFL Contexts: Is There A Right Way?
Moderator: Prof. Zakia Sarwar
Panelists: Aneesa Mumtaz, Dr. Lou McLaughlin, Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, Prof. Abbas Hussain
Venue: Gymnasium
04:40 pm Tribute to Begum Nasra Wazir Ali / Closing
05:10 pm High Tea

Post Conference Institute

Every year after the conclusion of the Conference, various speakers hold Post Conference Workshops, referred to as the PCI, the Post Conference Institute. For more information, click here.

Click Here to print out the Group Registration form. Or here for an individual Registration Form

Registration Rates:

  • For a SPELT Member:Rs 1100
  • For a Non-SPELT member: Rs 1400
  • On-site registration:Rs 1700

Group Registrations: Institutions can save Rs. 300 on each registration by registering ten or more attendees at the same time.

All registration fees are non-refundable. You will not be registered until we receive payment.

Registration Fee includes the following:

  • Full Two-Day Conference Fee
  • Conference Bag, Name tag and programme book
  • Access to all Conference Events and Exhibits
  • Hi Tea On Day 2

If you are not a SPELT Member but would like to become one, click here.