Proceedings of the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2019)

The International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICONELT 2019) is held with the hope to create communication and sharing platform between ELT experts, educators, education practitioners, and student teachers around the world. In the era where innovation is highly valued, still, many English teachers apply what can be called as a more ‘traditional’ methodologies such as grammar-based teaching, translation-based teaching, and focusing more on how to answer exam-like exercises. These traditional methods may certainly be favoured by students and are suitable to be applied in a certain context, but to meet the demand of the digital era, it is needed and recommended, if it is not a must, that educators and students shall follow and adapt the evolution of English language teaching and learning.

Since attending and getting involved in the discussion is one of the effective ways to help develop understanding and therefore improve capabilities, this conference is held with the hope to create communication and sharing platform between experts, educators, education practitioners, and teachers-to-be. It is hoped that the presenters and the participants who will come to this conference, would gain more knowledge on the issue and the application of the ELT innovations, which especially relate with evaluation, teacher professional development, multiliteracies in Applied linguistics, technology in the classroom, cooperative and collaborative learning, Learner or teacher identity, Learner or teacher autonomy, Linguistics and Literature in language learning, and Multilingual education.

ICONELT 2019 was conducted by the English Teacher Education Department, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training, of UIN (State Islamic University) Sunan Ampel, Surabaya, Indonesia. The conference was held on the 25th – 26th of July 2019 and was attended by 250 participants, 110 of which were presenters. The overall program this year was considered to run smoothly and, therefore, will be bi-annually held.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the key note speakers (Assoc. Prof. Elke Stracke Ph.D, Prof.Masdar Hilmy, MA, Ph.D, Dr.Willy Renandya, Assoc. Prof. Safina Raja Harun Ph.D, Assoc. Prof. Henriette Van Rensburg, M.Ed, Ph.D, Dr. Siti Nurul Hidayah, M.Ed, M.Ed, Dra. Arbaiyah, Ys, MA and also Alex Newman, MA) for the talks in the conference, the presenters and also all the participants. We would also wish to thank all the committee members for their invaluable work.

Conference Organizing Chair
Surabaya, Indonesia