ICLELT Schedule
Mercure Abu Dhabi Center Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Friday, November 18, 2016


Meeting Center

Room 2

Room 1

Room 3

7:30 – 3:00


8:30 – 8:45

Opening and Welcome Address (Ballroom) 
Aymen Elsheikh
Conference Chair

8:50 – 9:30

ELT Plenary (Ballroom )
Creativity in Learner Language and Its Implications for Language Teaching
Rod Ellis
University of Auckland

9:30 – 9:50

COFFEE BREAK (Swimming Pool Terrace, 5th Floor)

10:00 – 10:30

Inclusion in College Writing Programs: A Critical Review
Shorouk Hanafy
Zayed University, UAE

Does The House of Rajani Comply with the Orientalist Discourse?
Zainab El-Mansi
British University in Egypt

Twa Literatures- a Tale: The Role of Occasional Actors
Elizabeth Rainey
Abu Dhabi Men's College

Effects of Deserialization on the Major Plays of David Storey and Harold Pinter
Maha El-Tokhi
Freelance Educator, Egypt

10:40 – 11:10




Partnership: Does it Yield a Relaxed ELT Classroom Practice!
Ahmed Mohamed
Al-Neelain University, Sudan

Stories of Sand and Change
Ewa Gajer
Kevin Trinh
Abu Dhabi Women's College

How to do Mini Pecha Kucha Presentations
Andrew Imrie
Qatar University

Deconstructing / Reconstructing Stereotypes in Returning to Haifa and the Counter life
Saddik Gohar
UAE University- Al Ain

11:20 – 12:00

Invited Presentation
Englishization, Internationalization and Fast-movement Education in the Arabian Gulf Countries: Critical Comparative Perspectives
Othman Al Barnawi
Royal Commission Colleges and Institutes, KSA

Developing a Teacher-Led Professional Development Program (W)
Fabiola Goncalves 
American Cultural Association- American Language Center, Morocco

Using Books to Build Language Proficiency and Academic Success (W)
Amina Mohamed
Grand Valley State University, Kentwood Public Schools, Michigan

Motivating and Engaging Listening Activities (W)
Justin Kernot
Qatar University


12:00 – 1:00


1:00 – 1:30

Motivating Undergraduate Students to Read with Technology
Naeema Al-Hosani
Charles Tendai
UAE University, Al Ain


Bilingual Minds, Bilingual Voices
Catherine Karen Roy
King Abdul-Aziz University

A Better Understanding of Students' Role in Written Feedback
Said Al Furqani
Sultan Qaboos University

1:40 – 2:20

Invited Presentation
How the Most Productive TESOLers Fit it all in
Christine Coombe
Dubai Men's College

The Educational Value of Teaching Literature to ESL Learners: A Case Study of Paulo Coelho's Novel, "The Alchemist"
Amna Bedri
Ahfad University for Women, Sudan


Pre-teaching for Successful Reading: Achebe's Things Fall Apart as a Case Study (W)
Jocelyn Wiley
American Community School of Abu Dhabi

The Role of English Language in Sudanese Identity Construction after (2005)
Ishraga Bashir
Al-Neelain University, Sudan

 Saturday, November 19, 2016


Meeting Center

Room 2

Room 1

Room 3

8:00 – 12:00


8:30 – 9:10

Literature Plenary (Ballroom)
Reading Literature in the Anthropocene
Toral Gajarawala
New York University

9:10 – 9:30

COFFEE / REFRESHMENTS (Swimming Pool Terrace, 5th Floor)

9:40 – 10:10

Contemporary Scheherazades: Arab American Women Writers Versus Stereotypes
Aya ElBably
Future University in Egypt

English for Research Publication Purposes: Challenges and Opportunities
Julie Riddlebarger
Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

The Strategic Use of Spelling to Teach Pronunciation
Muna Aullad Thani
Sultan Qaboos University


