There are seven ways to actively participate in the Hawai‘i TESOL Conference 2016:
1. 20 minute Paper: A presentation of a paper on any practical aspect of language teaching. (20 minutes)
2. 40 minute Paper: A presentation of a paper on any practical or theoretical aspect of language teaching or research. (40 minutes)
3. Workshop: A hands-on demonstration of any practical aspect of language teaching. (40 or 80 minutes)
4. Panel Discussion: A panel to discuss a current teaching, political or research issue in the field of ESL/EFL. (40 or 80 minutes)
5. Poster Session: A poster presentation of a teaching practice or research finding to informally share with participants at a designated time. The session is open to students as well as practicing professionals (45 minutes)
6. Discussion Session: Prepare to lead a discussion on a topic of interest. The discussion session will occur in the same area as the Poster Sessions and at the same time. The time will allow conference participants to join your discussion table and/or engage with the Poster Presenters.
7. Publishers’ Session: Demonstrate how a textbook or other teaching materials can be applied in the classroom (for publisher representatives only).
Your proposal must include the following information (listed in the following order):
1. Your contact information: given name, family name, department, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
2. Your co-presenter’s contact information (if applicable).
3. Title of the presentation (maximum 10 words).
4. Presentation category: 20 minute paper, 40 minute paper, workshop, panel discussion, poster session, or publishers’ session.
5. Equipment needs: LCD projector, Internet access, and/or computer lab.
6. A summary of the presentation (maximum of 50 words) for the conference program.
7. An abstract (maximum of 250 words) with a brief background description of the topic and a synopsis of the presentation that explains its: 1) purpose, 2) benefit to participants, 3) intended target audience such as primary/secondary or university students; novice instructors; or experienced instructors 4) level of audience participation (i.e. none, question/answer or highly interactive) and 5) methodology.
8. A biographical note (maximum of 40 words) to be used by the session chair to introduce you.
Proposals with incomplete or missing information will be excluded from consideration.
EARLY PROPOSAL DEADLINE: November 30, 2015
Notification will be given by December 10, 2015.
FINAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 30, 2015
Notification will be given by January 5, 2016.
NOTE: We have a limited number of presentation slots for this conference. Preference will be given to qualified submissions for the early proposal deadline.