About Conference

Conference Name: 26th International Conference on Psychology & Language Research (ICPLR), 21-22 Dec 2017, Dubai, UAE

Conference Dates: 21-22 Dec 2017

Conference Venue: Flora Grand Hotel, Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: December 19, 2017

Contact E-Mail ID: info@gplra.org

GPLRA President: Prof. Dahlia R. Domingo

Language: English

(Vernacular Session, e.g., Persian, Bahasa, Thai, European Languages, Chinese, will be organized for minimum 5 or more participants of particular language)

(Only english language, full-length, original papers will be considered for publication in conference journals)

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List of GPLRA Members: Click Here

Local Coordinator Contact: +97 156 7527051




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Muna Balfaqeeh, Ph.D

Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of English and Communication

The Petroleum Institute: Part of Khalifa University for Science and Technology

Al Zafranah - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Topic: Closing the loop: Reflections from Alumni Engineers on Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) 

Dr. Muna A. Balfaqeeh received her PhD in Linguistics - Discourse Analysis of Arabic and English Media and Political Texts, and her Master’s degree in Arabic/English Applied Linguistics and Translation, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She joined the Petroleum Institute in 2013 as a communication faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

In 2014 Dr. Balfaqeeh was appointed as the Director of the Academic Bridge Program and in 2016 was appointed as the Dean of Student Life. As the Petroleum Institute became part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU) in 2017, Dr. Balfaqeeh was appointed as an Interim Chair for the English and Communication department at KU. Prior to joining the English language and Communication Department, she worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Linguistics /TESOL at UAE University.

In the course of her career Dr. Balfaqeeh has participated extensively in a number of peer reviewed international conferences and published number of papers on political and media discourse analysis and language across genders and computer mediated discourse. She was also awarded two grants to investigate the development of academic language functions through the use of linguistic analysis tools for freshman year students.


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Our International Conferences are held in following locations:


  • Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
  • University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Flora Grand Hotel, Dubai
  • Middlesex University Mauritius
  • Regal Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Imperial College London, London
  • Linton University College, Malaysia
  • Universidade de Lisboa, Tecnico Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ibis Bali Kuta, Indonesia
  • University of Washington Rome Center (UWRC), Rome
  • Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Courtyard by Mariott, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia


GPLRA Conference Technical Committee


Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan, Department of Education, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria


Dr. Nabhit Kapur, Psychologist, Psycho-Therapist and Psychometric Analyst, Peacful Mind Foundation, New Delhi, India          


Saman Khaksefidi, Higher Educational Complex of Saravan, Iran


Mrs. Beebeejaun Zareen Nishaat, Senior Lecturer, Head, Mauritian Studies Department, MGI, Moka, Mauritius             


Dr. Beena Anil, Assistant Professor of English, SDNB Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, India          


Dr. Nurkhamimi Bin Zainuddin, Deputy Director, Lifelong Learning Division, Madal Hayah, Goal-Itqan, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia


Faburama Kanteh, Gambia Workers Union, The Gambia              


Johnnie Jada Lim, San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite, Cavite City, Philippines                 


Karen Ang-Manaig, Laguna State Polytechnic University, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines            


Zubaedah Wiji Lestari, Universitas Islam Nusantara, Bandung, Indonesia 


Valentino Pamolango, B.A., M.A, Head of ASIA Study Center, University of 17 Agustus, 1945 Surabaya. Indonesia 


Assistant Professor Alberto D. Yazon, Laguna State Polytechnic University - Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines


Dr. Mahfuz, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Eastern University, Bangladesh


Nur Sakinah Thomas binti Abdullah, Assistant Professor and Academic Assistant to the Rector at AlBukhary International University, Kedah, Malaysia   






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