Exploring the Cultural Iceberg

ELT in the Era of Globalization

APRIL 16-17, 2020



The YSU Department of English for Cross-Cultural Communication (Faculty of European Languages and Communication) in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Armenia is pleased to announce its 6th annual conference on English Language Teaching.

The conference will offer a wide variety of teacher-training workshops, poster presentations, and short teaching tips, as well as opportunities to network and engage with other teachers, faculty, and graduate students.

Our goal is to share ideas and methods with other English teachers from Armenia and worldwide. We aim at helping each other as instructors and transforming classroom challenges into opportunities, allowing learners to advance and grow.

Armenian participants from remote regions will be considered for funding.

To register, please complete the following online form:


To present at the conference, please read the information below and then submit a proposal.


We welcome proposals on

  • Developing Intercultural Communication Skills
  • Language and Cultural Identity in the EFL Classroom
  • Using Technology in the Language Classroom
  • Curriculum Writing and Materials Development
  • Content-Based Language Teaching
  • Reading, Writing and Literacy
  • Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation
  • Increasing Student Motivation
  • Language Assessment


Workshop (40 minutes)

Workshops will introduce practical, ready-to-use classroom ideas and teaching techniques. Presenters should combine lecture with an interactive component, like discussions, activities, or other group tasks. Workshop facilitators should submit an abstract of 100-200 words describing the goal and content of the workshop and justifying the need for the workshop.

Ten-Minute Teaching Tips (10 minutes)

During these short presentations, presenters will introduce and demonstrate one activity or approach that participants can immediately apply to their own classrooms. Presenters should submit a short 50-100 word description of the teaching tip.

Poster Presentation

Presenters will create a poster featuring a teaching concept or activity. They will share these concepts with individuals or small groups of visitors during the poster session. Presenters should submit a short 50-100 word description of the content of the poster presentation.

To submit a proposal or register, please complete the following online form:


Proposal deadline: March 10, 2020

Registration for participants ends on April 1. REGISTER EARLY! Space is limited.

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