LINGUIST List 32.543

Fri Feb 12 2021

FYI: CLIL-ing through Board Games. Challenge accepted! - CfP (updated)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Feb-2021
From: Athanasios Karasimos <>
Subject: CLIL-ing through Board Games. Challenge accepted! - CfP (updated)
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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to submit manuscripts to be included in our edited book titled ‘CLIL-ing through board games. Challenge accepted!’ (Editors: Thomaï Alexiou & Athanasios Karasimos)
The new-age board gaming dominance started with the famous Catan, which marked the shift from the old and traditional board games, like Monopoly, Taboo, Hotel, Risk, Trivial Pursuit. Modern board games reduce or negate the “luck factor”, include the cooperation mode, and are easily adjustable for educational and research purposes covering a wide range of scientific areas and disciplines. All genres of modern board games are language independent (a game without text) or language dependent (a game with texts). Both are ideal for language teaching and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and they are in line with the current tenets of foreign language pedagogy.

The edited book will be divided into 2 parts. The first part will present an account of the theoretical underpinnings on the use and benefits of board games in the language classroom along with research studies conducted on this area. The second part will include a selection of EFL teaching scenarios in the form of a template (see Appendix I for the Template, and Appendix II for a Sample scenario). These board games scenarios should be based on specific thematic areas and can be addressed to learners of any CEFR language levels and educational sectors (preschool, primary, secondary, university etc).

Papers should be submitted through e-mail directly to Dr. Thomai Alexiou ( as MS Word documents (.doc or .docx).

For more information about the thematic areas, the guidelines and the template. please check this link:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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