EXPLORING QUALITY TEACHING AND LEARNING: APPLY AND REFLECT - NILETESOL 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 
EXPLORING QUALITY TEACHING AND LEARNING: APPLY AND REFLECT - NILETESOL 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NILETESOL 23RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

   EXPLORING QUALITY

TEACHING AND LEARNING:

   APPLY AND REFLECT
     JANUARY 22 ND& 23RD, 2019

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SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
        THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

                           NILETESOL

     23RDANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
               JANUARY 22ND & 23RD , 2019

NILETESOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS (2018-2019)

      Alexander Lewko             Mai Magdy

      Amani Demian                Maria Arruda

      Amr Abdelaty Saleh          Mariam Youssef

      Eglal El Gamal              Mayssa Hashad

      Eman Youssef                Micah N. Richer

      Ghada AbulHassan            Mostafa Yousef

      Hanan Fares                 Muhammad Khalil (In-
                                  coming President)
                                  Omaima Ayoub
      Hanaa Soudan
                                  (President)

      Jon Parnham                 Samir Emara

      Kamila Helmy                Sanaa Makhlouf

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NILETESOL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (2017-2018)

              Afaf Mishreki                          Mariam Osman

              Amani Demian ( Co-chair)               Marwa Baza

              Dina Abul Magd                         Muhammed Khalil
              (in-coming Co-chair)

              Ebtihal El Badry                       Rania Jabr

              Iman Baza                              Sanaa Makhlouf (Co-chair)

              Mai Magdy                              Susanne Rizzo

              Mariah Fairley                         Yasmine Salah El-Din (in-
                                                     coming Co-chair)

NileTESOL website: www.niletesol.org

Conference website: http://conf.aucegypt.edu/NileTES OL 2019

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WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Fellow NileTESOL Conference Attendees and Colleagues,

    I wish you a warm welcome to the 23rd NileTESOL Annual Conference held
at the American University in Cairo. While at the conference and in Cairo, do take
some time to enjoy the outstanding AUC campus and the spectacular city of
Cairo.

    This year’s theme is “Exploring Quality Teaching and Learning: Apply and
Reflect.” As a matter of fact, NileTESOL-sponsored events throughout 2018
have demonstrated the best practices of NileTESOL members as well as their
on-going reflections to enhance their professional development and continue to
serve their fellow ELT professionals both locally and worldwide. This year’s
conference launches our continued dedication for 2019. This conference that
we will enjoy and tremendously learn from would not have been possible without
the dedication of the Conference Organizing Committee, led by both Sanaa
Makhlouf and Amani Demian. Their tireless efforts started almost immediately
after the 2018 conference and continued throughout the year. We all truly
appreciate their hard work in planning and organizing this event. Co-sponsoring
this event with NileTESOL is The School of Continuing Education at the
American University in Cairo. Its pivotal role for the conference, both logistical
and financial, is crucial in allowing this conference to be held year after year at
the amazing New Cairo campus.

   I would also like to give a big thank you to our outstanding Board of Directors
and to express my appreciation to the partners and sponsors of this conference.
They include the International Language Bookshop (ILB), IDP Education IELTS,
the Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the US Embassy, the British
Council, Pearson Education, Macmillan, Cairo Book Center/ MM Publications,
Nahdet Misr /Cambridge University Press (CUP), AMIDEAST, and Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt. I strongly encourage everyone to stop by their booths at any
time during the conference to learn more about their offerings and to keep them
in mind for your future teaching needs.

    On the other hand, it gives me great pleasure to welcome our invited plenary
and featured speakers whose talks and workshops promise not only to inform
our practice as professionals, but also to challenge us to reflect more often and
to further pursue our own professional development. I am also glad to welcome
all our international and local presenters who will make this conference a
memorable learning experience for all of you by sharing their innovative ideas
and expertise. As in prior years, we will all be able to attend the 45-minute
concurrent presentations, Plenary Sessions, 90-minute Workshops, Poster
Session, Panel Discussions, 20X20 presentations, Lightening Talks, and the
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Annual Colloquium. The variety of sessions to choose from will allow you to plan
your conference schedule which will enable you to go back to your classroom
with new ideas, refined teaching practices, and knowledge of cutting-edge
research in English language teaching. Moreover, we will see the work of the
different Special Interest Groups (SIGs) at the various SIG sessions as well as
the Testing and Assessment SIG session. I would therefore encourage you to
make use of this opportunity to network with our distinguished guest speakers,
conference presenters, and fellow conference attendees. I myself have always
found this conference an amazing opportunity to return to class with innovative
ideas and insights.

    This year, I would like to encourage you to attend the General Assembly to
be held on the second day of the conference at 1:00. At this session, you will get
a chance to learn about our 2018 achievements and discover new ways of
becoming involved as an active member of NileTESOL. We will honor a number
of outstanding NileTESOL members and volunteers. Meanwhile, we will vote for
representatives for a number of vacant BOD seats. Do not miss this session!

   Finally, we all know how important it is to improve ourselves professionally in
order to help our students reach their full potential and become competent
communicators in English. As we re-acquaint ourselves with old friends and
network with new colleagues, let us all reflect on how important it is that we also
improve our own communication with each other. This conference is only
worthwhile if we continue the professional relationships we start here. I hope that
we will also be disseminating what we learn with our colleagues in our own
teaching contexts. This allows us to build strong bonds together while
encouraging a constant “flow” of PD within our profession, which leads to new
and notable ideas later on. Inspiration that starts at this year’s conference leads
to new teaching practices in our classrooms, which then in turn becomes
presentations at next year’s conference!

   Attending this conference offers much more than just new ideas, so enjoy the
two conference days, meet new people, discover new resources, and do not miss
making new friendships! Go back home with new experiences and inspirations.
Have a wonderful time at this year’s NileTESOL Annual Conference, 2019!

Sincerely,

Omaima M. Ayoub

NileTESOL President 2018-2019

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WELCOME FROM THE CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Dear Colleagues, fellow NileTESOL Members and Conference Attendees,

It is a great honor and pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 NileTESOL Conference. This
conference brings together ELT professionals not only from all over Egypt, but from other parts of
the globe to share, explore, reflect on and enhance quality teaching and learning which is the theme
of our conference this year. All teachers aspire to provide their learners with the highest quality
instruction, which includes innovative teaching techniques, materials, activities, and tools that will
provide our students with the best quality of teaching and learning. Our coming together in this
conference is a great opportunity to learn from each other’s successful practices, share our concerns
and collaborate to find ways to meet the demands and challenges of the 21 st Century classroom.

As John Dewey, the well-known American Philosopher and Educational Reformer once said
“Education is NOT preparation for life; education is life itself”. With these simple but eloquent words
we learn that without education, there is no life, no hope and no future. We, therefore, aspire to be
among those who touch people’s lives by offering them the needed skills and tools to successfully
meet the demands and challenges of our time.

This year we have 4 distinguished plenary speakers as well as several workshops, presentations,
lightening talks, 20 x 20 slide shows, two panel discussions, a poster session, and our annual
colloquium focusing on ways of reshaping our teaching and learning as we look at our students’
needs for the 21st Century. We hope that NileTESOL 2019 will be a very rewarding and fruitful
experience that will enrich our teaching and strengthen our affiliation with other professionals in the
field.

