AWELL Conference – Call for Papers

new-smu-logo6AWELL –  Academic Writing & English Language Learners Conference, 2014

October 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

AWELL is designed for faculty, instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches that may be used directly in the classroom and tutoring sessions.

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Call for papers

Any session on a topic related to Academic Writing & English Language Learners is welcome. Successful submissions will include a practical approach and tools that conference attendees can use in their academic communities. Sessions will be in a 30-min paper and 1-hour workshop format. Please indicate preference in your submission.

We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.

Please submit your 250 word proposals by 8 August 2014 via e-mail:


Keynotes and Presenter

  1. Alister Cumming  Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Former Head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), University of Toronto |Day one keynote abstract – Writing from Sources for Academic Purposes: A Synthesis of Recent Research
  2. Theresa Hyland Director, Writing and Cross-Cultural Services, Huron University College at Western | Day two keynote abstract– Multilingual Students in the Writing Centre:  Building an International Community of Practice
  3. Julian L’Enfant  Academic Services Manager, TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University | Day one presenter