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.
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
The title should be clearly written and accurately reflects the presentation content.
The proposal should be no longer than 35 words. It should be carefully written and proofread.
Area of Research
Please choose from the following:
Assessment and evaluation materials design
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
Intensive English programs
International teaching assistants
Other (please specify)
Page 2: Proposal Summary
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. To ensure a timely response, please be sure to put “Doctoral Forum Proposal Questions” in the subject line.
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