AATSP-ON Call for Papers

August 21, 2023 by Berenice Villagómez

The Ontario Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP-ON) is pleased to invite you to participate in its annual conference, to be held in person on Friday, October 20, 2023 and hosted by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Toronto.

Identity and Diversity through Language Teaching:
Spanish and Portuguese in the Global Context

Invited Keynote Speaker – Dr. Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago

In keeping with the AATSP 105th annual conference theme, the topics of our chapter’s conference include (but are not limited to) Fostering Cultural, Linguistic, and Literary Connections, Exploring New Horizons, Valuing Identity and Diversity, and Supporting Lifelong Language Teaching and Learning. Other thematic sessions on literary and cultural studies as well as linguistics and didactics of ELE and PLE will also be featured in the program. 

Professors, researchers, teachers, graduate students and the general public are welcome to present papers in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. Presentations (15 minutes) will focus on the topics outlined below.

Featured Strands:

  • Fostering Cultural, Linguistic, and Literary Connections
  • Literature, Culture and Film in the Classroom
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Intercultural Understanding Communication and Connections
  • Linguistic and Literary Community Engagement
  • Representations of Migration, Diasporas, Disability, Gender, Race, and Identity
  • Exploring New Horizons
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Innovative Teaching Practices
  • Building our Profession
  • Language and New Technologies (Digital Humanities, AI, etc.)
  • Languages and the Power of Advocacy
  • Valuing Identity and Diversity
  • Heritage Language Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching and Learning in Multilingual/Multicultural Settings
  • Inclusive Teaching Practices
  • Social Justice
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Supporting Lifelong Language Teaching and Learning
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Articulating Pathways for PreK-16+ Language Learning
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Dual Language Immersion
  • Learning Communities (Community Schools, Virtual Learning Communities)


Submit a proposal (presentation or workshop, max. 250 words) to https://forms.gle/yrCJTSXkYY6tqozy7 by Friday, September 22nd, 2023.


Conference Fees AATSP Members Non Members
Professors, Researchers and Professionals   $ 70.00  $100.00
Students and Part-time Professors  $ 40.00   $ 70.00
Participants and additional speakers (joint presentations)  $ 20.00  $  30.00


CASH, at the registration desk, the day of the Conference:
$125.00: Professors, Researchers and Professionals
$85.00: Students and Part-time Professors
$40.00: Participants and additional speakers (joint presentations)

In order to be included in the final program, presenters must make an electronic bank transfer to aatsp.ontario@gmail.com, no later than October 6, 2023.


The 2023 conference will include the election of a vice-president, a treasurer, and a secretary for the AATSP-ON Chapter. All members interested in nominating colleagues or themselves may do so until the conference dates. Positions will cover the period from January 2024 to December 2025.

See you in Toronto! For more information, visit: https://aatspontario.ca/

Organizing Committee

Ana García-Allen, President, University of Western Ontario
Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, Vice-President, University of Toronto
Anny Guimont, Secretary, University of McGill
Alba Devo Colis, Treasurer, University of Western Ontario