Thank you all for attending and actively participating in this important annual conference, and for
making this event conducive to our professional growth and collaboration.

All the very best,

Amani Demian and Sanaa Makhlouf

Conference Co-chairs

NileTESOL 2018-2019

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PLENARY SPEAKERS

NICK BILBROUGH
The Play’s the Thing

January 22nd           Bassily Hall (Conference Center)                                       10:00-10:45 am

Scripted plays have been used to teach English to second language learners since before the time of
Shakespeare. In this plenary I will reflect on my experiences of language learning through drama from the
perspective of both the learner and the teacher. I will also explore how simple plays are being used with
children in refugee camps in Gaza as a tool for empowerment, and as a way to bring their English to life.
From this perspective, I propose a rationale for the performance and creation of plays as a core component
within a modern lexical (Lewis 1993) or play-based (Cook 2000) syllabus.

DR. AMANY BADAWY
Adult Brain Readiness to learn: Implications for Learning/ Teaching Practices

January 22nd           Bassily Hall (Conference Center)                                         2:00-2:45 pm

Adult learning is the participation of adults as of the age of 25 in lifelong learning in an attempt to improve
their working conditions and capitalize on opportunities that were not available to them before. New brain
research is helping us to know about the ability of the brain to change and reorganize itself throughout life.
The purpose of this presentation is twofold. The first is to put in plain words the extent of adults’ readiness to
learn. The second purpose is to propose better practices for creating quality adult learning/teaching
environments, based on what brain research suggests.

GREGG SOTIROPOULOS
Pave the Way with Soft Skills: Why and How

January 23rd           Bassily Hall (Conference Center)                                       9:00-9:45 am

When it comes to education in the 21st century, what’s the difference between hard and soft skills? Which
ones are more important as we prepare students for university and career success? How can we as English
teachers help our learners develop these skills?

Join our session to find out. Together, we will be looking at tasks and activities that optimize students’
development of soft skills.

DR. ADRIENNE JOHNSON
Growth Zone: Exploring the Benefits of Leaving Your (Comfort Zone)

January 23rd          Bassily Hall (Conference Center)                                        2:00-2:45 pm

Teaching and learning are intertwined. The best teachers are constantly learning and seeking to improve.
Yet, trying new strategies and asking for help often takes courage, which is why many teachers choose to
remain in their “comfort zones,” even when previous practices are no longer effective. This talk will explore
the many benefits to leaving those comfort zones, as well as some practical strategies for helping colleagues
and students to do the same.

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NILETESOL COLLOQUIUM
    Reshaping Teaching and Learning: Students’ Needs for the 21st Century
January 23rd                   Bassily Hall – Conference Center                3:00-4:45 pm

The 21st century with all its potentialities and challenges requires educators to reshape both teaching and
learning to meet the needs of students and promote the essential skills, knowledge, and values that can help
keep them up-to-date with the growing demands of the present. In a future that is knowledge driven, education
remains the key tool that can enable students to acquire the necessary skills and competencies of the 21 st
century. Silva (2009) groups these skills into four categories that include: “...critical thinking, problem solving,
effective communication and collaboration, [and] creativity and digital literacy.” Therefore, the teaching
profession needs to be transformed in ways that will allow teachers to successfully meet their new role of
facilitating learner entry into a variety of contexts.

This colloquium will address the following questions:

   1. What are the main characteristics of the interdisciplinary nature of the 21 st century classroom that
       reflect the need to reshape teaching and learning?
   2. What are the needs of the learner in the 21st century classroom?
   3. What are the needs of the teacher in the 21st century classroom?
   4. How can teachers as facilitators equip learners with the needed skills for the 21st century?
   5. What are the challenges facing 21st century learners and teachers? And what are some
       recommendations to help them overcome these challenges?
Each speaker will give a 5-8 minute presentation and then time will be devoted to answering the questions
of the audience.

Discussant: Mrs. Rania Jabr
Moderator: Mrs. Dina Abul Magd
Speakers:

Dr. Adrienne Johnson

Mr. Gregg Sotiropoulos

Mr. Nick Bilbrough

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NILETESOL SPECIAL EVENT
                                         PANEL DISCUSSIONS
PANEL DISCUSSION (1)
“Connecting the Classroom to the Needs of the Real World”

January 22nd                   Meeting Room P019 (CC)                          1:00-1:45 pm

Teaching English today is all about engaging students in real-life settings in an attempt to promote their
language proficiency as well as their language skills. Learning a language is mostly about using it correctly,
fluently, and effectively. If you cannot use a language efficiently, then you cannot claim to have successfully
learned it. Accordingly, educators all over the world are keen on coming up with strategies and ways to help
students acquire the language easily and use it properly in our real, daily life. The only way to do so is to
ensure that what is being taught in the classroom actually serves the different future settings the students
are likely to get involved in: life experiences, career opportunities, and daily activities. Since bridging the gap
between language teaching and language use is not easy and since “allowing students to enter a language
arena that is usually considered native-speaker territory is not only challenging but also motivating for the
learners” (Illés & Akcan, 2017), the panelists are going to address the following questions:

       1. What aspects of the real world are of value to language users?
       2. Which skills are more relevant to the students’ needs?
       3. What strategies, activities, and tools could we use to link the classroom to the real world?
       4. What authentic material could we use in the classroom to achieve this link?
       5. Could there be a mismatch between such an approach and assessment?
       6. What are the challenges that educators could face when adopting such an approach?
       7. How could technology be of service to this approach?
       8. How would the material cater for the needs of learners?
       9. How does the teaching and learning methodology serve needs of learners?
       10. How can adult learning promote self-development?
Panelists:

Moderator: Dr. Mariam Osman
Ebtihal Elbadry

Iman Baza

Marwa Baza

Rania Yehia

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PANEL DISCUSSION (2)
January 23nrd                                  P019 (CC)                       12:00-12:45 pm

                Teacher Collaboration: Meeting Challenges and Inspiring Success

Many teachers have indicated that they would like to work in an environment in which they share ideas with
and learn from one another. Collaboration in an educational setting can be defined as “teams of teachers
who work interdependently to achieve common goals — goals linked to the purpose of learning for all — for
which members are held mutually accountable” (as cited in Perez, 2015). Collaboration is an essential means
to becoming an effective teacher and can form the foundation of ongoing professional development at any
institution since it requires little in the way of outside resources or expense. In addition, research also
suggests that increased collaborative efforts by teachers can benefit educational institutions as a whole and
contribute to improved student performance (Goddard, Goddard, & Tschannen Moran, 2007).

In spite of the cited benefits and willingness to collaborate on the part of many teachers, a number of
constraints may impede efforts to establish a culture of collaboration at any institution, including lack of
attention given to it by the administration, lack of time available to teachers to engage in collaborative efforts,
lack of infrastructure or established systems for systematically sharing ideas and materials, and lack of
awareness of its benefits.

In this session, panelists will explore what teacher collaboration means, share their own experiences in
developing a more collaborative work environment as well as challenges they have encountered in the
process, and discuss considerations for implementing a program of teacher collaboration.

