Call for Proposals

Africa ELTA 7th International Conference on English Language Teaching

in collaboration with ANELTA, Angola

Africa ELTA is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 7th Annual International Conference on ELT, which will be held on 11 - 13 May 2023 in Luanda, Angola.

Pre-Conference Event (PCE) on Africa ELTA Open Educational Resources (May 11, 2023)

The theme of the PCE is Open Educational Resources (OER) :Towards Localization for the African Context. We invite classroom teachers, faculty, graduate students, and academic staff to participate in two main strands related to English language teaching and learning in the African Context:

1- 30 min presentations about OER projects in the ELT African context to showcase efforts within institutions and/or communities of practice.

2- 45 min workshops related to OER creation and adaptation. Topics include creating OER from scratch, finding, using, adapting, refining, and sharing OER highlighting the steps and execution of the process to meet the needs of the African ELT context.

We encourage submissions from those who have already contributed to the initially launched Africa ELTA OER Bank of Resources as well as new submissions. Africa ELTA will publish the accepted submissions in the Africa ELTA Bank of Resources.

Main Conference (12-13 May 2023): ELT in Africa: Current Trends and Future Directions

We welcome proposals for:

Workshops (50 minutes): While grounded in theory and research, workshops should provide the participants with the opportunity to engage in doing hands-on activities that will enhance their classroom practice.

Panel discussions (90 minutes): We encourage a group of teachers and/or scholars (3-5) to propose and discuss a topic of relevance to the conference theme by examining its various dimensions including theoretical and practical implications.

Storytelling sessions (15 minutes): We are interested in storytellers who can share their stories (10 minutes) and discuss practical implications of such stories in the African ELT classroom (5 minutes).

Research-oriented sessions (25 minutes): We welcome sharing of findings from studies which have both theoretical/research and practical implications.

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

In addition to addressing the theme of the conference or have a bearing on it, a proposal must have a title, an abstract and a session description. Below is a breakdown of each one of these components.

  • The title of your presentation (10 words maximum*).

  • A session description must reflect the content, the theoretical background as well as the practical implications appropriate for the African English language teaching context (250 words maximum*).

  • An abstract must summarize the content of your session to be included in the program book for conference attendees to learn about your session (50 words maximum*).

  • A biographical information must show your professional title as well as professional and/or scholarly expertise in the topic of your presentation, your previous conference presentations (if any) as well as any other relevant experience in and/or outside of Africa (50 words maximum*).

  • Citations, if any, must be included using APA.

*Proposals that exceed the word limit in any of the above mentioned components will not be considered.

To view samples of proposals, click here.

Please check the proposal evaluation rubric here for more information before preparing your proposal.

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended to December 24, 2022 and proposals must be submitted by clicking the link below. Proposals received after the deadline or through email will not be considered.

Submit a proposal on this link

If you have any questions about the conference, you can contact the Conference Co-Chairs, Aymen Elsheikh & Caetano Capitao, at

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