The 5th Conference Keynotes:

Madjid Tir

Reda Maaza

Now a retiring Inspector of National Education, Madjid Tir started his long career in education in 1982. Upon his graduation from the University of Algiers, he was first appointed as a Secondary school teacher of English, then as a Teacher Trainer at the ITE of Bouira. He later served as Middle School Inspector of English then Inspector of National Education in different wilayas of the country. Besides his participation in a countless number of ELT national and international conferences. He also took part in the pre-service training of inspectors of English at the INFPE of El Harrach-Algiers. Alongside, He took part on many occasions in the assessment of teaching materials and in the trainers’ curriculum design.
His main subjects of interest are teacher and learner motivation, teacher development, assessment, Business English, course and material design.
To date, he has not missed any of the previous ELT Algeria national conferences either as a speaker, participant or proposals’ reviewer. He is looking forward to attending the forthcoming one in December 2023.

Réda Maaza is a former EFL teacher trainer, inspector, a teacher of management for Masters and Ph.D students at the University of Mascara, a conference speaker and an ELT Algeria moderator. He got his first international ELT training in methodology and language development at Bell Language School, Saffron Walden, England, UK. He has participated in many national and international ELT conferences.

He has contributed to various workshops and also written articles on «Language as a Means of Communication ” and “Language as a Totality of Dialects and a Collection of Idiolects” in periodical journals.

During his military service, he worked as an interpreter for international delegations at the Central Museum of the Army in Algiers.

His motto : If you believe in something, you can feel it. Once you feel it, just do it !


Talk: One Year of Teaching English in Primary School, a Rich Experience!

Talk: The Benefits of Learning English as a Foreign Language at an Early Age.

Who is Nourdine Yaddaden?

Born in El Harrach, Algiers, Nourdine Yaddaden was a teacher in a middle and secondary school. He’s been training teachers for years (TKT). Teaching became his passion. Through years, he took part in different activities and workshops with the British Council, Speak Up! Conferences (in Algiers 2011). International conferences in Algiers and Oran . He had a good experience with CSYN Chris Stevens Youth Network online courses (iEARN), in 2015.

Workshop: Adapting Teaching Styles

Adapting teaching styles is crucial for effective education, especially in diverse and dynamic learning environments.This involves tailoring instruction to meet the diverse needs, background, and learning profile of the students. By using techniques like differentiated instruction, active learning, technology integration can engage students enhance understanding, and foster a more inclusive and motivating learning environment. Reflecting on teaching methods and being open to adjustment while staying informed about evolving education practices, are critical elements of successful adaptation in the classroom. *References:
1- Tomlinson, C,A & Allan, S,D ; Leadership for differemtiiating schools and classrooms, association for supervision and curriculum development. 2- Garner, H (1999) intelligence reframed : Multiple intelligence for the 21 st Century, Basic books. 3- Heacox, D (2002) Differentiating instruction in a regular classroom. How to reach and teach all learners, grade 3-12

Who is Siham Boudebouza?

My name is Boudebouza Siham. I am a middle school teacher trainer. I live in Ain Mlila wilaya of Oum El Bouaghi. I teach learners aged between 10 to 15. I love teaching , traveling and learning new things . I am dedicated and passinate about teaching. I do my best to have good results with my learners.  I like innovation and creativity.

I have trained many teachers, contributed seminars and workshops. I always travel to learn and attend other workshops. I worked online too and presented with Global Academy teacher-trainers.

I also participated in different online courses and improved my knowledge in the field of teaching. My purpose in participating as a Speaker in the 5th ELTAlgeria Conference is to share my modest experience with colleagues from Algeria and learn from their feedback.

Workshop: How to Involve Learners in Using Communicative Tasks

My workshop is about the use of communicative tasks inside and outside the classroom. The focus is how to involve learners to work in class and independently. It is to let them perform and be responsible for their work. Involving students in their learning practices will help them gain confidence and trust using both oral and writing skills.
We can involve learners in doing their activities through motivation and considering their learning styles as they do no share the same style of learning.
In this workshop,
- we will use engaging games for students
- we will also work on reading tasks and PBL activities that enhance communicative skills *References: Jeremy harmer book 50 communicative tasks , British council resources

Who is Niched Roumaissa?