Questions:

   1. What does teacher collaboration entail?

   2. What are some practical examples from your experience?

   3. How can a culture of teacher collaboration be established?

   4. What are some challenges and considerations in implementing collaboration efforts?

Moderator: Mai Magdy

Panelists:

Maged Habashi

Mariah Fairley

Susanne Rizzo

Yasmine Salah El Din

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NILETESOL LIGHTENING TALKS EVENT

January 23rd                     Meeting Room P022 (CC)              10:00-11:45 am

What is a Lightening Talk?

A lightening talk session is when short 20-minute presentations are given one after another by presenters
who illustrate their ideas or research. A brief Power Point accompanies each talk. Several presentations
happen sequentially in the same room with the audience hearing one presentation at a time. At the end of
the presentations, a brief period for questions is given. This type of session gives the audience a chance to
attend multiple presentations.

This event is moderated by Afaf Mishriki.

Presentations

 Manal El-Kalay              Action Research: Encouraging Effective Teaching Practice

 In any professional setting, it is essential for an individual to attend conferences, workshops, seminars etc.
 in order to ensure that both academic and practical qualifications do not become outdated or obsolete.
 This allows individuals to remain updated in their field and helps them to focus on becoming more
 competent and effective in their professional careers. In an educational setting, however, maintenance of
 quality teaching is spurred by continued reflection and the search for solutions to everyday problems or by
 looking for ways to improve instruction and increase student achievement. This is the function of action
 research; it helps educators become more effective at what they care most about — their teaching and the
 development of their students, as it assists the educator in refining or improving their actions or teaching
 practice. The presentation will take a brief look at action research and how it can influence a teacher’s
 decisions regarding his/her teaching methodology and how it can be implemented in any teaching
 situation.

 Natalie Trangmar            Learning to learn - metacognitive strategies for adult students

 Learner autonomy has been a popular concept in teaching since the late 1980s. Nevertheless, students
 are frequently not given enough training to allow them to reflect upon their own studies and apply
 metacognitive strategies to their language learning. This is despite the fact that self-directed learning
 results in increased learner engagement, greater academic achievement and reduced teacher planning
 time. This session will consider the strategies of the mythical 'good language learner', especially when it
 comes to planning for learning, thinking about learning (and how to make it effective), self-monitoring and
 self-evaluation. Currently these strategies, if applied at all, are considered only at the start and end of
 courses; a technique which itself encourages reliance on the teacher/course book structure. The session
 will look at:- the research into learner strategies and autonomous learning- how to encourage learners to
 assume more responsibility for their learning- practical exercises to allow learners to reflect upon their
 progress throughout a course- a variety of techniques to help students think about how to exploit material
 in the world outside the classroom . By the end of the session teachers will be able to help students develop

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effective metacognitive strategies for learning, and take on the role of coach by suggesting a range of
strategies and helping students choose which ones work for them.

Jamila Zghal                Apply innovative methodologies to reflect on students’ motivation
                            and learning

“The development of ELT, which has gradually increased in the past half century, is motivated by a number
of factors which make English currently the privileged choice for second language learners” (Maybin and
Swann, 2010, p. 169).In recent years, ELT has witnessed a noticeable development in worldwide
educational systems. English has become highly dynamic and changing due to globalization, changes in
social, cultural and economic contexts that have revolutionized the fields of teaching and learning.
Accordingly, English tends to progressively have the ‘lion’s share’ in the educational system. For this,
teachers have thought of revising the conventional ways, methods, curricula and resources and reflected
on more effective methodologies and digital instructional tools to enhance and motivate English language
learning. In this framework, a diversification of techniques has been implemented to cope up with progress,
facilitate learning, explore the students’ English language skills and answer their learning needs.
Importantly, making use of the advent of technology along with well-prepared course designs and good
class management are crucial clues of input that affect the output of student-centered motivation and
collaborative learning. These innovations in ELT would explore students’ key competencies so as to reach
excellence and visibility; more importantly, students are empowered to stand future challenges and
advance professionalism at labor market once graduated.

Hedy Said                   Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Young Learners
                            Learning

Children start their new school year raring to go, but as school days go by their willingness to participate
in the learning process starts to diminish. Teachers of all ages then start to wonder and worry about what
is it about their own classroom(s) that is causing young learners’ motivation to die out over time, and what
can they do to keep motivating all their students throughout the year(s). We might now need to approach
a thorny problem that we, teachers or educators, might not really know much about motivation, and if there
are different forms of motivation just like there are different styles of learning and teaching. Through this
session, attendees will first be introduced to two distinct types of motivation identified by educational
psychologists and cognitive scientists: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Second, attendees will understand
the core difference between these two types of motivation, and determine the pros and cons of each of
them. Last, they will also identify which type of motivation is best for enhancing the quality of learning in
their classrooms, and determine multiple ways to cultivate and foster set type of motivation. Motivation is
very important for enhancing performance in general. Knowing how to motivate your students will make
you a great influencer, as you will be directly contributing to and improving the quality of their learning, and
ultimately the quality of your teaching.

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NILETESOL 20 X 20 EVENT
January 22nd                           Waleed P071                 11:00-1:15 am

What is a 20X20 Event?

This is an event where speedy presentations are given by professionals in the field of education to encourage
innovative professional development ideas. Presenters will be given seven minutes to speak on a subject
accompanied by 20 auto-advancing slides. Each slide is displayed for 20 seconds.
This event will be moderated by Dr. Muhammed Khalil.
  Session: 1                             Practical Ideas to Promote Learner Autonomy in Language
  Mr. Zakaria Mahmoud                    Classes

 With the help of some digital tools, students can plan and monitor their own learning, practice language
 inside and outside classroom, locate and exploit materials and reflect on their own strengths and
 weaknesses. This talk aims to provide teachers with a range of practical ideas that can be used in the
 classroom to help students take an active role in their own learning.

 Session: 2                               Labor Market Needs and University Translation Programs in
 Dr. Montasser Mahmoud                    Saudi Arabia; Challenges and Realities

 It is a presentation depicting challenges and realities of Saudi Universities in regard to requirements set
 by labor market there.

 Session: 3
                                          Task-based Language Learning (An Experimental Lesson)
 Dr. Samah Sayed

 Task based language learning approach (TBL) has been constantly stimulating for me to experiment with
 in my classes. This presentation is an overview of this approach and provides a rationale for a lesson plan
 for intermediates, based on performing a writing task. E-tools like Type form will be implemented to gauge
 their effectiveness in optimizing learners' overall performance.

 Session: 4
                                           Young Learners and Mind Mapping
 Mrs Omnia Alrobaa

 When your child ‘learns’ to mind map, they will get the gift of making school work or any other type of
 information much more accessible. They will remember it much better because it uses the same kind of
 methods they use subconsciously. Learning becomes fun (as it was when they were really, really young).
 They will associate learning with fun, playing, joy, etc. This will help them a lot in their studies.

 Session: 5                                Cognitive Apprenticeship (CA) in TEFL: Investigating
 Dr. Hager al-Tonsi                        Teachers’ Attitudes

 The new educational system in Egypt aims to offer students a deep understanding of different themes.
 The use of themes instead of units achieves depth in students’ learning and paves the way for the CA
 application. Results of this research revealed that EFL teachers had positive attitudes towards CA.

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Nile TESOL Poster Session
January 22                       CP 01 Jameel                         11:00-11:45 a.m.
What is a poster session?

