LINGUIST List 11.1231

Thu Jun 1 2000

Confs: Foreign Lang Teaching/Educational Communication

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  1. Vivian Cook, Foreign Language Teaching and Educational Communication - WEFLA 2000

Message 1: Foreign Language Teaching and Educational Communication - WEFLA 2000

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 16:08:59 +0100
From: Vivian Cook <>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching and Educational Communication - WEFLA 2000

WEFLA 2000
2nd Workshop on Foreign Language Teaching and Educational Communication
(WEFLA) April 2000
University of Holguin, Cuba

The second international WEFLA took place on 18th-20th April 2000 in the
University of Holguin, Holguin, Cuba. Participants came from Brazil, Canada,
Mexico and England and from several universities and other institutions in
Havana and Camaguey. Plenary talks were given by Dr Mary Lou Kaitting
(University of Calgary) 'Marketing ideas for international conferences' and
by Dr Vivian Cook (University of Essex) 'Second Language Learning and
Teaching'. Papers delivered covered a range of areas of language teaching
including listening (Isabel Dominguez Piferrer; Rosabel Gonz�lez Cruz), the
use of songs (Yvonne Colla Pe�a; Madelaine Silva Labrada), ESP in medicine
and veterinary science (Salvador Escalante Batista; Nilo Dalahanta Morej�n),
the use of psychological tests as teaching materials (Ana Victoria Rodriguez
P�rez del Villar), teaching of discourse (Iliana Medrano Fern�ndez), teacher
training (Vilma P�ez P�rez), writing (Tania Batista Ricardo), idioms (Sara
Rev� Mistelier) and CALL (Julio C�sar Salazar Ramirez). For more information
contact Vilma P�ez P�rez.

WEFLA 2002 is already planned. Those interested in participating should
contact the organiser Vilma P�ez P�rez by e-mail at the University of
Holguin at, as surface mail can be erratic.

Report compiled by Vivian Cook
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