ECO Educational Institute organizes its first international event:

ECO Educational Institute organizes its first international event:
19 October 2018


Language Teaching and Learning Workshop in Ankara, October 19-20.

This workshop is organised in cooperation with the Turkish Language Association (TDK) and ECO Educational Institute (ECOEI) and aims to bring together a wide range of stakeholders to contribute to the thematic discussion in teaching and learning the languages of ECO Member States (Afganistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)

The objectives of this workshop are to:

►   Discuss the developments and current challenges and issues in the area of Language Teaching and Learning.

►   Raise awareness of the best practices and methods

►   Initiate dialogue among the participants


In particular, academicians, linguists, practitioners (language teachers/students) and language experts with experience or interest in the Language Teaching and Learning will attend to this workshop.Participants are expected to make active contribution both written and oral to sessions and to share the language teaching materials within the scope of the agenda.

Themes to be discussed will include but not limited to:

►   Challenges of teaching Turkish, Urdu, Persian, Russian, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen and Uzbek languages  

►   New understandings in language teaching and learning

►   Teachers as learners

►   Assuring quality in language learning

►   Creativity and critical thinking in language learning

►   Effective methods in teaching and learning languages

►   Language teaching and learning in digital era

►   Progressive approaches to language teaching


Practical information

ECO EI will be pleased to cover the travel expenses (economy class) accommodation and meals for one representative of each Member States and welcome the second representative if only his/her costs are fully covered by the sending authority.

Participants will be communicated for the plane ticket arrangements by the organizators of the Workshop.



Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for securing a visa, if need be, for entry into the Republic of Turkey. Further details may be found on:




The legal point of entry to Ankara is Esenboga Airport (ESB).  Assigned Liaison officers will welcome the delegates at the arrivals hall and accompany them to the workshop venue. A similar procedure will apply for departure as delegations will be informed on the day of their departure for the arrangements made by the organization.


Kindly note that delegates arriving at the same time will be transferred to hotel in the same car/mini bus. Local transportation for the social event will be provided by the ECOEI



 ECO EI has pre-booked accommodation for all delegations at the Green Park Hotel-Ankara

 Address:Kızılırmak Mah. 1443 Cad. No:39 Çukurambar-Çankaya/Ankara- Republic of Turkey

T : (+90)312 258 0000 F : (+90)850 201 08 20 web:




 Please note that the language of the workshop will be English and Russian. Simultaneous translation will be provided.  Interpretation will also be provided during the working group meetings in these languages, depending on the participants’ command of languages.






Should you require further information concerning the language workshop please contact at




  1. Registration
  2. Opening session
  3. General Discussion
  4. 1st Session: Challenges in Language Teaching and Learning
  5. Lunch
  6. 2nd Session: Best Practices
  7. Break
  8. 3rd Session: Language Teaching Methods
  9. Networking Reception
  10. Close of day 1



  1. 4th Session: New Approaches
  2. Panel Discussions: Working Group Outputs
  3. Closure

14.30 Social Program