NYS Tesol Journal — Call for Special Topic Proposals

Call for Special Topic Proposals

 The Journal welcomes proposals for special topics that are both timely and relevant to our readership. 

The topics can be drawn from research and practice across the educational contexts (PK16).  


Call opens: September 1, 2018

Call Closes: November 15, 2018

Selection process results: November  25, 2018

Schedule of special topic issues announced by December 1, 2018

 Please download the form below and email it to [email protected]



ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter Is HERE!

The ConnTESOL Winter 2018 Newsletter is here and freshly updated for the new year! Inside you’ll find lots of new information, including research, spotlights on programs, tech tips, and much more.  Please join us in sharing your professional knowledge and experiences, as well as downloading, printing, and sharing the newsletter!

Newsletter editor Christina Jaramillo would love to get suggestions from you, the readers and ConnTESOL members. She welcomes your comments, ideas, and submissions. If you’re interesting in submission an article or information, please send it to [email protected]

Call for Papers — NYS TESOL Journal- Volume 5, Issue 2

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2

Deadline for Submissions: February 1, 2018

(Publication Date: July 2018)

Special Topic:

Technology, Language Learning and Teaching

Submit manuscripts online at:  http://journal.nystesol.org/submitnow2.html

The Journal is calling for submissions in any of the four categories listed below. Authors can submit on any of the topics related to language learning and teaching, but for this issue, we are giving preference to topics related to the role of technology in the classroom.

For general inquiries, please contact the Journal Editors at [email protected]

 Aim and Scope

The NYS TESOL Journal is the official journal of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). It is a refereed open-access, academic journal published biannually each winter and summer. Articles in the NYS TESOL Journal focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and educational policy related to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, including U.S.-born bilinguals, “generation 1.5” students, immigrants, and international students.. Articles may focus on any educational level, from kindergarten to university, as well as on adult school and workplace literacy settings.

Guidelines for Submission

Submission is open to all; you do not need to be a member of the NYS TESOL association to submit a manuscript. The editorial board seeks submissions in the following four categories:

Feature articles (20-25 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles focus on theory, research, pedagogy, and/or educational policy. Feature articles should show evidence of rigorous scholarship, make an original contribution to the field of education, contain ample references, and provide readers with insights relevant to TESOL learning and teaching. Feature articles should be driven by pedagogical problems and research questions that address those problems. We welcome all methodological research paradigms; in all cases we ask authors to keep the literature review and methods sections succinct and emphasize the findings and the applications of those findings to pedagogical issues. Articles that contain statistical analysis must be accessible to a general audience of educators. All submissions are blind peer reviewed.

Brief reports (8-10 pages inclusive of references, tables, and figures): These articles are briefer and less formal than feature articles. Based on current or emergent trends in the field of TESOL, brief reports include (a) pilot studies, (b) research in progress, or (c) policy briefs. All submissions are blind peer reviewed.

Materials (book and online resources) reviews(2-6 pages inclusive of references): The NYS TESOL Journalwelcomes submissions of ESOL resources in print, e-version or web-based. The materials should be related to teaching practices. Currently, we encourage prospective reviewers to select the materials for review and check with the Editors for relevance. If you wish to review resources on technology or anything related to e-sources or software, please be mindful of the most recent editions or observe the up-to-two-year publishing date. Reviews are typically 2-4 pages long, double-spaced. All submissions are peer-reviewed.

Readers’ comments and views (2-4 pages, inclusive of references): The Journal welcomes comments from the readership on published articles in any of the following formats: a reflection, reaction, short analysis, brief critique, or a personal experience connected to any of the article topics or issues. It should be no more than 500 words in length. This contribution is editor-reviewed.

 Manuscript Format

 NOTE: Allow 8-12 weeks for manuscript status notification (after the close of the Call for Submissions).

  • Manuscript style and bibliographic references should conform to the conventions specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
  • All submissions should be double-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins on all sides.
  • The page number and running head should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of each page.
  • The title page should be submitted as a separate document and include each author’s name, affiliation, address, telephone numbers, and email address.
  • Submitted manuscripts should begin with a 150-word abstract, with a list of 5 keywords, numbered as page 1.
  • The review process is anonymous so authors should not be identified anywhere within the body of the article. Authors should also remove their names as authors of the document and all identifying information in “properties.”
  • One submission per author per call, please.

