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Call for Papers: FLE conference, Puerto Rico, February 2021

13 Aug 2020 5:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

6th International Conference on the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language: “Colloque FLE 2021”

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

February 25-27, 2021

Organized by :

  • College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
  • Department of Letters and Social Communication, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Department of Modern and Classical Languages, George Mason University
  • Puerto Rican Association of Teachers of French (APPF)


The organizing committee of the “Colloque FLE 2021” conference invites researchers and professors to submit proposals for papers presenting structured research results. This conference is aimed at researchers in French as a second/foreign language, but also at teachers of French. The conference will provide an opportunity to examine current research and methodologies that include varied and complementary approaches.

The conference will be organized in a face-to-face format, but also by teleconference.

Keynote speakers

Natallia Liakina (McGill University, Montreal, Canada)

Denis Liakin (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

Proposal details:

Proposals for presentations and round tables will be considered on the following topics, but not limited to:

  • The contribution of neuroscience: new avenues in French as a foreign language
  • Plurality of cultures in the classroom: winning solutions for pedagogy
  • Status of the target language and status of the source languages: pedagogical implications
  • Scientific research and hands-on pedagogy
  • Current issues in FSL-FLE didactics
  • Face-to-face versus distance learning: lessons learned in crisis situations

Proposals for a paper or round table should contain the following elements:

  • title of 100 characters maximum (spaces included); 
  • abstract of 1500 to 2000 characters (including spaces) and the bibliography;
  • list of authors and co-authors with first name, surname, and affiliation;
  • authors' contact information (address, e-mail, telephone);
  • entire document must be a maximum of 1 page

E-mail: colloquefle@yahoo.com

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Proposals will be reviewed anonymously. Answers will be given in October 2020. Proposals for round-table discussions must describe the theme, objectives, relevance to conference themes, the types of information that will be presented or any other relevant information for the review committee. We will take into account the scientific quality of proposals, including supporting data, the appropriateness with conference themes, and originality. 

The languages of the Conference are French, English and Spanish.

Organizing Committee:

Patrick-André Mather, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Françoise Ghillebaert, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Linda de Serres, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
Vincent Chanethom, George Mason University, États-Unis
Maritsu Fleury, Asociación Puertorriqueña de Profesores de Francés

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