The Eighteenth International Convention of the Nepal English Language Teachers' Association (NELTA) has started in Kathmandu with a view to discussing the English language teaching methods and charting out future strategies for the timely reforms on it.
As many as 700 representatives from 18 countries have been participating in the conference that is in progress at Shushil Kedia Vishwa Bharati School, Lalitpur.
Different scholars are scheduled to present 217 papers in the three-day long conference, according to NELTA, the organizers.
Inaugurating the conference, Chief Secretary of the government, Lilamani Paudel, said there was the need of raising the standard of English language teaching in the country.
Speaking at the programme, Prof. Dr Jai Raj Awasthi, and educationist Tirtha Khaniya stressed the need of reforming the English teaching method and process.
Similarly, NELTA General Secretary Kamal Paudel said the conference was organized with the objective of deliberating on how the English language teaching methods could be made qualitative and competitive.