Welcome and Introduction meeting with Cultural Affairs Officer of US Embassy, on December 1, 2017.
Welcome and Introduction Meeting with Cultural Affair Officer
Welcome, and introduction meeting of Executive Members with Cultural Affair Officer (CAO), Ms. Carroll, Grace C of the US Embassy was held at NELTA office on December 1, 2017. Mr. Ishwari Bahadur Adhikari, General Secretary conducted the program. Ms. Motikala Subba Dewan, President welcomed the CAO with Khada and the bouquet with brief welcome remarks. The meeting started with the introduction of all the executive members (Meera Shrestha, IPP, Prem Prasad Poudel, Secretary, Santosh Agrawal, Dr. Shiva Ram Pandey, Jagadish Poudel, Agni Battarai, Bharat Banu Khanal, and Dhundi Raj Giri) and staff. Mr. Dennis Yang, RELO, Mr. Bishwa Raj Gautam, RELO Specialist, and Ms. Carroll, Grace C, Cultural Affairs Officer, the US Embassy also briefly introduced themselves. Mr. Hemanta Raj Dahal, Advisor to NELTA, shared the future possibility: like TV program-focusing on teacher educators of the universities including the students from schools and universities and other interested groups.Mr. Kunjarmani Gautam, Access Coordinator shared Access Program and Ms. Sarita Dewan provided information about NELTA training. Ms. Grace expressed her interest to support and work in collaboration with NELTA. Mr. Laxman Gnawali, Senior Vice president then extended the vote of thanks. The program ended with refreshment and photo session.
Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association( NELTA) has signed a formal MOU with Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association( BELTA) recently for the professional development of teachers of two countries.
BELTA is hosting 8th International Conference on January 12-14, 2018 at IUB Campus, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Some of the executive members and life members of NELTA are attending it on its invitation.
The Office of English Language Programs is pleased to offer our American English Webinar Series 7. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive certificates. Participants are encouraged to join the associated site at http://americanenglishwebinars.com to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars.
The series will take place from September 06 – November 15, 2017. Each 60-minute webinar will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. [5:45PM Nepal time] or 1:00 am in Washington, D.C. (check http://timeanddate.com for the time in your region).
Please send the completed form to RELOKathmandu@state.gov before Sunday, July 23, 2017. Registration is a must to participate in the webinars. We would like to encourage group viewing sessions.
A few days before webinar, you will receive a reminder email with the link to the webinar and discussion questions at http://americanenglishwebinars.com.
Download this application form and save it in the computer’s hard disk.
While saving, give your name in the beginning of the file name (example: Bishwa AE Webinar7)
Complete this form and email it to ReloKathmandu@state.gov .
Type of application [Tick (√ ) one]
( ) Individual
( ) *Group/ viewing host (two or more participants)
*Group applications are required to list the names and emails of the group members in the application form and send attendance record after the completion of the webinar series (template is given below.)
1. Mr. ( ) / Ms. ( )
2. First name: ______________ 3. Last name: ______________
4. Current residence address: ______________
5. Contact (a) Cell phone: ______________ (b) Home /work phone: ______________
6. Email address: ______________ (b) Rewrite Email address: ______________
7. Nationality: ______________ 9. Current country of residence: ______________
8. Educational institution where you completed your (under) graduate degree: ______________
9. Subject/focus of your (under) graduate degree: ______________
10. Number of years/months that you have taught English: ______________
11. Current job title, and the employer institution: ______________
13. Below, mark (√ ) each of the webinar sessions that you plan to attend.
Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates.
1. ( ) September 06, 2017 Connecting Reading and Writing in Grammar Teaching: A Functional Approach, Presenter: Lottie Baker
2. ( ) September 20, 2017 To correct or not correct? Ideas for Subtle Correction During Speaking Tasks, Presenter: Elizabeth Hepford
3. ( ) October 04, 2017 Empowering Your Students with Media Literacy, Presenter: Joe McVeigh
4. ( ) October 18, 2017 Presenting Ideas through Digital Storytelling in the English Classroom, Presenter: Eric Wenninger
5. ( ) November 01, 2017 Understanding Documentation and Draft Writing for Business English, Presenter: Benjamin Taylor
6. ( ) November 15, 2017 Cross-cultural Competence in Business English, Presenter: Lisa Mann
*Template for group application (viewing session) and record of webinar attendance
First published in 1996, the Journal NELTA is a premiere publication of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). The journal, an integral part of NELTA’s mission of enhancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional networking, supporting ELT practitioners and collaborating with ELE institutions and organisations, is a means of achieving NELTA’s goal of providing a ‘forum for exchanges of ideas and experiences at national, regional and international levels’.
