2017 ConnTESOL Conference

Call for Proposals

ConnTESOL Mission: To serve the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and their students

ConnTESOL Values:

  • professionalism in language education
  • individual language rights
  • accessible, high-quality education
  • collaboration in a global community
  • interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement
  • respect for diversity and multiculturalism

The 47th Annual ConnTESOL Conference:  

Powers of Language

Keynote Speaker: Gina Barreca

Find out more about her work http://ginabarreca.com/

Deadline for applications is June 30, 2017

We will only be accepting proposals via the link at the end of this document.


Each presentation proposal includes one organizer. The organizer may also be a presenter, along with other presenters. The roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Organizer/Presenter and all presenters must register for the convention. (ConnTESOL does not reimburse expenses, e.g., registration, travel, hotel, meals, and additional audiovisual equipment, etc.). Presenters (up to 2 per session) are eligible for a discount on ConnTESOL Conference admission.
  • Organizer/Presenter and presenters are expected to engage the session audience, rather than simply reading a scripted presentation or slides.
  • Refrain from changing the conceptual content of the session as described in the proposal abstract and description after the proposal has been accepted, unless you have contacted the conference chairs.
  • Audiovisual (AV) Equipment- ConnTESOL provides an LCD projector, speakers, and screen free of charge in each session room. Presenters must provide a dongle/adapter, if needed, for your specific computer.
  • An organizer/presenter is the main correspondent and will present at the convention. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. The organizer/presenter will communicate in a timely manner with all other presenters about the status of the proposal and other information sent by ConnTESOL. The organizer must also inform ConnTESOL Conference Chairs when a presenter’s contact information or status changes.
  • A presenter will present a one-hour session at the ConnTESOL Conference. The presenter’s name and institution will appear in the program. ConnTESOL will communicate with organizers about the status of proposals and session details. Presenters should remain in contact with organizers and vice versa.

Please complete the Google Form to submit your proposal for consideration here by June 30, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/uthav6hYrMzAygHh1

Suggested areas of topics may include:  

• Academic Vocabulary
• Accessibility to Standards-Based Instruction
• Adult Literacy
• Advocating for ELs and their teachers
• Assessment (formative and summative)
• Bilingual education methodology
• Bilingual education programs
• Biliteracy
• Blended Learning
• Career and College readiness
• Citizenship preparedness
• Collaboration with general educators
• CT English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards
• Culturally Responsive Instruction
• Developing technological skills to empower ELs
• Elementary education
• ELs in the 21st Century
• ELs with Special Education needs • Grammar, innovative approaches to
• Higher education
• Immigrant issues and needs
• Inquiry-Based Instruction and ELs
• Intercultural communication
• Interventions and EL/SRBI
• L2 writing
• Life Skills
• Long-term ELs
• Multiculturalism
• Oral and written academic discourse
• Parent engagement
• Program administration
• Pronunciation
• Reading and Literacy
• Secondary education
• SIOP/Sheltered Instruction
• SLIFE students
• Speaking and listening
• Teacher preparation
• Workplace and the EL
• Technology and EL

ConnTESOL Conference 2017

Theme: Powers of Language

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Location: Sheraton Hartford South 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

We are also excited to inform you of our keynote speaker, Dr. Gina Barreca. Please see the following websites below for more information, and as always, feel free to contact us with any questions.

Information on Dr. Gina Barreca

Form for workshop proposals  — Deadline: June 30, 2017

47th ConnTESOL Program 2017

To be announced


Sheraton Hartford South 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067