A Decade of Excellence and Innovation

Conference day finally here!

The KSAALT TESOL 10th Anniversary Conference Friday May 5th  and Saturday May 6th 2017

At: Interserve Learning & Employment Group (ILE)
(Formerly ESG)

As Sawari, Aziziyah, Al Khobar, 34724

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10th Conference Flyer Here


Publishers Showcase
Registration & Fees

This year, KSAALT TESOL is celebrating 10 years of offering professional development for language teachers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with our 10th Annual Conference.

Our conference theme reflects our past while we look forward to our future — KSAALT TESOL@10: A Decade of Excellence and Innovation.

We are pleased to announce this event as our first 2-day conference. We are hosting a special Friday afternoon welcome celebration for all. This gives us the tremendous opportunity to host more plenary speakers. The conference will take place, starting on Friday May 5, 2017  4:30–7:30 p.m.  and continue on Saturday May 6, 2017  8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Access the Conference Program Here

We will be offering over 30 workshops on Saturday

Access the Workshop Programs Here

A buffet lunch will be served. (see attached menu) 

Conference Menu 1

As your local professional language teaching association, KSAALT TESOL’s volunteers and sponsors aim to provide you with networking opportunities and access to professional development events of the highest quality at a reasonable cost.  


We are very pleased to announce that thanks to our generous Strategic Partners from ILE, Pearson Education, National Geographic Learning, and the US Consulate, along with other sponsorship from Classic Travel, Cambridge, Oxford University Press.

This year our sponsors are:

  • US Consulate
  • Interserve Learning & Employment (ILE)
  • National Geographic Learning
  • Pearson
  • Oxford University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Classic Travel & Tours

No fewer than ten leading educators and authors, local and international, will be speaking to us about the latest innovations in teaching.   KSAALT TESOL is grateful to all of them for giving their sponsorship and time to share their work and expertise with us.  

Don’t miss this unique opportunity – a great deal of talent in one place!   Certificates of attendance will be issued to all participants.  

Our Speakers

Here is a breakdown of the speakers for the two days.

Plenary Speakers – Friday
  • Dr. Charles Hall 
  • Dr. Anne Walker – sponsored by The US Consulate
  • Dr. Jennifer Fennema-Bloom – sponsored by Pearson
Plenary Speakers – Saturday
  • Dr. Othman Z. Barnawi
  • Mr. Peter Lucantoni – sponsored by Cambridge University Press
  • Dr. Christine Coombe – sponsored by Pearson
  • Dr. Keith Folse – sponsored by National Geographic
Invited Guests: Find out more here
  • Dr. Donna Shaw – sponsored by The US Consulate
  • Ms. Tonya Mildon – sponsored by The US Consulate
  • Richard Harrison
  • Mr William Mitchell

In addition,  Anaheim University University will be hosting an online Webinar: 

We are pleased to offer a satellite webinar from Anaheim University. Dr. Maryann Christison and Dr. Denise Murray will co-present on “Online Language Teacher Education.

Publishers’ Showcase

We will also hold our popular Publisher’s Showcase:

Pearson, Cambridge, Oxford University Press, and National Geographic Learning publishers will join us for publisher’s showcase workshops.  Their representatives will be presenting workshops on various pedagogical topics as well.

IELTS Training and TOEFL Training: 

27 conference participants may sign up for TOEFL training sponsored by ETS.

The IELTS training sponsored by IDP is full. Please see the attached documents for the TOEFL registration form.  Participation is limited to 30 for each event, first come, first serve.  Please note that these training sessions will occur at the same time as many of our guest speakers’ presentations so you cannot attend both.

Registration & Fees

Register for the conference here. Conf_Registration_2017 final

Here are the official fees for the conference and membership packages:

Payments can be made at any of the general meetings in all designated KSAALT TESOL chapters  (Abha, Jeddah, Khobar, Jizan, Riyadh, and Yanbu).

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already registered and bought your conference ticket you will gain automatic admission on presentation of your receipt, or you will be able to register and pay for the conference, both dates, on Friday at the door.

If you need a hotel, see the following for a suggestion.   KSAALT TESOL Conference Suggested Hotel

Only guests staying at the hotel will have free transportation provided to and from Interserve Learning and Employment Group College. This offer does not include to and from the airport. (see attached sheet for more details). If you decide to stay at the hotel, please send your name to msisay@pmu.edu.sa

Questions about direct deposits or other queries,  please email the Conference Chair at msisay@pmu.edu.sa