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Youth Conference on Language, Literature and Education

Youth Conference on Language, Literature and Education


Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 11:30
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  • Bosanski
  • Türkçe



Department of English Language and Literature,
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kindly invites you to participate in:
Youth Conference on Language, Literature and Education
COVID-19 Prospects and Challenges  

31 July, 2021


This seminar aims to create a platform for the youth, students, undergraduates and graduates in arts, humanities, and social sciences, to assess, explore, promote, and understand current trends and values of language learning, multicultural understanding, freedom, democracy, and equality in the time of isolation. The future of the young people in the World is in understanding the world around themselves and paving the way towards the prosperous future. Language not only reflects and expresses facts and observations it also is a system of gestures, grammar, signs, voices, symbols, or words, used to display and exchange concepts, ideas, meanings, and thoughts. Language depicts and transmits all the achievements of human civilization and all the features of the objective and subjective world.

In this seminar students will be able to participate and communicate their understanding of the current trends in Language, Literature and Education in the changing society. Today society has to adjust to changing trends related to COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters at the seminar are encouraged to explore interdisciplinary subject as to assess and evaluate the prospects and challenges of the world in relation to language trends, culture and its role in shaping people's opinions, and society issues in general and how to react to current challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic.

The seminar seeks youth participation from all over the world to exchange their ideas and experience in an intellectually stimulating academic environment, at the International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fundamental objective of the seminar is to provide students with an educational experience that prepares them for their future. Submitted papers will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, composed of distinguished international scholars, whereupon best paper will be published in the book of proceedings.  


  •  COVID-19 context of the second language teaching and learning
  •  New approaches and trends in foreign language teaching
  •  Linguistics, pedagogy and education
  •  Gendering linguistics and literature  
  •  Culture and  identity 
  •  Media, language and linguistics  
  •  Sociolinguistics
  •  Psycholinguistics 
  •  Discourse analysis 
  •  Phonetics, morphology and syntax
  •  Literary theory and criticism
  •  Literature in the time of isolation
  •  Culture and the social construct of languages
  •  Critical literary theory and cultural identity
  •  Translation and media 
  •  E-learning and new teaching trends in the technological era
  •  New perspectives in interpretation studies

The seminar is organized by the ELIT/ELT Department of the International University of Sarajevo, (in cooperation with the Social Science University of Ankara, Turkey.


  • Assoc. Prof. Almasa Mulalić
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Ervin Kovacevic
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Vesna Suljic
  • Sen. Assist. Emina Jeleskovic
  • Lect. Anisa Eminovic
  • Lect. Emina Lagumdzija


  • Fatima Ejubovic
  • Hilal Sekmen
  • Amina Husic
  • Jasmin Krnic
  • Ilma Hasic
  • Lejla Hamzakadic
  • Feyza Rabia Gun
  • Lamija Ramovic
  • Amila Guhdija
  • Faruk Arnautovic
  • Kazim Saba Ozturk



  • Dr. Ahmet Yildirim (Rector, IUS, BiH)
  • Dr. Amira Sadikovic (University of Sarajevo, BiH)
  • Dr. Jolanta Osekowska-Sandecka (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)
  • Dr. Ervin Kovacevic (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Scinces, IUS, BiH)


  • Prof. Dr. Ali Gunes
  • Prof. Dr. Marek Smoluk
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amira Sadikovic
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolanta Osekowska-Sandecka
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Almasa Mulalic
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Ervin Kovacevic
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Vesna Suljic
  • Sen. Assist. Emina Jeleskovic

The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in humanities, social sciences, and technical sciences as well as fresh graduates who are already working in the public and private sectors and who are interested in developing their knowledge and expertise in the topics offered by the LLE21.


Abstract submission
Organizers of the Conference welcome online submissions written in the English language that are closely related to the areas specified in the call for papers. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and they must clearly indicate the problem, objectives, research methods, results and conclusions. Submitted abstracts must adhere to the set format. Abstracts that exceed the word limit or include graphics and tables will be rejected.

Authors are also advised to proofread their abstracts because abstracts will be reproduced from the online submission. Any error in spelling, grammar or data will appear online or in print. Students are invited to submit their abstracts to by 20th May 2021. All participants should be aware that abstract submission does not guarantee inclusion in the program.

Paper submission guidelines

  • Authors are requested to follow the set style and format.
  • Papers must be in the English and should not exceed 10000 words.
  • Papers must include, title, author name, affiliation or institution, abstract, key words and body of the paper.
  • Papers must display original thought and ideas. They must make concrete references to existing scholarship in the related area.
  • Citations and references should be made in accordance with the APA Style Manual.
  • Papers must be double-spaced (with single-spacing used for block quotations). Margins should be 2.5 cm. or 1 inch from all sides.
  • The first line of each paragraph should be indented. Block quotations should be indented 2.5 cm. or 1 inch from both the right and left margins.
  • Paper must be submitted in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text of the paper should be double-spaced with Times New Roman 12-point font; all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Papers will be accepted only if they meet the requirements.

The Scientific Committee will assess the quality of papers and determine whether they will be suitable for publishing. Papers that have been previously presented or published will not be accepted. All submitted paper will undergo plagiarism checking by Turnitin software. Only the students who submit their full papers within the specified deadline will be allowed to present at the Conference.

Presentation Guidelines

  • The presentations will be presented in the English language.
  • Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes, 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Presenters may prepare oral presentations or poster presentations.
  • Due to time constrains, presenters will not be permitted to exceed the time allotted for their presentation and for the question and answer session.

All presenters will be enabled to present their paper online via Microsoft Teams platform. Students must attend online conference and present their paper.

Certificate of attendance from the organizers.

No participation fee applied. All expenditures are covered by organizers, including the expenditures of publication.

Prospective applicants should send their abstracts and papers at The results of the selection process will be communicated via E-mail, within 10 working days following receipt of the application.

31st March, 2021 – Applications open
20th May, 2021 – Abstract submission
25th July 2021 – Full paper submission
10 working days following receipt of the application – Notification to applicants
31st July, 2021– Conference Day

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