8, 9, 10. nov Monterrey, MX

CILEX 2018

2nd. International Conference of Foreign Languages 2018

“Interculturality: Authentic Language - Open Dialogues”


Nico Wiersema


Organizing Committee CILEX2018

I would like to warmly welcome all participants to the second edition of the International Conference on Foreign Languages CILEX 2018 at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. We consider CILEX 2016 a great success in that we had some wonderful plenary speakers such as David Crystal, a great audience and a perfect atmosphere in spite of the cold and rain that we had to deal with.

The committee has been working tirelessly again to make this second edition an even greater success. We will have fascinating speakers and highly distinguished researchers in the field and thus continue with our quest to reach one of the main goals of our conference: to help each other to keep inspiring and motivating the thousands of students that we will work with throughout our careers as language educators.

Again, I want to welcome all of you that are visiting us from elsewhere on our beautiful campus in the north of Mexico. We are in a dynamic and fast growing industrial city that requires quality language teaching because of its international nature. Make sure that you find some time to walk around campus and enjoy some of the new buildings that have recently been inaugurated such as the main library and La Carreta.

We hope that you enjoy the talks, workshops and plenaries that are being offered during the conference and that these presentations are enlightening, innovative, and above all inspiring.

Thank you

Innovation • Motivation • Inspiration

2nd. International Conference of Foreign Languages


The conference is aimed at professors and graduate students in the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

The languages ​​that can be used for presentations are English, Spanish, German and French and should focus on issues related to the teaching of foreign languages.


    • Create opportunities for an academic exchange between teachers, researchers and experts of learning and teaching languages.
    • Learn about innovative trends and how to effectively harness the latest technologies that can enrich language teaching.

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • New Teaching Methods
  • Competency-based Learning
  • Evaluation and Language Certifications
  • Interculturality
  • Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics
  • Heritage Languages
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Platforms and Apps
  • Activities
  • Keynote address
  • Presentation
  • Workshop
  • Poster

  • Presentation (20 min.): Presentation of a research topic, issue or teaching method. Maximum 3 participants.

  • Workshop (90 min.): Set of practical activities supported by theoretical foundations. Maximum 3 participants.

  • Poster (20 min.): Presentation of an issue or problem and is accompanied by a brief spoken presentation. Dimensions: 80 cm wide x 1.20 cm high. Font: Arial, 24. Sections: title, author and logo of the institution. Maximum 2 participants.


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    Suzanne Flynn

    Suzanne Flynn

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Dr. Flynn is Professor of Linguistics and Language Acquisition at MIT. Her research focuses on the acquisition of various aspects of syntax in children and adults in the context of multi-lingual language learning and on the neural representation of the multilingual brain and issues related to language impairment and autism.

    Lidia Rodríguez Alfano

    Lidia Rodríguez Alfano

    Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

    Doctor Rodríguez is a full-time professor and researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, where she teaches linguistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. Since 1996, she has coordinated a sociolinguistic project named “El habla de Monterrey”.

    Tom Salsbury

    Tom Salsbury

    Washington State University

    He studies vocabulary acquisition in content areas and is collaborating with colleagues to develop better measures of lexical (vocabulary) proficiency. His work is published in research journals such as Language Learning and Second Language Research.

    Marion Grein

    Marion Grein

    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

    Marion Grein is an accomplished linguist with a background in comparative linguistics (English, German, Japanese) and specialization in the teaching of adults with a main focus on German as a foreign/second language.

    Irving Hidrogo Montemayor

    Irving Hidrogo Montemayor

    Tecnológico de Monterrey

    He is a leader in innovation projects at the Tec de Monterrey. He currently directs Mostla where professors and students can meet and experiment with emerging technologies that are redefining education, such as: virtual reality, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and telepresence.

    Haydée Silva Ochoa

    Haydée Silva Ochoa

    National Autonomous University of Mexico

    Professor Silva is a full-time professor in the College of Modern Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she teaches didactic theory of French language and literature, among other courses. Professor Silva holds a doctoral degree in French Literature and Civilization from the University of Paris III.


    "El enfoque lúdico en la enseñanza de idiomas"

    HAYDÉE SILVA OCHOA Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    MARION GREIN Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

    TOM SALSBURY Washington State University

    IRVING HIDROGO MONTEMAYOR Tecnológico de Monterrey
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    Thank you very much for your interest in this conference.
    If you have questions or comments, please write to cilex2018@gmail.com


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