NELTA conference begins in Capital

KATHMANDU: The 21st International Conference of Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA) has begun here on Monday.

The two-day conference is taking place with the theme - Englishes in Classroom: Trends, Tensions and Teachings.

Inaugurating the conference at Little Angles College in Hattiban in Lalitpur today, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Agni Prasad Kharel, said that the discussion between English language experts and teachers in and out of the country would contribute to enhancing Nepali education and language teaching.

Former Vice-Chancellor of the Far-Western University Jayraj Awasthi, Acting Country Director of British Council Vaishali Pradhan and representatives of American Embassy in Nepal wished for success of the conference.

Around 1,000 representatives from 23 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Kuwait, Philippines, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Denmark and Nepal have been participating in the conference.

Various research papers would be presented on the occasion, said NELTA Chairperson Mira Shrestha.