Sunday, 30 January 2011

MELTA 2011

Here's another opportunity to learn and network in English Language Teaching.

(credit: MELTA)

20th MELTA International Conference
"English Language Education and Global Learning: Policy, Practice, Performance"
Primula Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu
30 May – 1 June 2011

The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) has been hosting its conferences for 20 years now, in line with its mission to extend the borders of education and learning. This year, the theme focuses on English Language Education and Global Learning: Policy, Practice, Performance.

Our lives are inextricably intertwined in this borderless world and we are all witnesses to this new reality. Nations are investing heavily in revamping their education policies to ensure that future generations are prepared for the rigours of the global economy. These new policies must translate into concerted efforts to ensure that students are equipped with knowledge of the world – its cultures, environments and social systems. We need Global Learners who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to critically evaluate and understand the world around them. They need to appreciate cultural differences and rely on this knowledge when participating in this multicultural, interdependent world.

English Language Education plays an especially important role in moulding global learners. The English language classroom provides the right platform for skills development, and learning opportunities for understanding and empathising. The time is right to evaluate the role of English Language Education in Global Learning. Are the right policies in place and are they being realised through accurate practice and measurable performance?

This conference aims to bring together policy makers, administrators, practitioners and researchers to deliberate on this important theme. Malaysian teachers are especially encouraged to use this platform to share and make an impact on the ELT landscape.

We welcome presentations that engage with the following sub-themes :

-Workplace Literacy
-Pedagogical Approach
-Online and Distance Learning
-Outcome-based Learning
-Special Education
-Formal and Alternative Assessment


Presentations may be in the form of paper presentations (30 mins), Teacher Showcase (30 mins), poster presentations (30 mins), workshops (60 mins), panel discussions (60 mins) and commercial product demonstrations (30 mins). All presentations shall be made in English.


The conference also promises the following special events :

- MELTA-Smart Kids Way With Words Competition ( Malaysian schools)

- MELT-A-HEART (Corporate and individual)

- Basil Wijasuriya Award for Best Malaysian Teacher Presenter

- The Creative Teacher Showcase Award


Download the following forms:




Submission of Abstract and biodata : 26 February 2011
Registration and Payment : 15 April 2011
Submission of full paper for Conference CD* : 15 April 2011

*Papers submitted for inclusion in the conference CD will be considered for publication in either of the two MELTA journals (Malaysian Journal of ELT Research and The English Teacher) as well as the SASBADI-MELTA ELT Series. The CD will have an ISBN.

Should you need further assistance, please contact MELTA at

Malaysian English Language Teaching Association
G-11-2, Putra Walk ,
Taman Pinggiran Putra,
Bandar Putra Permai,
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Tel: 03-89453137 /  +6017-6047490



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