Call for Papers

The Faculties of Communication and Arts and of Social Sciences of the University of Holguín, Cuba invite you to participate in the XV International Congress on Foreign Languages, Communication and Culture WEFLA 2021 and at the XV International Seminar on Canadian Studies: Canada, Management of social and cultural diversity in times of pandemic, Secan 2021, to be held in a hybrid format (face to face and virtual) from April 28- 30, 2021.

The Conference and Seminar are held in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts at Western University, Canada, with the support of the Universities of Trois Rivieres, Ottawa, Sherbrooke, St. Thomas University in Canada, the Faculty of Languages of the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico, as well as with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, Civitas Global Education Services, and TOEFL-iBT.

Wefla-Secan, 2021

Pre-congress courses and workshops: April 27, 2021


This year, Wefla-Secan 2021 will be held as part of the X International Scientific Convention of the University of Holguín, CCI-UHO / 2021



To encourage international cooperation by providing the opportunity for collaborative learning about new ways to provide quality education in times of pandemic in the field of language pedagogy, applied linguistics, education, communication and culture, as well as in Canadian Studies.


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

Wefla 2021

­      -Foreign language pedagogy                                                                            - Linguistics and Applied Linguistics


      -Translation and interpretation                                                               -Language, Literature, identity and culture



      -Continuous professional development of  language teachers                                       -Communication sciences



                                                                                     Secan 2021

­       • Cuba-Canada relations                                                                                                  • Language and literature


       • Aboriginal Studies                                         • Caribbean-Canada relations                          • History and Politics


       • Society, education, culture and identity                                                                              • Contemporary issues



OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish, English and French


Send your proposals to:  With a copy to:



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

Dr. Jeff Tennant, Western University, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Monika Jezak, ILOB, University of Ottawa, Canada

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

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

Dr. Louise Lafortune, Université du Québec a Trois Riviéres, Canada (Canadian Studies)

Dr. Roxanne Rimstead, Université du Sherbrooke, Canada (Canadian Studies)

Dr. Frank Tough, University of Alberta, Canada (Canadian Studies)

Other members of the organizing committee:

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

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

Prof. Mireille Hutchison, OLBI, University of Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Michiya Kawai, Huron University College. Canada

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 (Canadian Studies)

M.Sc. Miguel A Olivé Iglesias, Universidad de Holguín. Cuba (Canadian Studies)


To register or to get more information about the conference organization visit: or


NOTE: For those who submitted their proposals and were approved for presentation at Wefla-Secan 2020 and are still interested in submitting the same proposal, they can do so, by adapting it to the format required by the CCI-UHO.



The modalities of participation in the International Scientific Conference will be: oral or poster presentation online. Depending on the modality, the following key elements are required:

- In the case of the online presentation, the speaker must guarantee the presentation in video format or an electronic presentation that may be accompanied by audio and whose duration does not exceed five minutes of the main ideas that will be discussed in an asynchronous way.


- In the case of posters, the speaker must guarantee the prior recording in video format or an electronic presentation that may be accompanied by audio, the duration of which does not exceed five minutes.



a.- In either of the two cases, a space will be provided for users to upload these resources.


b.- Poster presentation: upload at least one of the two suggested resources (both are accepted).

c.- In the case of the oral presentation, the debate of the papers presented will be held in a forum set up for this purpose, which may hold sessions before, during or after the event.


Contacts: e-mail: Telephone: +5324482050

Welcome to Wefla-Secan 2021!

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