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2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics

Westminster International University in Tashkent

May 21, 2021 Tashkent, Uzbekistan

ICEL WIUT 2021Westminster International University in Tashkent is proud to host the 2nd International Conference on Education and Linguistics (ICEL 2021) with a focus on Energising English Language Teacher Research and Practice. This International Conference was organised together with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, RTI International, USAID and the British Council. The Conference was organized in a hybrid mode, bringing in-person and virtual participants together.

This conference aims to lay the foundations for 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. Prominent keynote speakers Prof. Penny Ur (Israel) and Dr. Richard Smith (UK) will share their expertise in research and practice.

The conference targeted local and international teachers and academics (in higher education institutions, secondary schools, and private educational institutions), curriculum and material developers, testing and assessment organisations, Master degree students and PhD candidates, relevant ministries, and education centres and international organisations focusing on language education. Moreover, as part of the collaboration between universities and state schools, English teachers of secondary schools of Mirabad district were also encouraged to take part in the conference. The purpose of this collaboration is to improve the quality of teaching in educational institutions and develop the professional skills of teachers.

Research papers in the fields of applied linguistics and language education, containing original research which has not been published before, was presented on a number of topics including: foreign language acquisition, issues in language testing and assessment, modern trends in language education, curriculum and instruction, ESP/EAP, language policy and planning, pragmatics, discourse analysis, issues in translation, sociolinguistics, heritage languages (Central Asian languages), digital learning (technology in language education; blended learning, etc.), professional development, leadership and management in education.