Title: A Bait on the Hook to Catch on Students’ Motivation

Speaker: Saoussen Jilani, Tunisia

Saoussen Jilani is lecturer of the English language at the Higher Institute of Health and Medical Techniques Tunisia. Currently, she teaches medical English to first year and second year students of obstetrics and prosthetics. Back in Decembre 2021, she delivered a course on Functional English for ROP in Oman. During a whole month, she taught the elementary level for policemen officers of the Drugs Department in ROP situated in AL Qorum, Muscat. She also prepared mid-term and end-term exams, surveilled them and corrected them. But before coming to Oman, and with the dawn of 2021, Saoussen Jilani was nominated by the US Embassy to participate the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). She was chosen among the best 26 English teachers from all over the world. During her staying in the United States, she taught English as a second language (ESL) to Hispanic-American students in the American high school E.A. Laney in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Date and Time: Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Oman Local Time)

Title: How to Overcome Struggles during the Acquisition of a New Language

Speaker: Lourdes Sarita Alzamora Vargas, Peru

RLourdes Sarita Alzamora Vargas has been Teaching English for over 18 years at different private schools, institutes and universities. I have been in charge of five faculties; Law, Medicine, Tourism, Administration and Journalism. She holds different certificates from ABU DHABI UNIVERSITY – SERIES TEACHING IN 2030. Moreover in 2021, she had the chance of participation in TWO INTERNATIONAL -VIRTUAL CONFERENCES one in DUBAI BY HIGH TECH COLLEGUES AND IN MOROCCO BY GLOBAL TECH ELT CONFERENCES. And nowadays, she is running her own school of teaching English and Spanish virtually at different people around the world.

Date and Time: Tuesday 22 February 2022 at 10:10 am to 11:00 am (Oman Local Time)

Title: Unlearn Online Teaching

Speaker: Rozan Kuryyim, Saudi Arabia

Rozan Kuryyim is a graduate teaching assistant at the ELI, University of Jeddah. She holds a master’s degree in Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Sydney. Rozan has almost nine years experience in teaching English as a florigen language. She is passionate about innovative teaching and curriculum design that suits the continuously changing interests and needs for language learners.

Date and Time: Thursday 3 February 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm (Oman Local Time)

Title: Adopt, Adapt, Improve

Speaker: Kinda Abd Al Rahman, Syria

Kinda Abd Al-Rahman is an Authorized Imperial UK English teacher. She is a conductor of communicative workshops and a designer of personalized courses. She is an English teacher with a BA in English Literature, and she has ten years of experience in teaching English to different ages of students.

Date and Time: Thursday 27 January 2022 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (Oman Local Time)

Title: Blended Learning 

Speaker: Dr Sabeeha Hamza Dehham, Irag

Dr Sabeeha Hamza Dehham is an assistant professor of English  at English Department , College of Basic Education, University of Babylon, Iraq. Her research interests include ESP and Communication skills. She has a Ph.D. in ELT. She has been the coordinator of Higher studies of MA at the department of English. She received her Undergraduate Degree from the same department at the same University. She has experience in teaching English in some schools, English courses, and universities. Her research interests include English teaching methods and materials, developing teaching modules, models, and materials, and developing the students’ English skills. She supervised more than 20 MA students. Her email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date and Time: Thursday 30 December 2021 at 2:00 pm Oman Local Time  


Title: Multimodality as a Construct of Meaning Making in EFL Context

Speaker: Dr Manal Al Qutub, KSA

Dr Manal Qutub is an Assistant Professor and Vice-Dean of Community Service & Continuing Education at the University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She previously worked as a member of Professional Development Unit at King Abdulaziz University, English Language Institute (ELI). In 2016 she was awarded as a certified IELTS Examiner at IDP Australia. She currently serves as a member of Arab World English Journal's board of reviewers and Director of Translation Centre at the International Association for Science and Culture (IASC) in Sweden. Dr. Manal has carried out several research projects including "Academic Listening Tasks for ESL Students: Difficulties and Implications". Her current research and publications focus on developing higher-order thinking skills, digital multimodal literacy in EFL context, and brain-based learning

Date and Time: Thursday 23 December 2021 at 2:00 pm



Title: learning designer tool exploration

Speaker: Lobna Ben Nasr, Tunisia

Lobna Ben Nasr, CELTA  holder  and  MA  holder  from  Tunisia  (University  of  Carthage)and  PhD  student.  She is an E.S.P  and  E.A.P  Senior  teacher,  corporate  trainer  and  DynEd certifiedtutor.  Witha twenty-four-year teaching experience of ESP, EFL  ,  TOEIC  prep, IELTS   prep   Academic   English   and   Business   English.   She   has   contributed   toseveral international  seminars  and conferences organized  by  MATE,  TESOL  Tunisia  and  TATE. Keen on catching up  with  the  latest  techniques  and  approaches  of  EFL/ESPteaching  and learning, she has been attending a wide range of online as well as f2f trainings,such as “the engineering of online training”by the Virtual University of Tuniswhere she is an online tutorand other ones by RELO.Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.tion: University of Carthage,Tunisia.