I am Nechad Roumaissa, a PhD student specializing in the didactics of the English language at Tlemcen University. My educational journey began at ENS Laghouat, where I spent five years and subsequently became a high school teacher. My teaching career commenced in a middle school, and I later transitioned to a high school, accumulating a total of two years of teaching experience. Furthermore, I completed my master’s degree at Djelfa University. Currently, I am employed as a lecturer at Medea University, where I instruct second and third-year EFL university students in the fields of didactics and literature.

Workshop: Exploring the Effectiveness of Using Songs in Teaching English Pronunciation and Vocabulary to Young EFL Learners.

Today, many EFL teaching methods and approaches help EFL learners overcome the different struggles they encounter when trying to learn English. One contemporary approach is the Song-Based approach. This study thus, investigates the effectiveness of implementing songs in teaching English vocabulary and pronunciation to young EFL learners and increasing their motivation. It assumes that implementing songs in EFL classes may help young learners improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, and so their speaking abilities. To reach the study aims, a descriptive methodology has been adopted in which a questionnaire was designed and distributed to five EFL teachers, and a classroom observation was conducted during four sessions with twenty-five first-year pupils at Kirdi El Naar Middle School in Medea. The study results indicated that most EFL teachers know the important role of using the S-B approach in improving vocabulary and pronunciation skills and want to implement songs in their teaching process. Also, the results showed that young EFL learners enjoyed the S-B approach very much and appreciated its implementation in class. Finally, the obtained findings confirmed the hypotheses of the current study which assume the S-B approach to be effective for teaching vocabulary and pronunciation to young EFL learners and developing their motivation.

Who is Boualem Ziane?

Mr Boualem Ziane is a retired teacher trainer from Algiers who taught English in many public and private schools in Algiers for more than 27 years. 

He taught business English and I worked as an interpreter for some businessmen where he had to travel to many foreign countries . 

He participated as a speaker in the previous ELT Algeria conferences and in the last conference organized in Oran by ESL ALGERIA NETWORK and WORLD LEARNING which was sponsored by the American Embassy. 

He also participated as a mentor in the Storytelling for Social Change program.

Workshop: From Passion to Burnout; How to Spot the Signs and Take Actions

Teaching is a progression of actions and reactions, so we have to plan our actions and control our reactions .YELLING is a costly mistake. It causes students to secretly dislike you, distrust you, and desire to distrupt your class. Let s face it!

 EVEN one revengeful student can make your life miserable. You need your students on your side. 

My presentation will focus on anger triggers and how to manage them effectively via well-built questionnaires and surveys . 

“Anger is a poison we drink, in the hope the other person dies!”

 You will discover a lot about teacher burnout and its early signs and symptoms, and how to avoid that. 

My presentation will be full of very useful handouts and emotional teachers’ stories and many other surprises!


Who is Samir Bounab?

Mr. Samir Bounab is a former teacher trainer at the Ministry of National Education (MoNE). Mr. Bounab graduated from the Teacher Training Institute of Medea in 1988. After graduation, he started working as a middle school teacher, and in 1990, he became a teacher trainer. Then, he joined the university and ‘Ecole Nationale Supérieure’ (ENS) where he got his BA with honors. Since then, Mr. Bounab has had a great experience in the field of education as he has been delivering workshops around the country. Mr. Bounab devotes all his time and energy supporting both experienced and novice teachers. He gained more and more experience when collaborating with the British Council experts and participating in the BRIDGE-iEARN Online Course Program that prepared educators from around the world to work with their students on global collaborative project-based learning & as iEARN facilitator. He also took part in FATE online and face to face program delivered to ENS teachers . Mr Samir Bounab took part in many national conferences about promoting and teaching English in Algeria such as in Bouira National conferences 1& 2 in 2017 and 2018. He also participated in organizing the ELT Algeria conferences; the first one in Mostaghanem which topic was about “ Teacher’s Professional Development” and the second one in Sassel Ain Temouchent on ‘Developing Methods and Innovation’, the third one In Blida dealing with “How to Make my Shy Learners Shine”.

