Call for Papers

38th Annual International TESOL France Colloquium

Making Waves

with plenary speakers:
Thomas Strasser, Steve
Hirschhorn and Silvia Breidburd

29 November-1 December 2019

We will have the privilege of welcoming three exceptional plenary speakers, Thomas Strasser, Professor of Language Methodology and Technology-Enhanced Learning & Teaching · Vienna, Austria, Steve Hirschhorn, an English Language Teaching Consultant and Academic Advisor trained in The Silent Way and Suggestopedia in Hungary, and Silvia Breiburd, an EFL teacher and researcher on generational theory with wide experience in primary and secondary teaching and managerial positions.
The conference programme will include 70+ sessions, plenty of networking moments in the Exhibition Hall and a special Publishers Session.
The theme of this year's Colloquium is Making Waves,  and we hope that you will find one of the many ways which we are proposing to connect with our delegates over this three-day intensive professional development event in the heart of Lille.
This event is FREE to TESOL France members. Speakers and poster presenters registration is €30. Conference Registration fee: €97 for non-members. Membership fee €53 euros is thus automatic admittance into the Colloquium! 
For our 38th Annual Colloquium held on November 29th-December 1st 2019, we are welcoming talks and Poster Sessions from all English Language Teaching fields.

Call for Papers Information

Please take a moment to read the following information before submitting your proposal.
Based on previous conference feedback, we encourage speakers to use interactive formats that engage the audience and focus on specific, practical classroom techniques. In this Call for Papers, we welcome proposals that include suggestions, models, or success stories from today's classroom. Not only do we wish to explore ELT in France but also the world of ELT as a whole. Our goal is to open the way for in-depth discussions, debates, and classroom enlightenment.
Welcomed ELT fields are:    
·       Adult Learners
·       Primary learners
·       Young Adult Learners
  • French Learners of English
·       Higher Education
·       Business English
·       English for Specific Purposes
·       Technology in the Classroom
·       Teacher Training and Development
·       Reflective Practices
·       Language Testing
·       Corpus in the Classroom
·       Drama Techniques
  • Humor in the Classroom
  • Listening Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Speaking Skills
  • Grammar and Vocabulary Development
  • Pronunciation/intonation
  • Materials Design and Publishing
  • Multilevel classrooms
  • Inter/Cross-cultural issues
  • Classroom Management
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Social Media
  • Project-based Teaching/Learning
  • Task-based Teaching/Learning
  • Social Responsibility
  • Large Classroom
  • Temp work issues in France
  • Well-being
  • Professional Dev.
  • Inclusion/Diversity
  • Motivation
  • Dogme in the Classroom
An important note on commercial presentations:
The Proposal Committee and participants at TESOL France conferences are particularly sensitive to the distinction between commercial and practical presentations and very much prefer the latter. If the committee feels your talk is too commercial they may choose to turn it down or ask for it to be modified. A commercial presentation is designed to promote a particular product or service, such as a (course)book, publisher, author, school, test, training establishment etc.
Talks can take place in English or in French.
Choose a clear title for your talk:
Past conferences have shown that many attendees choose the talks they wish to attend based on the title alone. Therefore we encourage you to submit a short title that states the main idea of your presentation and is 100% clear for the conference goer. For example, Role Plays: A rehearsal for Real Life
Submit a clear, concise and well-written abstract and summary:
The purpose of the abstract and summary is to inform the proposals committee and conference-goers of the main objectives of your talk. The committee reserves the right to reject abstracts and summaries that are vague, unclear, try to cover too much in a 1-hour session, poorly written and/or contain typographical errors.
Be very careful not to mention your name or your affiliation in the abstract or summary: 
The Selection Process will be carried out entirely blind. The committee receives only the titles, abstracts, and summaries. The name and bio of the speaker are left out of the selection process.
The committee also reserves the right to request that your title and/or abstract be modified.
Your 100-word abstract will appear in the Colloquium Program and it is on the basis of this abstract that delegates will choose whether they wish to attend your session or come to view your poster. It should therefore accurately reflect the content of your presentation. Abstracts cannot be more than 100 words in length.
The summary:
All proposers are required to submit a 200-250 word summary. Proposers should outline exactly what you are going to talk about in the session and how the session will be structured. The summaries will be read by the Proposals Committee as the basis for selection. The summaries will not appear in the Colloquium Program.
Important: The online form is designed to refuse the submission of any abstract or summary that is longer than the requirements. Please note that extra spaces can be counted as words.
Presenting a poster instead of a talk:
If we receive more proposals than we have space for, the committee may invite the speaker to give a poster presentation instead. The topic on which we receive the most abstracts has been Technology.
  • Poster presenters are kindly asked to bring their own laptops, extra battery for power, poster, and handouts.
  • Due to constraints at the venue, we cannot provide a power outlet for your computer or a portable projector. If your poster involves showing delegates websites, we strongly recommend you bring screenshots of those sites so you can show them offline. Please bring your own speakers if your poster includes sound. We can provide poster presenters with wall space, tape, thumbtacks, Blutack, and a table.
  • There will be a Best Poster Competition at the conference. The winner will be announced during the Closing Ceremony.
Financial information:
The conference fee is €30 euros for all speakers, poster presenters. TESOL France members are free which is included in your €53 membership
Colloquium registration is €97 euros for non-members. However, TESOL France is unable to offer financial assistance related to travel or accommodation. Unfortunately, no scholarships are available.
Logistical Information:
  • Talks will be scheduled to last 60 minutes each. Please be sure your talk starts and finishes on time.
  • Delegates are encouraged to enter a talk even if it has already started.
  • Please bring your laptop (PC or Mac). Due to technical constraints at the venue, we are unable to provide computers in the rooms.
  • Each room is equipped with a projector, speakers, and Wi-Fi connection. 
  • Please bring your own photocopies. A photocopier is not available at the venue.
  • The deadline for submitting speaker and poster proposals is JULY 15th 2019 (open May 15th-July 15th).
  • After this date, a review of all abstracts and summaries will be carried out by a designated committee composed of members who are familiar with the preferences of TESOL France conference goers. The committee reserves the right to reject any proposal that does not follow the guidelines detailed above.
  • Prospective speakers and poster presenters will be notified between July 31st- August 15th2019.
  • A preliminary schedule of the event will be posted on our website by October 31st, 2019.
  • If accepted, speakers and poster presenters are kindly asked to register for the conference using the separate Online Registration Form. Submitting a proposal does not mean you have registered for the event. Not registering online for the event could result in a speaker not receiving a badge and security issues of entering the premises. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Should you require a letter of invitation, please email the Speakers Coordinator, at tesolfrance@gmail.complease include your full name as you would like it to appear on the letter, complete address and presentation title.
To submit your abstract for the Colloquium, please fill out the Call for Papers online form.

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