Submission Procedure

To submit a feature article, a brief report, a review, or a reader’s comment, visit our online submission system at http://journal.nystesol.org/submitnow2.html. This is the preferred method of submission.

If you cannot use the online submission form, please send an email with the manuscript (with no identifying author information) and a separate title page with identifying information to the Editors at [email protected].. If submitting via email, please make sure your subject line clearly indicates what type of manuscript you are submitting (i.e., “NYS TESOL Journal submission/Feature article” or “NYS TESOL Journal submission/Materials review”).

It is understood that manuscripts have not been previously published and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Review of manuscripts will begin after the call for proposals deadline. In some cases, accepted manuscripts may undergo several rounds of substantive revision before they are ready for publication.

When a manuscript has been formally accepted for publication, authors will be required to submit a complete electronic copy of the final version, including all figures, charts, tables, appendices, and illustrations.

 Editorship and Ethics

  • NYS TESOL Journal reserves the right to make non-substantive editorial changes for style, clarity, and consistency.
  • For Special Themed Issues, the Journal reserves the right to make the final article selection for the publication.
  • We expect all reviewers, editors and authors to consider fair practices and to inform the Journalof any possible conflict of interest situations.

Open Access Statement

The NYS TESOL Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access academic journal. We believe that open access to scholarship is critical for scholarly communication. For that reason we pledge to make all articles freely accessible and we allow authors to self-archive their publications on the web. Further, in the tradition of open-access journals, the NYS TESOL journal makes all articles freely available to readers. Authors are never charged any article processing fees.





Call for proposals — NY TESOL Idiom Winter issue

You are invited to submit an article for Idiom’s Winter 2018 issue!

Theme: Successful Strategies

Deadline for Submissions: January 13, 2018

If you are interested in submitting an article to Idiom for consideration, please review the following guidelines before submitting or visit Idiom’s web site at http://idiom.nystesol.org/submissionguidelines.html .

Guidelines for Article Submission:
Idiom seeks to publish articles covering a range of issues couched within a theoretical framework relating to all levels of learners.

• Length: Maximum 900 words (include a word count excluding references and author’s bio)
• Formatting: Please use APA guidelines, particularly when citing references.
• Articles: Please send completed articles in DOC or DOCX format.
• Graphs and charts: Please embed in body of document. Please include as JPG or PNG files.
• An author’s brief biographical statement (three sentences maximum), email and degree (e.g. Ed.D., M.A.), must be at the bottom of the article (after references).
• The article should contain in-text citations and references, which must be done according to proper APA format. Please check out an important web site on APA citation style here
• Be sure your article includes your byline underneath the article’s title.
• Anonymous contributions cannot be published. Please do not submit dissertations or theses. Literature reviews for dissertations, dissertations or excerpts, or submissions that do not follow these basic guidelines cannot be considered for publication.
• Articles should be typed in Times New Roman font size 12

Want to submit an article? Submit here: http://idiom.nystesol.org/submit.html

Have questions? Email [email protected]

Call For Papers: Second Language Teacher Education

TESL-EJ Special Issue Second Language Teacher Education (to appear November 2018)

Guest Editor: Thomas S.C. Farrell

Call For Papers: Second Language Teacher Education

As a relatively new and growing profession, second language teacher education (SLTE) has evolved over the past few decades. Indeed, SLTE has taken on a more global perspective and the knowledge base of SLTE has greatly expanded to include such topics as teacher cognition, teacher identity, reflective practice, teacher research, narratives and teacher self-development, teacher expertise, teacher emotions, teacher immunity to name but a few. For language teachers, SLTE serves as a bridge to what is known in the field with what is recommended that teachers implement in the classroom and as one scholar has recently noted, it does this through the people we educate as second language teachers.

This Special Issue on second language teacher education (SLTE) seeks research papers on any aspect of SLTE that are original and cover second language teacher education and or development from the teacher educator perspective and/or from the preservice or inservice teacher perspective.

