International ELT Symposium

PUA 3rd International ELT Symposium

Venue: Pharos University in Alexandria- Mr. Mohamed Ragab Auditorium Hall and the English Language Centre
Day, date and time: TBA
Symposium Theme: Creativity in the classroom
Type of sessions: talks and workshops
Target audience: English language teachers and educators in schools, universities and language centers
Expected number of targeted audience: 200 attendees

Workshop Speakers:
TBA

Description:

  • The symposium’s talks and workshops aim to enrich classroom environment through exploration and hands-on activities.
  • The symposium is organized by Pharos University – English Language Centre in collaboration with reputable institutions and publishers
  • The event is going to take place on TBA.
  • PUA 3rd international ELT Symposium on Creativity in the classroom is an excellent platform for educators, teachers to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and a wide range of practical classroom ideas for how to cope with the pressure of keeping up with the curriculum and making time for creativity, and give space for both teachers and students to think outside the box.

Symposium Topics

  1. Using authentic materials in language teaching
  2. Classroom management
  3. Classroom collaboration
  4. Teaching vocabulary
  5. Teaching writing
  6. Teaching grammar
  7. Teaching literature
  8. Integrating phonology into your lesson
  9. Using technology into classroom teaching
  10. Different ways leading into a lesson
  11. Motivating students
  12. Designing speaking tasks
  13. Learners autonomy
  14. Professional development

Schedule

Venue: Mr Mohamed Ragab Hall

Time
8:00- 9:00 Registration
9:00- 10:00 Keynote speaker (1)
10:00- 10:30 Short coffee break
10:30 to 11:30 Speaker (2)

Venue: PUA English Language Centre

Time
11:30- 11:45 Attendees move to the English Language Centre
9:00- 10:00 Keynote speaker (1)
11:45- 12:30 Workshop (1)
12:30 to 1:15 Workshop (2)
1:15 to 2:15 Q &A session
2:15 to 3:00 Closing and Certificates

Duration of talks: 1hr
Duration of workshops: 45 minutes

Symposium Objectives

The conference aims at …

  • creating a stimulating environment for exchanging knowledge and experience of teaching and learning;
  • providing an opportunity for teachers from different backgrounds to meet and share classroom experiences;
  • acting as a channel for development on both personal and professional levels.

Symposium Speakers:

  1. TBA
  2. TBA
  3. TBA

Workshops:

 

  • Number of approved workshops: around 14
  • Each attendee will attend two different workshops, each lasting for 45 minutes. There will be 7 workshops running at the same time, followed by seven other workshops, so each attendee will attend 1 hour and a half in the “workshops” section.

 

Workshop Schedule
TBA

Abstract Submission

Interested candidates are invited to submit their abstracts and participate in PUA 3rd International ELT Symposium. It is required to submit a 3-minute video presentation of the abstract. Deadline for submitting your abstract is June 2nd, 2019.
Duration of talks: 1hr covering a new teaching idea or technique
Duration of workshops: 45 minutes with hands-on practical teaching ideas

PUA 2nd International ELT Symposium 2017

Pharos University in Alexandria 2nd International ELT Symposium was held on September 16 th 2017. The symposium hosted 300 language teachers and international speakers. There were also specialised speakers who conducted a number of workshops in topics related to Innovation in Education. This symposium is an excellent forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to learning and teaching. To view the 2017 symposium’s pics, click here

  • Venue: Pharos University in Alexandria – Mr. Mohamed Ragab Auditorium Hall and the English Language Centre
  • Day, date and time: September 16 th, 2017 from 08:30 till 4:30 pm​
  • Symposium Theme: Innovation in Education
  • Type of sessions: talks and workshops
  • Target audience: English language teachers and educators in schools, universities and language centres
  • Expected number of targeted audience: 250 – 350 attendees

Description:

 

  • The symposium was organized by Pharos University – English Language Centre in collaboration with reputable publishers and institutions.
  • The event took place on September 16 th, 2017.
  • The symposium’s talks and workshops aimed to enrich classroom environment through exploration and hands-on activities.
  • PUA 2nd international ELT Symposium on Innovation in Education was an excellent platform for researchers, educators, teachers to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and a wide range of practical classroom ideas for novice and experienced teachers.

Symposium Topics:

 

  • Teaching receptive skills
  • Teaching productive skills
  • Teaching skills vs. systems
  • Using authentic materials in language teaching
  • Classroom management
  • Teaching mixed-ability classes
  • L1 interference in ELT
  • Integrating technology in classroom teaching
  • Error identification and correction
  • Teaching phonology
  • Learning by means of various media
  • Education and management innovation

 

2nd International ELT Symposium

Pharos University (PUA) 1st International ELT Symposium

Pharos University in Alexandria held its 1st international English Language Teaching symposium on Saturday September 3rd in Mr Mohamed Ragab auditorium hall. The symposium hosted 300 language teachers and international speakers from NILE, Pearson and Cambridge. There were also specialised speakers who conducted a number of workshops in topics related to effective teaching. The event was the first of its kind in Alexandria and the university. Stay tuned for more workshops to come

To view the Symposium’s pictures, Click here

Venue: Pharos University in Alexandria- Conference Hall

Date: September 3rd 2016

Description:

  • Pharos University 2016 ELT Symposium is the first of its kind to be held in Alexandria. The symposium’s talks and workshops aim to enrich classroom environment through exploration and hands-on activities.
  • The conference is organized by Pharos University in collaboration with reputable publishers such as Macmillan, Pearson Educational Corporations, Sphinx and Cambridge; and it is going to take place on September 3rd 2016. The symposium is also supported by the British Council
  • The ELT Symposium on Effective Teaching is an excellent platform for researchers, educators, teachers to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and a wide range of practical classroom ideas for novice and experienced teachers.

Symposium Objectives

The conference aims at …

 

  • creating a stimulating environment for exchanging knowledge and experience of teaching and learning;
  • providing an opportunity for teachers from different backgrounds to meet and share classroom experiences;
  • acting as a channel for development on both personal and professional levels.

 

Symposium Theme

Effective Teaching

Symposium Topics

  1. Teaching receptive skills
  2. Teaching productive skills
  3. Teaching skills vs. systems
  4. Using authentic materials in language teaching
  5. Classroom management
  6. Teaching mixed-ability classes
  7. L1 interference in ELT
  8. Integrating technology in classroom teaching
  9. Error identification and correction
  10. Teaching phonology

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to join PUA 1st International ELT Symposium on Effective Teaching at Pharos University in Alexandria.

September 3rd will mark as an excellent platform for all attendees to exchange ideas and experiences about language teaching and practical classroom ideas.


Call for abstracts

You are invited to submit your abstracts and participate in PUA 1st International ELT Symposium by giving presentations or workshops. Click here to know about the symposium’s topics. Deadline for submitting your abstract is mid July.

Oral presentation: a 35-minute presentation covering a new teaching idea or technique.

Workshop: a 45-minute workshop with hands-on practical teaching ideas. Stay tuned for more information about registration fees. Follow us on https://www.pua.edu.eg/education/centers/elc/international-elt-symposium/

PUA 1st International ELT Symposium

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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