Q:Skills vocabulary flashcards are now available.
Nabeel Muhammed Hashim, an ELC colleague and dedicated language instructor, created these vocabulary flashcards for use with the Q:Skills series of books during the academic year 2016-2017. These were well received both by teachers and students. The flashcards which are in English and Arabic, are a creative way of helping students to learn the key vocabulary needed for success in the Q:Skills series. Nabeel has been kind enough to allow us to share his excellent work, so that everyone can keep benefiting from his work. Thank you Nabeel!
These will now be available directly from the CPD Unit.
Contributed by Mr. Gamal Rabeea
BA English Language
ESL EFL Instructor – Prep Year
Taibah University, Yanbu Male Campus
Teaching mixed-ability classes is not only a norm, but a daily challenge for language instructors. Gamal Rabeea conducted a workshop on dealing with this challenge.
To benefit everyone, the powerpoint presentation is attached here.
Doctoral Dissertation Grants
Background of Doctoral Dissertation Grants
Since 2002, TIRF has supported students completing their doctoral research on topics related to the foundation’s priorities. Each year, applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs). (By “advanced to candidacy” we mean [a] having completed all required course work, if any, and [b] having had a research plan approved by the candidate’s university committee.) Proposals are reviewed by a TIRF committee of established international researchers. DDGs are provided in the amount of up to US $5,000 per awardee.
To learn more about the findings of previously funded studies, please click here.
2017 DDG Competition Now Open
The 2017 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition is now open. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (United States & Canada). Award decisions will be made in late August 2017 and announced on our website and via our newsletter.
- Download the 2017 DDG call for proposals
- Download the 2017 DDG application form (best viewed via Firefox)
- View the resource videos to help complete the application form
- Visit our DDG frequently-asked-questions page
- Submit your proposal/letter of support via our Application Submission Area
We would like to recognize the wonderful support of Cambridge English Language Assessment and the British Council. The efforts of these two organizations help to make possible this year’s DDG competition.
Russell N. Campbell Award
Each year the highest rated Doctoral Dissertation Grant proposal is awarded in the name of the late Russell N. Campbell. Dr. Campbell, a Past President of TESOL, was one of the founding fathers of the Foundation.
Overview of Eligibility
The following points are only an overview of eligibility to apply for a DDG. Successful applicants will read the call for proposals and carefully follow the instructions.
- be enrolled in a legitimate doctoral program;
- be advanced to candidacy and have had a research plan approved by a faculty committee at their university;
- write a proposal which is clearly related to TIRF’s research priorities;
- follow specific instructions located in the call for proposals; and
- have their research supervisor submit an official letter of support attesting to the applicant’s readiness to complete the doctoral dissertation.
Please note that DDG applicants do not need to be US citizens.
TIRF’s current research priorities are listed below. Please click on a topic to read more about it. TIRF reserves the right to change its priority topics at any time.
KSAALT TESOL is accepting abstracts for the Tenth Annual Conference to be held at
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, on Saturday May 6, 2017.
The deadline for submission is: March 5, 2017
The conference theme is:
KSAALT TESOL@10: A Decade of Excellence and Innovation
The sub-themes are:
Ø Innovative Use of Technology
Ø Excellence in Teaching: Concepts and Methods
Ø Faculty Education and Professional Development
Ø Language Acquisition and Bilingual Innovations
Ø World Englishes and Implications
Ø Applying Theory to Practice in Language Education
Ø Language and Identity
Ø Content and Language: Integrated Learning
To submit your proposal, please send the files as email attachments to the following email address: email@example.com
All other inquires related to the conference, please contact Malikah Sisay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the attached file for further infomation:
Sohaib Sandhu (Editor)
The ‘ELC Digest‘ was a magazine produced by the ELC under the guidance of Dr. Waleed Al-Amri, and managed and edited by Dr. Fauzia Shamim from 2011 onwards for approximately 2 years. It contained selected ELT information (articles, websites etc.) as well as news about conferences, new books/articles etc.
There were numerous topics that were no doubt of interest and beneficial, many of which related to the Middle Eastern context.
Rather than let this valuable resource ‘gather dust’ and disappear in the ‘vast canyon of lost knowledge’, we have decided to share the magazines with our colleagues.
We have for this week uploaded two of the first editions which cover topics such as:
- To use or not to use L1 in the classroom
- An Action Research Toolkit
- An article on how to improve teaching through action research
- Book Reviews
- Ten tips for classroom management, and much more.
It’s possible that some of the links do not work as they are old. We will try to rectify this problem. In the meantime, enjoy the read.
We have dedicated a separate page for the ELC Digest so you can refer to this any time you like.
Here’s the link: