Call for Proposals

5-6 February, 2021

The submission deadline is December 15, 2020 (11:59 PM CLT)

NileTESOL 2021 Virtual Conference Call for Proposals

NileTESOL is pleased to announce accepting proposals to present at the NileTESOL 25th International Annual Conference (5-6 February, 2021). This year, the conference is hosted online under the theme of:

Digitize Globalize

Conference topics may include but are not limited to:

    1. Interactive teaching tools
    1. Technology and Online learning
    1. Motivation for both teachers and students
    1. The importance of academic integrity
    1. Student autonomy
    1. Challenges and/or opportunities of online teaching
    1. Challenges and/or opportunities of online learning
    1. Materials development
    1. Teacher-student relationships
    1. Language assessment
    1. Online platforms that worked
    1. Learner wellbeing
    1. Teacher wellbeing
    1. Collaborative learning
    1. The 21st Century skills in the EFL classroom
    1. Interactive learning
  1. Promoting lifelong learning through technology

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Please read the information below before beginning the submission process. The event platform is Zoom. All submissions are received through the online submission form on this linkNo email submissions will be considered.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the program, your presentation must follow the following criteria and guidelines:

    • The title of your presentation (10 words maximum).
    • A session abstract that reflects the content, the theoretical background as well as practical implications (250 words maximum).
    • A summary of your session to be included in the program book for conference attendees to learn about your session (50 words maximum).
    • A bio that demonstrates your professional and/or scholarly expertise in the topic of your presentation (30 words maximum).
  • Citations, if any, must be included using APA. Citations are not included in the proposal word count.

The selection of the proposals is made by the NileTESOL Organizing Committee. Any proposal that does not follow the abovementioned guidelines will be discarded. You will be emailed the results of the selection by January 10, 2021.

To support EFL professionals in Egypt and internationally during these times, the organizing committee has made the decision to have a free conference this year. There is no registration fee. Please follow this website for the access information to be announced soon.

Only accepted presenters will receive a certificate after they have given their presentation at the conference. Presenters will be emailed their e-certificate within 10 days after the conference.

Session types

    • Presentation/talk (25 minutes including Q&A)
  • Electronic Show and Tell (20 minutes including Q&A)

To help you prepare your proposal, please check more information on the session types on this link and the proposal evaluation rubric on this link.

If you have any questions about the conference, you can contact the Conference Co-chairs: Amira Salama and Sanaa Makhlouf at

The submission deadline is December 15, 2020 (11:59 PM CLT)

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