WVTESOL 24th Annual Conference
In-Person and Virtual
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
April 8th and 9th, 2022
Conference Theme: Inclusive Teaching and Learning Communities
West Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WVTESOL) invites TESOL professionals, practitioners, and applied linguists to submit proposals to our 2022 Annual WVTESOL Conference to be held on April 8 & 9, 2022.
Due to the extraordinary times of the pandemic, our conference theme reflects the increasing inequality and inequity in the second/foreign language teaching and learning, and recognize the challenges that both domestic and international TESOL communities are facing.
Presentation proposals related to our conference theme as well as ALL aspects of TES/FL are welcome, including (but not limited to) recent applied linguistics/TESOL research, assessment, professional development/workshops, effective teaching demonstrations, language policy and advocacy, and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Please consider submitting your ideas. We hope to see you at our 2022 WVTESOL Conference.
Extended Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2022
Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2022
Conference Date: April 9th (pre-conference sessions April 8th)
Online Submission Form
Sessions may be presented in-person in Huntington, WV, or online-- details will be provided about the platform to be used for online presentations.
As sessions vary in format and length, presenters are advised to state their preference and the relevance of their presentation to the conference theme or sub-theme. Where a preference cannot be accommodated, the Conference Committee will offer the presenter an alternative format.
- Paper Presentations are research, theory, concepts, and practices. They are 20 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A.
- Panel Discussion is a forum for discussing thematic topics or other relevant topics within a small group. The sessions are 25 minutes long + 15 minutes Q&A.
- Workshop Sessions are 45 minutes long. These sessions are interactive with emphasis on group collaborations.
- Teaching Tips/Resource Sharing Sessions are 20 minutes. They provide useful information, and ideas on teaching and learning .
- Poster Presentations/Exhibits will be displayed on an ongoing basis throughout the conference.
Guidelines for Proposal Submission
- Proposals MUST be submitted through the online proposal submission form. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
- Proposals must be complete and include all fields.
- Acronyms and/or abbreviations should be spelled out.
- Please do not submit a proposal for a study and/or project that has not been conducted.
The new extended deadline for proposal submissions is February 10, 2022. Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted. Submit here.
Evaluation of Proposals
All proposals will be reviewed by WVTESOL on the basis of the following criteria
- Focus and organization
- Relevance to the conference theme
- Clarity, coherence, and originality of the proposal
- Theory/practice and/or research contribution
Questions about the online submission form or website can be directed to Katie Mehle at firstname.lastname@example.org.