31st Annual ELT Conference

Homage to Dr. Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan and Nasra Wazir Ali (Sitara-e-Imtiaz).
Click here for Conference highlights of English strand and here are highlights of Urdu strand..
Click here for Dr. Prof. Ruqaiya Hasan Memorial SFL Strand.
Highlights of Urdu workshops are here.
Book Launch of Tasawwar-e-Inqilab aur Josh
Appreciation For Our Sponsors
Teacher of the Year Speaks at the 2015 SPELT Conference

The SPELT International conference is a unique platform which provides exciting and productive opportunities to educators, classroom practitioners, teachers, researchers, trainers and publishers to share their expertise in the realm of education through interactive and innovative sessions.

The conference also aims at creating awareness amongst teachers of English at various levels, meeting the needs of ELT professionals, dealing with generic ELT topics, and narrowing the gap between lecturers and researchers.

SPELT Conferences conducted annually, cater to the needs of ELT professionals across Pakistan. Conference sessions are based on various aspects of the Conference theme, as well as on generic ELT topics that are of interest to teachers. Teachers, who are always on the look out for hands-on language teaching tips, value the learning from the conference sessions.

Conference Coordinators Invitation

We are gearing up for our 31st International SPELT Conference, and I would like to invite you to join us to experience a Conference filled with learning and sharing, unlike any other in the entire region

The SPELT International Conference is attended by over a 2500 ELT professionals, with over a 100 talks, workshops and presentations. It is an invaluable event for professionals to come together to disseminate knowledge.

For its 31st International Conference, SPELT has chosen to work the Conference around theme: Traditions and Innovations. The two day Inaugural Conference is being held in Karachi in the first week of November, followed by “travelling” Conferences in Lahore and Islamabad, second week of November. A great addition this year, is the Conference going to Abbottabad in the third week of November.

Lubna Mohyuddin
Conference Coordinator
SPELT Head Office

The SPELT International Conference provides productive and exciting opportunities for professional development through interactive and innovative sessions. The conferences also provide excellent opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with teachers from all over the world. Thus, the SPELT International Conferences provide a unique platform to classroom practitioners to learn and share.

Over the years, SPELT has been able to invite ELT specialists from all over the globe and this is year is no different. We have experienced ELT Researches coming to Pakistan from Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UK and the US.

Be sure you are there at SPELT’s Annual International Conference.

ELT: Traditions & Innovations

The traditional “Chalk and Talk” methodology used in the classroom that has persisted and is still in vogue, since times immemorial, is now acquiring a backseat and is slowly being replaced by modern approaches. Generation Y’s comfort with modern and revolutionary teaching precepts and unique ways of cooperation, collaboration and innovation have made it critical for the pedagogical fraternity to equip themselves with the 21st Century Skills. These modern everyday skills are imperative to survive and function in the global marketplace.

Alongside traditional paradigms which use chalk and board and paper and pencil, the innovative paradigms focus on a paperless and pen-less classroom environment with the use of technology, this includes the use of Webinars, Podcasting via iPod discussion forums, blogs, online teaching and automated assessments. Yet other approaches, which are more popular in a developing country like Pakistan include, problem based learning, group presentations, project based tasks, group/pair work and role play etc. This calls for acquisition of complex specialized skills to take on the role of a facilitator and teach meaningfully and effectively to ensure that we are in sync with the youth of today and we prepare them for the tasks and challenges of the new era

The use of innovative strategies is the need of modern times. We need these to empower pupils to think logically and rationally and to become knowledgeable, self-reliant and self-sufficient. More than ever before, we, in the Third World need to depict a willingness to change and to accept change wholeheartedly, more so in the field of English Language Teaching. With the world becoming a global village and English being the lingua franca English language teaching requires special attention because in Pakistan English is taught as a Second/Foreign Language. We need to get out of textbook based learning and adopt modern techniques to enable our students to compete in today’s world.

SPELT 31st International Conference will provide you opportunities to think out of the box, and provide you tips and ideas for rejuvenating English Language Teaching, making it comprehensible and enjoyable through the use of innovative approaches to satiate the demands of Generation Y


Conference Organisers and Sponsors


Habib Public School

Supported By

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language- IATEFL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)

School Of Leadership

ASFLA : Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association.

Principal Sponsors

Oxford University Press

Spectrum Y&R

The United State Education Foundation in Pakistan

National Testing Service – Pakistan (NTS)

Time Table


For details of Panel Discussion please click here.

The schedule of the event is as follows:

Conference schedule of Day 1 and Day 2.

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.