10:20 – 11:00

Invited Presentation
Hegemonic Discourse in Tayeb Saleh and Leila Aboulela
Ahmed Elnimeiri
Abu Dhabi University

 Differentiation in the ESL Classroom (W)
Hind Elkhatim Elyas
Laureate College

Reflective Practice on Institutional Planning: Relevance to In-service Teacher’s Self-professional Development
Abdelkarim Chami
University of Mascara, Algeria

Reading as a Writer (W)
Janet Olearski
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE 

11:10 – 11:40

English as Medium of Instruction: Challenges to Nigerian Primary School
Nafisat Umar Yabo, Hadiza Alhassan Ibrahim & Shafaatu Mohamed Anka
Federal College of Education Technical, Nigeria

Co-teaching in the L2 Classroom
Dalal Boland
Khalifa Al Khalifa
Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait

Enough?: An Analysis of Out-of-school time Language Instruction and Impact on ELLs' Academic Achievement
Jeremy Ortloff
Juniper Education Consulting, USA

English Mutual Intelligibility of Arab Speakers in a Multilingual Context
Wafa Zoghbor
Zayed University, UAE 

11:40 – 1:00


1:00 – 1:40

Invited Presentation
Arrested Development: The Protagonist's Dilemma in Sudanese Women's Writing
Eiman Abbas Elnour
El-Neelain University, Sudan

Stylistics in the EFL/ESL World: Points to Ponder
Suhair Al Alami
Al Ghurair University, Dubai

Using Word Clouds in the ESL Classroom (W)
Ellen Dougherty
Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain

Technology Integration in Teaching Literature
Khadija Abdussalam
University of Khartoum, Sudan

1:50 – 2:20

Researching Blended Learning Effectiveness in Young EFL Learners' Grammar Acquisition
Hessameddin Ghanbar
Islamic Azad University, Iran

College-Level Students: New Motivational Trends when Learning EFL
Elham Yahia
St. John's University, New York 

The Absence of English Speaking Mass Media in Algeria and its Effects in Promoting EFL Learning
Guemide Guemide
University of Tahri Mohammed, Algeria

Teachers’ Attitudes toward ELF in the UAE and Georgia
Tamar Mikeladze
Telavi State University, Georgia
Khalid Al Hariri
College of Islamic and Arabic Studies, UAE

2:30 – 3:00



Learner Autonomy: What is it and how to Research it?
Hashil Al-Saadi
Sultan Qaboos University 

Integration of Literature in Language Teaching at Upper Basic Schools
Hadiza Alhassan Ibrahim
Shafa’atu Muhammad Anka
Federal College of Education Technical, Nigeria

Effect of Locus of Control on Learner Autonomy
Edith Flahive
Abu Dhabi Men's College

The Effects of Technology on EFL Learners: What Should We Panic about?
Abir Ghaskil
Batna2 University, Algeria 

3:00 – 3:20

COFFEE BREAK (Swimming Pool Terrace, 5th Floor)

3:30 – 4:10

Twitter for enhancing EFL Saudi Tertiary Students’ Writing Skills: An Exploratory Study
Naif Althobaiti
Taif University, KSA

The Place of English in India and English in the Globalized World: An Overview
Manik Kadam
Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, India
Gautami Pawar
Institute of Management Studies, Pune

The Semantics of the Benefactive Applicative in Temne
Sullay Kano
Abu Dhabi University

Using Literature in Consciousness-Raising Tasks (W)
Rod Ellis
University of Auckland 

4:20 – 4:50

Featured Presentation

Sufi, Christian or Buddhist: Sir Richard Burton’s Parameters of Belief
John Wallen
University of Sharjah, UAE

Book Art Activity as a Means of Developing Language Skills and Creativity (Skype Presentation)
Tamara Oshchepkova 
American University of the Middle East, Kuwait


The Use of “Source of Wisdom “– Proverbs in ELT Classes
Meretguly Gurbanov
Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan

W= Workshop