Call for papers

Call for papers

FAAPI 2018 - Call for Papers

"Redefining English Language Teaching and Learning: Adapting to Meet Diverse Needs"

Río Gallegos 11, 12 & 13 October, 2018

The mission of FAAPI, the Argentine Federation of English Teachers Associations, is to connect and support English Language Teaching professionals in Argentina and to foster continuing development and growth in the field of EFL teaching. FAAPI's Annual Conference, organised every year by one of its 23 Teachers' Associations, is a key academic event which seeks to accomplish that mission. The 2018 conference organised by APISC (Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Santa Cruz), will bring together ELT professionals from Argentina and other countries to discuss and reflect upon the multidisciplinarity of our field.

Call for Papers – Instructions

THEME: Redefining English Language Teaching and Learning: Adapting to Meet Diverse Needs


(When your proposal hinges on more than one subtheme, place it under the most dominant or unifying)

Academic Committee

Coordinators: Dr. Darío Luis Banegas (APIZALS) & Dr. Mario López-Barrios (ACPI)

Members: Mg. Maria Celina Barbeito (ARPI), Mg. Marisel Bollati (ASJPI), Mg. Flavia Bonadeo (ASPI Sta Fe), Mg. Sergio Edgardo Castillo (APIBA), Mg. Natalia Dalla Costa (ACPI), Analía Duarte (APIBA), Dr. Susana Ibáñez (ASPI Sta Fe), Mg. Carina Fernández (APIZALS), Dr. Carolina Orgnero (ACPI), Prof. Leticia Premat (AFPI), Mg. Raquel Ramos (APPI), Lic. María Fernanda Rodríguez (AJPI), Mg. María Alejandra Soto (APIER), Mg. Gabriela Tavella (APIZALS), Lic. Florencia Viale (APRIR) & Dr. Patricia Weller (APIER)

General guidelines for the submission of proposals

Types of presentations:

1. Papers

A paper tells the audience something about what the presenter is doing or has done in relation to research, theory and/or practice.

Time: 25' + 5' for Q & A.

2. Workshops

A workshop is a session in which there is active audience participation in tasks suggested by the presenter(s). A theoretical framework is required, but should be kept to a minimum as most of the time available will be devoted to demonstrating materials or activities that have been developed and tried out by the presenter(s).

Time: 60' (for both the presentation itself and the interaction with the audience)

3. What worked with my class

The 43rd FAAPI conference is once again offering a space for primary and high school teachers who have never presented or published before and whose voices often get lost in big venues like this one.

These are short presentations where primary and high school teachers will share activities that they actually tried with their students. Presenters are encouraged to be as descriptive and as straight-forward as possible and to bring along visual support (for example, a poster or a handout) if it is necessary to tell their success stories.

Time: 20'+ 10' for interaction with the audience.

4. Poster presentation

A poster is a summary of your research or creative project in a visually engaging way. It must be academically sound, highlighting the context of your work (through photographs, maps, drawings, etc.), your methods, and results (with graphs, charts, photographs, etc.).

You will have the chance to interact with the audience in a more informal way as you will also be sharing a room with other posters presenters. There will be no formal talk but interaction with the audience during the time allotted.

Time: 60’ for sharing, comments and questions

To submit a proposal, please complete the Presenter's Form below and send it to between 5 February and 5 May, 2018.

FIRST TIME SPEAKER? If you are applying for the Daniel Fernandez Scholarship (DFS), please follow this link.

Title of presentations should be written in English and in Spanish. The abstract will appear in the conference programme. It should accurately reflect the content of what presenters are going to talk about, as it is on the basis of the abstract that participants will make their decision to attend the session. (Abstracts which are over 75 words cannot be considered for inclusion in the programme).

The summary of approximately 250-350 words should provide clear information about the presentation's content and organisation. It should outline exactly what presenters are going to talk about in the session and how the session will be structured. It will be used for blind review by the academic committee and will not appear in the conference programme.

IMPORTANT! To be a speaker you must be a certified teacher of English or else present in collaboration with a certified teacher.

All presenters should be registered at the Conference by May 31, 2018

If you are not registered by then, your presentation/presentations will not be included in the conference programme.

Criteria for selection:

Remember that your proposal consists of a summary and an abstract.

Note: Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged. If presenters do not receive acknowledgement within 4 days of having sent their proposals, they should re-send all materials. To avoid duplication of materials, presenters are encouraged to wait 4 days before resubmitting them.

Publication of Selected Papers (ISBN to be confirmed):

Edited by: Darío Luis Banegas, Mario López-Barrios, Melina Porto, y Diana Mónica Waigandt

Publication of the submitted papers will not be automatic, as the papers will go through a selection process.

Authors whose evaluation forms recommend publication are invited to submit a paper based on their presentation (between 2,800-3,500 words, including references, tables, and appendices) before 8th July. These papers will be reviewed by the Selected Papers editors who will inform authors whether their articles are accepted as is, accepted with modifications, or rejected. This process is different from inclusion in the conference programme, that is, a presentation may be included in the programme but the paper may not be part of the Selected Papers. This is due to the different nature and aims of an oral presentation and an academic manuscript. Note that the ultimate decision to include a contribution is in the hands of the Editors. The Selected Papers e-book will only include between 20-22 papers. Papers should be submitted by no later than 8th July to the assigned editor.

Instructions for manuscript preparation:

Selected Papers submission deadline: 15 July, 2018

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