The Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda-ATER is delighted to invite you to submit a proposal to its 2018 ATER Annual Conference to be held at the Catholic Institute of Kabgayi, Muhanga district, Rwanda on June 8, 2018. We are accepting proposals workshops, papers, panel discussions, app sharing, and teaching ideas/tips addressing the conference theme: Showcasing Best Practices in English Language Teaching and Learning.

The conference theme has been chosen at the time when the government of Rwanda has embarked on a journey to teaching the Competency-Based Curriculum while ATER has opted to move their Communities of Practice project to another level of action research.  Presentations focusing on the above two trends will be given a priority.

Location & Venue: Catholic Institute of Kabgayi

Important Dates

  • Proposal deadline: February 20, 2018
  • Acceptance Notification: March 5, 2018
  • Presenter Confirmation: March 30, 2018
  • Conference Dates: June 7-8, 2018

Conference sub-themes

  • Best practices for primary, secondary, or university English classes
  • Practical classrooms activities and techniques – Communicative language teaching practices
  • English and 21st-century skills – Student confidence and motivation
  • Language teacher training programs and techniques
  • Motivation and classroom management
  • Teaching in under-resourced environments
  • Language teacher associations
  • Translanguaging
  • Mobile/online learning
  • Teaching literature in ELT
  • Curriculum, Syllabus and Materials Design
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Teaching large classes
  • Web skills teaching and learning
  • Technology In the Classroom
  • Assessment And Evaluation
  • Teacher Training, Development & Education
  • Drama In ELT
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Any other topic that has relevance to the theme of the Conference


As sessions vary in format, presenters are advised to state their preference and the relevance of their presentation to the conference theme or sub-theme. Where a preference cannot be accommodated, the Conference Proposals Committee will offer the presenter an alternative format.

Each presenter is advised to state their presentation format for the program review team to schedule them in the appropriate time slot. Different presentation types are timed as follow:

  • Paper Presentations are research, theory, concepts, and practices. They are 30 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A. including Q&A.
  • Panel Discussion is a forum for discussing thematic topics or other relevant topics within a small group. The sessions are 35 minutes long + 15 minutes Q&A.
  • Workshop Sessions are 60 minutes long including the Q&A. These sessions are interactive with the emphasis on group collaborations.
  • Teaching Tips/App sharing Sessions are 20 minutes. They provide useful information and ideas on teaching and learning.



Proposals should be submitted here

  1. The proposal must not exceed 250 words.
  2. The language should be clear, and precise
  3. The proposal should have the presenter’s contact details.

Please register here to attend the conference.

Should you need further information, please contact:

Vivens Hitiyaremye 0788574529  Conference Chair
Or Send an email to
You may also visit ATER website