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This section gives you the chance to hear national and international seminars and conferences held throughout the country and the world. AzerELTA itself tries hard to hold seminars, conferences and workshops on English teaching and learning from time to time. All AzerELTA members can take part in panel discussions, workshops, seminars and conferences held by AzerELTA. In addition, they can submit papers and articles to AzerELTA Journal published periodically.

1. Urmia Univ Intl Conference on ELT, Urmia, Iran

Urmia University, Iran will be responsible for holding an Internatonal Conference on Current Trends on ELT on 21-22 May, 2013. "Putting the Learner in the Spotlight" is the theme of this conference. There will be some ELT mogul as plenary speakers at the conference, a handful in person and a few on Skype. The deadline for abstract submission is January 20, 2013.
For more information:
Urmia Univ

2. The First International TESOL Conference, Tehran

TESOL Persia announced the dates and venue for its First International Conference: it will be held in Tehran's Milad Tower Conference Hall, Iran on October 31 and 1 November, 2011. The event focus is on Research and Specialization in Applied Linguistics. The abstracts should not exceed 250 words and must be submitted online not later than August 6, 2011.
For more information including online submission:
TESOL Persia

3. The 9th Asia TEFL International Conference, Korea

The 9th Asia TEFL International Conference will be held at Hotel Seoul KyoYuk MunHwa HoeKwan in Seoul, South Korea on July 27-29, 2011, based on the theme of "Teaching English in a Changing Asia: Challenges and Directions". The deadline for the submission of presentation proposals is March 1, 2011. The conference information can be uploaded in the Asia TEFL website at:

4. IATEFL's 45th Annual International Conference and Exhibition

IATEFL's 45th International Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brighton Centre and the Barcelo Old Ship hotel in Brighton, UK, on 15-19 April 2011. Deadline for submission of speaker proposals is Friday 17 September 2010.
See the website for details:

5. ALTE 4th International Conference, Poland

The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) will hold its 4th International Conference in Krakow hosted by the Jagiellonian Universty. The plenary speakers will include Professor Lyle Bachman, Professor Giuliana Grego, Dr Neil Jones, Dr Waldemar Martyniuk, Dr Michaela Perlmann-Balme and Professor Elana Shohamy.
If you would like to receive further information about the conference, please visit:

6. A Conference on Teachers' Lived Experience and Reflection

The conference Organised by NAFLE (National Association of Foreign Language Education) and China Education Society supported by the British Council and IATEFL's Young Learner and Teenagers Special Interest Group (YLT SIG) will be held in in Beijing, China. NAFLE, the British Council and IATEFL YLT SIG would like to invite proposals for contributions to this conference. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2010, and acceptance of proposals is 8 October 2010.
Further information can be found on the conference link at:

7. 8th Intl TELLSI Conference, Alzahra University, Tehran

Alzahra University is responsible for holding the 8th TELLSI international Conference on ELT this year. The event is to be held in Alzahra Uinversity, Tehran, Iran on October 13-15, 2010. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 21, 2010.
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8. First Conference on ELT in the Islamic World, Tehran, Iran

The Iran Language Institute announces the First International Conference on ELT in the Islamic World in Tehran, Iran, in fall 2010. The aim of the conference is to provide an international forum for the discussion of issues in the fields of teaching, learning, and assessing English as a foreign language (ELT) across the Islamic World. The conference will bring together researchers from the Islamic countries to present their research results and to exchange views on a wide-range of ELT-related topics face to face. The conference will combine keynote speeches, paper sessions, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 6, 2010.
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9. First National Conference on LDP, Ahvaz, Iran

The English department at Shahid Chamran University announced the call for papers and workshops for the 1st National Conference on Language, Discourse, and Pragmatics in Ahvaz, Iran. The aim of the conference is to explore the applicational potential of theories in the analysis of the creation and exchange of meaning between people in academic and non-academic contexts. See conference dates, deadline and topic areas for themes and suggested topics of the conference at the following link.

10. First International Conference on Applied Linguistics, Tehran

The 1st International Conference on Applied Linguistics: Developments, Challenges, and Promises which was to be held on 26-27 September 2009 in Milad Tower Conference Center, Tehran, Iran was postponed to October 2010, following the events of the past few weeks. Offering their apologies, the organizers of the conference stated that their key speakers have expressed their reluctance to travel to Iran. For more information about the conference, please visit the TELLSI and Applied Linguistics Websites at the following links.

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