Apr 2018
8th International Research Conference on Education, Language and Literature
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  • We would like to kindly inform you that the 8th International Research Conference on Education, Language and Literature (IRCEELT 2018) will be held on 20-21 April 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • The scope of the conference embraces interesting disciplines topics dealing with education.
  • The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss issues, tackle real challenges, develop professionally, share opinions, find solutions and explore opportunities in the areas of education. The conference serves the purpose of promoting a tight link between theory and practice and explores different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice. The working language for the conference is English.

Topics Covered

Historry of education

Material Development in Language Teaching and educationInnovations and effective practices in education and language teaching

Philosophy of education

Educational Technology

Language and culture

Methods of teaching languages

Innovation in language teaching and learningEnglish, American and other literatures in English

Classroom management

Motivation and Language Teaching

Language testing and assessment

Education management

Foreign Language Teaching

Language program evaluation

Educational psychology

Vocational Education

English for specific purposes

Language education

College and Higher EducationIndependent / Autonomous Learning
Intercultural EducationCurriculum and Instruction

Mathematics Education

Language teacher education

Distance Education

Measurement and Evaluation in Education

Language curriculum development

Computer-Assisted TeachingScience Education
Language teaching methodologyBasic ethical values in education (Environment, cleaning, and etc.)

Special Education

Educational Planning

Arts Education

Mobile Learning, Multi-cultural Education


Material Development in Language Teaching and education

Life Long Learning

Primary School Education

Nursery Education, Pre-school Education

Guidance and Counseling

Environmental Education

Human Resources in Education

Innovation and Reforms in Education

Other New Trends in Education Related Topics


Submission of Abstracts * Submission open
Abstract Submission DeadlineMarch 26, 2018
Conference Fee PaymentMarch 26, 2018
Conference Late Registration Fee PaymentApril 1, 2018
Full text SubmissionApril 20, 2018
Conference DateApril 20-21, 2018
Keynote Speakers


Russell Stannard is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com and a NILE ( Norwich Institute for Language Education)  associate trainer. He was previously a Principal Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and the University of Westminter where he worked on MA TESOL and MA ELT courses. He has received 3 major educational awards including the Times Higher ‘Outstanding Initiative in Technology’ and the British Council Innovation Award and the University of Westminster ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award. In 2017, he was again shortlisted for a British Council ELTons award for his ‘Flipping your Classes’ course built in collaboration with NILE.  Russell writes regular columns in the English Teaching Professional, the Teacher Trainer and Anglo Files. A truly international speaker who has presented in 35 different countries around the world

Title of the Speech: “Key technologies that are impacting on teaching and learning”


In this talk Russell will highlight some of the key technologies that teachers around the world are using in their teaching and learning. Based on a survey given to the 25,000 subscribers of his newsletter, Russell will focus on the technologies that teachers are working with and draw on examples of the types of things they are doing. It will cover areas such as feedback, assessment, flipped and blended learning.  A presentation full of ideas which will also draw on some of the recent research too.


Dr. Peter Medgyes, Professor Emeritus at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, has written and edited 36 books and about 180 papers. He has been a plenary or keynote speaker in 45 countries. Dr. Medgyes was on the editorial advisory board of several journals of international reputation including Language TeachingEnglish Language Teaching Journal  and Language and Education. He holds two doctoral degrees: A PhD in Education and a Doctor of Science in Education. His diverse professional interest covers areas such as applied linguistics, language pedagogy, English teacher education, English as a foreign or second language, language policy, curriculum design, textbook design, and research on humour. Throughout his career, he has served the field and his country in various academic and political positions including Professor of Applied Linguistics, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Syria, Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, and Deputy State Secretary for International Relations. Additionally, he has served a member of multiple prestigious committees such as the executive committee of IATEFL (UK), the Scientific Committee for the Council of Europe on Linguistic Diversity for Democratic Citizenship in Europe, and the Advisory Board for the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education.

Title of the Speech: “Elfies at large – Beware!”


It is common knowledge that English has become the Lingua Franca the world over. Today the overwhelming majority of communication takes place between nonnative users of English, often in the absence of native speakers. Given this, proponents of the ELF movement, whom I call elfies in my lecture, claim that native English standards need not be followed any longer. After I have subjected this assumption to critical analysis, I conclude that teachers had better follow their own agenda and satisfy their learners’ genuine needs, instead of listening to elfies – or any other researchers, for that matter.


