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Arab World English Journal

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2013

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Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Call for papers (June 2013)

Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) welcomes the submission of papers for the June issue, 2013. The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 April, 2013. The issue publication date is June, 2013. For more information visit Arab World English Journal on www.awej.org. Before sending your paper, please read the submission http://awej.org/?section=7 and Manuscript Guidelines for Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) http://www.awej.org/awejfiles/_41_5_ManuscriptGuidelinesforAWEJ.pdf

The papers can address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
English Language Teaching and Intercultural Communication
Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language
Classroom Practice and Language Proficiency
Cognitive Learning and Communication
English Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
Methods for Teaching General English and for Teaching English for Specific Purposes
Teachers as Innovators and Facilitators
Teaching materials and communicative language teaching and learning
Curriculum Development: A thought for Literary texts, texts of Popular Culture and Information Technology
New literacies and English Language Teaching
English and New Trends in Higher Education
Role of English and Arabic in Globalised Contexts
Relationship between L1 and L2
Course Design and Needs Analysis
Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms
Assessment and Testing
Interdisciplinary in Language Teaching and Learning
Assessment Practices in Language Teaching
Classroom Management
English as an International Language
Language Acquisition
The Role of Culture in English Language Teaching and Learning
Cultural Awareness in the Communicative Class

Papers should be submitted electronically as e-mail to: editor@awej.org


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