Official Notice: 1st Pak TESOL International Conference 2020 PostponedKeeping in mind the global concerns raised by the recent outbreak of novel COVID-19, the organizers of the 1st Pakistan TESOL International Conference 2020 have decided to postpone the event. The Pak ELT Forum, RELO Pakistan as well as the host, AIOU have been closely monitoring the situation during the last few days and now due to the current health and quarantine risks of COVID-19, we have reached the decision of postponing the conference for the health and safety of our worthy members and participants. Pak ELT Forum understands the great efforts put by its members, speakers and participants to arrange their commitments, however, our primary concern remains the well-being of them and we believe this to be the most appropriate precautionary decision. We send our best wishes for the health and prosperity of our members, speakers and participants in all regions while we pass through this global challenge and we will soon announce the new dates of the conference as soon as we are able to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at: paktesol2020@gmail.com and the organizers: kamal.khan@aiou.edu.pk and rashida.imran@aiou.edu.pk
Official Notice: 1st Pak TESOL International Conference 2020 PostponedKeeping in mind the global concerns raised by the recent outbreak of novel COVID-19, the organizers of the 1st Pakistan TESOL International Conference 2020 have decided to postpone the event. The Pak ELT Forum, RELO Pakistan as well as the host, AIOU have been closely monitoring the situation during the last few days and now due to the current health and quarantine risks of COVID-19, we have reached the decision of postponing the conference for the health and safety of our worthy members and participants. Pak ELT Forum understands the great efforts put by its members, speakers and participants to arrange their commitments, however, our primary concern remains the well-being of them and we believe this to be the most appropriate precautionary decision. We send our best wishes for the health and prosperity of our members, speakers and participants in all regions while we pass through this global challenge and we will soon announce the new dates of the conference as soon as we are able to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the secretariat at: paktesol2020@gmail.com and the organizers: kamal.khan@aiou.edu.pk and rashida.imran@aiou.edu.pk
The 1st PakTESOL International Conference on EMERGING TRENDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN PAKISTAN: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES will be held from March 12 to  March 14, 2020 at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad, Pakistan.
 

The conference is organized jointly by the Pakistan English Language Teaching (ELT) Forum, also known as PakTESOL, and the Department of English, AIOU in collaboration with the Regional English Language Office (RELO) at the United States embassy in Islamabad. The conference aims to provide a platform for national and international scholars, language policy makers, professionals, researchers, academic scientists, linguists and educationists to impart and share their experiences in quality English language teaching and learning. Through this forum, the participants are expected to disseminate the recent innovations, trends and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the prospects available for achieving best practices.

The rapid growth of communication technologies and globalization has provided many opportunities to English language teachers and learners. It has paved ways for multiple openings as well as created certain challenges. The ELT practitioners face the challenge of sustaining the established practices while integrating new methods and technologies in their classrooms. The conference will provide an opportunity to address the issues related to mixed-ability learners, ESP, syllabus design, assessment, teachers training and technology in the classroom. The conference will also provide a forum to ELT professionals to share and discuss their research findings and experiences and generate a debate on practical and theoretical issues related to ELT in multiple contexts of Pakistan. Thus, researchers, trainers, and ELT experts will focus on the challenges and opportunities in ELT in Pakistan, Asia and other related countries. It will be a unique breakthrough for the participants to continue with their professional development while networking and cooperating with the ELT community.