A poster session is your allotted time to share with your audience the summary of your conference-related

work as exemplified in your poster. The poster can combine text, images and graphs that show your work in

a logical, accessible and creative way. It should clearly explain the rationale for the choice of topic, the steps

involved in completing your research and the value of your work to the field. In a poster session, it is expected

that you give a short presentation of your work every 10 or 15 minutes, and attendees can ask questions and

share comments and feedback with you.

       Afaf Misriki &                                                 Senior Instructor, AUC
                                       Plagiarism: A More
                                       Tolerant Outlook
       Amani Demian                                                   Senior Instructor, AUC

                                                                      English Language Instructor,
                                       Critical Thinking and
       Muhammed Khalil                                                Cairo University
                                       Creative Writing
                                                                      Teacher Trainer, AUC

                                                                      Senior Lecturer.
                                       Use of alternative
                                                                      Applied Linguistics and ELT
       Tina Afroza Akhter              assessments in everyday
                                       classroom practices

                                       From Engaged Reading to
                                       Engaged Writing:
       Yasmine Salah ElDIn                                            Senior Instructor, AUC
                                       Strategies that Work

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NileTESOL
         SIGs Sessions at NileTESOL Conference 2019
                            Announcement:

This year, for the first time in the Nile TESOL conference, attendees will be

able to meet all the Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each SIG has prepared

a different session with an amazing variety of topics and presenters. Do not

miss the chance to attend the book raffle at the end of each session too!

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NILETESOL SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS EVENT
January 22nd                         Mansour Hall                         12:00-12:45 p.m.

Session 1: Professional Writing Special Interest Group (PWSIG)

Presenters:

 Ahmed Samir                   Tailor Your Writing to Match Your Needs!

 & Ahmed Shalaby

 In this interactive workshop, the presenters will orient the audience on how to adapt their writing to meet
 their purposes. This workshop will take you in a journey through a handful of writing techniques through
 which you will get to know the essence of each writing type, and their basic features.

 January 22nd                Mansour Hall                                   1:00-1:45p.m.

 Session 2: Teaching English to Young Learners Special Interest Group (TEYLSIG)

 Presenter:

 Ola Abu Al Ezz                Title: Performance Tasks as Alternative Assessment for young
                               EFL Learners

 In order to suit young learners’ reality best, assessment should concentrate on the development of
 language use, in performance assessments to “give the children opportunities to use the language for
 real purposes, and in real or realistic situations, and assess their attempts to do so successfully” as
 explains McKay (2006:99).

 By the end of this workshop, attendees will create and develop an opinion writing essay rubric to assess
 an opinion piece.

 January 22nd                    Meeting Room P022                           3:00-4:45 p.m.

 Session 3: Testing, Evaluation, and Assessment Special Interest Group (TEASIG)

 Presenters:

 Mona Mersal                   Title: Assessing Group Work

 & Mostafa Youssef

 Assessing group work is not a straightforward but a multidimensional process. In this workshop, teachers
 will be provided with guidelines and hands-on experience in assessing group work. The presenters will
 shed light on the importance of group work, designing assessments for group processes and the methods
 that can be utilized in assessing group work.

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January 23rd                Meeting Room P020                             10:00-10:45 a.m.

Session 4: Teacher Education Special Interest Group (TESIG)

Presenter:

Youssra El Deeb               Title: Going Interactive: What, Why and How

This workshop presents an explanation of "Interactive Teaching/Learning", its different types, and
importance in the 21st century classroom. It also provides an opportunity for educators to take part in a
variety of interactive practices and experience their benefits for both teachers and learners.

January 23rd                 Meeting Room P020                            11:00-11:45 a.m.

Session 5: Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LTSIG)

Presenter:

Waleed Mandour                Title: Effective Mobile Learning:
                                     What teachers and students should do

Mobile learning is a 21st century method that encompasses benefits such as promoting learner autonomy,
personalizing education, and offering a 24/7 learning experience. However, achieving an effective delivery
through adopting such a method requires both the educator and the learner to know how the process
ought to be carried out. This session aims at: 1. Having participants briefed about the ethics and standards
of mobile learning, 2.Introducing mobile-friendly learning management systems, and 3.Providing attendees
with a detailed list of useful apps to use.

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms          9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45    11:00 – 11:45         12:00 – 12:45         1:00 – 1:45           2:00 – 2:45           3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

Bassily
Auditorium                    Plenary

                                                                                                                 Plenary
                              Nick Bilbrough
                                                                                                                 Dr. Amani
Mansour Hall                                   ILB                   PWSIG                 TEYSIG                Badawy
               Opening
               Ceremony       The Play’s the                         Ahmed Samir           Ola Abu Al Ezz
                              Thing
                                               Eli Ghazel            & Ahmed Shalaby       Performance           Adult brain
                                                                                           Tasks as              readiness to learn:
                                                                                           Alternative           Implications for
                              Bassily Hall
                                                                                           Assessment for        learning/teaching
                                               Smart Learning in     Tailor Your Writing   Young Learners        practices
                                               Preparation for the   to Match Your
                                               5th Industrial        Needs                                       Bassily Hall
                                               Revolution

Mary Cross                                                                                 Pearson
                                                                     Nahdit Misr                                                       ILB
                                                                                           Rob Dean
                                                                     Peter Lucantoni                                                   Eli Ghazel
                                                                                           21st Century Skills
                                                                     Developing                                                        Motivating
                                                                                           in the Primary
                                                                     Vocabulary Through                                                Students to
                                                                                           Classroom?
                                                                     Story Telling                                                     Read
                                                                                           They’re Never
                                                                                           Too Young to
                                                                                           Start!

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms              9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45          12:00 – 12:45        1:00 – 1:45         2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

P071 Waleed Hall

                                                                  20x20 Events Presentations

P019                                                                     MM Publications      Panel
                                                                                              Discussion (1)
                                                                         Gregg
                                                                         Sotiropoulos

                                                                         Engage the           Connecting the
                                                                         Disengaged and
                                                                         Maximize your        Classroom to the
                                                                         Students’            Needs of the real
                                                                         Learning             World

P020                                              Macmillan              Potential!
                                                                         CDD  Program

                                                  Aala’ Abdelfadeel      Waleed Ali

                                                  Did Curiosity really   Professional
                                                  kill the cat? A        Development
                                                  deeper view on         Opportunities at
                                                  inquiry-based          SCE
                                                  learning

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms                 9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45        1:00 – 1:45         2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45    4:00 – 4:45

P022                                                 MM Publications      Dr. Eglal El         AMIDEAST
                                                                          Gammal                                                 TEA SIG
                                                     Dr. Eglal El Gamal                        Mariam Rayan
                                                                          NileTESOL-                                             Assessing Group Work
                                                     From                 Professional         Professional
                                                     Brainstorming to     Development          Development
                                                     Publishing-          Committee            Skills for Novice
                                                     Pioneer B1 +         Structure and        and Experienced                   Mona Mersal & Mostafa Youssef
                                                                          Objectives           EFL Teachers

Moataz El Alfi Hall                                  RELO                                      BC                                BC             BC Tamir Ismail
                                                                                                                                                & Mostafa
                                                     Micah Risher                              Tamir Ismail                      Simon          Youssef
                                                                                                                                 Dawson
                                                     Learn and Give                            Language                                         A Bridge to ILACE
                                                     Back with RELO                            Assessment:                       Assessing      2019-Exploring
                                                     Office                                    Getting Teachers                  Listening      Egypt’s International
                                                                                               to Understand the                                Language
                                                                                                                                                Assessment
                                                                                               Basics
                                                                                                                                                Conference
Mohamed      Shafik                                                                                                              BC
Gabr
                                                                                                                                 Tom
                                                                                                                                 Rickman

                                                                                                                                 CELTA
                                                                                                                                 Information
                                                                                                                                 Session

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms             9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45          12:00 – 12:45             1:00 – 1:45          2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45    4:00 – 4:45

CP 01 ( Jameel)                                                         Amani Demian          &   Noha Khafagi                       Basma Nabil
                                                                        Afaf Meshriki
                                                                                                                                     & Noha Ahmed

                                                 Poster Session                                   Self-expression in
                                                                        On the Nature,            the Classroom:
                                                                        Teaching, and             Apply and Reflect                  Applying     Effective Feedback
                                                                        Assessment of                                                Techniques in Young Learners
                                                                        Reading                                                      Writing Classes.

