Hawai’i TESOL Conference 2014:
"Weaving Language and Culture"
Friday, February 14th 3-7 pm
Saturday, February 15th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ***
Hawai‘i TESOL is pleased to announce the “Call for Participation” for its upcoming annual conference. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals that are related to the conference theme.
Conference Theme: "Weaving Language and Culture"
Join us as we discuss the linguistic and cultural tapestries we create by combining the threads of our cultures, languages, academic disciplines, and personal histories.
There are 6 ways to actively participate in the Hawai‘i TESOL Conference 2014:
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).
6. Electronic Village Session: A hands-on demonstration of a technological tool, site, or program you have used for classroom activities or management (20 min session; plan to do it several times)
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 summaryof 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 10th, 2013
FINAL PROPOSAL DEADLINE: December 6th, 2013
Notification for early proposals will be given by November 31st.Notification for regular proposals will be given by Jan 2nd.
Submit your proposal online on our website
Email your proposal to:
Conference Chair Jenny Hickman firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail your proposal to
PO Box 8380
Honolulu, HI 96830
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.