Welcome to wefla-secan 2024!


The Faculty of Arts and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Holguin, Cuba, invite you to participate in the XVIII International Congress on Foreign Languages, Communication, and Culture, wefla 2024; and in the XVIII International Seminar on Canadian Studies, secan 2024, to be held face-to-face and online, April 24 to 26, 2024 in Brisas-Guardalavaca Hotel.

A quarter of a century later…

wefla 2024 and secan 2024 continue to provide an academic-family space for the exchange of experiences and international cooperation on new ways of providing quality education in the fields of language pedagogy, applied linguistics, art and culture, communication for development, and Canadian studies.

The topics called for this time include (but are not restricted to):

wefla 2024

-Foreign language pedagogy

-Training and professional development for language teachers

-Linguistics and applied linguistics

-Theoretical and applied translation and interpreting studies

-Intercultural studies

-Literature, language, and culture

Within the framework of wefla 2024, the First Colloquium on Communication as a Transversal Axis for Sustainable Development is convened

secan 2024

-Cuba-Canada Relations

-History and Politics

-Indigenous Studies: Indigenous Peoples and Canada in the 21st Century

-Language and Literature

-Contemporary Issues:

  • Canada, managing social and cultural diversity
  • Society, culture and identity
  • Social inclusion and equal opportunities
  • Gender studies



Spanish, English, and French

Proposals should be submitted in the language in which they will be presented. Interpretation from Spanish to English will only be provided during plenary sessions.



The Academic Committee invites academics, researchers, and graduate students to send their proposals to present keynote lectures (30-40 mins), papers (15 mins), panels, round tables and workshops (45-60 mins), and posters. They can also send their proposals for pre- and post-congress courses or workshops (4hs- 8hs).



Required format: Arial 10, 1.5 spacing, margin 2.5 cm; Letter page size, MSWord/OpenOffice .

Abstract up to 250 words, title up to 15 words, 3 to 5 keywords, and a maximum of three (3) authors per paper.


The full text for publication will be submitted for blind peer review to be approved and published in the memories of the event. Text length between 6-10 pages. References in APA 2016 (citation index).

All proposals must follow this format in order to be included in the Academic Program.

*Those presenting in person should send their presentations in PowerPoint or equivalent to the Academic Committee before April 24.

*Those presenting virtually must send a video that does not exceed 5 minutes with the main ideas of their proposal. The video will be presented by the moderator asynchronously if necessary.

*In all cases there will be interaction among participants through the congress website.

*All participants will be sent the link to join the event one week before the start of the event.



Reception of abstracts: until March 10, 2024

Notification of acceptance: by March 20, 2024

Reception of full texts for publication: until March 30, 2024



Early birds: You will receive a discount on your registration fee if you pay before February 20, 2024.






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Foreign delegates

180 USD

200 USD

50 USD

60 USD

Students /Retired/ Foreign participants without paper

100 USD 

120 USD 

40 USD

50 USD

Cuban delegates

2 500 CUP       

3 000 CUP       

300 CUP

350 CUP

Cuban students

1 000 CUP

1 200 CUP

250 CUP

300 CUP


Pre-congress courses (April 22 and 23, 2024) and post-congress courses (April 29 and 30, 2024)

Foreigners: 20 USD       Cubans: 50 CUP         Undergraduate students: Free


Venue: University of Holguin, Celia Sánchez Manduley Campus



-  Once your proposal has been accepted, you will receive the link to pay your registration fee securely from the following email address dcsa@uho.edu.cu

-  All participants must register before having access to the Congress rooms.

The Organizing Committee suggests participants to stay at Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel, venue of the Congress sessions, which will ensure the success of the academic sessions and the fulfillment of the collateral program of the Congress. For hotel information, please visit: https://www.brisasguardalavaca.com/ 



D.Sc. Vilma Páez Pérez, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Jeff Tennant, Western University, Ontario, Canada

D.Sc. Monika Jezak, OLBI, University of Ottawa, Canada

D.Sc. Rafael Saldivar Arreola, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

D.Sc. Julio César Rodríguez Peña, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Ramón Betancourt Campaña, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Louise Lafortune, University of Québec in Trois Rivières, Canada (Canadian Studies)

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

D.Sc. Roxanne Rimstead, University of Sherbrooke, Canada (Canadian Studies)

Other members of the Organizing Committee:

M.Sc. Rosabel González Cruz, University of Holguin, Cuba

M.Sc. Yunelsys Hechavarría Creach, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Yaquelín Cruz Palacios, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Michiya Kawai, Huron University College. Canada

D.Sc. David Guadalupe Toledo Sarracino, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

D.Sc.Hortensia Cruz López, University of Holguin, Cuba

D.Sc. Rafael Rodríguez Devesa, University of Holguin, Cuba

BA. Elianis Páez Concepción, University of Holguin, Cuba/ Western University, Canada

BA. Salvador Escalante Batista, University of Medical Sciences, Cuba (Canadian Studies)

D.Sc. Paul Sarmiento Blanco, University of Holguin, Cuba (Canadian Studies)



D.Sc. Vilma Páez Pérez       vpaez@uho.edu.cu      vimilce2@gmail.com 


Pour l'inscription et d'autres informations importantes, voir: https://www.wefla.org(site en construction)

For payment of registration fees, hotel accommodations and others, please contact:

Jaime Parera Santana dcsa@uho.edu.cu


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