20th International Conference

The 20th international conference will take place on February 17-19, 2015 in DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati Higher Secondary School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.  

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We are pleased to announce U.S. and U.K Keynote Speaker.

U.S Keynote Speaker


SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, United States

Elka Todeva is a language educator with a doctorate in English applied linguistics. Her teaching and research are in the areas of second language acquisition, applied linguistics, pedagogical grammar, teacher cognition, and ecological approaches to teaching. As a professor at the SIT Graduate Institute in the USA, she has supervised and trained teachers in over 20 countries on 5 continents. Among her publications is the co-edited book “The Multiple Realities of Multilingualism: Personal Narratives and Researchers’ Perspectives” (Mouton de Gruyter, 2009).

Prof. Todeva is equally enthusiastic about teacher training and working with ESL students. She views the students and the teacher as co-explorers and promotes socially embedded brain-friendly teaching.

U.K. Keynote Speaker



Associate Professor 

Brock University, Ontario, Canada

David Hayes is currently Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, Canada. He has extensive experience of English language teacher education in a number of countries in South and South East Asia. As well as publications on in-service teacher education, he has published widely on the lives and careers of non-native speaking teachers of English in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Harvard Educational Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Language Teaching Research and System. He is currently conducting research into the contribution of second national language education (Sinhala to Tamil speakers, Tamil to Sinhala speakers) in primary schools in Sri Lanka to post-war peacebuilding in the country.

Dr Hayes has just completed the editing of a collection of papers entitled ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’ for the British Council, which was launched globally with events in London and Delhi in late November 2014. This book is available for download at: http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/books-resource-packs/innovations-continuing-professional-development-english-language-teachers He has also written a research report for the British Council ‘Factors influencing success in teaching English in state primary schools’ which will be available online early in 2015. 

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Important Dates to Remember:



Dec 31, 2014

Abstract submission deadline

Jan 15, 2015

Notification to the presenters about their paper/abstract

Jan 31, 2015

Early registration for the conference

Feb 05, 2015

Deadline for presentation cancellation/refund of registration fees

Feb 17-19, 2015

20th international NELTA conference


 The conference theme and sub-themes are as below:

Main Theme: The Quest for Quality ELT: Riding the Waves and Creating the Landscapes

Sub Themes:

• Alternative Assessment 

• Learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness

•  ICT in EFL

•  Creative writing

•  Academic writing

•  Critical thinking

•  Teacher professional development

•  Literacy in EFL 

•  Literature in pedagogy

•  Mother language education and EFL

•  Multilingualism in EFL

•  Recent trends and research in EFL

•  Resources available in EFL

• Methodologies for the teaching of language skillS and competencies

• Promoting learner autonomy

The presenters may also present in other topics related to ESL/EFL.


The Conference is a professional get together of a large number of ELT practitioners, experts, textbook/material writers, teacher trainers, etc. from home and abroad.  The participants at the conference are usually ELT professionals from public as well as private educational organisations and from all levels of education – pre-primary to university. The contributors can also present other relevant themes to ELT.

Please fill out the enclosed "Presenter's Proposal Form" giving details of your presentation(s) and send it as an e-mail attachment.

Those willing to do a session at the Interactive Language Fair (ILF), you can get presenter's proposal form here.

For further information and paper submission:

Motikala Subba Dewan
General Secretary
Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA)


Suman Laudari
Training Co-ordinator cum Script Writer
Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA)

Conference Details

Location: DAV Sushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati Higher Secondary School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
From : 17th February, 2015

To : 19th February, 2015

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