2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics:

Energising English Language Teacher Research and Practice

 

Organized by

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)

May 21, 2021

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

8:00 – 9:00    Registration

 9:00 – 9:30   Welcome 

Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Rector, WIUT

Shukhrat Sattorov, Director, Republican Education Center, Ministry of Public Education

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 9:30-10:15      KEYNOTE  

         Prof. Richard Smith, University of Warwick, UK

        Teachers do research! Why, how, and with what results?

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Group Photo

 

10:15 – 11:00 Parallel Presentations

 

Session 1:

Room A

Rezky Pratiwi Balman, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University, Japan

Addressing in intercultural email communication: The case of Indonesian students in Japan

Nadejda Zubaeva, National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek

Critical Analysis of Political Discourse: The Ways to Reach Pragmatic Goals 

 

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Room B

Diana Akhmedjanova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Self-efficacy in Online Education of WIUT Faculty and Students

Nargiza Abdurakhmanova, MDIST and Kholida Begmatova, IUT

Transition to Online Learning during COVID-19: Case Study of Inha and MDIST

 

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Room C

Thomas Topham, The Agency for Presidential, Creative and Specialized schools

Empowerment of Local Teachers – Global Experiences and The Agency for Presidential, Creative and Specialized Schools Future Plans

Klara Nazmutdinova, Uzbekistan State World Languages University

Teaching pragmatics: main focus and strategies

 

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Room D

Lobar Babakhodjaeva, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Blended learning - requirements for success. Institutional perspective

Karen Ferreira-Meyers,  University of Eswatini, Eswatini

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the teaching and learning of languages: the case of the University of Eswatini

 

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Room E

Amirsaid Sadikov, British Council Uzbekistan 

Aptis for teachers 

Kamola Muradkasimova,  Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, Uzbekistan 

Language Assessment Literacy: Assessment practice and training needs of language teachers in Uzbekistan

 

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11:00– 11:30 Group Photo and Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:10 Parallel Presentations 

Session 2: 

Room A

Rokhatoy Boltaeva, Webster University in Tashkent

Energising EFL Learners through Creative Writing activities

 

Saida Radjabzade and Liliya Makovskaya, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

Investigating L2 writers source-text use in summary response writing

 

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Room B

Saida Akbarova, University: Westminster International University in Tashkent

Synoptic assessment: students’ views and lessons learnt 

 

 Vino (Vinodhini) Reardon, Webster University in Tashkent

Alternatives in Assessment: Implications for ESL, EFL and SPED Populations

 

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Room C

Elyanora Menglieva and  Ella Maksakova, British Management University in Tashkent

Beliefs and practices of TESOL female leaders working in Uzbekistan

Feruza Akhmedova and Rano Rozikova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Overcoming Teacher Anxiety of Classroom Observation: Experience, Reflection, Benefits

 

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Room D

Ilona Israilova, Tashkent Medical Academy

Organization of a pedagogical experiment on the effective medical English study based on the results of linguistic and extralinguistic analysis of the series

Elina Tovmasyan, Yeoju Technical Institute in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

The Implementation of CLIL Methodology in History and Culture Classes

 

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Room E

Anila R. Scott-Monkhouse, University of Parma Language Centre, Italy

Inter-disciplinary peer observation. Can it work?

 

Janar Abuova,  Yeoju Technical Institute in Tashkent

The importance of peer observation and the ways of making it more pleasant and helpful 

 

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12:10 – 12:50 Parallel Presentations

Session 3:

Room A

Safi Eldeen Alzi’abi,  Isra University

Arab learners’ difficulty in correctly stressing English words with “ate”

 

Aziz Holmatov, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

The Role and Pragmatics of Using Humor in Online Foreign Language Learning 

 

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Room B

Komila Tangirova (University of Warwick), Aziza Yuldasheva, Zukhra Rasulova and Muzaffar Mamatkulov, Tashkent State Transport University

Collaborative Action Research Project for Developing ESP teaching materials using self-developed specialised corpus

Nilufar Kurbanova, Webster University, Tashkent 

The importance of foreign language proficiency for school teachers of Uzbekistan: issues and recommended solutions  

 

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Room C

Diana Akhmedjanova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Self- and Socially-regulated Learning as Part of the Academic Writing Instruction

Kiriaki Kanakidi and  Alyona Yartseva,Westminster International University in Tashkent

The subjective effects of stress on academic achievements considering the pandemic academic year 2020-2021 

 

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Room D

Umida Abdurakhimova, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

Inclusivity: How close we got? 

Aisulu Kinjemuratova and Dildora TashpulatovaWestminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan 

Using First-Year Students’ Reflections to Assess Needs and Expectations in Academic English Module

 

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Room E

Mandana Arfa-Kaboodvand, University of Eswatini

Teachers' Reflecting on Their Classroom Performance

 

Nargiza Tadjiyeva, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Perception of teachers about task based language learning

 

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12:50 – 13:50         Lunch

14:00 – 14:45         KEYNOTE

              Prof. Penny Ur, Israel 

              Research and the language teacher

 

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14:45 – 15:30         Parallel Presentations 

Session 4:

Room A

 Gulbakhor Mamadiyeva and Marija Kovac,  Webster University

Language planning for teachers - bringing about the change you want to see

 Anila R. Scott-Monkhouse, University of Parma Language Centre, Italy

Thrown in at the deep end: ‘Re-styling’ an EGAP course from face-to-face to online classes 

 

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Room B

Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi, Florida State University/ Uzbekistan Education for Excellence Program, United States 

Textbook Appraisal: Principles, Process, and Lessons Learned 

 

Abbos Utkirov, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Why Another Study on Motivation? EMI versus EFL Universities in Uzbekistan

 

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Room C

Ramin  Yazdanpanah,  Florida State University, Uzbekistan Education for Excellence Program Partner, United States

Frameworks and implementation of foreign language standards

 

Dilrabo Babakulova, Academic Lyceum under WIUT

Project-Based Learning in Teaching English

 

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Room D

Komila Tangirova and  Khilola Maksudova, UzTESPING (Uzbekistan Teachers of ESP Integrated Networking Group) under UzSPIC

UzTESPING-Professional Development Opportunites for ESP teachers in Uzbekistan

Guzal Sultanova, Rozaliya Ziryanova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

The Teacher’s Voice: what we need to know

 

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Room E

Dina Vyortkina, Florida State University, Uzbekistan Education for Excellence Program Partner

“We Can’t Hear You!” Using Videoconferencing for EFL Instruction, Meetings, and Professional Development

 

Ozoda Turabova, Uzbekistan State World Languages University

Innovations in Assessing Speaking Proficiency 

 

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 15:30 – 16:00       Coffee Break

 16:00 – 18:30       Plenary Sessions by the RTI, British Council and American Council. 

What Do EFL Teachers in Uzbekistan Think, Know and Do? A Discussion of Research Findings by American Councils for International Education, British Council and the University of Leicester (UK), and RTI International

 

American Councils for International Education

Presentation Title: TOEFL Testing Practices in Uzbekistan: An English-Speaking Nation Perspective

Presenter: John Simpson, Program Director/American Councils for International Education

British Council

Presentation Title: Future English in Uzbekistan: Understanding the Context to Support Teaching and Learning

Presenters: Simon Etherton, Future English Programme Director/British Council and Jeff Stanford, Professor/University of Leicester

RTI International

Presentation Title: A View from the Classroom: What Do EFL Teachers Really Think?

Presenter: Simon King, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Technical Advisor/RTI International

 

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18:30 Closure

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