MinneTESOL Journal News and Updates

  1. New journal under construction
    1. The MinneTESOL journal is undergoing a transformation. Starting with the Fall 2013 issue, the journal will be published 3x/year, with the Spring and Fall issues being specifically themed and the Winter issues having a more general theme. It will be available in 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.
  2. New editorial board under construction
    1. The overhauled Journal has established an editorial board, headed by senior editors Anne Dahlman and Kim Johnson.
  3. Call for Submissions for the Fall 2013 edition is available now — see below for more details.
  4. To access the MinneTESOL Journal Home Page, click here.

MinneTESOL Journal CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2013

Fall 2013 Themed Issue: Academic Language and Skills

We are seeking contributions for the Fall 2013 issue of the NEW MinneTESOL Journal. We are transforming 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 twice during the first year. To deepen our discussion, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 issues will be focused on specific themes. During the second year of the journal, we will add a Winter issue will more broadly where can i buy meridia online 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 research-based, thought-provoking, and innovative contributions from a variety of English language learning contexts related to the theme of academic language and skills.

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 classroom strategies drawn from ESL/EFL/workplace/migrant education/English language teacher education, etc.
  • Descriptions/discussion of innovative practices at a school, district, or state level.
  • Opinions and ideas that connect research, experiences and ideas of current issues in English language teaching.
  • News from EFL contexts, with relevance to MinneTESOL readers.
  • Reviews of language teaching or teacher education resources: classroom materials, software, etc.

Submissions and questions? Contact the MinneTESOL Journal Senior Editors:

Anne Dahlman
anne.dahlman@mnsu.edu

Kimberly Johnson
kjohnson60@hamline.edu