International conference on teaching and learning English in al-Beida, Libya in April

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

AL-BEIDA – An international conference on Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language will be held in April at Omar Al-Mukhtar University in Beida, Libya.

Al-Mukhtar Center for Research, Consultations, and Training in cooperation with Faculty of Languages at Omar Al-Mukhtar University in Beida, announced accepting abstracts for the 1st International Conference, entitled “Reality of Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language in Expanding Circle Countries: Horizons, Challenges, Remedies, Experiences, and Ambitions”, to be held at Omar Al-Mukhtar University for three days from April 20-22, 2019.

It is a great opportunity for researchers and educators to present their papers in an international academic gathering, get their papers published in an edited book, get promotion, benefit from academic discussions at collective night sessions, and enjoy the nice weather and sightseeing in one of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Libya and North Africa, Beida, according to a statement published by Dr. Youssif Zaghwani Omar, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Conference. 

This conference will be sponsored by Omar Al-Mukhtar University within a one-week open academic event. The event includes, in addition to the conference, an international book exhibit, flower exhibit, academic workshops and exhibits, and various activities. 

The deadline for accepting abstracts is April 10, 2019 and for full papers is May 10, 2019. 

The conference aims at gathering teachers, linguists, grammarians, semanticists, and pragmaticians interested in exploring and discussing communicative practices within and across languages, shedding lights on various issues as: how English communicative practices have been informed and shaped within communicative situations; challenges and needs of using English in reality; extent and ways English communicative practices differ from various communicative practices; how communicative practices differ across different cultural groups, the statement said.

The conference is free of charge for presenters, and we offer transportation from Benghazi Airport to Beida and full accommodation to presenters. Please book your ticket on Friday April 19 and back on April 23, 2019 to be picked up by a shuttle sent by the University, the statement added. 

We also offer visas for overseas presenters. We have invited some professors in English language from American and British universities to present as key speakers. We will announce key speakers later after careful selections, as stated. 

Each presenter presents for 20 minutes followed with 10-minute question and discussion time. Presenters should submit an abstract (between 150 to 250 words) about their papers. Author name, affiliation, and contact information should be escorted in a short bio. Full paper should be submitted later to be edited in a book. All abstract and/or full papers will be blind reviewed and the notification of acceptance will be given within 7 days after receiving the submission. Submissions should be sent to Dr. Youssif Zaghwani Omar, Chair of the Scientific Committee, at

The conference addresses teaching and learning English dominance in different arenas and different linguistic codes, focusing mainly on the following themes:

– Language Use and Language Knowledge
– Experiences of Teaching or Learning English in Expanding Circle Countries
– Psycholinguistics Issues
– Sociolinguistics Issues
– Effect of World of Englishes on Teaching or Learning English
– Methods of Teaching English
– Theories of Learning English
– Semantic Issues in Teaching and Learning English
– Applied Linguistics
– Corpus and Functional Linguistics



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