 Mr.Bounab took part as a speaker in the 4th ELT national conference with the topic “How to Make my Learners Learn Better” 

Mr.Samir Bounab was elected as the president of the National Scientific and cultural Association for the Promotion of English Language in Algeria.

Workshop: Teaching Writing to Very Young Learners

We love our children’s holding pencils, pens and making their first drawings. They start making their first drawing lines, circles, zigzags, before they write, so they feel happy about their first drawing and how they are amazed to express themselves before event joining schools.

Young learners once at school quickly learn that success at school is measured by how well you can read and write, not by how good your drawings are.

Writing is combination of process and product , the process refers to gathering ideas and thoughts and working on them to be readable for the reads .

However, learners who draw their first graphics before they tackle writing tasks produce better writing. It is likely this is because the act of drawing concentrates the mind on the topic at hand, and provides an avenue for rehearsal before writing.

Many questions are raised to reach such goal:

– Why is writing important for young learners ?

– What are the initiation steps to teach spelling and writing ? How to make very young learners write fluently ?All these questions I will be very pleased to tackle them with you in my conference meeting and see how to help

young learners teachers benefit from this presentation to help their learners once in class .

Methodology :

Workshop objective: By the end of this presentation and workshop, the audience will be able to importance of writing for your learners and how to proceed in that.

Workshop format : The workshop is a variety of tasks , where the audience will be invited to work in pair , groups in a room with round tables for interaction and theatre or classroom style while being invited to power point presentation

Diversity :

  • Well 1h is not enough for such an important topic , but I will try to manage that by allocating not more than the required timing for each task in order to cover all the topic.

I will try to proceed as follows :

Set Ground Rules

Before I start the workshop, I have to establish ground rules to make the environment in which everyone feels comfortable ( phones in silent mode, respect each others while interacting, help each others while working in round table made class……

Use Ice Breakers to Build Bridges

For example, when the speakers introduces himself he may invite , everyone to share their feeling taking part in ELT conference(s).

How to Wrap Up

By the end of the workshop, the attendees are invited to share what they have learned. I have to make them complete an evaluation paper, so I can gauge what worked best about the workshop and what improvements need to be made.

Who is Aounaf Bachira?

My name is Aounaf Bachira, born in El Kasbah – Algiers . where I spent my childhood, then we moved to Menia where I passed my Elementary and 8th grade. After that, we moved to Metlili where I succeeded in BEM and BAC Exams. I was a foreign languages student. I joined Kasdi Merbah university where I got my license of teaching English literature in 2011. After graduating, I worked as a French teacher in different schools for three years. I passed the exam in 2016, and since then I am teaching and having more and more experience in the fiel of education.

I have participated in many ELT conferences as an attendee, but it’s the first time for me to have a step to share and be a Speaker this year!

Workshop: Game-Based Learning

Educators are always looking for new ways to encourage their students in learning; so why not to use the power of well-designed games to achieve learning goals. Game based learning is an innovative educational approach which uses games as activities to teach and reinforce specific skills or knowledge by using elements of game design, such as board games, card games ,door games ,digital and analog games to enhance the learning experience.

Game-based learning  motivates learners to practice applying skills,  problem solving in future learning opportunities. 

The aim of this workshop is to identify the major components that design the effective implementation of Game-Based Learning. In order to understand what game based learning is, we start by shedding the light on the historical and theoretical background describing GBL concepts from ancient to contemporary era. Then, comparing it to the traditional classroom to  a typical one. And finally, mentioning the differences between GBL and Gamification and also discussing the benefits and principles of GBL in teaching. 

This presentation attempts to present different games that may aid teachers in their classroom practices.

The workshop is a variety of games where the participants are engaged in games to experience and share ideas.

By the end of the presentation on “Game Based Learning”, participants will have the sense of being entertained through an enjoyable process which includes challenging puzzles  that require critical thinking, problem solving and decisions making skills. 



Who is Hidaya Attar?

