TESLing Spring Forum 2018

Creativity in Language Teaching, Research, and Analysis: Real World Applications




The 3rd Annual Spring Forum in TESL and Applied Linguistics will take place on the Oklahoma State University campus at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater, OK on April 14th, 2018. The conference theme is Creativity in Language Teaching, Research, and Analysis: Real World Applications. This conference is designed to give TESL and Applied Linguistics researchers, teachers, and graduate students a chance to present their original research and classroom ideas. Proposals related to the central aspects of theory, pedagogy, practice, and technology within the field of TESL and Applied Linguistics will be considered. This is a great opportunity to join teachers and students from other institutions to share our ideas on areas such as (but not limited to):


Bilingual Education

Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Corpus Linguistics

Discourse Analysis

Elementary Education

English as a Second/Foreign Language

English for Specific Purposes

Forensic Linguistics

General Linguistics

Higher Education

Intercultural Communication

Intensive English Programs

International Teaching Assistants

Language Assessment

Material Development

Program Administration

Refugee Concerns

Second Language Writing


Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening

Teacher Education

Video and Digital Media 


Presentation Categories

    • Research-Oriented Presentation: The session description should include the central idea and supporting evidence.  

    • Practice-Oriented Presentation: The session description should include reference to teaching strategies and their implementation.  

    • Teaching Tip Colloquium: This category is intended for instructors seeking to share teaching tips and strategies developed through personal teaching experience in ELT classrooms. The session description should include a brief explanation of the teaching tip, as well as relevant classroom activities and applications.

Note: Group submissions are welcome for all presentation categories. Please submit one proposal per group presentation. Each presentation will be scheduled in 30-minute time slots, divided into 20 minutes for the presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion.


Proposal should be written following the evaluation criteria presented in the provided rubric. Each proposal is blindly evaluated by peer reviewers. The proposals will be assessed according to the Evaluation Criteria Rubric.

Parts of a Proposal:  

  • Title (maximum 15 words)
  • Abstract (maximum 50 words) - the abstract  will appear in the Forum Program Book
  • Session description (maximum 200 words)

Note: Proposals should be anonymized: the names and affiliations of the presenter should not appear in the document. This information should be contained in the body of the submission email instead.


Proposals can be submitted either online through the Submission Form or by email at teslingclub@gmail.com

Proposal submission ROUND 1 will open on OCT. 30, 2017 and end on FEB. 28, 2018 at 11:59 pm (CST). 

Proposal submission ROUND 2 will close on MAR. 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm (CST). 

Notification of acceptance results will be sent by MAR. 30, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact us at teslingclub@gmail.com




If you have any questions, please contact us at teslingclub@gmail.com