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.
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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.
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.
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
Habib Public School
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.
Oxford University Press
The United State Education Foundation in Pakistan
National Testing Service - Pakistan (NTS)
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Conference schedule of Day 1 and Day 2.
Every year after the conclusion of the Conference, various speakers hold Post Conference Workshops, referred to as the PCI, the Post Conference Institute.
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