LINGUIST List 31.2211

Wed Jul 08 2020

FYI: Call for Book Chapters: English Language Teaching in the European Union: Theory and Practice across the Region

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 04-Jul-2020
From: Lee McCallum <lm489exeter.ac.uk>
Subject: Call for Book Chapters: English Language Teaching in the European Union: Theory and Practice across the Region
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English Language Teaching in the European Union:
Theory and Practice across the Region
Editor: Lee McCallum
Publisher: Springer

Call for Book Chapters

The editor of English Language Teaching in the European Union: Theory and Practice across the Region invites you to submit a chapter to an edited volume that details how English is currently being taught across the European Union. This comprehensive volume will be part of the Springer book series entitled English Language Teaching: Theory, Research and Pedagogy (series editor, Christine Coombe).
Chapters that describe previously unpublished theoretical or empirical work are encouraged, as are chapters that focus on any level of English language education.
Chapters will be evaluated on an ongoing basis, but I offer the following flexible guidance on both topic coverage and chapter structure.

Part 1: Theories and Policies Teaching English at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels
- Chapters may cover issues such as the policies that drive teaching and assessment at these levels of education.
- Chapters may cover the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning English at these levels of education from the perspectives of teachers, learners and other ELT stakeholders.
- Chapters may cover issues such as the implementation of CLIL, the use of learners’ L1 and strategies for mediating language differences in the classroom.

Part 2: Innovative Practices in Teaching Language Skills

- Chapters may cover current practice in the teaching and/or assessment of the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Chapters may cover current practice in teaching and/or assessment of specific areas of language (e.g., grammar, vocabulary, phraseology).
- Chapters may cover strategies that learners use across language skills.

Part 3: Materials Development, Use and Evaluation
- Chapters may cover different types of published or teacher-made materials and discuss how teachers and/or institutions use and evaluate these materials in their current or intended teaching.
- Chapters may cover the process of in-house materials development and report on the perceived benefits and drawbacks of such a process.
- Chapters may cover how materials relate to the wider curriculum in an institution or document how current materials fail to meet the needs of learners following a particular programme of work.

Part 4: Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning
- Chapters may report on the training teachers and students need to effectively implement technology in the classroom.
- Chapters may cover the benefits and challenges for teachers and students in using technology in the classroom.
- Chapters may cover how technology is being used to connect learning and assessment in the language classroom.

Chapters should follow APA style, 7th edition as detailed at:
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

In addition, the following guidelines also set parameters for submitted chapters:
- Title: 10-15 words
- Abstract: 150-200 words
- Keywords: 3-5

The structure of an empirical chapter should include the following elements:
- Introduction
- Theoretical framework
- Research questions
- Methodology
- Results and Discussion
- Implications of the findings for the context
- Conclusion
- References
- Appendices (if relevant)

The structure of theoretical chapters will be evaluated on an individual basis.

If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please send an abstract to Lee McCallum at lm489exeter.ac.uk before the deadline of 30 September 2020.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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