CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
MinneTESOL Journal Fall 2013 Themed Issue: Academic Language and Skills
We are seeking contributions for the Fall 2013 issue of the NEW MinneTESOL Journal. We have transformed the journal into an interactive, online format with a variety of content to engage our readers in discussions about topics related to all ESL teaching and research contexts in the region, ranging from Pre-K through 12, adult, college, migrant and EFL.
The new journal will be published three times per year. To deepen our discussion, Spring and Fall issues will be focused on specific themes; whereas the Winter issue will more broadly focus on Current Trends in English Language Teaching and Research.
We are currently seeking contributions for our inaugural Fall 2013 themed issue on Academic Language and Skills. Academic Language and Skills are “words and phrases that describe content-area knowledge and procedures, express complex thinking processes and abstract concepts, and create cohesion and clarity in written and oral discourse” (Zwiers, 2005, p. 60). This includes understanding of appropriate language functions, register, or other skills that English language learners need to thrive where language demands are complex, whether in schools, the community, or the workplace.
The Fall Issue will consist of invited articles and submissions from individuals. The submissions for themed issues are reviewed and approved by the MinneTESOL Journal Editorial Board rather than by blind peer review. We seek contributions from a variety of language learning contexts that address issues related to the selected theme from various angles. All contributions should be research-based and contain innovative ideas that readers can implement easily. Examples from various classroom contexts are welcomed.
Submissions should be between 1,500-3,000 words, written in an accessible and conversational style, and be of interest and relevance to MinneTESOL readers. We are looking for a variety of submission types:
- Articles describing research-based ESL/EFL/migrant education classroom strategies.
- Program descriptions (school, district, or state).
- Reviews of language teaching resources, books and classroom materials.
- Opinion pieces that connect research, experiences and ideas.
- Research-based discussions of current common issues in language teaching.
- Contributions from EFL contexts, with relevance to MinneTESOL readers.
Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013.
For details regarding submission, visit the MinneTESOL website at: www.minnetesol.org
Submissions and questions should be addressed to:
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