Mrs. Hidaya Attar is an EFL teacher and a PhD student from Tlemcen. She has been teaching since 2011 in various secondary schools. She is preparing for the PhD degree in Literature and she is also keen on teaching English as a Foreign language. She is  interested in discovering new ways through which students may learn English. 

She has contributed to a number of TEFL research papers by providing sample answers from students to enrich the debate about learning English effectively.

Workshop: Learners' Self Evaluation and Positive Feedback

Language learning relies heavily on feedback because it encourages or discourages learners in their efforts to overcome shortcomings and mistakes.

This workshop is about secondary-level English teachers’ feedback methods and students’ perceptions of the feedback they receive.

Based on a study-case, forty secondary students and ten English teachers were asked to complete a questionnaire and checklist.

According to the study, most instructors commonly use teacher correction for corrective work, while other teachers use self-correction strategies regularly. The majority of children were inspired by positive reinforcement, primarily praise and encouragement from their instructors.

Survey results indicate that most students prefer to have instructors assist them in correcting their mistakes when learning English, though teachers sometimes prefer that pupils recognize their own errors.

This case-study is the main point to be debated in my workshop with the audience.

Who is Djebara Mokhtar?

Mokhtar DJEBARA is actually a freelance Teacher Trainer. His main concern is training and supporting teachers of English in Primary and Middle Schools. He worked for more than forty years in education, at different levels. He started his career as a teacher in middle school, then a teacher trainer in the Institute of Education (I.T.E). He also worked as a supervisor in middle schools in different parts of the west of Algeria. He retired in 2021. Since then, he has been working for different private schools and faculties of Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Belabbes.

He attended many national and international conferences and workshops in the field of teaching and education.

Workshop: Language Awareness: Teaching Grammar to Young Learners.

This workshop attempts to explore different approaches in understanding the grammar of English that novice teachers need to know for effective teaching and learning. 

 The participants in the workshop will explore, through practical activities and approaches that focus on grammatical meaning, recent developments such as spoken grammar in context. 

The workshop will also guide the participants and support them to: 

• distinguish between  tense and time in English 

• perceive different ways of referring to the future in English 

• evaluate different exercises and activities aimed at practising grammar

 • consider the importance of teaching spoken grammar. 

Several practical activities that are included target to raise participants’ awareness, and give  an opportunity to practise: 

o Warmer: grammar terminology 

o Personal experiences 

o Inductive and deductive grammar teaching and learning 

o Verbal forms 

o Thinking of the future  Multi-part verbs (MPVs) 

o Grammar activity types 

o Spoken grammar 

There is also an assignment, putting the ideas explored in this workshop into practice, a glossary and recommended reading…

Who Zineb Benayad?

Zineb BENAYAD is currently a PhD student and teacher at the University of Tlemcen. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and a Master’s degree in Linguistics. With a humble experience in teaching English at the Secondary level as well as ESP at the University of Ain Temouchent, she is deeply committed to improving the teaching quality and facilitating language learning. Her interests lie in the areas of English language, society and teacher education.

Workshop: Language Acquisition Theories: Exploring Perspectives and Practical Outcomes for Efficient Child Language Learning.

Being an intricate system of human interaction, language yields little understanding to how we come about acquiring it. Over time, a number of theories emerged to assist psychologists, neuroscientists and linguists alike in unraveling the process by which children acquire the capacity to perceive, understand and further express themselves through language; thereby positing an assortment of theories ranging from the early stages of Behaviorism to the contemporary Connectionist Theory. 

This presentation, therefore, seeks to provide a more comprehensive account of the language acquisition process by delving into each theory, complemented by real-life examples, in order to have a deeper understanding of and gain new insights into the said process. Furthermore, it aims to emphasize how we, as English language teachers, can effectively use these theories so as to implement positive changes that would enhance and facilitate child language learning. 

The presentation shall be delivered via PowerPoint (ppt) and is designed to be educational, interactional and inclusive. As for the workshop’s seating arrangements, the classroom or the banquet style is preferred.

Who is Sarra Menacer?

Sarra Menacer is a teacher’s training school graduate (ENSB). She has been teaching in middle school since 2015. She is  motivated and passionate about teaching, learning and continuing professional development. 

