TESOL Arabia Conference

DUBAI, 10th March, 2020 (WAM) — The 27th annual TESOL Arabia exhibition and conference, hosted by Dubai, opened today, and will continue until March 13th, under the patronage and presence of Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum.
The conference, which is attended by a specialized group of experts in English language teaching curricula in the world, will be accompanied by a specialized exhibition to introduce the latest curricula and various educational programmes.
During her opening speech, Sheikha Maryam stressed the importance of learning languages ​​to benefit from scientific and technological development, and to establish international relations with the countries of the world and openness to the world. Which reflects positively on the level of learners and the entire educational process.

Today, the TESOL Arabia International Conference was launched, with a distinguished honorary and educational presence from the UAE, represented by Sheikha Aisha bint Rashid Al Mualla, Dr. Maryam Al Hashemi from the Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, and Dr. Samira Abdullah Al Hosani, Director of Humanities and Languages ​​Curricula from the Ministry of Education in the UAE. United Arab Emirates, and a number of doctors and professors in the educational staff.

In a keynote speech, Dr. Joyce Keeling, President of the Global TESOL Conference in the United States of America, said: “Since the beginning of the century, globalization and the internationalization of education have been on the rise, and this shift in educational goals and policies has led to an increase in the mobility of researchers, teachers, and students with this increase..and the focus on International classrooms, and the use of English as the academic lingua franca of a closely multilingual and multicultural class..However, the challenges of the past few years have led to dramatic changes in student mobility for education..The current situation regarding mobility and internationalization has prompted us to reconsider the classroom. international and English language needs of both students and staff”.
Musabah Mohammed Khalifa Al Kaabi, President of the TESOL Arabia International Conference in the United Arab Emirates, stressed the importance of holding the conference and the accompanying exhibition. To view the latest teaching methods and the latest publications related to learning the English language in light of the technological acceleration in developing pathways for the transfer, dissemination and localization of knowledge around the world.

Ms. Rania Bashar Sabry, Executive Director of the TESOL Global Conference, stated that the success of this conference is reflected in the full support of the wise leadership and encouragement to make the UAE a platform for knowledge towards the world.
She noted that the presence of HE Dr. Joyce Kling, President of the International TESOL Association, represents moral support for holding the conference in a leading Arab country.
She added: “We seek that the success of the twenty-seventh conference, which was launched in Dubai, be a direct reflection in mapping out new educational methodological concepts that contribute to reaching the finest concepts of teaching methods in the world, which has become a small village.” She also noted that it will be held annually and in a sustainable manner. Every year to learn about new innovations and axes of knowledge importance, aiming to invest science in guiding the minds of young people to raise the level of our beloved emirates under the wise leadership represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al NahyanThe President of the State, “may God protect him,” and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, “may God protect him.”

In its current session, the conference will discuss the most important issues related to teachers and teaching, and the challenges facing the educational process, in the midst of changes and rapid technological development, and how to keep pace with it. Which requires the continuous development of teachers and supervisors in the educational field.

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