Date and Time: Thursday 23 December 2021 at 2:00 pm Oman Local Time 



Title: Modern Apps for Online Teaching

Speaker: Aybüke Demet ÖREN, Turkey

A. Demet ÖREN is an enthusiastic EFL teacher of 17 years from Turkey who believes in life-long learning. She holds a BA from Marmara University and an MA from Bahçeşehir University in English Language Teaching Department, both located in İstanbul, Turkey. She has published articles and translations in the field of ELT. She is also a Cambridge certified teacher trainer, a DELTA candidate by Cambridge University and an İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa CEARC certified Turkish as a Foreign Language teacher. She has worked with young adults and adults from varying backgrounds throughout her career. Currently, she works at İstanbul Atatürk High School of Science. She also teaches online English classes of all levels of proficiency for adults as well as organising teacher training workshops all around the world. 

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021 at 1:00 pm (Oman Local Time)



Title: Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching

Speaker: Dr Sepideh Damirchi, Iran 

Dr Sepideh Damirchi holds BA. in English Language and Literature, MA. In Linguistics. She is a PhD student of Cognitive Science-language. She is interested in research in the field of Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Semantics, Neuroscience of language, Neuroscience of bilingualism and Neuroscience of learning.

Date: Thursday 16 December 2021 at 2:00 pm (Oman Local Time)



Title: Assisting B2 Learners to Enhance their Collocational Competence

Speaker: Zinovia Efstratios Michael, Greece

Zenovia Efstratios Michael is an EFL Teacher. She is a Cambridge Delta Certified Teacher Trainer. She is a Volunteacher at Aviva Ingles project Brazil. She is a TESOL Greece member. She is Nile TESOL Professional Writing Special Interest Group (PWSIG) presenter: "Helping B1 learners Develop their Organizational and Registerial Skills". She is 3rd LERC presenter: "How to bring innovation in class to create student-oriented lessons". Her Blog

Date: Thursday 9 December 2021 at 2:00 pm (Oman Local Time)



Title: Global English and Teaching: Diversity and Inclusivity in Educational Settings

Speaker: Dr. Wafa Zoghbor, UAE

Dr. Wafa Zoghbor is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. She is an accredited professional international trainer in strategic planning. Her research interest in applied linguistics covers phonology, ELF, translanguaging in higher education, and sociolinguistics, and she has written on these topics in several journals. 

Date: Thursday 2 December 2021 at 2:00 pm (Oman Local Time)



Title: Teaching Online: Fresh Ideas to Start the New Academic Year

Speaker: Isabella Keilani (Austria) 

Isabella is a language coach and communication skills expert based in Graz, Austria. She is passionate about teaching online and has a keen interest in what makes people tick and how she can help them communicate more confidently in international settings. 


Title: A Foreign Language Practical Use as the Main Source of Motivation

Speaker: Natalia Pavliuk (Ukraine) 

Natalia is Associate Professor at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. She is also a professional translator and interpreter, President of the Ukrainian Association of Translators and Interpreters. At University, Natalia teaches English for professional purposes (students of economics, IT, humanities, international relations) and translation.


Title: Promoting Self -Directed, Collaborative and Reflective Learning on Electronic Platforms

Speaker: Ms Ismat Zarin (Bangladesh)

Ismat is a published researcher in applied linguistics, and ELT.  At present, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh. She is a recipient of ‘Inspiring Green Educator Award’ at the 2nd Climate Week NYC, UN General Assembly, 2018.  


Title: Online Error Correction Techniques

Speaker: Somaia El Naggar (Egypt)

Somaia is an English Teacher Assistant at Canadian International College COE & Founder of Be a Bee Company for teacher training and English Courses. RELO Mentor Trainer, TESOL and IELTS Holders from London Teacher Training College.


