Call for Papers

XII International Conference on Foreign Languages, Communication and Culture, WEFLA 2018

The University of Holguin, Cuba, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University, Ontario, the Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa, and The Universtité du Québec a Trois Riviéres, Canada, así como  La  Facultad  de Idiomas, University of Baja California, Mexico; with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, and  Hotel  Club Amigo Atlántico-Guardalavaca, Cuba, issues the First Call for papers for the:

XII International Conference on Foreign Languages, Communication and Culture, WEFLA 2018

The XII International Seminar on Canadian Studies: Canada, managing social and cultural diversity

to be held at Hotel Club Amigo Atlántico-Guardalavaca, Playa Guardalavaca, Holguín, Cuba.

April 26-28, 2018

Pre-conference workshops: April 24-25

Post-conference workshops: April 30 –May 4, 2018

When, in April 2018, we open the doors for a new WEFLA experience, we will be celebrating 20 years of a comprehensive and stimulating conference that has brought together academics from many parts of the world. We are proud to have provided, for so many years the ideal framework for the debate, the exchange of ideas and the sharing of the best professional practices.

Welcome to WEFLA 2018!


To foster international cooperation in the field of foreign language teaching, communication and cultural issues, through the presentation of research findings and the discussion of professional experiences.

TOPICS: include (but are not confined to) the following areas:

  • Linguistic Studies
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Literature
  • Teacher Training and Teacher Continuing Development
  • Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Language, Education and Culture
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • CANADIAN STUDIES: Canada, managing social and cultural diversity. (See Call for the XII International Seminar on Canadian Studies)


The Organizing Committee invites you to submit your proposal to the Conference in one of the following categories:

Papers (20 mns)
Keynotes (45 mns)
Workshops & Panel (1 h)
Posters and exhibitions.


Title in 15 words or less, capital letters.

Abstract:  in less than 250 words including problem, objective, methodology and results + key words.

Full paper: Papers presented will be submitted to a blind review process using standardized criteria by external readers for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings 6-10 pages.  (not mandatory to submit paper for publication). Typing: Arial 10 points, 1.5 space, margins: upper and bottom 2.5 cms. ; right and left, 3 cms. ; letter format, Word processor MSWord/OpenOffice. References following APA 2016, citation index.


Abstracts: February 15, 2018

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2018

Full paper (for publication): March 15, 2018

Send your proposal to: