LASTE 2021 : Languages and Global Communication

We would like to invite you to share your experiences, visions and perspectives upon languages, discourse, translation, communicative strategies and education in the globalised communication environment. Among the cornerstone topics of LASTE 2021 are: Teaching Languages Online; Transferring from Traditional to Online Language Education; Specifics of Designing Online Language Programs and Courses;
Social, Political and Cultural Discourse; Discourse and Communications in Social Media; Impact of the Discourses on the Individual and Social Wellbeing; Translation; Semiotics; Language Technologies; ICT in Translation.

LASTE 2021 : Languages and Global Communication

LASTE 2021 : Blending Tradition and Innovation in Language Studies, Translation and Education

We are looking forward to our LASTE 2021 Conference to be held in Istanbul (Turkey).

In close collaboration with experts from all round the world, through sharing experiences and best practices of nowadays we believe to take a step towards new research paradigms in Language Studies, Translation and Education, blending traditions and innovations, best practices and bold ideas to look ahead into the 21st century of education and research.

LASTE 2021 : Blending Tradition and Innovation in Language Studies, Translation and Education
Prof. Dr. Iryna SekretIATELS Chair of the Board

Prof. Dr. Iryna Sekret, PhD in Educational Psychology, PhD in Education Studies. She has been teaching various courses on languages, psychology and education at the position of Professor at the departments of different universities of Europe for more than ten years. Prof. Dr. I. Sekret has extended administrative and organisational experience working in various educational establishments of higher education. Being an active participant and a designer of the international research and educational projects she is in charge for the development of IATELS, International Association for Technology, Education and Language Studies. She is a member of a number of academic committees for organising conferences, reviewing boards of journals and conference proceedings. At present she is the Chair of the Board of StartinForum International Consulting Company (Turkey) for managing international educational and research projects. Prof. Dr. I.Sekret is the author of more than 100 publications. Her research interests are in the areas of e-learning, educational technologies, contrastive linguistics, methods of teaching foreign languages, social media in learning, translation studies.

Prof. Dr. Iryna SekretIATELS Chair of the Board

Prof. Dr. Iryna Sekret, PhD in Educational Psychology, PhD in Education Studies. She has been teaching various courses on languages, psychology and education at the position of Professor at the departments of different universities of Europe for more than ten years. Prof. Dr. I. Sekret has extended administrative and organisational experience working in various educational establishments of higher education. Being an active participant and a designer of the international research and educational projects she is in charge for the development of IATELS, International Association for Technology, Education and Language Studies. She is a member of a number of academic committees for organising conferences, reviewing boards of journals and conference proceedings. At present she is the Chair of the Board of StartinForum International Consulting Company (Turkey) for managing international educational and research projects. Prof. Dr. I.Sekret is the author of more than 100 publications. Her research interests are in the areas of e-learning, educational technologies, contrastive linguistics, methods of teaching foreign languages, social media in learning, translation studies.

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Prof. Dr. Piet KommersNetherlands

Pioneer in media education and leader of NATO Advanced Research Workshops on Cognitive Learning Tools. UNESCO professor and scientific leader with extensive experience in educational technology and social media. He is Ph.D. holder in Educational and Media Design, with a Master in Pedagogy and a Bachelor degree in Teacher Education. Received the prestigious academic award for innovative ‘Experimental Design’. He has long-term experience at management level coupled with a strategic appreciation and vision, methodical in evaluation and systematic implementation. Piet Kommers has a strong work ethic with a high level of personal integrity.

Prof. Dr. Piet KommersNetherlands

Pioneer in media education and leader of NATO Advanced Research Workshops on Cognitive Learning Tools. UNESCO professor and scientific leader with extensive experience in educational technology and social media. He is Ph.D. holder in Educational and Media Design, with a Master in Pedagogy and a Bachelor degree in Teacher Education. Received the prestigious academic award for innovative ‘Experimental Design’. He has long-term experience at management level coupled with a strategic appreciation and vision, methodical in evaluation and systematic implementation. Piet Kommers has a strong work ethic with a high level of personal integrity.

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Dr. Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. TiangcoAssociate Prosessor, Taiwan

Dr. Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. Tiangco is the former Chief of Research and Papers of the Cross-cultural Research and Development Center at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He used to teach part-time at De La Salle University-Manila. He is involved in different projects and Christian ministry. Dr. Tiangco has written several papers on postmodernism, spirituality, English studies, and project-based learning. Dr. Tiangco is actively involved in giving seminars and training.

Dr. Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. TiangcoAssociate Prosessor, Taiwan

Dr. Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. Tiangco is the former Chief of Research and Papers of the Cross-cultural Research and Development Center at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He used to teach part-time at De La Salle University-Manila. He is involved in different projects and Christian ministry. Dr. Tiangco has written several papers on postmodernism, spirituality, English studies, and project-based learning. Dr. Tiangco is actively involved in giving seminars and training.