Title: Engaging the Disengaged Online

Speaker: Dr. Gena Rhoades (USA) 

Gena uses engaging websites that help students learn English faster. She has led projects and workshops as the US Department of State’s English Language Specialist and previously worked in the University of Southern California’s Master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language.


Title: Autonomous Learning During COVID19 for Higher Education in Egypt

Speaker: Yomna Al Hossary (Egypt)

Yomna is An Instructor of Linguistics at the Applied Language Programme, Alexandria University. She has attended pre-doctoral training in Applied Linguistics and SLT at Trinity College, Dublin and currently she is a PhD researcher in Computational Linguistics, in addition to having publications in the field of Applied Linguistics.


Title: Online Teaching Resources in the new normal

Dr. Ethel Reyes-Chua (Philiphines)

Ethel Reyes-Chua is currently the Dean of the School of Education and the Continuing Professional Development Manager of Emilio Aguinaldo College – Cavite. She loves conducting action researches in the teaching and learning process that includes motivational strategies in teaching, reflective teaching, professional development, and other best practices in education.


Title: Online Tools and the Science of Learning

Speaker: Andre Hedlund (Brazil)

Andre is a Chevening Alumnus, MSc in Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, and an Edify Bilingual Program Mentor for SPOT Educação. He is also a representative of BRAZ-TESOL's Mind, Brain, and Education Special Interest Group (MBE SIG) and a guest lecturer in postgraduate courses on Multilingualism, Global Education, and Neuroscience. His blog ( has been accessed more than 40 thousand times by people from more than 160 countries. He uses Instagram (@edcrocks) to host monthly lives about how neuroscience and psychology can be applied in the classroom and interviews teachers from all over the world.


Title: Behavior and Online Interaction with Students

Speaker: Dr Jagan Mohan Rao (India)

Jagan Mohan Rao is an Asst. Professor of English working in Shaqra University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He holds a PhD in English Language Teaching from Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana State, India. He has been teaching in various colleges, universities in India and abroad (Saudi Arabia) for two decades and a half. He has taught English for Technical students, Business English, Soft Skills and Employability Skills, ESP, TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, Spoken English, Literature and General English.


Title: Managing Automatic Negative Thoughts

Speaker: Sandra Stein (USA)

Sandra holds a Master's degree in Education in Teaching English as a Second Language. She is a Senior Instructor at the American University of Kuwait teaching both English and Education courses. An educator for thirty years, Sandra has 25 years of experience in working with people with learning difficulties.


Title: Online Motivation

Speaker Dr Mobina Rahnama (Iran)

Mobina holds a Ph.D. degree in TEFL/TESOL and she is a researcher as well. Her writing credits include authoring many papers and a book on English language teaching and feedback. Her main areas of professional interest are feedback, teacher education and teacher development.


Title: Deconstructing Media and Decentering Perspectives: Teaching Media Literacy in the EAP Classroom

Speaker: Professor Anastasia Jean Khawaja (USA)

Anastasia is an ESL senior instructor at INTO USF and an adjunct professor in the humanities and English departments at The University of South Florida. Her research engages with global peace education and breaks the binary understanding of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict by exploring language use and language representation.


Title: What About Writing?

Speaker: Professor Stephen Krashen (USA) 

Krashen has published 540 articles on a wide range of topics related to language acquisition, neurolinguistics and bilingual education. He is the most frequently cited scholar in the field of language education. Many of his publications are available for free download at and some of them are posted on ResearchGate. He is best known for the Comprehension Hypothesis, which states that one cannot acquire language by speaking or writing or by studying grammar rules but by comprehensible input, that is, through listening and reading.


Title: Taking the Upper Hand Online: Focusing on Speaking, Pronunciation and Accuracy

Speaker: Rob Howard (Poland)


Rob is an owner of Online Language Center and managing partner of Business Language Training Institute. Active EFL, Communication skills and business English facilitator training teachers to build their own freelance businesses. Joint Coordinator for the IATEFL BESIG, Online and Video Coordinator for the Visual Arts Circle, has authored and coauthored several books for EFL, co-founder of the Independent Authors & Publishers. Worldwide speaker on Online teaching, Technology, Continuing Professional Development, Business Development and Image Presentation and the founder of EFLtalks - a finalist for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources.  

Title: Demystifying Digital Literacy and Autonomous Learning

Speaker: Claire Bradin Siskin (USA)

Claire is a consultant, teacher trainer, and practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She has 20 years of classroom experience as an instructor of ESL/EFL. She has a strong interest in international education and has given presentations and workshops in 24 countries.

