Hawai’i TESOL Conference 2013:
"Lighting the Fire"
Saturday, February 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Our Plenary Speaker will be Dr. Christina Higgins, Associate Professor, Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
*** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***
Hawai‘i TESOL is pleased to announce the “Call for Participation” for its upcoming annual conference at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that are related to the conference theme:
Lighting the Fire
Join us as instructors and language learners discuss how to ignite, innovate, and interact in the classroom!
There are 5 ways to actively participate in the Hawai‘i TESOL Conference 2013:
1. Paper: A presentation of a paper on any practical or theoretical aspect of language teaching or research. (40 minutes)
2. Workshop: A hands-on demonstration of any practical aspect of language teaching. (40 or 80 minutes)
3. Panel Discussion: A panel to discuss a current teaching, political or research issue in the field of ESL/EFL. (40 or 80 minutes)
4. 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 (1 hour)
5. 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 ten words).
4. Presentation category: paper, workshop, panel discussion, poster session, student poster session, or publishers’ session.
5. Equipment needs: overhead or LCD projector, DVD player, etc.
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, 2012
FINAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 20, 2012
Notification will be given by January 5, 2013.
You can submit your proposal two ways:
1.Online: Click the register button and fill in the information.
2. Email your proposal to:
Pamala Collins (Conference Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Institute
University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W. Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
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.