3rd  International Conference on Education and Linguistics (ICEL)

Westminster International University in Tashkent

May 12, 2022 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Title of the conference: Enhancing the effectiveness and quality of teaching and research

Raising  the  effectiveness  and  quality  of  teaching  and  research  has  been  very  topical  all  the  time. Especially  the  current  situation  with  pandemic  has  shown  the  downsides  of  teaching  in  students’ achievements and lack of research in teacher effectiveness in 21st century has revealed its consequences. As long as effective teaching directly impacts students’ academic success, it must be at the forefront of language education in Central Asia. Current research and practice in the language teaching field have to adjust  to  the  rapid  changes  around  us,  considering  online  and  offline  modes  of  education.  Lack of understanding about teacher effectiveness in the classroom in both formats, we as educators lose our students’ attention, underestimate their learning capacities and life skills. While the western education system considers acquiring 21st-century skills for students and teachers, we should try to catch up with the developments.

For that reason, this conference encourages educators to submit papers focusing on the best works in research and practice.  The  conference  aims  to  set  the  bridges  that  will  contribute  to  a  constructive dialogue in Central Asia. It also brings together teachers and researchers not only from Central Asia, but also  from  other  parts  of  the  world  to  enhance  current  knowledge  and  practice  regarding  language education.

The conference might be of interest of local and international teachers and academics in:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Private Educational Institutions
  • Curricular and material developers
  • Testing and Assessment organizations
  • Master and PhD students
  • Relevant Ministries and centers
  • International organizations focusing on language education.

The conference accepts original research and practice-based papers (not presented before) related to applied linguistics and language education on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Foreign language acquisition
  • Issues in language testing and assessment
  • Modern trends in language education
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Language policy and planning
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Issues in translation
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Heritage languages (Central Asian languages study)
  • Digital Learning (Technology in Language Education; blended leaning, etc.)
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership and Management in Education.

Keynote Speakers

Dan Melzer is the Associate Director of First-Year Composition. His research interests include writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, and multiple literacies. His articles have appeared in College Composition and Communication, Writing Program Administration, Kairos, The WAC Journal, and other publications. He has written two textbooks, Everything's a Text (with Deborah Coxwell Teague) and Exploring College Writing, and the scholarly books Assignments Across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing and Sustainable WAC: A Whole Systems Approach to Launching and Developing WAC Programs coauthored with Michelle Cox and Jeff Galin.

Mandana Arfa Kaboodvand holds a PhD in TESOL from the University of Exeter, UK. She has worked as a language teacher, university lecturer and teacher trainer for more than 30 years in Iran, Uzbekistan and Eswatini. Her research interests include language teacher education, language teaching and culture, social justice, and EAP. She regularly presents at international language conferences.


Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline:              April 20, 2022

Notification of acceptance:                  April 29, 2022

Event:                                                   May 12, 2022

Full paper submission:                         June 1, 2022


The mode of the conference

The Conference will be organized in a hybrid mode bringing in-person and virtual participants together.


Presentation format

  • Presentation (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A)
  • Poster presentation (in A1 format 15 minutes)
  • Workshop (45 minutes for delivery and 10 minutes for Q&A)

The conference working language is English.



Papers  for  publication  will  be  selected  through  blind peer  review  process  considering  originality,  relevance and readability.

For more information about publication details please see the Humanising Language Teaching Magazine Contributor's guidelines.

Please note that deadline for submissions was on April 20, 2022. The application form is closed now.



The conference is free of charge.

If you want to come and attend the conference sessions please make sure to register.


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WIUT partner British council
WIUT partner

ICEL 2022 Organizing Committee

Conference chair

Dr. Michael Clarke, Westminster International University in Tashkent


Committee members

Dr. Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, London
Dr. Lobar Babakhodjaeva, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Dr. Saida Akbarova, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Dr. Nodira Isamukhamedova, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Dr. Gunjan Jain, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Dr. Khikmatullo Urazbaev, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Dr. Nour El Imane Badjadi, University of Kasdi Merbah Ouargla, Algeria
Ms. Elena Volkova, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Mr. Aziz Holmatov, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Mr. Erkin Mukhammedov, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Ms. Liliya Makovskaya, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Ms. Saida Rajabzade, Westminster International University in Tashkent
Ms. Feruza Ahmedova, Westminster International University in Tashkent
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