Title: Impact of Digitalization on Education

Speaker: Amber Naveed (Pakistan)

Amber Naveed is an educationist and has worked in the field of education in different roles for the last 23 years; she holds a degree in HR and a Certified Trainer from Cambridge university with 13 years of hands-on experience as a Master Trainer, being trained in leadership skills from Valparaiso University USA, IYLC and does leadership course from Institute of Education IOE London.

Title: Rethinking Assessment in the New Normal Era

Speaker: Israa Othman (KSA)

Israa is the founder of Teach-O-Gen for educational transformation with an MA in Educational Leadership from UoM. With over 13 years of teaching experience, Israa is a certified Cambridge trainer for Teaching with Digital Technologies, holds a TEFL and a Diploma in teacher training, CELTA (IH London), and CET from Cambridge. With years of extensive teacher training and teaching at PNU in KSA, she has developed her empathetic approach to training and writing to support teachers worldwide.

Title: Online Classroom Management

Speaker: Nourein Al Shaer (Egypt)

Noureen is an Academic English instructor at the Nile University, Egypt. She has been working as an English university-level lecturer since 2009. She is CELTA-certified and an MA candidate in Applied linguistics. Her research is combining Synchronous CMC tools, as online written chat, in EFL teaching and learning.


Title: The Art of Critical Thinking

Speaker: Roy Anderson (UK)

Roy is the Principal of Kingston College, Lahore and a recognized global educational expert with nearly 40 years in the development of the school system. He has a personal following of 40,000 educationalists around the world, and is much appraised for his many years of scientific research into what intelligence is, how to improve the operation of the school and how teachers can teach better.


Title: The use of Podcasts as an Educational Learning Tool

Speaker: Yousra Ferchichi (Tunisia)

Yousra is an English Language teacher from Tunisia. She is a Master's degree holder in English language and literature specialized in Cross-Cultural Poetics. Her degree was issued in 2011 from the Higher Institute of Languages part of the University of Carthage in Tunis. She is also a CELTA qualified instructor. As a scholar, she conducted her research on the performative aspect of literature and its role in shaping human identity. After the CELTA training, her major areas of interest have become more focused on positive teaching methodologies. She incorporates the use of podcasts, video-based learning,Ted Talks simulation in her online courses to young and adult learners.


Title: Digital Tools in Blended Learning towards Enhancing Students’ Engagement

Speaker: Fatma Fattoumi  (Tunisia)

Fatma is an Educator at the Higher Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, the University of Carthage, Tunisia. She teaches Academic and Professional English, and prepares students for international tests (TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS). She is a PhD candidate, specializing in Cultural Studies, at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Humanities at the University of Manouba, Tunisia. She is a verified reviewer for Current Psychology Journal.


Title: Incorporating Active Learning for Effective Site-Based Instruction

Speaker: Malek Chaieb (Canada)

Malek a PhD student and researcher in Language and Linguistics at the University of Leeds. 


Title: The Etiquette of Online Learning

Speaker: Sharyn Collins(UK)

Sharyn is a British linguist who speaks six languages. She is an EFL teacher who specializes in pronunciation and communication. She was editor of for two years and now she works freelance giving talks `and delivering courses to EFL teachers throughout the world.


Title:Providing Differentiated Support for EAP Students

Speaker: James Papple (Canada)  

James is the Interim Associate Director at the York University English Language Institute and is the current chair of TESOL's Affiliate network and Professional Council.  He is the co-chair of TESL Ontario's College and University Committee and is a board member of the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). 



Transform your Classes Using the Flipped Learning Approach

Speaker: Dr Mike Kenteris (Greece) 

Mike (M.Eng, M.Sc. PhD)  is a professional educator and is a language school owner. Passionate about integrating Flipped Learning through active learning strategies that empower student engagement and build strong learning communities. He has been a TESOL EVO Moderator for the Flipped Learning in Language Teaching session for three years.


Title: Collect, Reflect and Assess with E-portfolios

Speaker: Hanaa Khamis (Egypt)

Hanaa is an ESOL Practitioner and TESOL Trainer who has experimented with instructional technology since 1999. Currently, she is part of TESOL Gulf Board of Directors. She earned an MA in TESOL from the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt in 2007. Her thesis focused on communication strategies among EFL university learners in online interactions. Her  research and training interests mainly include pedagogy, technology and assessment.



