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IX Language and Technology Workshop L@ngtech

The Language Center at the Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, in Havana, Cuba, calls for the IX Language and Technology Workshop (L@ngtech 2021), to be held as part of the IV International Scientific Conference UCIENCIA 2021, to be held at the Hotel Nacional, Havana, Cuba, from October 5 through 7.
Due to its well-established reliability, transparency, flexibility, focus on action, and universal and adaptive character, the Common European Framework of Reference has become the main international reference for the language training process in Cuban higher education. This leads to a work of adaptation and contextualization of its descriptors to local needs in terms of curriculum development and certification of final objectives. This process has also taken place in other parts of the world and, more specifically, in institutions and educational systems in Latin America.
 
The Workshop has the aim of bringing together professionals – practitioners, teachers, policy makers and researchers – in order to discuss issues related to the glocalization of the CEFR in language education and testing in the Latin American context. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other professionals in this sector and share ideas, knowledge and expertise.
 
Central theme: The use of the CEFR in teaching and assessment in Latin America.
 
Sub-themes
  • The CEFR and curriculum development
  • The CEFR and constructive alignment of learning, teaching and assessment
  • CEFR and classroom based assessment
  • CEFR and proficiency certification
  • Rubrics for assessing productive/interactive skills, taking the CEFR as basis
  • Technology and language education
Invited speakers
Prof. Slobodanka Dimova, Centre for lnternationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP), University of Copenhagen, Denmark (to be confirmed) Prof. Claudia Harsch, Director of the Language Centre for Higher Education in Bremen, University of Bremen, Germany Prof. Luke Harding, Professor in Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. United Kingdom (to be confirmed) Prof. Bart Deygers, Assistant professor of second language acquisition and language testing. Gent University, Belgium (to be confirmed)
 
Organizing Committee
President: Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña
Vice-president: Yoan Martínez Márquez
 
 
Scientific Committee
President: Dr.C. Pedro Castro Álvarez, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
Vice-president: Dr.C. Yoan Martínez Márquez, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
 
Members:
Prof. Claudia Harsch, Universidad de Bremen
Prof. Isora Enríquez O’Farrill, Universidad Central Pedagógica “E. J. Varona”
Prof. Eduardo Garbey Savigne, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de La Habana
Prof. Liliana Argelia Casar Espino, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
Prof. Santiago Jorge Rivera Pérez, Ministry of Higher Education
Prof. Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas
 
SUBMISSION AND RULES FOR PRESENTATION OF PAPERS

Papers will be submitted through EasyChair, a conference management software system: (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=uciencia2020). You can download the template for the presentations in Word at the end of the general conference call. Papers will be reviewed by double-blind pairs and their acceptance will be subject to the evaluation of the Scientic Committee.

IMPORTANT DATES

• May 10, 2021: Deadline for paper reception. • July 1st, 2021: Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee. • August 1st, 2021: Deadline for receiving amended papers. • October 5 to 7, 2021: Conference in session.