CP 02 ( Jameel)                                  Heba Sallam            Eman El Masry             Elizabeth                          Nesma Hassan       Ahmed Salim
                                                                                                  Arrigoni                                              & Mohammed
                                                 & Eman Ahmed                                                                        Informal Online    Mehanny
                                                                                                  On Your Own:                       Feedback: A Safe
                                                                        TCALCO _Tell              Becoming a                         Space for          Enriching
                                                                        Critical Authentic        "Highly                            Reflection and     cultural
                                                 Gaining Instruction                              Experienced"                                          aspects
                                                                        Lexical Content                                              Improvement
                                                 Time with                                        Teacher without                                       awareness
                                                                        Online_ An
                                                 Innovative                                       Formal                                                inside EFL
                                                                        Integrated Method
                                                 Classroom                                        Professional                                          classrooms.
                                                 Management                                       Development
                                                 Techniques

CP 05 ( Jameel)                                  Mona Said              Yasmine Abdelhamid                                                              Ahmed
                                                                                                                                                        Abdelhalim
                                                                        Photocopying-Free classes for Saving                                            Farouk
                                                                        trees and Better Learners' Engagement.
                                                 The Effect of
                                                 Intrinsic Motivation
                                                 on ESL Students                                                                                        Critical CT
                                                 qualitative learning                                                                                   thinking

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms           9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45         12:00 – 12:45         1:00 – 1:45         2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45      4:00 – 4:45

CP07 (Jameel)                                  Mai Magdy &                                                                   Mohamed Taha         Radwa Abdul-
                                                                                                                                                  Azeem
                                               Mariam Rayan                                                                  Applying
                                                                                                                             Reflecting on, and   The challenge
                                               Creating an                                                                   Adapting Role-       of self-tailored
                                               Inclusive                                                                     Play Activities as
                                                                                                                                                  ERP
                                               Environment for                                                               Task-Based
                                                                                                                             Activities           assessment
                                               Visually                                                                                           system
                                               Challenged
                                               Learners

CP08 (Jameel)                                  Dalia Zakaria         Meriam Morkos         Susan Esnawy                      Rana Moustafa        Mohammad
                                                                                                                             Abou Zeid            Khalaf
                                               Empowering            Teacher training in   Facilitating
                                               students' role : An   Egypt-information     EAP/ESL writing                   Applying             Promoting EFL
                                               application of        session               with Technology                   Montessori           Reading
                                               Emdin's Reality                                                               Method to            Comprehensio
                                               Pedagogy                                                                      Teaching Phonics     n and
                                                                                                                             to Preschoolers      Vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                  Acquisition:
CP13 (Jameel)                                  Sophie Farag          Rasha Moselhi         Mariah Fairley                    Natalie              Quora Digests’
                                                                                                                                                  Rasha     Abdel
                                                                                                                             Trangmar             Haliem
                                                                                                                                                  Efficacy
Nora Moen                                      Introducing           Fruitful Tips for     Re-visioning Peer
                                               gamification to       More Prosperous       Review: An Asset-                 Not just a chat -    Critical
                                               increase student      Teachers and          based Approach                    Managing group       Thinking Skills,
                                               motivation and        Learners                                                discussions in the   Techniques
                                               engagement                                                                    classroom            and Best
                                                                                                                                                  Practices

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms         9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45         1:00 – 1:45        2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45      4:00 – 4:45

CP 18 (SSE)                                  Nora Moen            Nora Moen             Hebatallah                       Hesham Mohammed
                                                                                        Ahmed
                                             The Story of         Students' Viewpoint                                    Integrating Technology in ELT (Web
                                             Quality in ESL       on Quality of ESL     I am a teacher,                  Tools for Blended Learning
                                             Teaching and         Short-term            what's next?
                                             Learning from the    Certificate Program
                                             Beginning to the
                                             End.
CP 19 (SSE)                                  Eman Fathallah                             Manar Tayel                      Kimberly Chilmonik &

                                             Autism in EFL                              Have You thought                 Mariam Rayan
                                             classroom:                                 about Becoming a
                                             Manageable                                 Teacher                          Professional Development Activities
                                             Challenge                                  Educator?                        to Empower Educators

CP 20 (SSE)                                  Samah Mahmoud &                                                             Ahmed El Beghal

                                             Muhammad Abdo                                                               Engaging activities for mixed-
                                                                                                                         ability classes
                                             Reading in and out of Classrooms; Only
                                             Reading Circles Can Do That!

CP 31 (SSE)                                  Nermine Kassem      Hala Tadros                                             Nesreen El Nesr

                                             Fostering Global    The power of the                                        Project-Based Learning the Initial
                                             Citizens through    "Positive Attitude"                                     Step to Creative Autonomous
                                             Intercultural       while teaching                                          Learners
                                             Dialogue in the
                                             EFL Classroom

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms         9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45       12:00 – 12:45          1:00 – 1:45     2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45     4:00 – 4:45

CP 32 (SSE)                                  Tamer El Nashar     Simon Dawson                                         Eman El
                                                                                                                      Difrawy
                                             What Constituents   Assessing Listening
                                             Can Best Evaluate                                                        Quality
                                             the Education’s                                                          Teaching;
                                             Quality?                                                                 Reflection as
                                                                                                                      the Heart of
                                                                                                                      Practice

CP 33 (SSE)                                                      Hongying Douglas       Hongying                      Ahmed           Manar Zaki
                                                                                        Douglas                       Shalaby
                                                                 In My Students’
                                                                 Shoes                  Bridge to                     Quality         Greenhouse and
                                                                                        Academic                      teaching: are   Green Home:
                                                                                                                                      teaching
                                                                                        Success                       you a quality   environmental
                                                                                                                      teacher?        ethics in L2
                                                                                                                                      classrooms

CP 34 (SSE)                                  Hala Said                                  Shereen                       Nadia Fadel
                                                                                        Noureldeen
                                             & Heba Said
                                                                                        Lesson Study:
                                             Using Visuals to                           Assessing                     The Me I Want to Be: Teachers
                                             Promote Critical                           Learning,                     Reflections towards Quality
                                             Thinking in the                            Empowering
                                             Classroom                                  Students

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms           9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45         1:00 – 1:45            2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45    4:00 – 4:45

CP 35 (SSE)                                    Nagwa Dawoud         Kozo Yanagawa         Rasha Abdel                          Marwa          Hager Al-Tonsi
                                                                                          Haliem                               Wahid
                                               Exploring Quality    Interplay between                                          Ahmed          Effectiveness of
                                               Teaching and         Soft CLIL and EFL     Integrating Critical                                Dynamic
                                               Learning through     Learners’ Affective   Thinking in ESL                      Disciplinary   Assessment in
                                               Raising              Variables             Classroom: A                         Literacy in    Developing
                                               Classrooms                                 Case Study                           Action         Reading
                                               Cultural                                                                                       Comprehension
                                               Awareness                                                                                      and Motivation

CP 36 (SSE)                                    Samah A Maghawry                                                                Ramy S         Mohsen El Shimy
                                                                                                                               Shabara
                                               & Mohamed El Awady                                                                             Teachers Do Make
                                                                                                                               Vocabulary     the Difference:
                                               & Basma El Sayed Abdel Fattah                                                   Assessment:    Between Myth and
                                                                                                                               What, Why      Reality!
                                               Infographics in Education                                                       and How?

