Al-Madinah International University (MEDIU) recently organized the 2nd International Conference of Linguistics Studies (ICLS 2016) with the theme “Towards a Modern Vision of the Reality of Linguistic & Literary Challenges”. The 2 days conference was held on 7-8 December 2016 at Selangor State Library, Shah Alam in Selangor.
Chairman of ICLS 2016, Assoc. Prof.Dr. Daud Quadir Elega gave an opening speech in welcoming the participants of ICLS 2016 which was organized by the Faculty of Languages in the presence of MEDIU’s CEO Prof. Dr. Mohammad Khalifa Al-Tamimi whom officiated the Opening of ICLS 2016. The Keynote Address were presented by Prof.Dr.Subhy El-Bustaany from the National Institution for Languages and Oriental civilization, Paris with his paper entitle ‘The Reality of Arabic Language in European Countries”.
The international conference focuses on the subject of linguistic research where it can give aspirations to the language researchers and students in the field of language studies towards the 21st century as well as exchanging of experience and views on the language studies learning from various speakers in the language field expertise from within and outside Malaysia.
A total of 179 papers summaries were delivered during the session and 125 papers were fully presented during the conference which attracted nearly 150 academicians, researchers, students and practitioners in the linguistic and language field.
The main purpose of the conference held in two languages, namely Arabic and English is to develop a research and development department of the exchange of ideas among researchers as well as to benefit from the experience of the researchers who had produced a model of strategic teaching and modern linguistic theory and produce output which can help in the development of language study program in educational institutions and research.
On the last day of the conference, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khalifa Al-Tamimi was pleased to distribute the certificates of appreciation to the overwhelmed participants and committee members who have participated for ICLS 2016. Assoc. Prof. Dr Daud Abdul Quadir Elega; Chairman of ICLS also express his appreciation to MEDIU’s CEO on his patronage and guidance for the implementation of the conference and heartfelt gratitude to the researchers and participants from within and outside the region whom attended the linguistic conference.