International conference on the teaching and learning of classical languages

International conference on the teaching and learning of classical languages

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Teaching and learning classical languages ​​in the 21st century require a space for reflection and dialogue in which professors and students share the successful pedagogical experiences gathered in the course of their formative practices and processes, as well as their linguistic research and the implications that these have on teaching-learning dynamics, since their spreading enriches and renews the educational process. This is explained by the fact that both teachers and students have their own strategies that allow them to spread, understand, and gain knowledge of classical languages more efficiently. These strategies, when shared with others, can be assessed and enhanced so that other people can use them. What is more, the development of Foreign Language teaching methodologies has gained momentum in recent decades, due to the advances in applied linguistics and research on language acquisition. For these reasons, these methodologies can be adapted with excellent results in teaching-learning processes of classical languages. Likewise, considering affective factors may contribute to a better learning environment in the classroom. At the same time, Learning and Knowledge Technologies (LKT) have significantly contributed to an improvement in learning through platforms and apps, making the learning of languages more enjoyable and interactive. The purpose of this Conference is to open up an appropriate space for sharing the experiences and knowledge of teachers and students so that principles and work lines can be established for the design of better curricula.

Professors and students of classical languages ​​and cultures are invited to present workshops, thematic panels, or papers related to the Conference objectives. Priority will be given to submissions concerning research findings.

A non-exhaustive list of suggested topics is included below:

Grammar and lexicon

  • New pragmatics-based approaches and the active use of the language for teaching grammar
  • New lexicographical tools: term-specific dictionaries, illustrated dictionaries, online dictionaries, etc.
  • Alternative methodologies for learning vocabulary

Cultural elements

  • Including cultural aspects in classroom lessons: art, literature, history, music, etc.
  • Multiculturalism and interculturality

Curricular design

  • Planning and designing lesson plans
  • New manuals for teaching classical languages
  • Graded readings

Educational resources

  • Innovative methodologies and activities
  • Use of LKT for classical languages

Affective component

  • Awareness, motivation, and affectivity in the classroom
  • Multiple intelligences and learning styles

Teacher training

  • Educational innovation
  • Interdisciplinarity

Research methodology

  • Linguistic research and its implications for the teaching of classical languages
  • Designing and implementing measurement tools (questionnaires to determine the impact of activities, level tests to assess academic performance, questionnaires about students’ perceptions of their language skills, etc.)

History of the teaching of classical languages

Keynote speaker: Carina Meynet (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina).

Workshops should have a maximum length of 45 minutes; papers, 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes of discussion. Thematic panels should be composed of 3 to 5 people; they should have a maximum length of 2 hours, including discussion with the public. All proposals must include the following information and be sent through the corresponding links:

Workshop: Title, objective, summary (maximum 300 words), materials needed, level to which it is addressed (basic, medium, advanced, author), and length:

Papers: Title and abstract (maximum 300 words):

Thematic panels: Title, names of the coordinator and the other participants, a brief presentation of the panel (maximum 100 words), and the abstracts of the papers (150-300 words):

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, or English.

Deadline: August 8, 2022.


Scientific committee:

Maribel Jiménez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Viki Makrí, Universidad de Salamanca

Ligia Ochoa, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Rodolfo Suárez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Óscar Orlando Vargas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Rodrigo Verano, Universidad Complutense de Madrid


Gemma Bernadó Ferrer, Universidad de los Andes

Ronald Forero Álvarez, Universidad de La Sabana

Juan Felipe González Calderón, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Andrea Lozano-Vásquez, Universidad de los Andes

Paula Ruíz Charris, Universidad Nacional de Colombia