Hawai‘i TESOL is pleased to announce the Call for Participation for its upcoming annual conference at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Hawai'i Hilo
Hilo, Hawai'i (Big Island), Hawai'i
Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that are related to the conference theme:
Multilingualism & ESL
One of the four core values of International TESOL is the "respect for diversity, multilingualism, multiculturalism, and individuals’ language rights." (http://www.tesol.org/about-tesol/association-governance/mission-and-values) As members of TESOL, we support the preservation and revitalization of endangered languages, and work toward understanding the vital connections between language and culture.
Our theme of the 2017 conference is "Multilingualism & ESL" which lends itself to discussions of identity, how people can balance living within and being of multiple cultures, how we encourage the respect and value of both multilingualism and multiculturalism here in Hawaii, as well as endless other topics.
We are pleased to host Dr. William "Pila" H. Wilson and Kauanoe Kamanā as our plenary session speakers. They are currently professor and associate professor in the College of Hawaiian Language at UH Hilo and strive to revitalize the Hawaiian language & culture through Hawaiian immersion schools.
There are six ways to actively participate in the Hawai‘i TESOL Conference 2017:
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. 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.
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Extended till December 1, 2016
Notification will be given after that.
NOTE: We have a limited number of presentation slots for this conference. Preference will be given to qualified submissions for the early proposal deadline.
All proposals must be submitted online. Click the register button (on the left) and fill in the information. (The register button is really a submit button. There is no fee for submitting a proposal)
Hawai‘i TESOL is a non-profit organization committed to English as a Second Language professionals in the state of Hawai‘i. HITESOL members include state D.O.E teachers, language school teachers, public and private college and university teachers, ESL program administrators and researchers, and TESOL student teachers-in-training.