Latin America : Tradition and Gloablization in the 21st Century


The International Conference Latin America: Tradition and Globalization in the 21st Century is held each year during the month of August and is open to participants from colleges and universities around the world. Its goal is to shed a positive light on the city of Cuernavaca to help it regain the cosmopolitan legacy it enjoyed for many years. For this reason, the Conference brings together students and academics who research the social, political, economic, and cultural changes that are transforming Latin America in the age of globalization. During two days the participants share a wide array of themes in an academic space that encourages dialogue. Moreover, each year we invite renowned special speakers who have made important contributions in fields of study such as cinema, literature, journalism, and history.

If you wish to participate download the Call for Papers 2021.


El Congreso Internacional Latinoamérica: tradición y globalización en el siglo XXI se realiza cada año en el mes de agosto desde 2014, con la participación de diversas universidades extranjeras y mexicanas. El propósito es resaltar la imagen positiva de la ciudad de Cuernavaca para recuperar su legado cosmopolita que gozó por mucho tiempo. De ahí que el Congreso reúna a estudiantes y académicos que se dedican a investigar los cambios sociales, políticos, económicos y culturales que están transformando el escenario de Latinoamérica en la época de la globalización. Durante dos días esta variedad de temas son compartidos en un espacio académico y de diálogo. Además, cada año contamos con invitados reconocidos y personas destacadas en diversos campos, por ejemplo, cine, literatura, periodismo e historia.

Si deseas participar descarga la Convocatoria 2021.




 Magistral Conference by Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen professor emeritus at the University of Southern California is an expert in the field of linguistics that counts with more than 486 publications on the areas of second-language acquisition, bilingual education and reading.

The five main hypotheses of his widely known and well accepted second-language acquisition theory are studied worldwide by language educators:

  • the Acquisition-Learning hypothesis;
  • the Monitor hypothesis;
  • the Natural Order hypothesis;
  • the Input hypothesis;
  • and the Affective Filter hypothesis.

His work has been recognized with several prestigious awards (Pimsleur Award, Mildenberger Award,…) and positions (National Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board, International Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame,…).

Actually, Dr. Stephen Krashen currently promotes the use of free voluntary reading as the most powerful tool in language education and helps educators by sharing many of his researches online at

Is there a “fast track” to second language acquisition?

Almost everyone, including language professionals, seems to think that some people have special talents for language acquisition. If we observe progress under optimal conditions (high exposure to rich and interesting input), the evidence suggests that we all have the same talent for language acquisition.

Down with Forced Speech

When learners are forced to produce a language they have not yet acquired, that “forced speech” creates anxiety. Here, we will discuss how this forced speech is not only uncomfortable but also contributes nothing to language acquisition.

Spanish version