TESOL Italy’s 47th National Convention “Promoting HOPE in ELT” – Call for Papers

TESOL Italy’s 47th National Convention, entitled “Promoting HOPE in ELT”, will be held virtually on November 18-19, 2022.

This year’s convention will be focused on the thematic areas explained by the acronym HOPE:

  • Human Rights
  • Oracy Skills
  • Professional Development
  • Educational Values


We HOPE to provide a space for reflection and discussion on the importance of fostering human rights and democratic values in the classroom and developing learners’ critical thinking, social and oracy skills. ELT teachers and educators need to play a crucial role in raising students’ awareness of human rights issues and shared educational values such as diversity, equity, inclusion, women’s empowerment, and gender equality, accepting and valuing differences across race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and education, developing social and civic competences, and strengthening understanding and protection of human rights and citizenship.

Furthermore, in the light of positive psychology, promoting HOPE in ELT means to encourage learners’ positive feelings – such as optimism, self-efficacy, self-esteem and hope for the future – and create an emotionally supportive environment in which learners feel safe and motivated to engage and achieve educational success.

Promoting respect for human rights and democratic values, fostering positive emotions and empathy, improving oracy skills, collaboration, and interaction with different people, working in multilingual, plurilingual and translanguaging contexts, can be the key factors for effective and successful learning.

Here is the link to the Call For Papers Submission Form: https://forms.gle/kc5WYhNsTpMadisa7 

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact TESOL Italy (email: tesolitaly@gmail.com)