Natela Doghonadze is a Doctor of Sciences in Education. She defended her PhD concerning methods of teaching vocabulary in middle school and did her Postdoctoral studies in EFL course-book design for adult learners. She worked for Georgian Technical University from 1983 to 2006, since 2006 she has been a Professor and a Vice Rector at International Black Sea University. She authors about 200 publications, among them (some with co-authors) 13 books and has supervised 35 defended PhD dissertations. She has been teaching diverse courses dealing with literature, English Language Teaching and Education.

Title of the Speech: “What can be done to make our schools safer places?”


Children are our (individuals’ and country’s) future, the most precious thing that we have.” Lack of safety in schools entails school drop-outs, parents’ desire not to send the child to school, children’s depressions, lack of academic achievement, unhealthy atmosphere in the community where the cases of violence occur. So safety in school, where children spend a considerable part of their time, should be an issue of state policy and not just the challenge of particular schools, parents or city governance. The situation in the USA, where things are not too good, but where, at the same time, significant measures are taken to improve the situation, and in Georgia, where no such systemic approach exists, will be compared.


Title of the Speech: “Applying register analysis to task-based language teaching”


Over the past 25 years, register variation research has used corpora and corpus linguistic methodologies to enhance our understanding of language use by illustrating how linguistic features co-occur and vary by reference to situational variables such as mode, topic, context, and purpose. Over this same time period, work in Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) has provided a theoretical and empirical basis for research in Instructed Second Language Acquisition using many of these same situational variables. Within in the TBLT framework, one common approach has been to investigate the extent to which the manipulation of task variables (e.g., planning time, task type, task complexity) results in variation in performance though the use of pre-determined units of analysis such as T-units or AS-units. This talk will propose that the framework of register analysis and various associated corpus linguistic methods used in register analysis provide a promising framework for analyzing both task characteristics and language performance in TBLT research. The advantages of this approach will be illustrated by reference to various studies that have employed a register analysis approach. Future directions of research using this framework will also be proposed.


Title of the Speech: “Teaching English Pronunciation: Research, Techniques, and Fun”


Learners are often intimidated to speak inside or outside of class because they are unsure of their pronunciation and believe they have an accent. They may have received little practice or purely rule-based instruction in pronunciation in their past. To address this, the presenter will demonstrate three activities that teachers can use to build confidence, train fluency, and improve accuracy of the most important sounds in English for intelligibility. Attendees can expect to learn about the needs of learners in different contexts, techniques for increasing learning, and approaches for empowering learners to assess their pronunciation and make relevant pronunciation-related priorities. A brief discussion of research in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF, Jenkins, 2002), and ESL prosody (Derwing & Munrow, 2005; Gilbert, 2000) will frame a discussion of relevance of the native-speaker model in the 21st century and its impact on pronunciation instruction in the South Caucuses region.


  • Workshop 1: How you can use Edmodo to blend and flip your learning? (Trainer: Russel STANNARD)
  • Workshop 2: Who’s better: Natives or Nonnatives? (Trainer: Peter Gyorgi MEDGYES)
  • Workshop 3: English Language Teaching – Young Learners, Bilingual Education. (Trainer: VALÉRIA ÁRVA)
  • Workshop 4: Operationalizing Your International Office for Success  through Strategic Staffing and Human Resource Management. (Trainer: SHEILA ANDERS) – (This workshop is for university administration ONLY) – Click to Register)
  • Workshop 5: Towards Two Billion English Speakers: Teaching Intelligible English Pronunciation in an English-Speaking World. (Trainer: KEVIN HIRSCHI)
  • Workshop 6: Plagiarism – what it is and how to avoid it (Trainer: Natela DOGHONADZE) – (This workshop is for MA and PhD Students ONLY – Click to Register)
  • Workshop 7: Plagiarism – definition, causes, types, prevention, detection, and punishment (Trainer: Natela DOGHONADZE)  – (This workshop is for university academic personnel ONLY – Click to Register)

Location & Venue

  • Tbilisi, Capital of GeorgiaTbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Tbilisi – a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious city on the crossroads of history, a city neither European nor Asian but a heady blend of both East and West.
Conference Venue:

International Black Sea University

Accommodation & Transportation

All the participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodation. We can provide the letter of support for the conference participants for visa applications in case of necessity. There are number of hotels and guesthouses. For the list, please visit: www.info-tbilisi.com/hotels/

Also, other hotels can be booked through booking.com

Order a transfer online – www.airport-transfer.ge