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Language Learning in Higher Education. Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS)

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2014

Call Information:
Submissions are invited for a special issue of the journal focusing on teaching and learning East Asian languages in Higher Education, including but not limited to Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. The aim is to cover a variety of fields related to East Asian language learning and teaching, such as curriculum design, materials development, teaching approaches and assessment, as well as the teaching/learning of writing systems, lexis, phonology, pragmatics, etc. We will also welcome contributions dealing with culture and content learning/teaching in a broader Asian Studies perspective, for instance drama, film, game, and simulation studies. In each case, we would be interested in current research projects and results, examples of innovation and good practice, surveys of current problems and future needs, etc., in the context of higher education.

Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2014.

Submissions should be sent as e-mail attachments to:

− Lorna Carson (guest editor), carsonle@tcd.ie
− Heath Rose (guest editor), heath.rose@tcd.ie
− Gillian Mansfield (editor-in-chief, LLHE), gillian.mansfield@unipr.it
− David Little (editor-in-chief, LLHE), dlittle@tcd.ie.

Articles should be written in one of the three working languages of CercleS (English, French and German) and should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, including references but excluding tables, figures, and appendices. They should be presented as follows:

1. Name of author(s)
2. Title of article
3. Abstract (200-250 words)
4. Key words (between 5 and 7)
5. Name of author(s) followed by institutional affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es)
6. Text of article
7. Notes (if any)
8. References
9. Appendices

Please observe the following conventions:

− Margins: 2.5 cm
− Font: Times New Roman 12pt
− Paragraph spacing: 1.5 lines
− No space after paragraphs
− Except for the first paragraph in a section, indent the first line of each paragraph by pressing the tab key once
− Tables and figures should be inserted in sequence at the end of your text file. Indicate roughly where each table/figure should occur by inserting in your text: [Please insert Table/Figure X here]
− Notes should be used sparingly and should be inserted manually as endnotes (in other words, insert the number of each note at the appropriate point in your running text and type your notes in numbered sequence immediately after the text of your article and before the list of references)
− Figures, screenshots, etc. should be submitted as high-resolution images
− References, both in the running text and in the list at the end of the article, should be presented strictly according to the publisher's style sheet, appended to this document

Submissions that fail to observe these conventions will not be considered for publication.


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