In August 2016, The Foreign Language Teaching Center (Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras) celebrated its 17th National Foreign Language Teaching Conference as it has done every two years since 1982. In March 2017, the University Council of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) voted to transform the Center into the National School for Languages, Linguistics and Translation (Escuela Nacional de Lenguas, Lingüística y Traducción) based on two new Bachelor’s degrees, one in Applied Linguistics and the other in Translation. It gives us great pleasure to announce the call for papers for our 1st International Congress on Languages, Linguistics and Translation, or CILLT, which will be held from August 1-3, 2018 at our traditional venue in Mexico City, Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM.

We welcome proposals from researchers, academics and practitioners working in the language teaching field, applied linguistics and translation primarily at university and high school levels. We invite both undergraduate and graduate students to participate, as well as teachers in training.


To foster collaboration among colleagues as well as the exchange of experiences and research in the fields of language teaching and learning, applied linguistics and translation.

Specific objectives:

  • To present research in progress or results in the aforementioned areas.
  • To exchange innovative didactic practices and strategies.
  • To reflect on current challenges in language teaching, applied linguistics and translation in academic and professional contexts.
  • To promote national and international academic cooperation among institutions.


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January 22, 2018
Extension: February 19, 2018