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1st Symposium on Language Education and Research


Knowledge is Power

Our conference is where leaders and innovators meet to share, inspire and network. We’re proud to host some of the most well-known and influential voices in the field.

This year’s schedule is packed with exceptional lectures, and sessions. 

DAY 1  -    Saturday 18 February 2023

9.15-9.50  Conference registration – Welcome Coffee

9.50-10.00 Opening statements - Dr Paschalis Chliaras ( #SLER2023 Chair)

10.00-10.30  Raising learners’ awareness of deictic tools in the EFL classroom (Dr. Hejer Abidi, ISLAIB, Beja, Tunisia)

10.30-11.00 Visual deficits in Dyslexia: Examining stress patterns (Ioanna Vasilopoulou, PhD Candidate under examination and Assistant Lecturer,  Department of Language & Linguistics, University of Essex) 

11.00-11.30 Lexico-grammatical patterns of children’s language use (Boglárka Vermeki

University of Belgrade, Serbia (visiting lecturer), University of Pécs, Hungary)

11.30-12.00 Humanism and Schema Theory in Second Language Acquisition (Zenovia Michail, Freelance, Greece)

12.00-12.30 Humour in the classroom environment. How do teachers use it? (Natalie Emmanouil, Freelancer, Greece)

12.30-13.00  Coffee break

13.00-13.30 ESP Course Construction Based on Need Analysis: Communicative English for OTOP Vendors (Dr Akkarapon Nuemaihom & Dr Kampeeraphab Intanoo, English Language Teaching Program, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Buriram Rajabhat University, Thailand)

13.30-14.00 Business English in the post-pandemic context: empowering the students, changing the narrative (Dr Zoi Antonopoulou, University of Piraeus, Greece)

14.00-15.00 Lunch break

15.00-15.45 WORKSHOP Designing Interactive Multimodal Materials with H5P (Dr Dolores Barbazán-Capeáns, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University, NY, USA)

15.45-16.15 Developing reflective languaculture learners through video-based e-Tandem in an online beginning language course: An action research study (Emmanuelle S. Chiocca, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Culture Assistant Director for Additional Languages, Language and Culture Center, Co-Director, Duke Kunshan University, Jiangsu, China)

16.15-16.45 Blended Learning to Optimise Second Language Learning (Ha Nguyen, Patronus English Classes, Vietnam)

16.45-17.15 Media Literacy in the English Classroom (Oksana Sakhatska, Facilitator of the United States Regional English Language Office in Ukraine project "English for Media Literacy", Ukraine)

17.15-17.45 Method, Post-method and Cybermethod (Chokri Smaoui, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman)

17.45-18.15  Digital Communication Across Culture: A Case Study of The Linguistic features of WhatsApp Communication (Dr. Abdullah A. Khuwaileh, Jordan University of Language and Technology)

18.15 Closing remarks


DAY 2    -       Sunday 19 February 2023

9.30-10.00  Conference registration – Welcome Coffee

10.00-11.00 ALL-SKILLS approach: the new tool that will make your learners actively engaged participants

Plenary  Dr Paschalis Chliaras FHEA ( #SLER2023 Chair)

11.00-11.30 Dogme ELT: A retrospective and reappraisal in a technocratic age (Edward Eustace, English Teacher at Kaplan International Languages College, Covent Garden, London)

11.30-12.00 Teachers Practices and Perceptions Regarding the Flipped Classroom Approach: The case of an English department (Mimoun Melliti, University of Kairouan, Tunisia)

12.00-12.30  The power of social emotional learning in the EFL classroom. (Tanya Livarda (BA/MA in TESOL, CELTA), EFL teacher, Oral Examiner )

12.30-13.00 Triad Concepts for ELT Teachers’ Professional Self-Development (Dr Muhammed Fatih Gökmen, Siirt Üniversitesi, Turkey)

13.00-13.30  Coffee break

13.30-14.00  Advancing Academic Writing Skills: An Interventional Study with EFL Tertiary-Level Students (Yasamiyan Alolaywi, PhD in Applied Linguistics, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Translation, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia)

14.00-14.30 Writing Assessment Literacy in the 21st Century ELT Classroom (Dr. Lee McCallum, FHEA, Lecturer in Academic Writing, Centre for Academic Writing, Coventry University, UK)

14.30-15.00 Examining L2 English University Engineering students’ uses of lexical bundles and their relationship to writing quality: A Corpus based study (Muhammad Afzaal, Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Shanghai International Studies University, China)

15.00-16.00  Lunch break

16.00-16.30  The Relationship between Omani Grade 12 Students' Home-environment and their English Academic Achievement: A Pilot Study (Ayuob Yaqoob Saleh Al-Rashdi, University of Nizwa, Oman)

16.30-17.00  The Russian relational adjective and its translation equivalents in German: A corpus based analysis (Lisa Marie Lang, PhD student, Universität Innsbruck, Austria)

17.00-17.30  Two Second Languages at Once: Arabic and English Acquisition Method at Gontor, Indonesia (  Muhammad Zaki, Ahmad Gagah Gattuso, 1, 2, 3 Universitas Darussalam Gontor, Ponorogo, Indonesia)

17.30-18.00 Developing linguistic resources to teach academic spoken Italian to foreign learners. The ASIC corpus. (Diana Peppoloni University of Perugia – Italy)

18.00-18.30 A Comparison of Lexical Collocations amongst Native and Arab Learners of English – A Corpus-Based Study. (Reem Al-shammari, PhD Candidate, University of Leeds, UK)

18.30 Closing remarks

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