How to Make the Most out of our Virtual Convention?


The Organizing Committee of Virtual VietTESOL International Convention 2020 is pleased to introduce 5 pre-convention workshops which are hosted by faculty members of The University of Foreign Language Studies - Da Nang University and conducted online at on October 15, 2020. Register here by October 14, 2020.

1. RE-THINKING TEACHERS’ DIGITAL COMPETENCE AS A FACTOR FOR ONLINE TEACHING IMPROVEMENTS by Mr. Ho Quang Ha, Senior Lecturer of English and the admin for the e-learning system of the English Department - The University of Foreign Language Studies - Da Nang University.

In this workshop, “some authentic online activities and teaching practices will be presented and demonstrated to help teachers have a more insight into their online teaching so that they can improve their virtual classes to meet the demands of online teaching in the post-COVID 19 periods.”


In this workshop, how mindmaps, especially electronic ones, are utilized during presentation, practice, and production will be clearly instructed. 

3. INITIATIVES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH FOR TOURISM AT UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES  – THE UNIVERSITY OF DA NANG by Le Van Ba and Do Thi Duy An from Faculty of English for Specific Purposes – University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang

The workshop will focus on the “initiatives or innovative methods in teaching and learning English for tourism. To be more specific, it will concentrate on developing the writing skill in tourism English classrooms and integrating intercultural competence development into tourism English classrooms in the enhancement of learners’ intercultural competence.”

4. INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ESP AT UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDIES – THE UNIVERSITY OF DA NANG by Le Van Ba, Le Bao Ngan and Nguyen Tran Uyen Nhi from Department of English for Specific Purposes – University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang 

This workshop will introduce three different initiatives: Career – Orientation Fieldtrip and Academic Exchange Programmes, the utilization of Flipgrid  as an online forum and the effectiveness of CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) in providing students with ESP knowledge in some English specialized modules. 

5.  TESTING AND ASSESSMENT IN ESP TEACHING AND LEARNING by Nguyen Thi Cam Ha, Nguyen Thu Hang and Tran Van Thanh  from Department of English for Specific Purposes – University of Foreign Language Studies – The University of Da Nang

This workshop is aimed at providing “teacher trainers with possible ways to improve and enhance teachers’ evaluation of students’ performances in the teaching and learning of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).”

To register, please sign in your account then register at : by October 14.  

If you have any other questions, please contact or submit a question at 

Guidelines for Pre-recorded Session Speakers Released

The VIC 2020 Organizing Committees has released its guidelines for pre-recorded session speakers. The guidelines explain what a pre-recorded is and advantages it can offer to both the speakers and online audience. The guidelines also suggest a number of ways to record a presentation as a video and illustrated tutorials on how to use Zoom to record a presentation, how to upload a video to YouTube and how to update the YouTube link to the Convention's website.

See the guidelines here or download a PDF version here.

Live Q&A Session on VietTESOL International Convention 2020

  • First time joining an international convention?
  • Eager for VIC2020 but not sure about what to do?
  • Not decided your abstract title?
  • Joining VIC2020 as a participant only?

Find answers to your questions in the following recorded Q&A Session on International Convention 2020?

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How to Write an ELT Conference Abstract

This article was published on English Teaching Forum 2019, Volume 57, Number 4 by Jimalee Sowell. The author presents detailed suggestions that can help you develop and write effective abstracts that are more likely to be accepted—and to give you the opportunity to present your work at conferences. The article includes numerous examples and a comparison of different kinds of abstracts.

Download: How to Write an ELT Conference Abstract  - Text (PDF)

Webinar on Abstract Writing for Conference Presentations

Writing abstracts for academic conferences has always been a challenging process for EFL teacher practitioners and even early career researchers. A conventional abstract is often between 150 and 300 words and plays a vitally important role as it is mostly the only evidence for reviewers’ judgement on the quality of a study. All key details of the research are often required, and particularly suitable words are solely chosen. As a result, the abstract writing process includes multiple rounds of drafting, reviewing, and rewriting; and it finally turns out to be considerably condense. Taking these challenges into consideration, this workshop is developed and conducted particularly for EFL teacher practitioners and alike. It primarily aims to get the participants understand the structure of a conventional abstract; draft proper abstracts, using key information provided; compose abstracts from their own research; and critically analyze, comment, and edit their peers’ abstracts. The workshop serves as a hands-on experience for EFL teachers to formally introduce their classroom practices at academic conferences and early career researchers to be accepted more easily by the academic world.

Watch the recorded Webinar