Qatar University (QU) will hold the fifth International Conference on English Language Teaching on Nov 7-8, with the participation of experts and specialised researchers from 40 countries around the world, via videoconferencing.
The conference, titled “English Language Teaching and 21st Century Skills — Communicate, Collaborate, Create,” will discuss ways to develop the curricula to enable students to achieve the knowledge required to enhance their participation in supporting the process of development in their countries.
Director of QU’s Foundation Programme and Conference President Dr Hezam Abdullah al-Awah said that this year’s conference has received many research proposals from about 40 countries, and will host many international experts in the field of teaching English to non-native speakers.
He pointed out that the Foundation Programme continues to have a successful partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, indicating that it agreed with the Ministry’s Training and Professional Development Center to grant school teachers accredited training hours, in exchange for their attendance and participation in the conference. He stated that the conference will allow its audience to attend 85 discussion and training sessions in varied fields, including emotional intelligence, social learning, critical thinking, innovation in the field of teaching English to non-native speakers, self-learning, practical ideas in e-learning, learning through practical projects, educational management skills in virtual classes, evaluation, and online tests.
Dr al-Awah expected more than a thousand people to attend the conference, via videoconferencing, according to the initial registration data, stressing the importance of the conference in the current exceptional circumstance, to gain experience to deal with the challenges facing the educational process.
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