C123 ( Hatem)                                  Amira Salama         Yomna Mohamed                                              Aliaa Hamad    Amira Ali

                                               Exploring Your       & Yumna Abdullah                                           & Hossam       New Literacies of
                                               Path to Teacher                                                                 Attiah         Online
                                               Leadership:          Teachers! Are we                                                          Comprehension:
                                               Practices and        long-life learners?                                        Game of        Opportunities,
                                               Opportunities                                                                   Boards:        Challenges, and
                                                                                                                               Bringing on    Implications
                                                                                                                               the Games in
                                                                                                                               Class

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DAY 1_TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

Rooms            9:00 – 10:00   10:00 – 10:45   11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45        1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45     4:00 – 4:45

C 125 ( Hatem)                                  Mostafa Youssef      Mostafa Youssef                                  Abdullah Al     Mahmoud Selim
                                                Mahmoud              Mahmoud                                          Masum
                                                                                                                      &Saiful Islam   Keep Your
                                                                                                                      Chowdhury       Students Engaged
                                                                                                                                      by Using Most
                                                The Anatomy of       The Anatomy of                                   Teaching in     Creative Songs
                                                Assessment (Part     Assessment (Part                                 Madrasah        Activities
                                                I): Composition,     II): The Power of                                Education in
                                                Cycle and Criteria   Feedback                                         Bangladesh:
                                                                                                                      Changes &
                                                                                                                      Challenges

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms        9:00 – 9:45            10:00 – 10:45       11:00 – 11:45          12:00 – 12:45            1:00 – 1:45    2:00 – 2:45           3:00 – 3:45    4:00 – 4:45

Bassily
Auditorium
                                                                                                                       Plenary

Mary Cross                          ILB                 BC                     Pearson
             Plenary                                                                                                                         Colloquium
                                    Alex Warren         Nick Bilbrough         Rob Dean
                                                                                                                       Dr. Adrienne          Bassily Hall
                                                                                                                       Johnson
             Gregg                                                                                      NileTESOL
             Sotiropoulos           Developing 21st     Living Up Listening!   Putting the Sparkle in   General
                                    Century                                    the Kindergarten         Assembly
             Pave the Way with      Professional with                          Classroom
             Soft Skills: Why and   TED                                                                 Bassily Hall
             How                                                                                                       Growth Zone:
                                                                                                                       Exploring the
             Bassily Hall                                                                                              Benefits of Leaving
                                                                                                                       Your (Comfort
P019                                Macmillan                                  Panel Discussion (2)                    Zone)

                                    Ola Refaat                                 Teachers’
                                                                               Collaboration:
                                    Is Change a                                                                        Bassily Hall
                                                                               Inspiration and
                                    Decision or a                              Innovation
                                    Process?

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms                 9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45        11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45          1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

P020                                TESIG workshop       LTSIG Workshop

                                    Yousra El Deeb       Waleed Mandour

                                    Going Interactive:   Effective Mobile
                                    What, Why and        Learning: What
                                    How                  teachers and
                                                         students should do

P022

                                                Lightening Talks

Moataz Al Alfi Hall                                      RELO                 RELO

                                                         Dr. Adrienne         Micah Risher &
                                                         Johnson              Hanaa Soudan

                                                         Creating an          Resources that Work!
                                                         Interactive          Free Tools from
                                                         Classroom for        RELO office
                                                         Young Language
                                                         Learners

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms               9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45        11:00 – 11:45         12:00 – 12:45         1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

Mohamed    Shafik                 IDP                  IDP                   IDP
Gabr
                                  Anna Hasper          Anna Hasper           Anna Hasper

                                  Vocabulary           Vocabulary Matters:   Introducing
                                  Matters: Achieving   Achieving Higher      Computer-Delivered
                                  Higher IELTS         IELTS Scores          IELTS
                                  Scores Through       Through Focusing
                                  Focusing on          on Vocabulary
                                  Vocabulary

CP 01 ( Jameel)                   Fatma                Diana Tanous          Marwa Abdellateef

                                  Abdelrahman          What you need to      Reading Power:
                                                       know about            Towards Higher
                                  Using Padlet to      assessment?           Quality of Teaching
                                  enhance students'    “Methodology &        Reading Skills
                                  reading and          technology”
                                  writing skills

CP02 (Jameel)                     Mariam Rayan &       Ranya El Khayat

                                  Hazem Hussein &

                                  Samia Atteya

                                  Best Practices and   Student Development Theory in the EFL
                                  Lessons Learnt:      University Curriculum
                                  Teaching English
                                  to African
                                  Refugees

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms           9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45         11:00 – 11:45        12:00 – 12:45           1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

CP05 (Jameel)                 Laila Kamal           Laila Kamal &        Amira Salama

                              Improve Reading       Dina Gomaa           Exploring Quality
                              Skills                                     Writing Instruction
                                                    Motivate or          through Using
                                                    Abdicate!            Corpora

CP07 (Jameel)                 Samir Omara           Dina Abul Magd       Kamila Helmy

                                                                         & Hala El Shawarby

                              Teaching as           Integrating          Non-Verbal
                              Reflective Practice   Marzano's teaching   Communication in
                                                    strategies with      Oral Presentations
                                                    technology

CP08 (Jameel)                 Rania Zaki            Yasmine Salah El     Marwa El-Garawany
                              Ahmed                 Din                  Non-Verbal
                                                                         Communication
                                                                         Using Mentoringin
                              Sway your Class       Teaching listening   Oral Presentations
                                                                         Strategies to Develop
                              with Sway: Tech Is    summary in an EFL    EFL Student-
                              the Trick             context: Successes   teachers' Teaching
                                                    and Challenges       Performance

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms            9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45          11:00 – 11:45         12:00 – 12:45          1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

CP13 (Jameel)                  Rania Jabr              Maha Hassan

                               Formative               CEFR Vs. Assessment: How can new
                               Assessment Tools        revisions help?
                               for “out of the box”
                               tasks

C 101 (Jameel)                 Rasha Anwar            Rasha Anwar           Sherine Omar &
                                                                            Entesar Sarhan
                               Deliver Quality        Bridge the Gap:
                               Teaching: Tap into     Sound Like a Native   Gamified movable
                               your Students’         Speaker               class
                               Intelligence

