LINGUIST List 32.390

Tue Feb 02 2021

FYI: Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching English

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 29-Jan-2021
From: Ferit Kilickaya <>
Subject: Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching English
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Book Project: Challenges and Opportunities of Teaching English Worldwide in COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for Book Chapters

Ferit Kılıçkaya, Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey ( Joanna Kic-Drgas, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland (

Due to the unexpected pandemic of COVID-19 and the abrupt shift from face-to-face learning and teaching practices to digital platforms brings several issues into discussion such as the platform to use, interaction, and assessment. We have witnessed rapid changes in the past year in how we teach and learn and communicate with each other using various technological devices. The current state and quality of language teaching and learning practices are heterogeneous. While in some contexts, teachers and learners benefit from a variety of well-designed digital and print resources, in some contexts, some others, having a reliable internet connection and a device to use appear to be the main concerns.

Thus, this edited collection is intended to offer readers cutting-edge updates on how teachers in different contexts teach English online indicating challenges and opportunities faced via a series of chapters as reflections on teachers’ own experience. These chapters will include:

a brief description of the context,
resources available, challenges and
challenges faced while teaching English online,
teachers’ own and constitutionally imposed solutions to these issues, and opportunities and benefits of teaching online

Teachers are invited to submit proposals according to the following criteria. Chapters must be original work and not under review for publication elsewhere. Since the book aims to include teachers’ reflections all around the world, potential teachers of English need to first complete the following Google Form:

In this form, authors are asked to, author’s name, school type, country, and a brief explanation of your reason(s) for wanting to contribute to this project.

Full chapters should be no longer than 2500 words. Upon acceptance of a chapter proposal, guidelines for preparing manuscripts will be provided.


- Proposal/interest submission: March 1, 2021
- Notification of accepted proposals: March 15, 2021
- Complete chapters submission: July 15, 2021
- Reviewing and revisions: September 1, 2021
- Envisioned publication date: Winter 2021
- Envisioned publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

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