Therefore, she participated in several national workshops and conferences such as: a nine months weekly workshop training at the U.S Embassy Algiers on “Games for Learning American English” Nov15-June16. She attended ELT conferences on “Modern Trends Towards Efficacious Teaching and Learning Practices” March22 and “New Challenges in Education and Teaching” Dec22 and recently “Artificial Intelligence: Teachers Befriend AI” Nov23. She also attended many other international online courses and Webinars…

Workshop: Transformative Teaching: A Journey Through Professional Development for Educators

Teachers are the pillars of society; thus, they need a permanent update of their knowledge, skills and ways of working with students. My  presentation highlights the necessity and importance of the continuous professional development for all teachers whether novice or experienced, in their career development. It is also a way of adapting to social changes and to students’ needs. 

This workshop focuses on the importance of the professional development and demonstrates the tools that help teachers pursue ongoing learning—whether independently in their workplace, collaboratively with colleagues, or within the global online sphere. Teachers following the Continuous Professional Development frameworks often seek after a change in their communication and professional skills and to apply both the knowledge and the working techniques acquired to boost their creativity and be more efficient in the classroom. Consequently, it is a teacher’s responsibility to always be involved in this development process to adapt to these constantly changing demands imposed by today’s digital world. 

This workshop aims to: 

• Introduce the concept of professional development. 

• Explore a variety of professional development tools. 

• Equip attendees with a set of questions and activities to strategically plan their next steps in professional development.

Who is Hachemi Irid?

Mr Irid hachemi, a middle school inspector of English, graduated from ENS Institute of Bouzareah, Algiers. He has taught  English  for years then he was pointed as an inspector trainee at the ENFPE of Belfort, El Harrach. 

He is a founding member of the national scientific cultural of association for the promotion of the English Language NSCAPEL, Algiers.

workshop: Implementing English in the Primary School; Practitioners' Challenges

 Taking part in different conferences with the British council; speak up! Conferences (in Algiers 2011). International conferences in Algiers and Oran. attending Mr Allen pulverness’ workshops helped him to acquire a good and fruitful experience. 

The topic: “Implementing English in the Primary School” is an important decision, but engaging novice teachers in the field has been a great challenge for both practitioners and decision-makers. 

 In this workshop, Mr Irid wants to share his experience in the field. through his presentation.He will  focus on the relationship between teachers and inspectors and teachers and  young learners. He will emphasize on the challenges faced by pratitioners in the field.

Who is Mustapha Louznadji?

Mr. Mustapha Louznadji had many years of experience as a teacher of English at the secondary education before graduated Inspector of National Education. He has been coaching and supporting high school teachers since 1997. Since then he has had extensive and varied experience of language teaching; teacher-education and development, textbook-writer, exam paper designer and TEFL teacher. He has contributed seminars, pre-service teacher trainings and supervisor professional development, conferences as well as ELT journals. He has delivered many workshops around the world including the UK and Doha (iEARN Annual Conference of Qatar). He took part in the British Council conferences in the Maghreb including Marrakech, Morocco, Hammamet, Tunisia and the second international conference of the British Council in Oran as a speaker. He also participated in the MEPI and E3Link programs in Algeria and the e-teacher program of the University of Oregon on Critical Thinking. He was not only the founder and president of the Algerian association of teachers of English in the 1980’s, but also the founder of eltalgeria website.Then, he was actively engaged in iEARN@lgeria project pedagogy. He contributed to Chris and Stevens Youth Network (iEARN-USA) Online Courses as a facilitator. On July 18, 2016, he was elected a chairperson of TESOL Algeria Planning Team. After that, he was involved in the BRIDGE Program as an online coach with a group of teachers and students from the USA, the Middle East and North Africa. He contributed workshops in Winchester, USA during the IEARN Annual Conference of 2017. He is currently working as an educational consultant with the Cambridge English program and a freelancer as a representative of Alegra Learning (Utah, USA) in Algeria. In these last months, he has been actively engaged as a program manager in both FATE and YOUTHINK programs. He was granted the first Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009, nominated as a global teacher and listed among the teacher heroes in the My Hero Project.

