Call for Proposals
2014 TESOL Doctoral Research Forum

2014 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The 2014 TESOL International Convention held in Portland, Oregon, includes a Doctoral Research Forum where doctoral students can discuss their doctoral programs and dissertation research with each other and with experienced TESOL researchers and educators. The forum focuses on doctoral student research poster sessions, mentoring discussion sections based on interest, and presentations on hot topics related to doctoral study and research.

The Doctoral Research Forum is now accepting proposals for presentations. The presentation proposal for the forum is separate from the registration process. Presentations will be poster sessions based on doctoral and/or dissertation research at any stage. They should discuss your research as well as the issues, challenges, and successes you had in the process.

THE PROPOSAL

A completed proposal includes the following information:

Page 1: Cover Page
The cover page must include the following for each presenter:

  • First and last name
  • University affiliation
  • E-mail and postal address
  • Telephone number

Title
The title should be clearly written and accurately reflects the presentation content.

Abstract
The proposal should be no longer than 35 words. It should be carefully written and proofread.

Area of Research
Please choose from the following:

Applied linguistics

Assessment and evaluation materials design

Computer-assisted learning

Computer-assisted language learning

English as a foreign language

ESOL in adult education

English for specific purposes

ESL in higher education

ESL in secondary schools

ESOL in elementary education

Sociolinguistics

Grammar

Intensive English programs

Intercultural communication

International teaching assistants

Program administration

Reading

Refugees

Research

Teacher education

Sociopolitical issues

Writing

Pronunciation

Other (please specify)

Page 2: Proposal Summary


DEADLINE

Proposals are due 11:55 pm ET, 1 November 2013.


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL

Submit your proposals to the proposal review committee no later than 11:55 pm ET on 1 November 2013. Completed proposals should be sent in Microsoft Word format as email attachments to tesoldoc@gmail.com. Please put “TESOL Doctoral Forum Proposal Application” in the subject line.

Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to the TESOL Doctoral Forum Committee at tesoldoc@gmail.com. To ensure a timely response, please be sure to put “Doctoral Forum Proposal Questions” in the subject line.


REGISTRATION

To present at the 2014 Doctoral Forum, you must register. Registration is free, and you do not have to register for the TESOL convention to attend. You can register online.


TESOL DOCTORAL FORUM COMMITTEE

Melanie Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Salem State University, MA
2014 TESOL Doctoral Forum Coordinator

Elena Andrei, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University, SC
2014 TESOL Doctoral Forum Co-Coordinator