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TESOL Colombia IV

We are glad to welcome you to the 2021 edition of one of the most important events on ELT in Latin America. This time the conference is going to be virtual under the motto “Reinventing ELT practices to meet the needs of the new normal”. TESOL Colombia IV will include new innovative features to give you an enhanced experience such as an English Teaching Design Lab, professional development opportunities through micro-courses at our ELT Academy, the TESOL Colombia Awards and a more robust Technology Hub.

You are also invited to send proposals for live sessions at the main event or the Technology Hub program.

Want to play an active role in the future of ELT? Join us!

Don´t miss this great event full of extra added values.

What’s new?

English Teaching Design Lab

A challenge experience for English teachers has arrived to TESOL Colombia! It will gather experts in language teaching like you for a hands-on session on problems solving, ideation and creativity. Join us in this thought provoking and ideas generation session.

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Technology HUB

Want to become an innovative teacher? At the Technology Hub you will find varied resources and new trends in technology for ELT. There is also a program of presentations focused on technology for teaching / learning English.

ELT Academy

Take advantage of your time at the event and get an additional certificate! In the program you will find micro-courses sessions from our professional development portfolio. Choose the topics of your interest.

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TESOL Colombia Awards

We are looking for the most outstanding English teachers, impactful institutions, and innovative projects in ELT.

Call for papers

You are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal for this year’s conference to be held virtually from Universidad de La Sabana campus in Chía, Colombia on 27–29 May 2021. This year’s conference focuses on areas of innovation, virtual education, remote teaching, and online assessment, including but not limited to:

  • Transforming literacies and learning experiences.
  • Innovation, methodology, and design.
  • Reinventing professional development.
  • Multimodal learning scenarios.

 

DEADLINE: 6 March 2021

Proposal considerations

Proposals will be considered as such:
Presentations can either report on results from original empirical or analytical research, including reflections or critical commentary on topics in the field based on classroom-based experience and/or theoretical considerations.

  • 30-minute live presentation (2 presenters max.).

 

TESOL Colombia will provide you with login access and support during your presentation. If your proposal is accepted, additional instructions regarding connection, virtual room, etc. will be delivered at a later time.

Proposal requirements

Proposals must include the title for the proposed presentation, the name(s) of all associated presenters, the name(s) of their institutions (independent scholars may enter “Independent Scholar”), brief (maximum 50-word) biographical statements for all associated presenters, and an email address for the corresponding presenter (institutional email addresses are preferred), and a 300-word (maximum) abstract.

Abstracts must be structured to mirror the structure of the proposed paper. Abstracts for papers reporting on empirical research must follow the IMRaD format (as must the presentation itself), i.e. they must clearly indicate the topic/problem studied, the method(s) used, the main results, and the principle significance(s) of these results.

Abstracts for papers reporting on analytical research must clearly present the main argument/thesis of the paper and principal conclusions. Do not include citations/references, unexpanded abbreviations, figures, or tables within or accompanying the abstract. Ensure that you adhere to these requirements.

Technology Hub

Call for papers

The Technology Hub has been an environment in which TESOL participants have had the opportunity to know and interact with the devices, tools and successful technological solutions implemented in the world of English teaching and learning. This year we have a special edition of call for papers for the Technology Hub. The nine best proposals will have a place to present virtually to the TESOL Colombia audience their best tech device or solution to improve language learning. 20-minute live presentation (2 presenters max.)

DEADLINE: 6 March 2021

Proposal considerations

A presentation for the Technology Hub can either report a replicable experience of technology implementation in the ELT field or introduce a technological device or solution for English teaching purposes. The presentation is expected to include interactive moments in which the audience will be able to experience the technology addressed. Aspects such as: relevance (importance of the experience/device in the ELT field), innovation (friendliness, usefulness, and accessibility of the technology for the ELT), creativity (for the way the presentation will be held), and social impact (results and benefits for the ELT field) will be considered in your proposal.

TESOL Colombia will provide you with log in access and support during your presentation. If your proposal is accepted, additional instructions regarding connection, virtual room, etc. will be delivered at a later time.

Proposal requirements

Proposals must include the title for the proposed presentation, the name(s) of all associated presenters, the name(s) of their institutions (independent scholars may enter “Independent Scholar”), brief (maximum 50-word) biographical statements for all associated presenters, and an email address for the corresponding presenter (institutional email addresses are preferred), and a 300-word (maximum) abstract.

Abstracts must be structured to mirror the structure of the proposed presentation. Briefly explain how your presentation will be held, and specify the interactive moments for encouraging the audience. Abstracts reporting a successful experience of technology usage must clearly indicate the experience, the main results, and the principal significance(s) of these results in the ELT classroom. Abstracts for papers reporting on a technological device or solution must clearly present the device/tool/solution, its usage in the ELT classroom and its benefits for English teaching. Do not include citations/references, unexpanded abbreviations, figures, or tables within or accompanying the abstract. Ensure that you adhere to these requirements.

Trends

innovation
Innovation, methodology, and design

innovation
Virtual Education and Remote Teaching

innovation
Online Assessment

innovation
Transforming literacies and learning experiences

innovation
Reinventing professional development

innovation
Multimodal learning scenarios

Prices and discounts

Until April 26
Individual:
$ COP 252.000 / $USD 70
  • Group: $COP 220.500 / $USD 61
  • Speaker: $COP 126.000 / $USD 35
  • Student & Alumni La Sabana $COP 157.500 / $USD 44
From April 27
Individual:
$ COP 315.000 / $USD 88
  • Group: $COP 315.000 / $USD 88
  • Speaker: $COP 315.000 / $USD 88
  • Student & Alumni La Sabana $COP 315.000 / $USD 88

Contact Information

Send us an email to:

tesol.colombia@unisabana.edu.co

 

Main Sponsors

sponsors Cambridge Assessment
sponsors Greeensboro College
Cambridge university press