Call for Proposals

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

click to submit a proposal

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 are as follows:

I. Individual or Group Presentation (choose one)

II. 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

III. Presentation Information

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

IV. Presentation Themes (choose one)

1. English Language education methods, materials, and principles

2. English for Specific purposes

3. Culture, communication, and identity in English literature.

4. Research and teaching of English literature

5. Child guidance and classroom management 

6. Highly gifted students, how to find them and teach them?

7. Teaching grammar in classroom

8. Education policies, resources, and leadership

9. How to move from reading to writing 

10. Linguistics and English literature 

11. Effective ways to teach academic writing k-12

12. Effective ways to teach academic writing at university level

13. English writing skills 

14. Methodologies of teaching English

15. Promote effective change in the English classroom

16. Teachers' challenges within the language classroom

17. Challenges in teaching grammar 

18.Challenges in teaching academic writing

19.Teaching language in the virtual platforms

20 Teachers' challenges in teaching through the pandemic 

21 Online and e-learning materials 

22. Teaching skills using online and e-learning applications

23. Teaching creativity in a standard-based classroom

24. Developing resilient learners in for creative and innovative behavior

25. Power of mindfulness in the classroom and in your life

26. Teachers' stress management 

27. Syntax and semantics

28. Development of classroom materials

29.Using technology as a tool for teaching reading

30. How to develop English literacy from early stages

31. Theories vs practice in phonics

32. Grammar games for better language instructions

33. Multi- language learning and life-long language learning 

34. Cognitive process and critical thinking 

35.Special education and learning difficulties 

36.English language teaching and acquisition

37. Teaching language for younger students

38. Teacher's challenges in the class behavior management  

39. Grammar and its focusing skills

40. Leadership, counseling, and management in the language classroom

V. Knowledge Focus (choose one)

  • Practice focus
  • Research focus
  • Theory focus

VI. Presentation Type (choose one) 

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

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

  • LCD Projector
  • White Board and Markers
  • Other  

VIII. Other IT Requirements or Special Requests

IX. 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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