Ali Said Mohamed Al-Issa, Dr.
College of Education, SQU
Ali is an associate professor of English Language Education, College of Education, SQU. He has presented and published widely about ELT in Oman. He is currently the best cited Omani scholar.
A Critical Perspective on “Best Practice in ELT” (FS005), Featured Speech‘Best practice’ has been linked to providing quality, standardized and accredited ELT. However, little is known about the cultural, political and economic values underlying this controversial construct when applied in EFL contexts. This theoretical/conceptual-based talk provides a ‘fresh’ look at and problematizes such a contentious topic like ‘best practice in ELT’ and its adoption in Oman and suggests substituting ‘best’ with ‘SMART’ practice in the Omani ELT to help advance the field.