LASTE IATELS was launced on 15-16 of November, 2018 in Istanbul by IATELS, Iternational Association for Technology, Education and Languge Studies (LASTE 2018). The original format of the conference allowed the participants not only to present their research but also to share their professional experinces and visions upon urgent problems of languages and language education in their countries. During the pre-conference workshop the urgent global problems were highlighted by the presenters, and through fruitful discussins and collaboration the conference participants came up with the ideas and project drafts aimed to enhance the quality of the language education and the overall language literacy of the population. It was stressed by the participants that the language and its learning are defined in great extend by the students' attitudes, cultural perceptions, accents in the global policies concerning education and languages. It was mutually agreed to continue international collaboration through organising another 2nd International Conference on Language Studies, Translation and Education and sateliting workshops aimed to enhance academic competences of perspective PhD students, teaching skills of pre-service and in-service English language teachers, skills of applying ICT in teaching and learning, programs enhancing cultural awareness and international exchange.
Since 2018 LASTE IATELS became an annual international event, engaging numerous research and educational organisation, individual academicians to dicuss current problems in the domains of the language studies, education and translation.
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