C102 (Jameel)                  Maha Awad              Mohamed Al Mohamady

                               Teaching and           Digital Tools for More Language Production
                               learning quality       in EFL Classrooms
                               versus purpose
                               and transformation
C104 ( Jameel)                                        Radwa Raslan          Noha El-Sherif

                                                      Together we write,    Ways of Reviewing
                                                      together we           Vocabulary
                                                      collaborate - a
                                                      successful story

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms             9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45        11:00 – 11:45       12:00 – 12:45            1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

C 108 ( Jameel)

C 109 ( Jameel)                 Ragia Youssef                            Ragia M Youssef

                                                                         EFL Teachers'
                                                                         Response to the
                                See my Thinking...?! Develop learners’   Ecological
                                Critical Thinking Skills via TBL         Expectations of the
                                                                         Teaching Context at a
                                                                         Saudi University
C 114 ( Jameel)                 Nour Negm                                Rania Zaki Ahmed

                                & Samah Samir

                                Learning Oriented Assessment in          Read Out of the Box:
                                Principle and Practice                   Scaffold Reading Skill
                                                                         for Life

CP18 (SSE)                      Fathy Kamal          Amira Ali& Rasha    Sondos An-Nagar&
                                                     Osman
                                                                         Mai Aish
                                Easy Steps To        Professional
                                Make Offline         Development for     Exciting, Stress- Free
                                Exercises and E-                         Learning
                                                     Teacher Trainers:
                                Tests
                                                     Reflection and
                                                     Evaluation

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DAY 2_WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2019

Rooms         9:00 – 9:45   10:00 – 10:45         11:00 – 11:45          12:00 – 12:45            1:00 – 1:45   2:00 – 2:45   3:00 – 3:45   4:00 – 4:45

CP19 (SSE)                  Farida Kamel          Heba Bakry             Linda Ghattas

                            & Nada Nabil

                            Exploring listening   Using everyday         Let's make our praise
                            strategies for        technology to create   productive and
                            young learners        group projects         criticism constructive
                            YLs
CP20 (SSE)                  Abeer Raafat          Marwa W Ismail         Nevien Gindya &
                                                                         Ebtehal Gaber

                            Teaching English      Quality: Yesterday’s
                            Communicatively:      Record and 2020’s      Edutainment is just a
                            Skills and Systems    Prerequisite           trend!

CP 31 (SSE)                 Hesham                Nassier Al-Zubaidi     Shoghig
                            Mohammed                                     Keoshkerian

                            Teaching                                     Building a Fully-
                            Approaches, PPP,      Gender and             Fledged Global Team
                            TBL, ESA, PBL in      Reprimands in an       for Teaching and
                            Different Learning    Iraqi EFL Context      Learning Excellence
                            Environments
CP 32 (SSE)                                                              Pooja Sancheti

                                                                         Benchmarking with
                                                                         English Language
                                                                         Assessment: starting
                                                                         with specifications

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

9:00 – 10:00                                   Bassily Hall

Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Dr. Ehab Abdel Rahman                           AUC Provost

Dr. Ghada Elshimi                              Interim Dean of Academy of Liberal Arts, AUC

Mrs. Omaima Ayoub                              NileTESOL President

Mrs. Amani Demian                              NileTESOL Conference Co-chair

Mrs. Sanaa Makhlouf                            NileTESOL Conference Co-chair

1                            10:00            45 Minutes       Plenary           Bassily Hall

The Play’s the Thing

Nick Bilbrough                                        Teacher of drama and story-telling in second
                                                      language learning

Scripted plays have been used to teach English to second language learners since before the time of
Shakespeare. In this plenary, I will reflect on my experiences of language learning through drama from the
perspective of both the learner and the teacher. l will also explore how simple plays are being used with
children in refugee camps in Gaza as a tool for empowerment, and as a way to bring their English to life.

From this talk, I will propose a rationale for the performance and creation of plays as a core component
within a modern lexical (Lewis 1993) or play-based (Cook 2000) syllabus.

2                            11:00            45 Minutes       ILB Publisher     Mansour Hall
                                                               Workshop

Smart Learning in Preparation for the 5th Industrial Revolution

                                                      Director of Center for English Language (CEL),
                                                      Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Eli
Eli Ghazel                                            Ghazel has been involved in education and the
                                                      development of the learning design concept for
                                                      nearly 30 years

Reading and writing have got to be the most important human achievements in recorded history. This talk
will present meaningful tasks that help learners develop ways for comprehending and enjoying reading and
writing in ways that make sense to them, yet challenging enough for them to enjoy and fulfill their own
personal needs.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

3                            11:00            60 Minutes       Event             Waleed Hall P071

                                              20x20 Event

What is a 20x20 event?

A 20 X 20 presentation is a quick "sales pitch" of a creative idea using 20 carefully chosen, auto-advancing
slides to accompany the creative idea the presenter is sharing with the audience. The presentation lasts
for seven minutes, followed by three minutes for questions. The total time for each presenter is 10 minutes.

                                        Task-based Language          Lecturer.
                                        Learning (An
Dr. Samah T Sayed                       Experimental Lesson)         English language and literature

                                        Cognitive
                                        Apprenticeship (CA) in
Hager al-Tonsi                          TEFL: Investigating          Lecturer of TEFL
                                        Teachers’ Attitudes

                                        Practical Ideas to
                                        Promote Learner              EFL : Key skills instructor
Zakaria Mahmoud                         Autonomy in Language
                                        Classes

                                        Labor Market Needs and
                                        University Translation
Montasser Mahmoud                       Programs in Saudi            TEFL
                                        Arabia; Challenges and
                                                                     An Assistant Professor
                                        Realities

                                        Young learners and           CEO
Omnia Alrobaa                           mind mapping

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

4                11:00          45 Minutes              Macmillan Publisher workshop        P020

Did Curiosity Really Kill the Cat? A Deeper View on inquiry-Based Learning

Aala’ Abdelfadeel                                       Senior Education Consultant, Macmillan Education
                                                        Egypt.

                                                        BA in English literature from the Faculty of Al-Alsun

Being able to communicate across different cultures and perspectives in today’s complex world is, in
essence, the purpose of an English language classroom. With the growing tendency for the Communicative
Language Teaching (CLT) approach and Task-Based Instructions (TBI) as teaching methods, placing
students’ questions, ideas and observations at the heart of the learning experience is of an equal importance.
In most of our ESL classroom settings, students are merely receivers of information. For various reasons,
they do not get to develop their innate curious nature to boost their natural language acquisition process.
However, instead of being passive learners, inquiry-based language learning allows students to be actively
engaged in a cognitive and meaningful learning experience that prepares them for life beyond the classroom.
In this presentation, I will discuss the nuts and bolts of inquiry-based language learning and how to implement
it in our classrooms. I will also discuss the roles of both the educator and the learner.

5                11:00           45 Minutes                MM Publisher Workshop            P022

From Brainstorming to Publishing– Pioneer B1+

Eglal El Gamal                                             TESOL Diploma from LTTC – London Teacher
                                                           Training College

                                                           Master Degree - Curriculum Designing and
                                                           Teaching Methods.