Proposals in the form of a 300-500 word abstract are due no later than February 1, to Thomas S.C. Farrell, Applied Linguistics Dept, Brock University, Canada ([email protected]) by e-mail attachment in MS Word format. Successful proposals will describe original data driven research, either quantitative or qualitative, with a rationale for the research and with specific research questions posed and a clearly described design for data collection and analysis.

Thomas Farrell
Brock University Department of Applied Linguistics

ConnTESOL Autumn 2017 Newsletter Available Now!

The ConnTESOL Autumn 2017 Newsletter is fresh off the press! We are pleased to be able to share highlights from our 2017 state conference, as well as highlight our scholarship winners and their essays. The newsletter also includes a book review, a tech corner, and call for member contribution. Please join us in sharing your professional knowledge and experiences, as well as downloading, printing, and sharing the newsletter!

Newsletter editor Christina Jaramillo would love to get suggestions from you, the readers and ConnTESOL members. She welcomes your comments, ideas, and submissions. If you’re interesting in submission an article or information, please send it to [email protected]  and put “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line!

Call for Chapters: Assessment Literacy and Teacher-Made Testing in the Language Classroom

See link for full details


Eddy White
University of Arizona
Thomas Delaney
University of Oregon

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: February 28, 2018
Submission Date: June 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL* is an online journal (http://tesolal.columbia.edu/) dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language use, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment. The Journal also publishes interviews, short commentaries, and book reviews.

The Editorial Board is currently accepting manuscripts for future issues. Submission guidelines can be found here https://tesolal.columbia.edu/submissions/

Contributors may submit electronic versions of their papers via email to:
[email protected]

**Please note that submissions published in the working papers may be
published subsequently in revised forms in other journals or publications.*

Questions concerning submission can be directed to Nadja Tadic, Editor at:
[email protected]

Visit the website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about the Journal and our brown bag lecture events!

Website: http://tesolal.columbia.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tesolalwebjournal


Call for submissions:  TESOL International Association’s Secondary Schools Interest Section Newsletter

Secondary Accents welcomes articles that apply to classroom situations and that focus on instructional strategies, teaching tips, activities, website/tool/book reviews, student interviews, and innovative programs or classrooms. Authors are encouraged to use hyperlinks. Please consider submitting today!

Submission Guidelines

Articles should

  • have the title in ALL CAPS.
  • list an author byline which includes the author’s name with hyperlinked email, affiliation, city, country
  • include an author headshot.
  • include a 2-3 sentence (or less) teaser for the Newsletter Homepage.
  • be no longer than 1,750 words (includes bylines, teasers, main text, tables, and author bios).
  • contain no more than five citations.
  • include a 2- to 3-sentence author biography at the end of the article.
  • follow the style guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition(APA style).
  • be in MS Word (.doc, .docx) or rich text (.rtf) format.

All figures, graphs, and other images should be sent in separate jpg files. If the author includes a headshot, it must be:

  • a head and shoulder shot
  • a jpg
  • width = 120px, height = 160px
  • clear, clean, professional, appropriate to the article

Please direct submissions and questions to newsletter editor Sarah E. Elia.

The deadline for submissions to Secondary Accents for the September 2017 edition has been extended to September 3, 2017.



Submissions wanted — The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers

The submissions deadline for the next issue of The Font is August 31st.

Send to: [email protected]
For information on submitting, or signing up for our newsletter, please visit The Font

What’s The Font?

The Font – A Literary Journal for Language Teachers (ISSN: 2203 4412) is a journal about teaching and  learning languages at home and abroad. It looks at the topic from a more creative, literary, and humanistic perspective than the more traditional academic publications.

Who’s behind it?

The Font is run by an independent, voluntary group of writers and readers, based in several countries, who also teach languages. It is not affiliated with any institution or organisation, and is unfunded and not for profit. The Font is a venue for teachers and learners to reflect on their experiences and observations while teaching and learning languages, or while living abroad as a teacher.

What kind of writing?

The Font publishes quality short stories, articles, essays, anecdotes, poems, interviews, cartoons and other forms of creative writing which provide insight, reflection, humour, and inspiration on the theme of teaching and learning languages at home and abroad.


The Font publishes writing by language teachers, learners and translators in all countries. The Font is a venue for language teachers and learners from all walks of life, to come together and share about all aspects of this profession, through the accessible medium of story telling.