2023 Call for Proposals
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WVTESOL 25th Annual Conference

Virtual and In-Person

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

April 15th, 2023

Conference Theme: Impacts of TESOL Education:

Crossing National, Social, Linguistic and Cultural Boundaries

West Virginia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WVTESOL) invites TESOL professionals, practitioners, and applied linguists to submit proposals to our 2023 Annual WVTESOL Conference on April 15, 2023.

Due to the extraordinary times of the recent pandemic, our conference theme reflects the increasing inequality and inequity in second/foreign language teaching and learning, and recognizes 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 2023 WVTESOL Conference.


Proposal Deadline Extended: January 31, 2023

Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2023

Conference Date: April 15th, Virtual and In-Person

**Pre-conference sessions: April 14th, In-Person at Marshall University**


Online Submission Form Click Here

Conference Format

Sessions may be presented online -details will be provided about the platform to be used for online presentations or in-person at East Hall, Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

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.


  • Presentations include papers, research, theory, concepts, practices, teaching tips, resource sharing. These sessions provide useful information and ideas on teaching, learning, and best practices. They are 30 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A. The total length of each presentation session is 40 minutes.
  • 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. The total length of each panel discussion session is 40 minutes.
  • Workshop Sessions are 45 minutes long. These sessions are interactive with emphasis on group collaborations.


Guidelines for Proposal Submission

  1. Proposals MUST be submitted through the online proposal submission form. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Proposals must be completed and include all fields.
  3. Acronyms and/or abbreviations should be spelled out.
  4. Please do not submit a proposal for a study and/or project that has not been conducted.

Any submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be accepted.

Evaluation of Proposals

All proposals will be reviewed by WVTESOL on the basis of the following criteria

  1. Focus and organization
  2. Relevance to the conference theme
  3. Clarity, coherence, and originality of the proposal
  4. Theory/practice and/or research contribution