Conference Fee & Payment

  • Local Presenter -Rp. 1.000.000,-
  • International Presenter (main presenter/ co-presenters) – US$ 100,-
  • Participant/ Local Co-presenter – Rp. 350.000,-
  • International Participant – US$ 50,-

Early Bird Registration (Discount 20%) is available from 15 August until 31 August 2018.

How to pay the conference fee:

1. Choose mode of payment and then pay the conference fee

Payment via Bank Transfer:

Bank MANDIRI. Account Name: UHAMKA Conference, Account Number: 126-000-705-181-5. SWIFT CODE: BMRIIDJA


We also accept payment via Paypall. If you prefer this mode of payment, please send us your request through email. Payment link will be sent after your request


2. After making the payment, click and complete the registration form

Important Dates

Main Conference
  • April 9, 2018 — Call for participation  (Download conference flyer). To submit an abstract click this
  • July 23, 2018 October 10, 2018 — Abstract submission deadline Batch #2
  • July 30, 2018 August 14 – 31, 2018 — Early bird registration open (20% discount)
  • August 23, 2018 October 15, 2018 — Notification of abstract acceptance Batch #2.
  • September 1 – October 31, 2018 — Regular registration open.
  • November 22-23, 2018 — Main conference

Venue and Accomodation

UICELL 2018 will be held at Graduate School, University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. HAMKA, Jakarta, Indonesia located at Jl. Warung Buncit Raya No. 17, Pancoran Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia 12740 (see the map below).

It is only 47 minutes drive/ bus from Soekarno Hatta International Airport as shown in the map below:

Some of the nearest hotels are:
Kyriad Pejaten Suites, address Jalan Pejaten Barat Raya No. 36, Pasar Minggu, Ragunan, Ps. Minggu, Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12550. Website:
Sahati Boutique Hotel, address Jl. Taman Marga Satwa No.45, RT.1/RW.1, Ragunan, Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12550. Website:
Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center, address Jl. Letjen Term. Simatupang No.kav 9, RT.1/RW.2, Kebagusan, Ps. Minggu, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12520. Website http://www/
Arion Swiss-Belhotel Kemang, address Jl. Kemang Raya No.7, RT.4/RW.1, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730. Website:http://www/
Amaris Hotel La Codefin Kemang, address Jl. Kemang I No.3-5, RT.11/RW.5, Bangka, Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12780. Website:


Conference Themes

Conference Theme: “Creativity and Critical Thinking in EFL Teacher Education”


Sub-themes: English Language Teaching & EFL Teacher Education

  • Curriculum and materials development
  • Methods, strategies and approaches in ELT
  • Literature and linguistics
  • Teacher professional development
  • Teaching practicum
  • Testing, assessment, and evaluation

Sub-themes: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

  • Computer applications to faciliate ELT
  • Developing materials for CALL
  • Methods, strategies, approaches to incorporate technology in ELT classroom
  • Technology in EFL teacher education

UICELL 2018: An Introduction

Creativity and Critical Thinking in EFL Teacher Education

There is a saying which states “a person who reads thousands of books without thinking can be defeated by a person who thinks.” This could be true as advanced technology pampering humans nowadays is the product of thinking. The quality of thinking depends on how deep the thinking is. Deep thinking process being then known as critical thinking has been widely believed as the skill for the twenty-first century. Many countries has adopted critical thinking in their educational agenda, starting from elementary to higher education. This has also been a trendy topic in academic forum and discussion even though critical thinking seems to be difficult to define.

Creativity, which is considered to be the part of critical thinking by some authors, also plays an important role in education. Whether critical thinking needs creativity or critical thinking generates creativity is not a point for debate here; what most educators believe is that students’ creativity need to be enhanced. Together with critical thinking, creativity paves the way for innovation. Fast development of electronic devices, for example, should not be impossible without the involvement of creativity. No wonder it has also been included in school curriculum and has become a fashionable term for promoting learning institution. Even though it is a difficult-to-define term, just like critical thinking, creativity cannot be ignored in education.

Both creativity and critical thinking have penetrated all disciplines, including the discipline of EFL (English as a Foreign Language). Studies investigating creativity and critical thinking in EFL, for example textbooks, teaching strategies, and students & teachers’ perceptions, have been conducted all over the world. Findings show the two concepts are needed in EFL and give positive contributions. No single study denies critical thinking and creativity. Since most previous studies are dominated by how to encourage students’ critical thinking and creativity, what still lacks may be the empirical studies on how to improve prospective EFL teachers’ critical thinking & creativity and how critical thinking & creativity can be infused in the EFL teacher education. This is important because they should promote students’ critical thinking and creativity, and this is impossible if they themselves are not critical, at least being critical to teaching strategies they will apply in the EFL classroom.

This conference therefore facilitates the discussion on critical thinking and creativity in EFL teacher education. The two topics may generate different perspectives, but this is what academics expect from conference: finding perspectives and negotiating meaning. There is indeed no single recipe to any problem. EFL teachers should be critical to critical thinking and creativity. The conference is dedicated to this end.