National Interdisciplinary Conference on Current Issues of English Language Teaching and Learning

The NICCIELTL will be held on March 4-6, 2015 and will be dedicated to current trends and developments in English teaching and learning studies.

4-6 Mar 2015 at Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran


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Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of English teaching and learning as people who can help the field of English teaching and learning. Such an approach suggests that English education is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in English education. Recognizing this trend, the NICCIEITL Organizing Committee aims to provide a platform for researchers from various fields to exchange ideas on issues related to the empowerment of English teaching and learning.

In this way, the conference will be an opportunity for national and international academics and university lecturers to share their latest research findings and to keep abreast of the most recent developments in the field. Researchers and scholars from around the world are invited to submit their papers to be evaluated for inclusion in the conference program. The papers can cover a range of topics in applied linguistics and English teaching and learning. The abstracts will be evaluated by International Scientific Committee Members based on their originality, novelty, rigor and relevance to the conference theme. The accepted papers will be scheduled for oral/poster presentations, workshops, demonstrations and colloquia.

Paper can be submitted on any issue related to teaching/learning of English as a second/foreign language such as:

ELT research methods

Approaches to teaching ELT

Approaches to English Learning

Classroom-based/formal language learning

Naturalistic/informal language learning

Teaching skills/sub-skills

Child L2 acquisition

ELT for young learners

Adult L2 learning

ELT at university/tertiary level

Literature and teaching

Discourse and teaching

Management in ELT

Translation and teaching

Materials development and syllabus design

Curriculum/planning issues

Measurement and evaluation in ELT


Multilingualism in ELT


Learner language

Leaner/teacher relationships

Cross-cultural issues in ELT

Challenges in ELT

Future directions in ELT

Types of Presentations

Oral Presentations

These are 20-minute presentations with 10 minutes for Q & A. Presenters discuss their work in relation to theory or practice.

Please click here to see guidelines for oral presentation.

Poster Presentations

These presentations will run throughout the conference.

Note: Absentee presentations are also allowed.

Please click here to see guidelines on how to prepare the conference poster.


These are 60-minute hands-on sessions in which participants will be engaged in structured activities.

Please click here to see guidelines for workshop.


These are 20-minute show-and-tell sessions with 10 minutes for Q & A, for explaining an innovative teaching method, the use of technology in teaching or assessing a particular skill.

Please click here to see guidelines for demonstration.


These are 40-minute interactive sessions during which the speakers will deliver brief reports on a common topic. The expected number of speakers will be 3-4 and each speaker will have approximately 10 minutes, which leaves some time for Q & A. Speakers will be scheduled based on their areas of expertise. The sessions provide a forum for sharing information.

Please click here to see guidelines for colloquium.

Absentee Presentation (in case you cannot travel)

NICCIEITL allows absentee presentations. The conditions are:

1. The presenter has to send in PowerPoint slides to the Conference Secretariat.

2. Absentee presenters can send their FULL papers for publication in journal of Theory and Practice in Language Studies (TPLS).

3. Publication deadlines have to be met.

4. Registration fees have to be received before 31 December 2014.

Certificates of participation will be posted to absentee presenters 7 working days after the conference free of charge. All absentee presenters are also eligible to compete in awards at this NICCIEITL.

Submission of Abstracts

A 150-200 word abstract with a title not exceeding 13 words, 50-word bio-data and 5 key words should be submitted online at

All abstracts will be evaluated based on relevance to the Conference theme and originality of approach for possible acceptance as oral/poster presentations, workshops, demonstrations or Colloquia.

Proposers will be informed by the end of November 2014 whether their abstracts have been accepted. The Conference Secretariat reserves the right to decline abstracts without assigning reasons and to suggest for example that an abstract submitted for an oral presentation may be more suitable for a workshop, poster, demonstration or colloquium and vice-versa.

Conference Proceedings

In the case of publication of papers, the presenters are invited to submit their full papers by the end of December 2014. Selected papers of the Conference will be published as a special issue in the journal of Theory and Practice in Language Studies (TPLS, 1799-2591) which is indexed in Scopus; Academic Journals Database; BASE; Cabell; CNKI; CrossRef; Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Languages and Literatures; DOI; EBSCO; EZB; GALE; Genamics JournalSeek; getCITED; Gold Rush; Google Scholar; Index Copernicus; iThenticate; J4F; JAL; Journal Seeker; JournalTOCs; Linguistics Abstracts Online; Linguist List; LOCKSS; MLA; NewJour; OAI-PMH Registered Data Providers; OAJSE; OCLC; Open J-Gate; PASCAL; PKP Open Archives Harvester; ProQuest; QCAT; ResearchBib; Scirus; SHERPA/RoMEO; Socolar; Trove; True Serials; UIUC OAI-PMH Data Provider Registry; ULRICH's Periodicals Directory; WorldCat; WorldWideScience; ZDB.

Please submit all papers through For submission, authors are strongly advised to follow the following format:

Manuscripts should be written in English. All the papers, except survey, should ideally not exceed 8,000 words (12 pages) in length. Whenever applicable, submissions must include the following elements: title, authors, affiliations, contacts, abstract, index terms, introduction, main text, conclusions, appendixes, acknowledgement, references, and biographies.

Papers should be formatted into A4-size (8.27" x 11.69") pages, with main text of 10-point Times New Roman, in single-spaced one-column format. Figures and tables must be sized as they are to appear in print. Figures should be placed exactly where they are to appear within the text.

Papers should be submitted to the Journal's submission email addresses as below, with a covering email clearly stating the name, address and affiliation of the corresponding author. Paper submissions are accepted only in MS Word. Other formats are not acceptable.

Best paper awards

All research presentations will be considered for the NICCIEITL Competition, and along with the certificate, the prize of 100 USD, and special medal up to 3 top presenters in each type of presentations.

From: March 04, 2015 08:01
To: March 06, 2015 18:01

Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran



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+98 9165088772


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