2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics


       Westminster International University in Tashkent

May 21, 2021 Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Westminster International University in Tashkent is pleased to host the 2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics (ICEL 2021) with a focus on Energising English Language Teacher Research and Practice.

Current research and practice in the language teaching field requires to adjust to the rapid globalization of all spheres of life to account for the changes taking place around us. A classroom is a place where teaching and learning happens, but limited research is conducted from teachers’ and students’ perspective.

While the reforms in education occur from the top-down approach, they are found to be less effective. Thus, the bottom-up approach should be encouraged, and teachers should be empowered to have more classroom-based action research.

For that reason, this conference encourages all educators to submit papers focusing on the best evidence in research and practice. The conference aims to set the platform 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 for:

  1. Local and international teachers and academics in
  • Higher education institutions
  • Secondary schools
  • Private educational institutions
  1. Curriculum and materials developers
  2. Testing and assessment organisations
  3. Master students and PhD candidates
  4. Relevant ministries and centers
  5. International organisations focusing on language education

The conference accepts original research 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


Proposals will be evaluated according to originality of the theme and scholarly contribution of research and/or practice, as applicable. The deadline for proposal submission is April 20th, 2021 for international and local presenters. The notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by April 30th, 2021. Full paper submission is June 14th, 2021. Note that only well-written and quality papers can be published.

Follow the link to submit your abstract:



Important Dates

Deadline to submit abstracts:

               for international presenters: April 10th, 2021 - the deadline for international submissions is extended until April 20th, 2021

               for local presenters: April 20th, 2021


Notification of acceptance of abstracts: April 30th, 2021

Event: May 21-22, 2021

Full paper submission: June 14th, 2021


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.


Registration Fee

In-person participation:

Local presenters and attendees: 10 USD* per person
Presenters from CIS countries: 50 USD* per person
International presenters: 100 USD* per person

In-person conference participation fee includes:

  • Attendance of all sessions/presentations
  • Conference pack
  • Coffee breaks and lunch

Virtual participation:

Local presenters: Free**
Local and international attendees: Free
Presenters from CIS countries: 20 USD*
International presenters: 50 USD*

*According to the exchange rates of Central Bank of Uzbekistan on the day of payment

**Journal publication fee is paid after submission of an article

Note: International citizens currently working for Uzbek schools or universities are eligible to register as a local attendee or presenter



Selected papers are published in the Active Learning and Teaching of Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan (e-journal) (included in the list of the Supreme Attestation Commission under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan). Journal publication requires a fee – 30 000 UZS per page.


Registration for visitors is open now:

for in-person visitors: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zq6DaJ_Jn4HnmiOLzZh7GFD3WbH_awKfoPFYlvHibKo/edit

for virtual visitors: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ys4CETPJrfGPhd7njazeF7udGPTTcy_HzSiHfNToUgc/edit


Check our conference websites for further information:


You can also write at ICEL@wiut.uz


ICEL 2021 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. Mandana Arfa-Kaboodvand

Dr. Saida Akbarova, Westminster International University in Tashkent  

Dr. Nodira Isamukhamedova

Dr. Diana Akhmedjanova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Dr. Madina Djuraeva, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ms. Elena Volkova, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Mr. Khikmatullo Urazbaev, 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