Call for Proposals

You can submit your proposal from 18 July 2021 until 5 December 2021

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 2022 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. Linguistics:

  • Methodologies of teaching English
  • Challenges in teaching grammar
  • Syntax
  • Semantics  
  • Theories vs practice in phonics
  • English language teaching and acquisition
  • Other

2. Literature:

  • How reading improves language learning
  • Why incorporating literature is beneficial in language learning 
  • Advantages in deriving language from literature
  • Literature in EFL/ESL classrooms
  • What is literature
  • How to choose appropriate levels of literature to incorporate within a syllabus
  • Examining values and attitudes in literary texts
  • Other

3. Culture:

  • Culture, communication, and identity in English Literature
  • Promote effective change in the English classroom 
  • Teachers’ stress management
  • Construction of learner identities via ESL/EFL popular culture
  • How to use popular culture in school teaching contexts 
  • Critical content and cultural knowledge for TESOL teachers
  • Cultural change and its affects on education
  • Language Acquisition Through Intercultural Learning
  • Other

4. Educational:

  • Online and e-learning materials
  • Teaching skills using online and e-learning applications
  • Teaching creativity in a standard-based classroom
  • Development of classroom materials
  • Using technology as a tool for teaching reading & composition skills 
  • Grammar games for better language instructions
  • Multi-language learning and life-long language learning
  • Cognitive process and critical thinking
  • Grammar and its focusing skills
  • Hybrid Learning Approach
  • Blended Learning Approach
  • Other

5. Social:

  • Teachers’ challenges in teaching through the pandemic
  • Developing resilient learners in for creative and innovative behavior 
  • Teachers’ stress management
  • Special education and language difficulties
  • Leadership, counseling, and management in the language classroom
  • SEL (Social and Emotional Learning)
  • Other

6. Practical:

  • Child guidance and classroom management 
  • Highly gifted students
  • Teaching grammar in classroom
  • How to move from reading to writing 
  • Effective ways to teach academic writing (different levels)
  • Research and teaching English literature 
  • English writing skills
  • Challenges in teaching academic writing 
  • Teaching language in the virtual platforms
  • Using technology as a tool for teaching reading
  • How to develop English literacy from early stages
  • Flipped-learning within a classroom
  • Digital learning
  • Other

7. Theory:

  • English Language education methods, material, and principles
  • English for Specific purposes
  • Education policies, resources, and leadership
  • Methodologies of teaching English
  • Promote effective change in the English classroom
  • Teacher's challenges within the language classroom
  • Other

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.
  • be submitted before the deadline date and time (5th December, 2021, 5:00 pm Kuwait Time).
  • 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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