CFP: Mextesol 37th International Convention

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Mextesol 37th International Convention


10th Caribbean and Central American Conference

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico


November 4 - 7, 2010


"Revolutionary Teaching, Independent Learning"




DEADLINE: May 15, 2010


Description of Types of Presentations


Academic Demonstration (50 minutes). An academic presentation is used for showing, rather than telling, a technique for teaching or testing.


Academic In-Progress Research Report (25 minutes). An opportunity for graduate students, administrators, teacher trainers, classroom teachers, or any other interested persons to report on research, programs, textbooks or techniques that are "in progress" and to meet others interested in the topic. Two in-progress reports will be programmed within the same 50-minute block. Each talk should be no longer than 20 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions.


Academic Paper (50 minutes). An oral summary. The presenter discusses and describes something the presenter is doing or has done in relation to either theory or practice. The presenter often has handouts and may also use audiovisual aids.


Academic Workshop (1 hour 20 minutes). Very little lecturing by the leader; the emphasis is, rather, on the participants' activity, which is carefully structured by the leader. The leader works with a group, helping participants solve a problem or develop a specific teaching or research technique.


Poster Session (1 hour).  A poster session allows for short, informal discussions with other participants during the time period that the self-explanatory exhibit is on display. The exhibit is presented on a large (120 cm wide x 150 cm high--approximately 4 feet wide x 5 feet high) display board that includes a title; the name and institutional affiliation of the presenter(s); and a brief text with clearly labeled photos, drawings, graphs, or charts. The poster should not be just a collection of individual sheets of paper taped onto the display board. The title of the poster must coincide with the title submitted in the Call for Participation. The poster session must not promote commercial interests. The presenter is responsible for setting up and dismantling the poster at the times designated by the Program Committee. Also, presenters must be on site with their posters during the designated time that the poster session takes place.


Exhibitor's Session (50 minutes). These are presentations by book publishers, authors, editors, distributors, manufacturers, and others whose goods or services have significance for EFL/ESL students and educators.


Topic Area

Classroom Methods/Techniques: Ideas that can be applied to ELT classes.

Applied Linguistics: Theoretical aspects of ELT, i.e., research.

Technology in EFL/ESL: Technological advances, such as computers, videos, DVDs.

Testing: Presentations related to classroom evaluation situations.

Teacher Training/Supervision: Related to teacher training or supervision situations.

Program/Syllabus Development: Ideas for material or course development.

Program Administrators: Directed at administrators and their work.


Area of Interest

Pre-primary: Under 6 years old; before first grade of primary school.

Primary: Elementary School. 6 to 12 years old. Grades 1 to 6.

Secondary: Junior High School. 13 to 15 years old. Grades 7 to 9.

Preparatory: High School. 16 to 18 years old. Grades 10 to 12.

Bilingual Education: ESL Programs. English and Spanish are taught equally.

University: Post High School. 18 years and older. Higher education programs.

Adult: Over 18 years old. Usually in private language institutes.


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