NATEK 2012: 10th Conference Announcement

Dear Friends,

KazTEA – Kazakhstan Teachers of English Association invites you to the 10th Annual KazTEA Conference
on Language Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities to be held in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana, 31 May – 1 June 2012

VENUE: Gumilev Eurasian National University – ENU (
DATES: 31 May – 1 June 2012

1. Curriculum, Syllabus and/or Materials Design
2. Teacher Training and Language Teaching Methodology
3. Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning English
4. English For Specific Purposes
5. Computer-Assisted Language Learning
6. Intercultural Communication
7. Assessment and Evaluation
8. English to Young Learners
9. Applied Linguistics

TYPES OF PROPOSALS (for application)
• Demonstration (45 minutes (Practical-oriented presentation): Shows, rather than tells, a technique for teaching or testing. The presenter should spend no more than 5 minutes explaining the theory underlying the technique. Handouts are expected and audiovisual aids are encouraged.
• Discussion Groups (45 minutes): An opportunity to discuss a hot topic with colleagues in a structured round-table format. The discussion leader(s) should have a strong knowledge of the designated topic and should include the audience in the discussion. Handouts are expected.
• Paper (30 minutes (Research-oriented presentation): An oral summary, with occasional reference to notes or a text, that discusses the presenters’ work in relation to theory and/or practice. Handouts are expected and audiovisual aids are encouraged.
• Poster Session (1 hour): The poster session is a self-explanatory exhibit that allows for informal discussion with participants. Exhibits are set up during the hour before the session and dismantled in the hour afterward. The poster should include a title, the name and institutional affiliation of the presenter(s), and a brief text with clearly labeled photos, drawings, graphs, or charts. Presenters are available for discussion. Detailed guidelines will be sent to accepted poster session presenters. First time attendees and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply for the poster session, which could serve as an important and interactive forum for sharing your work and receiving feedback. Handouts are expected.
• Workshop (1 hour): A carefully structured, hands-on professional development activity. The leader helps participants solve a problem or develop a specific teaching or research technique. Handouts are expected and audiovisual aids are encouraged.

Conference guidelines and Application Form

For questions and further queries please contact:
Damira Jantassova, President KazTEA
Tel: 87016888995

We look forward to seeing you at the KazTEA Conference in May-June 2012