LINGUIST List 32.3140

Tue Oct 05 2021

FYI: English as a Foreign Language in a New-Found Post-Pandemic World (IGI Global)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Oct-2021
From: Mª del Mar Suárez <>
Subject: English as a Foreign Language in a New-Found Post-Pandemic World (IGI Global)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed a new era in EFL learning and teaching by shifting EFL education mode from the face-to-face learning paradigm to the online and distance learning paradigm. Teachers and students have been facing several challenges concerning choosing appropriate web tools for presenting the content either synchronously or asynchronously, motivating students to participate, and assessing students’ learning. Besides, this shift to emergency remote online learning represents a challenge for students, particularly with managing their own learning. Also, taking into account that many of ELLs attend low-income schools with limited resources that lack reliable access to the internet and computers, this shift resulted in growing equity gaps. Likewise, transitioning to emergency remote teaching revealed a lack of digital competency and readiness amongst teachers. The post-pandemic move to digital transformation has hastened technology integration in English language instruction which entails recasting existing beliefs and practices about students, curricula goals, and pedagogical approaches in digital learning environments. This pedagogical reformation requires EFL teachers to design and use alternative modes of teaching and assessment that develop learner autonomy, promote learners participation and interaction in collaborative learning situation, and engage learners with formative and performance-based assessment tasks. In the post-pandemic situation, the educators, teachers, students, and all the curricula developers need to focus on need-based language and technology-guided teaching and learning process. Focusing on English as a Foreign Language (EFL), this book sets out to offer an overview of chapters that offer wise advice coming from real practice or grounded theory on how to approach EFL teaching in this ‘new normal’ situation, maximizing e-learning environments. This co-edited book, published by IGI Global (Q1 - SPI) will include chapters from a theoretical or conceptual perspective as well as research-based chapters with strong pedagogical implications on digital English language learning and teaching in the post-pandemic return.

The major objectives of this book are:
1. to present an overview of tools, designs, and strategies utilized in providing digital teaching and assessment of English language;
2. to share findings of research on using digital technologies for supporting English language learning;
3. to provide educators with evidence-based online practices for digital English language learning and teaching;
4. to identify promising areas and directions for future innovations, applications, and research in digital English language learning and teaching.

Recommended Topics
We are seeking chapter proposals for theoretical, conceptual, or quasi-experimental research studies. See further details on recommended topics and submit your proposal here:

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
Notification of Chapter Proposal Acceptance: Nov. 4, 2021
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2022
Review Results Returned: April 28, 2022
Final Acceptance Notification: June 9, 2022
Final Chapter Submission: June 23, 2022

Mª del Mar Suárez: Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Walaa el-Henawy: Port Said University, Egypt

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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