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Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Call Deadline: 01-May-2013

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Call for Spring 2013 Journal Papers

Deadline: May 1, 2013

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (JNCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication.

The Journal, published annually by NCOLCTL, is dedicated to the issues and concerns related to the teaching and learning of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Journal primarily seeks to address the interests of language teachers, administrators, and researchers. Articles that describe innovative and successful teaching methods that are relevant to the concerns or problems of the profession, or that report educational research or experimentation in Less Commonly Taught Languages are welcome. Papers presented at NCOLCTL's annual conference will be considered for publication, but additional manuscripts from members of the profession are also welcome.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of Less commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs). The envisioned coverage of the journal is as follows:

Methodology and Technology
Academia
Beyond Academia
Social embeddedness

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of LCTL's along with reports about research and teaching in academia, at both the K-12 and collegiate levels. Also to be included are papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry and issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation in the USA.

Submitted Manuscripts

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apastyle.org/manual/index.aspx. Manuscripts should be:

• A maximum of 20 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and submitted electronically via word (1997-2003)-document e-mail attachment.

The papers should be sent to Danko.Sipka@asu.edu and secretariat@ncolctl.org.

Danko Sipka
Titular Professor in the Republic of Poland
Professor of Slavic Languages and Applied Linguistics
Coordinator of Slavic Languages and Cultures
SILC, Arizona State University
http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka
Editor, Journal of the NCOLCTL
http://www.ncolctl.org/resources-links/jncolctl-links


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