The Editorial Board invites contributions for the 2017 issue of the Journal. Contributions relating to any aspects of ELT theory and practice may be submitted for considerations. We particularly welcome contributions that add to the contemporary discourses on ELT practices. Contributions that deal with ELT theories and methods will serve the professional community only to the extent that they are situated in the authors' own practices and/or in the contemporary educational and social contexts. Therefore, contributions should be relevant to and situated in the local, national and/or regional contexts. The objective of this volume is to gather the voices of teachers, scholars, and educationists who are best able to define and advance the conversation and practice of ELT.
Contributions on any aspect of the ELT theory and practice, including but not limited to the following, may be submitted for consideration:
ELT theory: works that discuss or interpret ELT theory critically from local/regional perspectives,
Innovative practice: works that describe and explore how authors have developed or adapted any innovative methods or practices in ELT
Establishing a context of practice: works that raise new issues of ELT that deserve the attention of the professional community, government, or society, (e.g. : 'Reconceptualizing Teacher Education in Nepal')
Success story: scholarly articles that narrate and reflect on successful implementation of ELT theory, method, or practice,
Any other ELT subjects that you deem relevant to ELT professional community.
Contributions may be submitted under one of the following genres or types
Full Length Articles/Reports:
Empirical studies: articles based on the field work on issues of ELT, language education, teacher development or training, language testing and other relevant issues of language teaching. Because local practices have been relatively little researched outside the university context, scholarship that represents this area will get high priority for the publication.
Knowledge-based perspectives: articles that articulate a comprehensive and critical discussion of innovative ELT concepts. Such articles must present the author's clear voice on the perspective that is of interest to the readers in Nepal.
Action research and teacher reflections: articles coming directly out of the classroom teaching or teacher's own reflection of his/her teaching. These can be stories in the form of narrative descriptions or they can follow the typical format of cyclical action research reports.
Practical Pedagogic Ideas:
Many teachers look for ideas on a daily/regular basis which they can quickly adapt and put to practice. A short and simple teaching idea which is illustrative and supported with relevant activities and materials can address the need.
A pedagogical idea addresses any element/aspect/skill of the English language. As a micro-level teaching tip, the idea is purposeful and principled in the sense that it addresses a particular teaching objective and is based on or guided by some pedagogic principles.
The write up of the idea may be 1500-2000 word long plus references (3-5 refs only) and appendices.
Ideas that are useful for teachers in the classroom e.g., tips for teaching particular skills/aspects of language, lesson plans, tasks for teaching poetry, etc. may be submitted under this category. A template may be provided upon request.
Reviews of recently published ELT books that are of professional significance to the readers. Reviews should generally provide a short introduction of the author and the purpose of the book, its descriptive summary, followed by its evaluative comments and its significance to the researchers and practitioners in Nepal. Reviews should not exceed 1,500 words including references.
Submissions must follow the guidelines provided herewith. Manuscripts must be submitted as an email attachment accompanied by a well-written cover letter to the editorial address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letter email will include author's full name, institutional affiliation, title of the paper, and any other pertinent information
Please forward this email to colleagues or share it on appropriate mailing lists or professional websites.
Expression of Interest to submit a contribution May 31, 2017
[Interest or intention to submit a contribution is expressed through
sending us an abstract or a note, the type of contribution (full article,
report, etc.), book review or practical pedagogic idea they plan to
submit and a tentative title of their contribution.]
Manuscript Submission for Peer Review August 31, 2017
Reviewers’ report and Editorial recommendation October 16, 2017
Final Manuscript Submission November 15, 2017
Please Note: THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS August 31, 2017. PLEASE FIND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ATTACHED.