We are pleased to announce the 21st Annual NileTESOL Conference, which will be held on January 23 and 24, 2017 at the New Cairo campus of the American University in Cairo, Egypt. The themes of the conference this year are, "redefining, integrating and empowering."
The world we live in is constantly changing, which challenges both teachers and students to keep up with this progress and find ways to adapt to it. Teachers need to reflect on their teaching to re-define their role, the curricula and the tools used. They have become facilitators, rather than sources of knowledge since information is available to students on the Internet. They need innovative materials that can be used and integrated with the modern technological tools available, in order to enhance teaching and to enable students to become autonomous, active learners. Thus, educators need to integrate pedagogies, materials and tools in order to empower teachers and students alike to embrace both current and future challenges.
This year’s conference is organized by TESOL interest section threads: general English, young learners, English for academic purposes, English for specific purposes, technology, assessment, teacher education and professional development and program administration.
The NileTESOL 2017 Conference will also feature concurrent sessions, 20x20 sessions, poster sessions, e-community sessions, Teaching Without Tech sessions, panel discussions and a book exhibition. Keynote speakers are sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Cairo, the British Council and various publishers.
All are invited to present and to participate. Colleagues in ministries, schools, institutes, faculties of education, universities, adult education centers and publishers are all welcome. The broader the range of professional interests, the more stimulating and challenging the NileTESOL conference will be.
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To download the event flyer, click here.