Congreso FAAPI

FAAPI Córdoba 2015

“EFL Classrooms in the New Millennium:

Local Developments and Global Concerns”[1]

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 20 Teachers’ Associations, is a key academic event meant to help accomplish that mission.

The 2015 FAAPI Conference, organised by A.C.P.I., Córdoba English Teachers’ Association, will bring together ELT professionals from Argentina and other countries to discuss and reflect on classroom challenges and teaching concerns of the new millennium. These include the need to humanize the use of ICTs in the different learning environments, prioritizing learning and the learner in a glocal context.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 2015 Conference will bring together ELT professionals from Argentina and other countries to discuss, reflect and develop their ideas on the proposed topics. It will also allow participants to engage in professional networking by exchanging experiences informally, presenting their research and/or debating their views.

The 2015 Conference organisers invite graduate teachers, teacher trainers, researchers and materials writers to submit proposals for presentations.

 

“EFL Classrooms in the New Millennium:

Local Developments and Global Concerns”

Topics:

  1. ICTs in teaching/learning English
  2. Language for diversity and inclusion
  3. Latest trends in teaching EFL, ESP and EAP
  4. Managing the new classroom

 

Suggested subtopics:

  1. ICTs in teaching/learning English

Multimodality: information literacy and multiliteracies

Web 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0

Distance education and blended-learning

The use of social media in language learning and teaching

Going mobile

Creativity through the use of ICTs

Flipped classrooms

 

  1. Language for diversity and inclusion

Intercultural communicative competence

Intercultural approaches to EFL teaching and learning

Collaborative learning

Connecting classrooms in the new millennium

Global citizenship and cultural diversity

The cultural component in EFL courses

 

  1. Latest trends in teaching EFL, ESP, EAP

Latest trends in the post methods era

New developments in EFL reading and writing

Latest trends in teaching pronunciation

Writing for academic purposes

Genre-based approaches in EFL

“Englishes” for different professional purposes

 

  1. Managing the new classroom

Dealing with conflict: restlessness and bullying

Manoeuvring between teachers’ and students’ rights

The value of motivation

Motivational tools: storytelling and drama

Teaching different ages

 

 

Organising Committee

Sandra Gastaldi (Presidenta ACPI)

Marisel Girardi (Secretaria ACPI)

Graciela Nobile (Tesorera ACPI)

María Elisa Romano (Vocal primera ACPI)

Dolores González Ruzo (Vocal primera ACPI)

Eugenia Obrist (Vocal suplente ACPI)

Berta Alanis (Vocal suplente ACPI)

Nora Sapag (Revisora de cuentas ACPI)

Mara Paglia (Revisora de cuentas suplente ACPI)

 

Academic Committee

Dra. Liliana Anglada (ACPI)

Dra. Carolina Orgnero (ACPI)

Dra. Fabiana Sacci  (ARPI)

Dr. Darío Banegas (APIZALS)

Dr. Mario López Barrios (ACPI)

Mgtr. Susana Liruso (ACPI)

Mgtr. Sandra Fadda (ACPI)

Mgtr. María Elisa Romano (ACPI)

Mgtr. María Celina Barbeito (ARPI)

Mgtr. Graciela Placci (ARPI)

Mgtr. Marisel Bollati (ASJPI)

Mgtr. Erika Chrobak  (APIZALS)

Mgtr. Alejandra Soto (APIER)

Mgtr. Laura Aza (APIBA)

Mgtr. Silvia Beck (ARPI)

Mgtr. Ricardo Javier Palma (APIT)

Prof. Nora Sapag (ACPI)

Prof. Virginia Giraudo (ACPI)

Prof. Lucía Rivas (ALPPI)

Prof. Florencia Viale (APrIR)

 

General guidelines for the submission of proposals

 

Types of presentations:

The 40th FAAPI conference keeps 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. The corner ‘What worked with my class’ welcomes them to share their classroom experiences in short informal sessions.

  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′ + 10′ for Q & A.

  1. 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: 80′ (for both the presentation itself and the interaction with the audience)

  1.   What worked with my class

These are mini 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: 10′ + 5′ for interaction with the audience

To submit a proposal, please complete the Presenter’s Form HERE and send it to the following e-mail address: faapi2015proposals@gmail.com

 

Presenters should complete the Presenter’s Form stating the type of presentation (i.e., paper, workshop, or ‘What worked with my class’ session), the topic and the title. All types of presentations require the submission of a summary and an abstract.

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 choose whether they wish 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 organization. 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.

All presenters should be registered at the Conference by May 30, 2015.

 

Criteria for selection:

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

  • Your summary is related to the Conference main topics and subtopics (see above)
  • You have not presented this session, or a version of this session, at a previous academic event.
  • It is clear from your summary that you have something new to say or that you plan to shed new light on a topic which has been dealt with at other conferences or in print. It should also be clear that you have taken into account the level of knowledge of the expected audience that you indicated in the presenter’s form.
  • If your presentation relies heavily on a description of your local situation, make sure you discuss either the implications for people working in similar contexts, or its general relevance.
  • The title should have a maximum of 10 words and be self-explanatory.
  • The abstract must be 75 words and accurately reflect the content of the talk.
  • The summary must be between 250 and 350 words.
  • Proposals for papers and workshops can have up to three authors and all of them must be registered at the conference before the deadline for presenters.
  • Proposals for ‘What worked with my class’ sessions can have up to two authors.
  • Presenters cannot submit more than two proposals whether individually or jointly.

Note: Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged. If presenters do not receive acknowledgement within 7 days of having sent their proposals, they should re-send all materials. To avoid duplication of materials, presenters are encouraged to wait 7 days before resubmitting them.

Proposals should be submitted between February 2 and April 13, 2015.

Summary submission format:

  • Paper size: A4
  • Margins: one inch all around
  • Font: Times New Roman 12
  • Spacing: 1.5, unjustified
  • Title: centred with capitalized content words
  • Reference list, if any: in alphabetical order, without bullets

Publication of Selected Papers:

Authors whose evaluation forms recommend publication are invited to prepare a complete version of their paper. There will be another deadline for the submission of the complete version. Publication of the submitted papers will not be automatic, as the papers will go through a selection process.  Further information regarding the online publication of Selected Papers from the 40th FAAPI Conference will be provided in the second Call for Papers.

For further information regarding the conference, please send your enquiries to: info@acpi.org.ar

[1] Este congreso ha recibido el aval académico del Honorable Consejo Directivo de la Facultad de Lenguas, UNC (Resolución Nº 364/14).