Hawai‘i TESOL is pleased to announce the Call for Participation for its upcoming annual conference:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, Hawai‘i, 96782
Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that are related to the conference theme:
"Increasing motivation, accelerating language learning"
This theme lends itself to discussions of student motivation and engagement at all levels of education, as well as ways in which increased motivation can lead to increased language development.
We are pleased to welcome Neil Anderson as our plenary speaker. Neil is a professor of English Language Teaching and Learning at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. He is well known for his work in second language reading, language learning strategies, learner self-assessment, motivation in language teaching and learning, and ELT leadership development. Neil has authored multiple books, served as President of TESOL International Association, and is a recipient of the prestigious James Alatis Service Award to TESOL.
Hawai‘i TESOL encourages ESL professionals and students to actively participate in the 2020 Conference in any of the following ways:
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 minutes)
4. Panel Discussion: A panel to discuss a current teaching, advocacy, or research issue in the field of ESL/EFL. (40 minutes)
5. Poster Session: A poster presentation of a teaching practice or research finding to informally share with participants at a designated time. (45 minutes)
6. Publisher's Session: A demonstration of 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 publisher's session.
5. Equipment needs: LCD projector, Internet access, and/or computer.
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: a) purpose, b) benefit to participants, c) intended target audience, such as primary/secondary or university students; novice instructors; or experienced instructors d) level of audience participation (i.e. none, question/answer, or highly interactive), and e) methodology.
8. A biographical note (maximum of 40 words) to be used by the session moderator to introduce you.
Proposals with incomplete or missing information will be excluded from consideration.
Deadline Dec 31, 2019, EXTENDED to Jan 10, 2020
Notification of acceptance will be given by January 10, 2020. Poster Session submissions will be accepted until January 17, 2020.
NOTE: We have a limited number of presentation slots for this conference. Preference will be given to qualified submissions received before the deadline.
All proposals must be submitted online. Click the register button (on the left) and fill in the information. (The register button is actually a submit button. There is no fee for submitting a proposal). If you have any questions, please email the Conference Chair, Samantha Hume [firstname.lastname@example.org], or Hawaii‘i TESOL President, Anthony Silva [email@example.com].
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.