LINGUIST List 32.3496

Thu Nov 04 2021

FYI: English as a Foreign Language in a New-Found Post-Pandemic World (IGI Global - SPI Q1)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 30-Oct-2021
From: Maria del Mar Suárez Vilagran <>
Subject: English as a Foreign Language in a New-Found Post-Pandemic World (IGI Global - SPI Q1)
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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. 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 situations, 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 book will present practices, challenges, and perspectives of post-pandemic EFL education that serve as a compendium of theory- and concept-based practice chapters addressing practical strategies, techniques, approaches, and methods from a theoretical or conceptual perspective. Besides, it includes research-based chapters with strong pedagogical implications on digital English language learning and teaching in the post-pandemic.

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

We are seeking chapter proposals for theoretical, conceptual, or quasi-experimental research studies on the following, or related, topics:
- Digital English Language Learning and Teaching of specific English language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing, and interaction) and elements including vocabulary, grammar, and sounds, along with digital literacy and multimodality.
- Digital English Language Learning Environments and various online instructional designs, tools, models, and practices such as blended learning and flipped learning, project-based learning, design thinking, problem-based learning, personalized learning, and gamification using online devices and platforms
- Perceptions of Digital English Language Learning investigating aspects related to the learner and online learning such as students’ engagement, autonomy, self-regulation, attitudes toward online learning.
- Perceptions of Digital English Language Teaching investigating aspects related to online teaching and the teacher’s role in a blended learning or fully online environment.
- Digital Teacher Education and Professional Development investigating teacher's preparation and training in the new digital era on utilizing online tools for teaching the English language and investigating aspects related to teachers’ knowledge, skills, and beliefs of online teaching.
- Social Impact of Digital English Language Learning Environments investigating social and academic challenges and opportunities of going fully online and online teaching in developing nations or with no easy or full access to the Internet.

Submit your 1000-2000 word chapter proposal by November 30 on the IGI Global platform

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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