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Visa requirements

Society and Conference Rules

Regulaciones del Congreso y de la Sociedad

1) ALL SCL authors are expected to be current members, i.e., in good financial standing, of the SCL. This includes joint authors not present. Click to become a new member or to renew membership.

2) Students must be currently registered in the academic year of the conference and must supply student ID number and proof of registration from their institution. According to the SCL constitution, an undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in the regular academic year as a candidate for a degree in a recognised tertiary college or university may become a student member on payment of dues. Student membership shall be limited to a maximum of six (6) years.

3) ALL authors are expected to confirm by e-mail and/or by pre-registering online that they will present their papers at the conference. Any author unable to be physically present may make arrangements directly with the Secretary to have his/her paper delivered by another (named) member. In such cases, the absent author must pay a registration fee to cover conference administration costs and materials. This also applies to joint authors not present.

4) ALL authors are expected to submit their full papers by the deadline date (All papers will be protected pdf files and will be considered drafts for circulation among conference attendees, and will not be considered published documents for distribution).

5) ALL members are invited to the SCL Biennial General Meeting where elections for the Executive will be held.

6) Conference presenters (papers or posters) are limited to one single abstract and one joint abstract per conference.

7) While not a rule, the organisers are always grateful to accepted presenters for advance notification of cancellation.


Read the SCL Constitution.



Guest Speaker

Guest Speakers

J. Diego Quesada, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Dr. Quesada got his BA in English in 1986 and his Master's in Linguistics in 1989 at the University of Costa Rica Read More»

Joyce Pereira (University of Aruba) has a Master's in Dutch Language and Literature. She had taught Dutch and Papiamento didactics at the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano.. Read More»



Host University
The Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) is one of five public universities in Costa Rica, with the main campus located in the city of Heredia. Learn more»

Heredia, Heredia Province (Aug 5-8 and 11-12)
One of Costa Rica's most historical cities, founded in 1705 and nicknamed "City of Flowers". Located in central Costa Rica amidst vast coffee plantations and lush greenery. Learn more»

Limón (Aug 8-11)
Stretching along the Caribbean Coast, Limón is considered to be one of the most pristine and lush regions of Costa Rica. Learn more»

important dates

Important Dates

Submission of full papers:
12 August 2018

Early Bird Registration:
ends 30 June 2018

Notification of acceptance:
15 April 2018

Deadline for Abstracts:
15 February 2018
Extended to March 17

Early Notification of acceptance:
20 December 2017

Early Bird Abstracts:
30 October 2017

useful info

Social Programme

- Tuesday Conference Dinner (Heredia)
- Friday Lunch (Limón)
- Limón Cultural Activity (tba)
- Conference T-Shirt (preorder with registration)


social programme

Useful Information

Before you go:
- Airlines flying to Costa Rica
- Airport > Juan Santamaría International (SJO), San José
- Entry Requirements
- Visas by Nationality
- Yellow Fever Vaccination

Arriving in Costa Rica:
Click here to learn about airport transfers, currency,
mobile devices, getting around, shopping etc.