Workshop: The Impact of Mindset on Students' Motivation and Learning Enthusisam

In the realm of education, mindset plays a pivotal role in shaping the trajectories of student motivation and their overall enthusiasm for learning. This abstract delves into the dynamic relationship between mindset and its influence on student engagement and educational outcomes. This exploration will cover the distinction between growth and fixed mindsets and their respective effects on students’ willingness to embrace challenges, persist through setbacks, and view effort as a path to mastery. We will investigate the psychological and neurological mechanisms underpinning motivation, shedding light on how mindset can be the driving force behind a student’s passion for learning.

Key Points:

– Differentiating between growth and fixed mindsets and their effects on learning.

– Examining the role of mindset in cultivating grit, resilience, and a love for learning.

– Practical strategies and interventions for educators to foster a growth-oriented mindset in students.

– Real-world case studies highlighting the transformative power of mindset.

This abstract is a glimpse into the world of mindset psychology and its profound influence on educational experiences. It offers a perspective that can inspire educators, parents, and learners to harness the power of mindset to fuel the flames of motivation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of knowledge.”

Through a set of interactive tasks and reflection, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, tools and strategies to inspire a life-long passion for learning in themselves and the students they serve…


Who is Saoud Ammar?

Saoud Ammar taught in Middle school and Secondary education for many years.
He is currently teaching at the University of Eloued as MCA teacher. He holds a Magister and PhD degrees from the Univesity of Tlemcen.

He has participated in many national and international conferences. He has run different workshops in English Language Teaching…

Workshop: What Makes an Ordinary Teacher, Extraordinary ?

Teaching is one of the most fulfilling careers that one can pursue. In this sense, teachers play a crucial role in shaping the future generation. The need for good teachers and good teaching has been, and will continue to be deeply researched by scholars and educators. In the 21st century, the phrase “highly qualified teacher” draws much attention in the field of education and academia alike. Not surprisingly, however, the concept of highly qualified teachers is now succinctly recognized and emphasized by major professional development trainers.
In this workshop, spotlight has to be cast on the qualities of good teachers : What makes a good teacher ? and what qualities good teachers should possess?
Excellent teachers serve as role models, influence career choices and enable students to reach their potential. Some of the necessary qualities are inherent, others can be acquired. Interestingly, the good teachers must be nurtured and rewarded. An extraordinary teacher is one who is able to inspire and motivate their students to reach their full potential. Effective teachers are critical to the development and academic success of their students.
All these points are well-structured in my presentation which is fully interaction-based!

Who is Soumia Mahlia?

 Soumia MAHLIA is an English teacher and the director of English For All DZ, Algeria branch. She is a dedicated English teacher with 10 years of experience in teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. Her qualifications include a Master`s degree in English education and additional certifications in teaching English as a foreign language. 

Throughout her career, she has developed a strong understanding of effective teaching methodologies, and she is adept at creating interactive lesson plans that meet the needs of learners. She has a passion for helping students achieve their full potential, and she is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive classroom environment. She is a passionate and knowledgeable English teacher committed to helping students develop their language skills and achieve their goals…

Workshop: Fostering a Passion for English Learning in Young Learners: Strategies for Instilling a Love for English as a Foreign Language

This workshop explores effective strategies for instilling a love of learning English as a foreign language in young children. Recognizing the importance of early language acquisition and the positive impact of a genuine interest in language learning on overall proficiency, this study delves into practical approaches for educators and parents. 

Emphasizing the integration of interactive, culturally relevant, and enjoyable activities, the workshop underscores the significance of making the language learning process engaging and meaningful for children. 

From incorporating games, storytelling, and literature to leveraging technology and creating language-rich environments, the workshop outlines a comprehensive framework to nurture a positive attitude towards English learning. 

By fostering curiosity, celebrating achievements, and connecting language acquisition to children’s interests, educators and parents can collaboratively contribute to the development of a lifelong love for learning English as a foreign language in young learners. 

Keywords: effective strategies- learning English- young children.