Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the world of education experienced drastic changes, English language teaching (ELT) was no exception. An important 21st century skill, Information Communication and Technology (ICT) played a principal role to help English teachers and learners stay connected.

The First National Conference on Modern Technology & English Language Teaching (MTELT) aims to bring Iranian EFL scholars, researchers and teachers together to exchange and share their experiences within COVID-19 pandemic and research findings on technology-assisted language learning and teaching of English in Iran. This virtual event can provide an opportunity for all to network and present their research findings to a national and worldwide EFL/ESL professional community. An additional goal of the conference is to issue a collection of scientific articles by researches with cross-disciplinary interests related to the conference theme.

Tabaran Institute of Higher Education (Mashhad, Iran), supervised by Iran ministry of Science, Research and Technology, has hosted several international and national conferences, webinars and workshops both online and offline. With its high quality, Tabaran does its best to provide an opportunity with exceptional value for academics, researchers, teachers and students in the field of ELT and technology.

The conference program covers several keynote speeches, workshops, oral presentations (video-taped), and poster presentation.

Conference Chair: Dr. Khalil Motallebzadeh

Conference Scientific Co-Chair: Dr. Hamid Reza Kargozari

Conference Executive Co-Chair: Dr. Mona Tabatabaee