Speaker: Professor Luciana Kinoshita Barros (Brazil) 

Luciana has been a professor at the Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA) for over 10 years, working with undergraduate students from the Teaching English as a Foreign Language major. She has a bachelor's degree in Portuguese and English, a master's in Linguistics, and a doctorate in Education.


Title: Revisiting Learning about Blended & Hybrid eLearning through Engagement in Communities of Practice

Speaker: Vance Stevens (Malaysia)

Vance hosts the podcast series Learning2gether with over 515 episodes. He founded the CoP Webheads in Action in 2002 and has coordinated TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online since 2003, He has been lead moderator of EVO Minecraft MOOC since 2015.He received the 2019 CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award.


Title: Insights and Reflections from a Teacher-Researcher 

Speaker: Dr Lin Siew Fongu, Malaysia

Dr Lin Siew Fong received her Ph.D. from University of Malaya, Malaysia. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia. She is presently teaching liberal arts, education courses, English for Proficiency courses and English for Specific (ESP) courses at tertiary level. Her research interests are primarily focussed upon teacher education, classroom management, teaching methodology and material and curriculum development. Her work has been widely published in local journals, international journals, e-books and school workbooks.i. 


Title: Student Active Learning (SAL)

Speaker: Dr Sultan Ghafri, Oman 

Dr Sultan Al Ghafri holds PhD in education from Malaysia in 2015. He has been teaching English as a second language for more than 25 years. He has presented on ELT topics in national and international conferences. He was an acting head of ELC for two years and now he is the head of English Language Programs section in ELC, UTAS-Ibri. 

Title: Online Teaching 

Speaker: Dr Arjeta Hallunovi, Albania 

Arjeta Hallunovi has about 12 years that she is a lecturer at University Aleksandër Moisiu Durrës and holds a PhD in Economics Sciences. She is co-author of three books, she has published some papers in journals with IF, and she was part of trainings and teaching mobilities in different countries.



Title: Self-Directed Learning Teams: A Stepping Stone towards Knowledge Society

Speaker: Dr Khalid Al Dossari, KSA

Dr Khalid Al Dossari is the Former Professional Learning Head/Administrator, Professional Development and Training Development in SAUDI ARAMCO. 

Dr Al Dossari holds B.A. in English from King Saud University, King of Saudi Arabia; Masters of Science Degree (M.S.) in TESOL from-State University of New York at Albany; High Diploma (M.Ed) in Human Resource Development from University of Minnesota, USA; Master of Education Degree in Human Resource Development from University of Minnesota, USA; PhD candidate in Business Administration with HRD concentration with Malaysia Open University (MOU), PhD in Business Administration with HRD concentration from Lahaye University (An open university system


Title: Educational Leadership

Speaker: Ayat Islam, KSA

Ayat Islam is a passionate educator with over twenty years of experience in teaching English, educational leadership, and training teachers in Saudi Arabia. She is a member of the international courses’ development team for Frisby International. The partnership enables learners to study UK regulated qualifications from Saudi Arabia.


Title: STORYTELLING IN EDUCATION: Interactive Storytelling Techniques to Engage All Learning Styles

Speaker: Eva Grayzel, USA

At the sound of a school bell, Eva Grayzel’s life changed. She was pursuing a career as an actress in New York City while intercepting boredom at an after-school program using interactive stories. One day, the principal came into the room furious, “Didn’t you hear the bell ring?” she demanded. “This delay has caused a traffic jam!” Students protested, “Wait! Tell us the rest of the story.” This was unprecedented – students begging to stay after the bell. Within 5 years, Eva’s interactive storytelling techniques were seen nationwide at school assembly programs, educational keynotes at Professional Day conferences and Teacher-In-Service programs. Learn more at


Title: FREE YOURSELF: Recognize & Remove Self-Limiting Beliefs

Speaker: Areej Jafaar, Kuwait

Areej Jaafar, an Office Manager working for Data United General Trading & Contracting Co. in Kuwait, Certified Trainer from Bristol Science Academy & awarded as a Distinguished Members from Toastmasters International. Areej joined Toastmasters in 2013 till date, member in multiple clubs in Kuwait and a Club in Greece, she was elected to take a leadership role as area director & division director two times and was able to serve with success and make the division achieve high levels when it was under her leads. She is self-confident who had lots of struggles in her life but she was stronger than these struggles & was able to achieve goals to be successful person and someone who can inspire others and motivate them to be who they want to be in life.