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Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Tamgha-i-ImtiazVice President University of Management and Technology Alumni Association, Pakistan

Khalid Mahmood is Vice President of University of Management and Technology, Alumni Association, Pakistan. He is also visiting faculty of MA TEFL program at Allama Iqbal Open University. He is M. Phil (Applied Linguistics) with four Master degrees in English, TEFL, Pol. Science and Regional Language. His research areas are language, education, discourse, culture, gender, media and war studies. He is widely published in leading research journals and international conference proceedings. In 2019, Government of Pakistan has conferred upon him the highest Civil Award, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) for his outstanding performance in academia, research and public services.

Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Tamgha-i-ImtiazVice President University of Management and Technology Alumni Association, Pakistan

Khalid Mahmood is Vice President of University of Management and Technology, Alumni Association, Pakistan. He is also visiting faculty of MA TEFL program at Allama Iqbal Open University. He is M. Phil (Applied Linguistics) with four Master degrees in English, TEFL, Pol. Science and Regional Language. His research areas are language, education, discourse, culture, gender, media and war studies. He is widely published in leading research journals and international conference proceedings. In 2019, Government of Pakistan has conferred upon him the highest Civil Award, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence) for his outstanding performance in academia, research and public services.

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Isela Coronado MelgarPresident of the Regional Association of the English Teachers, Bolivia

Isela Coronado is an expert in English teaching, the President of the Regional Association of the English Teachers in Bolivia. She is an organiser of the English Teaching Conferences and training programs.

Isela Coronado MelgarPresident of the Regional Association of the English Teachers, Bolivia

Isela Coronado is an expert in English teaching, the President of the Regional Association of the English Teachers in Bolivia. She is an organiser of the English Teaching Conferences and training programs.

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Assoc. Prof., Dr., lknur Istifci
Dr. İlknur İstifçiAnadolu University, Turkey

Dr. İlknur İstifçi holds both MA and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Teaching. She is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Languages and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Anadolu, Osmangazi and Erciyes Universities. Her research interests include teacher training, discourse analysis, speech acts, cross-cultural studies, teaching language skills, distance education and using ICTs in ELT.

Assoc. Prof., Dr., lknur Istifci
Dr. İlknur İstifçiAnadolu University, Turkey

Dr. İlknur İstifçi holds both MA and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Teaching. She is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Foreign Languages and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Anadolu, Osmangazi and Erciyes Universities. Her research interests include teacher training, discourse analysis, speech acts, cross-cultural studies, teaching language skills, distance education and using ICTs in ELT.

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Testimonials

See what other people are saying about us.

Piet Kommers
Piet KommersProfessor of UNESCO, Netherlands

“LASTE 2018 conference, held in Istanbul, was the one, comprising academicians from all continents of the world. Highly interactive mode of the conference allowed participants to discuss urgent problems in the fields of the language studies, extinct languages, discuss international experience of teaching English in different academic settings."

Elhassane El Hilali
Elhassane El HilaliResearcher in Educational Technologies, Meknes, Morocco

"It is of paramount importance to highlight that LASTE 2019 & IATELS 2019 are one of the successful leading conferences nowadays as it is a significant opportunity for researchers, students and teachers to meet specialists in the fields they are interested in. We owe those who always put great efforts to make it a reality. I, indeed, recommend attending. Don't miss such events!!"

Dr. Maria Isabel Maldonado Garcia
Dr. Maria Isabel Maldonado GarciaPhd UNED Madrid, Director of Internationalisation, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Dept. English Language and Literature UMT, Pakistan

"Technology is producing advances in education. This Conference is a great opportunity to address the new educational environments and pedagogical progress."

Prof. Andrés Villalba
Prof. Andrés VillalbaArgentina

"Education needs changes. Education needs to evolve through new perspectives, new methodologies, new ways of integration of traditional practices into innovation. The application of technology is vital. However, technology on itself is useless without the proper pedagogical support. In this sense IATELS 2019 represents an important contribution to the world."

Kumon Tokumaru
Kumon TokumaruJapan

"Conference is a place where you bring your latest research result with you, present it in front of international scientists and receive their comments, questions and appraisal. You will come back with their intelligence to further develop and complete your study. Conference is a place to make a miracle by gathering the wisdom of human beings."

Mouleme Manel
Mouleme ManelUniversity of Mentouri Brothers, Algeria

"Special thanks are dedicated to those who spent days and nights preparing for this marvellous journey IATELS 2019 where ideas and thoughts are to be discussed. This conference is highly recommended to teachers, educators, researchers as well as students. Please do all your best to join the conference bringing light to your thoughts."

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