Academic Writing & ‌English Language Learners Conference | Practice in Place | October 3-4, 2014 | Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Registration is now open for AWELL, a conference designed for faculty, instructors, and writing centre professionals who teach and tutor ELL students. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and approaches that may be used directly in the classroom and tutoring sessions.


Call for papers

Any session on a topic related to Academic Writing & English Language Learners is welcome. Successful submissions will include a practical approach that conference attendees can use in their academic communities. Sessions will be in a 30-min paper and 1-hour workshop format. Please indicate your preference in your submission.

We encourage participation from all academic fields and disciplines.

Please submit your 250 word proposals by 4 August 2014 via e-mail:


Speakers and keynotes

Dr. Alister Cumming  | Day one keynote abstract – Writing from Sources for Academic Purposes: A Synthesis of Recent Research

Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; Former Head of the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL), University of Toronto


Dr. Theresa Hyland | Day two keynote abstract Multilingual Students in the Writing Centre:  Building an International Community of Practice

Director, Writing and Cross-Cultural Services, Huron University College at Western


Julian L’Enfant  | Day one presenter

Academic Services Manager, TESL Centre, Saint Mary’s University


For more information, please contact the Saint Mary’s Writing Centre


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