Dear Colleagues, Members and Supporters of TESOL Arabia,

Welcome to the landmark 20th International TESOL Arabia Conference and Exhibition – the biggest conference and exhibition of its type in the region - and welcome back to all those who are regular attendees. Over the years the TESOL Arabia International Conference and Exhibition has become the “must-attend” event in the ELT field for delegates and exhibitors alike.

This year’s theme, “Methods and Means in ELT”, seeks to explore the myriad ways in which we pursue the goals of our profession. To this end we will bring you once again a wide range of international speakers, all outstanding in their fields. These presenters will provide excellent sessions both in the main conference itself and also on the pre-conference courses taking place on Wednesday 12th March as well as the in-conference Certificate course.

We are returning to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the mouth of Dubai Creek for the second year running, and again look forward to benefiting from the friendliness and efficiency of the hotel staff. In addition, the hotel have put in place a number of improvements since the 2013 Conference which will make our conference experience even more enjoyable. There will be free Wifi Internet access for all participants, more and larger break-out rooms, as well as improved facilities for the Job Fair.

The 2013 Conference received a record number of break-out session proposals resulting in a quality programme of speakers from within the region and further afield. We fully expect Conference 2014 to live up to and even surpass the high standard set last year.

The conference will of course include all the usual features for which TESOL Arabia is known: the Job Fair, Exhibition, PechaKucha 20x20, Discussion Forums and the Showcase Strand, as well as, of course, our very popular conference bags. Please keep an eye on the website for updates and more detailed information over the next few months.

Finally, we would like to extend a very warm vote of thanks to all our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Recruiters, Advertisers, Speakers and Presenters, as well as all other participants and supporters for making the TESOL Arabia Conference the major event it is today.

Les Kirkham
Conference Co-Chair
Sandra Oddy
Conference Co-Chair


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