TESOL Arabia welcomes proposals to present at its 2017 International Conference. Please read what information is required before beginning the submission process. Provided you have already prepared an abstract and summary for your proposal and have a personal biography prepared, the submission process should take less than 10 minutes.

Proposal Types:

  • Paper Presentation - Short (30 minutes)
  • Paper Presentation - Long (45 minutes)
  • Interactive Workshop (45 minutes)
  • Poster Session (60 minutes)

Your proposal should fit into one of the following categories:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • CLIL
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Educational Technology
  • ESP / EAP
  • Grammar
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Leadership and Management
  • Learner Independence
  • Listening / Speaking
  • New Media Literacy
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Teacher Development
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Young Learners

Presenters MUST BE MEMBERS of TESOL Arabia at the time of the conference and MUST PRE-REGISTER for the Conference. If your proposal is accepted, you will be informed of the deadline for becoming a valid member and pre-registering for the Conference. Only one proposal per presenter will be accepted.

If you have technical problems submitting online, please click the "EMAIL WEBMASTER" link on the left. For all other questions about submitting proposals, please email .

Tips for Writing Proposals

To submit your proposal online, please review the information below and then click on the "Submit Your Proposal" button below.

The following information is required to submit a proposal online:

  • Presenter(s):
    The following information is needed for each presenter:
    • First Name and Family Name
    • Institution or Affiliation (the organization you are representing at the conference)
    • Country of Residence (where you are currently working or living)
    • Mailing Address
    • Telephone Number (Office, Home, and/or Fax)
    • E-mail Address
    • First-Time TESOL Arabia Presenter? (Yes or No)
    • Biography (30-word maximum). This will appear in the Conference Program.

  • Proposal:
    • Title (7-word maximum) (see guidelines and examples)
    • Abstract (50-word maximum). This will be published in the Conference Program. (see guidelines and examples)
    • Summary (250-word maximum). This is what the reviewers will read to decide whether to accept your proposal. (see guidelines and examples)
    • Type of Presentation. (Click here to see a description of each type.)
    • Content Area of Presentation (Click here to see the different areas.)
    • Equipment Required (each room is already equipped with Internet access, a laptop, LCD projector, and screen)
    • Preference for Presentation Date and Time (AM or PM)


You must complete all the steps in one session.
You will not be able to edit your proposal after submission.

Only one proposal per presenter will be accepted.

It is best to prepare your abstract, summary, and all other information beforehand, and then copy and paste the correct information into the appropriate boxes on the proposal submission form. IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE SUBMISSION PROCESS, SOME DATA MAY BE LOST.