Universidad de Holguín

junio 5, 2022 – junio 8, 2022

The Faculty of Arts and Communication, together with the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Holguin, Cuba, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University, the Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa, the University of Québec in Trois Rivieres, University of Sherbrooke, and St. Thomas University, Canada, as well as la  Facultad  de Idiomas of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico; with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, Civitas Global Education Services, and TOEFL-iBT are pleased to announce its XVI International Conference on Foreign languages, Communication and Culture, Wefla 2022, and the XVI International Seminar on Canadian Studies, Secan 2022.

Wefla-Secan, 2022

to be held in a hybrid modality (face-to-face / virtual) April 27-29/ 2022

Pre-Conference workshops: April 26, 2022

Post-Conference workshops: May 2-6, 2022

Venue for the face-to-face modality: Hotel Club Amigo Atlántico-Guardalavaca, Playa Guardalavaca, Holguín, Cuba.


Encourage international cooperation by providing the opportunity to learn from each other about new ways to guarantee quality education in times of pandemic in the field of language pedagogy, applied linguistics, education, communication and culture, as well as in Canadian Studies.

THEMES include (but are not restricted to) the following areas:

Wefla 2022

-­ Post-pandemic challenges in the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

-­ Francophone and intercultural studies.

- Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

-­ Foreign language teachers´ training and continuous professional development.

- Literature.

-­ Theoretical, descriptive and applied studies in translation and interpretation.

- Language, communication and culture.

- Phraseology, Phraseography and Phraseodidactis.

- Communication and sustainable development.

Secan 2022

- Canada, managing social and cultural diversity.

-­ Society, culture e identity.

- Cuba-Canada relations.

- Gender Studies.

- History  and politics.

- Aboriginal studies: Truth and Reconciliation.

- Language and Literature.

- Contemporary Issues.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English, French


The Organizing Committee invites established academics and early-career scholars as well as students, to submit proposals for keynotes, individual papers, posters, panels, round tables, plenary sessions, as well as pre-post congress workshop.

- Keynotes (45 mns)

- Papers (20 mns)

- Panel, Round tables, plenary sessions (1 h)

- Pre-Post workshops (4 hs)

- Posters and exhibitions.

- Workshops (1 h)

There will also be opportunity to discuss future international academic cooperation among institutions.


President: Dr.C. Vilma Páez Pérez, Universidad de Holguín, Cuba

Dr. Jeff Tennant, Western University, Ontario, Canadá

Dr. Monika Jezak, OLBI, Universidad of Ottawa, Canadá

Dr. Gabriel Márquez Escudero, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México

Dr. C. Hortensia Cruz López, Universidad de Holguín Cuba

Dr. C. Marla Vega Romero, Universidad de Holguín Cuba

Dr. Louise Lafortune, Universidad de Québec en Trois Riviéres. Canadá (Estudios Canadienses)

Dr. Frank Tough, Universidad de Alberta. Canadá (Estudios Canadienses)

Dr. Roxanne Rimstead, Universidad de Sherbrooke. Canadá (Estudios Canadienses)

Other members:

M.Cs. Rosabel González Cruz, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba

M.Cs. Yunelsys Hechavarria Creach, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba

Dra.C. Yaquelin Cruz Palacios, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba

Prof. Mireille Hutchison, OLBI, Universidad de Ottawa, Canadá

Dr. Michiya Kawai, Huron University. Canadá

Dr. David Guadalupe Toledo Sarracino, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. México

Dr. Julio César Rodríguez Peña, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba

Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Devesa, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba

Lic. Salvador Escalante Batista, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas. Holguín. Cuba (Estudios Canadienses)

M.Sc. Miguel A Olivé Iglesias, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba (Estudios Canadienses)

NEW Deadlines!

Summary: February 15, 2022

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2022

Full papers for publication: April 10, 2022

Welcome to Wefla-Secan 2022!

Información del evento

Creado por el Departamento de Tecnología Educativa (CESOFTAD), Universidad de Holguín (UHO)