LASTE 2018 – International Conference on Language Studies, Translation and Education

1st International Conference on Language Studies, Translation and Education was held on 15-16 of Novemberin Istanbul (Turkey).

The conference was aimed to bring experts, academicians and practitioners working in the fields of translation and language studies, education and technologies.

Experts from various countries of the world supplied their abstracts and presented their studies at the conference. It is remarkable that the representatives of all the worlds continents attended the event and it was a good opportunity to share different visions of the problems of language training, extinct languages, social factors determining the quality of language education and the learning outcomes.

Conference Program

THURSDAY, 15 of November
THURSDAY9.00 – 19.00 Registration
14.00 – 15.00 Welcoming Coffee
(Snacks included)
Pre-Conference Workshops
15.00 – 16.30 Workshop “Project Management in Social Sciences, Language Studies and Education”Prof. Dr. Iryna Sekret (Turkey)
17.00 – 18.00 Workshop “Web 2.0 Tools for Integrating Technologies in Learning: Tips for Classroom Teachers”Assis. Prof. Orhan Curaoglu
Friday16 of November
FRIDAY8.00 – 09.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.30 Opening
the Conference
Prof. Dr. Iryna Sekret (Turkey)
9..30 – 10.30 Keynote Speech:
Media Mindset as a Language for
Prof. Piet Kommers (Netherlands)
10.30 – 11.00 Linguistic Variation as Marker of Regional Identity:
A Sociolinguistic Perspective
Bushra Nawaz (Pakistan)
11.00 – 11.30 Academic Writing
Challenges of EFL Learners and
Teachers’ Proficiency in Pakistani Higher Education
Khalid Mahmood(Pakistan)
11.30 – 12.00 Improving Vocabulary of through Short Stories at
Elementary Level: An Analysis 
(online presentation)
Prof. Muhammad Safdar Bhatti
12.00 – 12.30 The Impact of Feedback on the Development of Multiple
Draft Composition Writing at
O-Level in Lahore
Ana Ramsha(Pakistan)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Time
13.30 – 14.00 Changes in Uses of Salutations in British English
(online presentation)
Ahdi Hassan(Pakistan)
14.00 – 14.30 The functions of code switching in the ELT classrooms:
A case study of NUML Lahore
Ana Ramsha(Pakistan)
14.30 – 15.00 Realia: An Effective Tool for Improving Young Learners’ Vocabulary Skills
(online presentation)
Prof. Muhammad Safdar Bhatti
15.00 – 15.30 Digital ELT –
An Effective Aid
Isela Coronado (Bolivia)
15.30 – 16.00 Developing English Communicative Skills: Feeling,
Thinking, Analysing…
Prof. Dr. Iryna Sekret (Turkey)
16.00 – 16.30 From Face-to-Face Teaching to Online Tutoring:
Challenges, Solutions, Perspectives
Assist. Prof. Orhan Curaoglu
16.30 – 17.30 Round Table “Global Perspective Upon the Future of the
Social Sciences, Language Studies, and Education”
Prof. Piet Kommers (Netherlands)
17.30 – 18.00 Closing the Conference: Conclusions and Recommendations

Conference Gallery