3rd RICELT Biannual Conference: BEYOND LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH IN TIMES OF INEQUITY IN CHILE

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3rd RICELT Biannual Meeting (Red de Investigación Chilena en ELT)
June 7th, 2019

RICELT (Red de Investigación Chilena en ELT) would like to invite teachers, researchers, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students in Chile and abroad to present their work and proposals for the 3rd RICELT Biannual Conference titled:

BEYOND LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH IN TIMES OF INEQUITY IN CHILE

The latest results of the national test in English language achievement show, once again, a slow increase in the number of students who are proficient in this second language. Even more concerning is the sustained disparity in linguistic achievement between wealthy and working class students, revealing that the context of ELT in Chile is marked by contentious socioeconomic inequity. In view of this scenario, we invite the ELT community (pre and in-service teachers of English as well as academics) to share their voices and be part of this important discussion.

OBJECTIVES
  • Join the discussion on current linguistic and social issues related to ELT in Chile
  • Become acquainted with the latest research in the Chilean ELT context
  • Develop a critical stance toward the situation of inequity in ELT in Chile
  • Determine areas that need to be explored/researched in the Chilean ELT context
  • Generate networking opportunities and partnerships to enhance current and future research.
Each speaker and attendant will have the opportunity to be part of thematic panels covering different areas of interest. Besides, there will be talks by Chilean teachers/researchers with experience in the Chilean context, as well as discussion panels on specific topics. Additionally, in order to facilitate participation, there will be an area for poster exhibition. It is expected that the participants will benefit from the meeting by sharing their work and obtain helpful feedback to keep on working in our field. All presentations will be conducted in English. DEADLINES
SELECTION CRITERIA: Please make sure your abstract contains the following:
  • Word Limit: 300 words
  • Title word limit: 15 words
  • Objectives or /Purpose  of the study
  • Theoretical Framework (key terms or theoretical influence or underpinnings)
  • Research Methodology (type of research design, data collection, data analysis)
  • Main results or Preliminary findings
  • Main conclusion/s (pedagogical implications or contribution to ELT in the Chilean context)
  • Quality of writing (clarity, organization, professional style)
Abstracts that do not contain these guidelines will not be considered for blind peer review. Please see the Terms and Conditions and Rubric  sections in the Appendix below. 

VENUE
TBC

DATES
June 7th, 2019: 3rd RICELT Biannual Conference
*June 8th, 2019: Affiliated event organised by the British Council

FEE
Free registration for Presenters and Attendees. 

REGISTRATION Registration will be done online via Eventbrite. 
Updates and registration will be posted on social media and website -Twitter: @redicelt -Facebook: facebook.com/RICELT -www.ricelt.cl

APPENDIX A working definition of research  
RICELT understands research as: “The careful study of a situation/facts through the collection of evidence and its analysis”.

Appendix B: Terms and conditions of abstract revision
  1. Due to the high demand for presentations last year, participants can submit only ONE abstract as a first author for a single presentation and as part of ONE joint presentation in a panel
  2. Submissions which exceed required word count (in the title and/or abstract) will not be accepted for revision
  3. Presentations based on opinions, experiences and/or practices (which are not informed by the collection/generation of evidence) will not be accepted for revision
  4. Do not mention your institution or yourself in the abstract in order to ensure the blind review process (see point E below)
  5. RICELT uses a blind peer review process for abstract selection. A blind peer review involves a revision committee composed of peers who review and evaluate the abstracts following the criteria that have been publicly shared with all RICELT members. The  names of authors and their institutions are hidden from reviewers and names of reviewers are hidden from authors, therefore the decision is purely based on the known criteria
  6. Poster / Paper presentation
   
  • Rubric
  As part of our transparency policy, the selection process will be done through a blind peer review process. An open call seeking reviewers will be launched online on March 4th, 2019. Two reviewers will read each abstract. The following rubric will be used at this stage. You can use this table to make sure your abstract contains all the elements required.  



TITLE:
REVIEWER 1
ABSTRACT COMPULSORY COMPONENTS
SCORE
Word Limit / 2 marks

1.The abstract has less than 200 words
2. The abstract complies with word limit (10% +/-)

Objectives or Purpose of the study / 5 marks
1. The objective is not stated in the abstract
2. The objective is not explicitly stated, but the main purpose of the study is somewhat mentioned.
3. The objective is stated, but it is not clear enough
4. The objective is stated, but its relevance to the Chilean context is unclear.
5. The objective is clearly stated and relevant to the Chilean context and ELT

Research methodology (RM)
(type of research design, participants, data collection, data analysis) / 5 marks
1. The RM is not stated in the abstract. The study is not based on empirical data
2. The RM is not fully stated in the abstract
3. The RM is stated, but it is not clear enough
4. The RM is stated, but it is not consistent with the study described
5. The RM is clear, type of research, participants, data collection and analysis procedures are relevant to the study

Theoretical Framework / 5 marks
1.Key aspects of the theoretical foundation are not stated in the abstract
2. Key aspects of the theoretical foundation ares not explicitly stated but some theoretical hints are somehow presented
3. Key aspects of the theoretical foundation are stated but are not clear enough
4. Key aspects of the theoretical foundation are briefly but clearly referred to with no relevance the study in question
5. Key aspects of the theoretical foundation are present and clearly related to the different elements of the study

Results or Preliminary findings / 4 marks
1.Results are not stated in the abstract
2. Results are somehow stated, but they are not related to the objective of the study or based on empirical data
3. Results are stated, but not relevant to the Chilean context and ELT
4. Results are clearly stated, connected to the objectives, and are relevant to the Chilean context and ELT

Conclusions (Implications or Contribution to ELT in the Chilean context) / 4 marks
1. Conclusions, implications or contribution are not stated in the abstract
2. Conclusions, implications or contribution are somehow stated in the abstract, but they are not related to the conference theme
3. Conclusions, implications or contribution are stated but not related to conference theme
4. Conclusions, implications or contributions are clear, related to the objectives of the study and the conference theme

Quality of writing (clarity, organization, professional style) / 3 marks
1. Writing is unclear, disorganised, and grammar-related issues do not allow the reviewer to understand the abstract
2. Writing is somehow clear and organised with few grammatical errors. Meaning is understood but not fully
3. Writing is clear, academic, and well organised

Context of the study /  2 marks
2. The study was conducted in Chile and in the field of ELT

TOTAL: 30 marks

Suggested format                Poster________ Presentation __________

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