Call for Proposals

You can submit your proposal from 15 August 2020 until 15 November 2020

First read the terms and conditions carefully

TESOL Kuwait invites professionals from all English language teaching (ELT) backgrounds and related fields to submit proposals for the TESOL Kuwait 2021 Conference. Sections of the Online Form is as follows:

1. Individual or Group Presentation (choose one)

2. Presenter Contact Information

    • Name of Presenter: First and Last Name
    • List the names and emails of additional presenters
    • Institution/Company
    • Department
    • Position
    • Email
    • Contact Numbers
    • Address

3. Presentation Information

    • Title (10 word maximum)
    • Abstract (50 words maximum)
    • Proposal-Session description (300 words maximum)

4. Presentation Themes (choose one)

  • ·       Using corpora in the language classroom
  • ·       Media and education
  • ·       Using functional grammar in modern EFL classroom
  • ·       Applied linguistics
  • ·       ESP (English for specific reasons)
  • ·       Assessing teaching and learning for sustainable development
  • ·       Character education.
  • ·       Differentiated instructions / Differentiated Learning
  • ·       Globalization and Language Teaching
  • ·       Competency Based Curriculum
  • ·        Creativity in classrooms
  • ·       Co-operation & collaboration
  • ·       Gamification
  • ·        CPD (Continuous Professional Development)
  • ·       Assessing teachers’ needs and evaluating CPD initiatives
  • ·       Leadership Skills / Leadership, Management and Teacher Development

·       Teaching EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World: Realities and Challenges

  • ·       Young Learners and Teenagers (YLT)
  • ·       Adult Education
  • ·       Testing, Evaluation and Assessment (TEA)
  • ·       Second Language  Acquisition (SLA)
  • ·       Project Based Learning
  • ·       Learner autonomy and practitioner research
  • ·       Teaching & Learning language skills / sub-skills
  • ·       Action Researches ( classroom-based Research and research-based teaching )

5. Knowledge Focus (choose one)
    • Practice focus
    • Research focus
    • Theory focus

6. Presentation Type (choose one) 

    • Workshop
    • Presentation
    • Poster
    • Paper presentation
    • Commercial Demonstration
    • Demonstration
    • Panel

7. IT Requirements and Special Requests (check all that apply) *

    • LCD Projector
    • White Board and Markers
    • Other  

8. Other IT Requirements or Special Requests

9. Biography (50-100 words) *

Evaluation of Proposals

  • All abstracts will be blind reviewed using a Proposal Evaluation Rubric.  Relevance to the required themes, originality and applicability are key considerations in the evaluation of all submissions. The committee reserves the right to decline any submission without assigning reasons.  
  • All candidates will receive a letter confirming the outcome of their proposal.  Remember to add to your email address book and your spam whitelist in order to ensure that you receive messages from the reviewing committee.
  • Once you have submitted your proposal, you will receive an email message confirming receipt of submission.

Factors Affecting Conference Proposal Selection

Conference submissions must:

  • adhere to the guidelines specified in this proposal submission form.
  • Mailed, emailed, or faxed proposals will not be accepted or acknowledged.
  • include a valid email address.  
  • be blind reviewed by TESOL Proposal Committee members, trained reviewers on the content areas designated on the proposal submissions.

Tips for a Successful Proposal



- Include names of presenters, institutions, or publications/published works in your title, abstract, or description.

- Submit your proposal by the deadline.

- Submit a late or incomplete proposal.

- Submit the proposal electronically via the Online Form Submission.

- Promote commercial interests.

- Make sure your proposal is complete and follows the proposal guidelines.

- Include a valid email address.

- Add to your email address book and your spam whitelist

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