Seminar 2.3 – Multilingualism, The Philippines and Linguistic Tools and International Convention on Philippine Literature in Spanish


This seminar is composed of 2 seminar sessions and an International Convention.

Both sessions of the seminar will focus on the Common Framework of Reference for the Languages: Learning, Teaching and Assessment issued by the European Council in 2001 and recently updated by a Companion volume in 2018 with the idea of disseminating “plurilingualism” and interculturality among its member states.

Sessions will also focus on the Teaching of Spanish as a second language, the language of advertising and close vs. distant reading.

The Convention, on the other hand, will highlight the value of Philippine literature written in Spanish in order to emphasize its connection with the Spanish-speaking community and its relevance in the Asian context.

Session 1 – Languages in the Plurilingual and Pluricultural World: A Conference on the Currents and Use of Spanish, English, Filipino, Chavacano, and Hiligaynonin Selected Domains

Hosted by Ateneo de Zamboanga Univresity and University of San Agustin in Iloilo, with the support of of Universidad de Malaga in Spain

WhenFrom 23 to 25 June 2021
Target audienceJudges
Law and policy makers
Faculty Professors and students of CALESA partner institutions
Other interested faculty and students of law
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SpeakersFr. Rene C. Tacastacas, SJ – Vice President for Higher Education, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Dr. Jose Manuel de Torres Perea – Coordinator of the Erasmus + CBHE CALESA Project. Profesor Titular de Derecho Civil Facultad de Derecho, Campus de Teatinos, Universidad de Málaga
Dr. Juan Antonio Perles Rochel – Coordinator of the Malaga University Masters in English Studies and Multicultural Communication and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Fr. Antonio de Castro SJ, Ph.D., Professor and Researcher of History,Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University and Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Dr. Javier Calle Martín, Researcher and Teacher of History of English and Post-Graduate Studies on Quantitative Linguistics and Research Techniques for Synchronic and Diachronic Studies, Universidad de Malaga, Spain)
Dr. Sara Robles Ávila – Teacher, Book Writer, and an International Researcher with Focuses on Literary Works via Linguistics, Advertising, and Teaching and Learning of Spanish as a Second Language, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Prof. Isidoro M. Cruz, Ph.D. – Recipient of National Book Awards and Two-Time First-Prize Palanca Winner for Poetry and Short Story and Secretary of the National Committee on Literary Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Faculty, University of San Agustin, Iloilo, Philippines
Dr. Mary Ann Jaro, Regional Coordinator for Western Visayas -National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) and Faculty, University of San Agustin
Robin Atilano De Los Reyes, Ph.D., Researcher and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Dr. Rosario Arias Doblas – Director of the Doctoral Programme in Linguistics, Literature, and Translation and Head of Department of English, French and German, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Dr. Francisco Pineda Castillo – Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Málaga and Visiting Lecturer at
the Universities of Surrey-Roehampton and Edinburgh (UK), Harvard University (US), and Lund (Sweden)
Jorge Lopez Cortina, Ph.D., Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, USA
Dr. Claribel C. Concepcion, Ph.D. – Research Editor and Faculty of the School of Liberal Arts, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
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Session 2 – The Plurilingual Classroom:
A Seminar on Dynamic Approaches to Teaching Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Hosted by the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines

When27-28 May 2023
WhereHotel Sta. Monica, University of San Agustin – Iloilo, the Philippines
Target AudienceJudges
Law and policy makers
Faculty Professors and students of CALESA partner institutions
Other interested faculty and students of law
ProgrammeDownload the programme here.
RegistrationRegistration at USA
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1- A Multimodal approach to SLA – Prof. Francisco Castillo
2 – Varieties of English Worldwide: Philippines English in the context of Asian Englishes – Prof. Javier Calle Martín
3 – STEM, STEAM and Shape: science and technology in contemporary anglophone literature and culture – Prof. Rosario Arias
SpeakersREV. FR. FREDERICK C. COMENDADOR, O.S.A. – President, University of San Agustin
DR. NENELYN D. DE LA FUENTE – Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education University of San Agustin
ATTY. JOSE MARI BENJAMIN F. U. TIROL – Dean, College of Law University of San Agustin
DR. JOSE MANUEL TORRES DE PEREA – Coordinator, CALESA Project, Facultad de Derecho Universidad de Málaga
DR. JUAN ANTONIO PERLES ROCHELDean and Professor of American Literature, Coordinator of the Malaga University Masters in English Studies and Multicultural Communication and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
 DR. SARA ROBLES ÁVILAProfessor of Spanish Language, Teacher, Book Writer, and an International Researcher with Focuses on Literary Works via Linguistics, Advertising, and Teaching and Learning of Spanish as a Second Language Universidad de Malaga, Spain
DR. FRANCISCO PINEDA CASTILLOProfessor of English Language Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Málaga Visiting Lecturer at the Universities of Surrey-Roehampton and Edinburgh (UK), Harvard University (US) and Lund (Sweden)
DR. JAVIER CALLE MARTÍNProfessor of English Language Researcher and Teacher of History of English and Post-Graduate Studies on Quantitative Linguistics and Research Techniques for Synchronic and Diachronic Studies Universidad de Malaga, Spain
DR. ROSARIO ARIASProfessor of English Literature Director of the Doctoral Programme in Linguistics, Literature, and Translation and Head of Department of English, French and German Universidad de Malaga, Spain
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Convention on Philippine Literature in Spanish

When2nd – 3rd November 2023.
WhereUniversidad de Málaga – Spain
Target AudienceJudges
Law and policy makers
Faculty Professors and students of CALESA partner institutions
Literature and Language Professors and Researchers
Other interested faculty and students of law
ProgrammeInfosheet of the event
Call for papers
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RegistrationInternational Convention: starts on 10 May 2023
SpeakersJorge Mojarro
University of Santo Tomás de Manila

Beatriz Álvarez-Tardío
Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain

Rocío Ortuño
Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Axel Gasquet
Université Blaise Pascal – University Clermont Auvergne, France

Enrique Baena Peña
Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Diego Abad
Far Easter University, Philippines

Wystan de la Peña
University of the Philippines, Philippines

Lola Elizalde
Lead Researcher of OPIS
Sony Corañez Bolton
 Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA

 John Blanco
 University of California, San Diego, USA

Antonio Quesada Sánchez
Universidad de Málaga, Spain
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Deadline for submission of proposal/summary: 10 May 2023
Notification of acceptance of proposals: 30 May 2023.
Deadline for registration: 15 September 2023.

Each accepted proposal will require a 20-minute presentation to be given at the event.

Accepted papers will be submitted to a blind “peer review” process in order to be published in the CRISOL Journal (

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