                                                           PHD in Education Management and Leadership –
                                                           USA

                                                           Teacher trainer – MM publication

Teaching how to write effectively is one of the most important life-long skills educators impart to their
students. This workshop provides teachers with different strategies used in Pioneer series they can easily
use in their classrooms to help their students through the writing process towards teaching a perfect writing
lesson.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

6                11:00               45 Minutes           RELO Presentation       Moataz Al Alfi Hall

Learn And Give Back with RELO Office

Micah Risher                                            English Language Officer RELO

A group of RELO Alumni will talk briefly about the programs they took part in, in and out of Egypt, and answer
participant questions. The audience will learn about the programs, application procedures, and how they
might be able to benefit from a RELO program. A list of programs will be provided by the moderator.

7               11:00            90 minutes       IDP Publisher Workshop        Mohamed Shafik Gabr Hall

Vocabulary Matters: Achieving Higher IELTS Scores Through Focusing on Vocabulary

Anna Hasper (Moved to January 23rd                     Anna Hasper is an experienced teacher and trainer
                                                       with extensive experience across the MENA region.
10:00 to 11:45, same room)                             Her main interests are teacher development,
                                                       educational psychology and effective practice. She
                                                       regularly presents and writes for ETP and MET.

This interactive workshop will highlight the importance of an explicit focus on vocabulary teaching in IELTS
courses in order to enhance students’ test performance. Research underpinning why lexically oriented
teaching is key will be discussed and various practical activities to develop students’ breadth and depth of
vocabulary will be experienced.

8                            11:00             45 Minutes        Presentation     CP01 (Jameel)

                                              Poster Session

Tina Afroza Akhter                       Use of alternative           Senior Lecturer.
                                         assessments in everyday
                                         classroom practices          Applied Linguistics and ELT

Afaf Meshriki & Amani Demian             Plagiarism: A More           Senior Instructors at English
                                         Tolerant Outlook             Language Instruction Department,
                                                                      AUC

Yasmine Salah El Din                     From Engaged Reading         Senior Instructor at English Language
                                         to engaged Writing:          Instruction Department, AUC
                                         Strategies that work

Muhammed Khalil                          Critical Thinking and        English Language Instructor, Cairo
                                         Creative Writing             University

                                                                      Teacher Trainer, AUC

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

9                            11:00            90 Minutes        Workshop         CP02(Jameel)

Gaining Instruction Time with Innovative Classroom Management Techniques

Heba Sallam &                                          English Language Instructor

Eman Ahmed                                             English Language Teacher, Al Azhar English
                                                       Language Resource Center

Workshop attendees will be introduced to classroom management techniques to manage your students in
your classroom to maximize their learning time. These procedures aim to increase students’ participation in
activities, increase students’ autonomy towards their classrooms and decrease the teachers’ effort to
concentrate more on their teaching time. Attendees will practice using those techniques and manage to gain
20 minutes extra teaching time in their classroom to expand the learning time of their students if they follow
the strategies applied in the workshop.

10                           11:00             45 Minutes       Presentation      CP 05(Jameel)

The Effect of Intrinsic Motivation on ESL Students Qualitative Learning
Mona Said                                              Assistant Lecturer

Students learn effectively when they are motivated, and when they are socially and psychologically connected
to what is being taught to them. Teachers are the main stimulator of interest in the classroom. The presenter
will implement various techniques that enable teachers to arouse the level of interest and motivate their
students.

11                           11:00             45 Minutes       Presentation      CP 07(Jameel)

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Visually Challenged Learners

Mai Magdy &                                            English Language Instructor & Teacher Trainer, AUC

Mariam Rayan
                                                       EL Associate Manager at AMIDEAST Egypt

The presentation will showcase a distinctive experience of providing blind and visually challenged learners
with an inclusive learning context in order to prepare them for taking TOEFL – iBT exam. The talk will tackle
the four stages the program has gone through. The presenters will demonstrate how they have tailored the
material to meet the learners’ needs and have tweaked the context in order to create an inclusive learning
experience where learners’ have overcome their fears, insecurities, and sense of resistance. Finally,
attendees will be invited to reflect on the experience and share their own suggestions.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

12                            11:00            45 Minutes        Presentation      CP 08(Jameel)

Empowering Students' Role : An Application of Edmin's Reality Pedagogy

Dalia Zakaria                                           English Language Teacher

To bridge the gap between the teachers' expectations and students' performance in conversation classes,
consolidating students’ role as the architect of the classroom is vital. An approach is introduced to alleviate
frustration due to little engagement. This approach is inspired by previous teaching experience and
Edmin’s" Reality Pedagogy".

13                            11:00            45 Minutes        Presentation      C13(Jameel)

Introducing Gamification to Increase Student Motivation and Engagement

Sophie Farag                                            English Language Instructor, AUC

This presentation describes the introduction of gamification techniques in a university intensive English class
to encourage students to improve their study skills, increase collaboration, and strengthen commitment to
completing course requirements in a timely manner. The “game rules” will be presented and the results of
an attitude survey administered at the end of the course will be discussed.

14                            11:00            45 Minutes        Presentation      CP18 (SSE)

The Story of Quality in ESL Teaching and Learning from the Beginning to the End

Nora Moen                                                ESL Instructor

Do you know when, why and how Quality Management came to be used in ESL teaching and learning? This
45-minute presentation will help you know the story of quality from the beginning to the end. The
presentation focuses on Quality Management in ESL classes and its history, legitimacy, scope, applications,
standards, guarantees and objections.

15                            11:00            45 Minutes        Presentation      CP19 (SSE)

Autism in EFL classroom: Manageable Challenge

Eman Fathallah                                          English Instructor

This presentation is highlighting what autism is, its signs, and the challenges that autistic students of KG2
face in the classrooms. Teachers will gain knowledge about autism, will learn how to present a speaking
lesson to autistic students of KG2, and how to assess them.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2019

16                            11:00             90 Minutes        Workshop          CP20 (SSE)

Reading In and Out of Classrooms; Only Reading Circles Can Do That!

Samah Mahmoud &                                         Teacher Trainer and Curriculum Developer

Muhammad Abdo                                           English Language Instructor, Al-Azhar University
Reading in L2 is not only a means of learning the language and acquiring some skills, but also a path for the
students’ personal development. Unfortunately, the reading experience in any educational institution does
not encourage independent reading as the materials for reading are preset and usually are from the classics.
The Reading Circles create an authentic and interesting reading experience for students as everything is up
to them in these circles with a minimal interference from the teacher. Reading Circles are one of the best
ways to produce avid readers who will read for their own pleasure outside any educational institution.

17                            11:00             45 Minutes        Presentation      CP 31 (SSE)

Fostering Global Citizens through Intercultural Dialogue in the EFL Classroom

Nermine Kassem                                          English Language Instructor

In this session, participants will be introduced to the meaning of Global Citizenship and intercultural dialogue
and ways of helping young learners examine and analyze values and attitudes towards global issues.
Samples of class work and areas of adaptation will be shared to explore opportunities of application in
different contexts.

18                            12:00            45 Minutes        Presentation       CP 32(SSE)

What Constituents Can Best Evaluate the Education’s Quality?

Tamer A. El Nashar                                      Part - Time Faculty

Education is facing various challenges nowadays which make it difficult to set norms for its systems. This
proposal aims to form a potential quantitative model to be used in evaluating the quality of education by
identifying the significant variables (constituents) necessary to do so.

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