What We Are
SPELT works through its seven committees:
The Conference Committee
This committee plans, coordinates, executes and presents SPELT’s annual international conference
The SPELT conference is not only a platform for sharing knowledge and ideas, but also provides an opportunity for networking among teachers and ELT experts from all over the world.
Over a hundred sessions are run over a three‐day period, consisting of workshops, papers, poster presentations and research findings, conducted by national and international experts. These aim to build teachers’ awareness of current methodologies and practices and offer a wide variety of topics to choose from.
Participants can also browse the stalls put up by publishers and acquaint themselves with the latest materials and books available in the market.
The SPELT conference is renowned all over the world for its unique travelling conference with the inaugural conference in Karachi over one weekend, and the concluding conferences in Lahore and Islamabad simultaneously over the next weekend. The aim of the conference is to reach as many teachers as possible and to raise awareness on issues in ELT
The Academic Committee
Organizes monthly sessions for teachers in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Abbotabad, Mansehra, Haripur and Sukkur.
They are held on the last Saturday of each month
These are run free of cost for everyone
They provide a platform for novice teachers to present.
If you would like to be a presenter please Contact SPELT Academic Coordinator:
The Workshop committee
SPELT holds courses and workshops to enhance the English proficiency of teachers besides training them in modern methodologies of teaching, assessment, classroom management and other relevant issues
Runs the year‐long Internationally recognized Cambridge University ICELT course beginning in June every year. This is a valuable course for professional development and grooming; a must for all teachers of Language
Over the years SPELT has trained many teachers through its workshops and projects.
The Journal Committee
Collects, reviews, edits and compiles research findings, articles, papers and lesson plans from ELT experts and teachers from all over the world to produce four internationally recognized journals every year
These are distributed to all SPELT members free of cost
Our lead articles are reviewed by members of an advisory panel consisting of luminaries from the ELT world
SPELT’s Journal is an internationally recognized journal. It is shared with SPELT’s sister organizations such as BELTA, NELTA, IATEFL and TESOL
To date the journal committee has churned out 108 journals, which are available for reading in the SPELT library
If you are interested in contributing to the SPELT journal, please do get in touch with our Journal Committee Coordinator:
The Programme Committee
The Programme Committee maintains liaison with federal and provincial education departments, and with national and international educational bodies.
It overlooks and ensures the smooth working of all other committees and coordinates SPELT programmes and projects.
The Working Committee
Holds the monthly working committee meetings, where all coordinators and sub‐committee members gather to discuss and share the work being done, as well as to suggest further areas to explore.
This committee also maintains liaison with SPELT’s chapters in Lahore and Islamabad, and its Units in Sukkur, Abbotabad and UK.
Working Committee Coordinator:
The Finance Committee
Overlooks and handles all of SPELT’s finances.
SPELT finances itself though its own activities and so remains completely independent of any external financing, which may have any agenda attached to it.
SPELT is audited annually by M. Haris and Company, a firm of chartered accountants, and publishes an annual report to facilitate transparency in this area.