West Virginia TESOL 23rd Annual Spring Conference

Fairmont State University

WVTESOL 23rd Annual Conference

Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
March 20th and 21st, 2020

The 2020 WVTESOL Conference Committee welcomes and encourages you to submit a proposal to our 23rd Annual Conference to be held in Fairmont, WV, on March 21st with pre-conference activities on March 20th. Proposals for papers, panel discussions, workshops, resource sharing, posters/exhibits and teaching ideas are expected to address the conference theme: Culture and Identity in the English Language Classroom.

Important Dates

Extended Proposal Deadline: January 15, 2020

Acceptance Notification: February 1, 2020

Conference Date: March 21st (pre-conference sessions March 20th)

Conference Format

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

  1. Proposals MUST be submitted through the online proposal submission form at https://forms.gle/pDSKrwdPmzNfJn5x5; e-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Proposals must be complete 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.

The deadline for proposal submissions is December 15, 2019. 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

For more information about the conference can also be obtained at https://www.tesolwv.org and/or by e-mailing Conference Chair Molly DeLong at meriel.delong@fairmontstate.edu.

Questions about the online submission form or website can be directed to Katie Mehle at leslie.mehle@k12.wv.us.



If you have questions about the content of this site, please contact Katie Mehle at leslie.mehle@k12.wv.us or 304-291-9226.