Registration now open — Columbia University’s American Language Program (ALP) Winter Conference.

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Columbia University’s American Language Program (ALP) Winter Conference. To register please visit our Eventbrite page.

The theme for this year’s conference is Vocabulary Learning / Vocabulary Teaching. The conference will be held at Columbia University’s Faculty House on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. The conference, a professional development event for practicing TESOL educators, researchers, and graduate and doctoral students, will begin with a plenary address by ALP Senior Lecturer, Dr. Frances Boyd, co-editor of NorthStar, a 10-volume academic English Language series. Following the plenary there will be concurrent sessions. A free continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.  The day will conclude with a happy hour/networking opportunity.

We are still accepting proposals. Proposals must be received by January 16, 2018. Please use the following Google form to submit a proposal.

In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have questions or if you would like more information about the conference.

Best regards,

Christopher Collins ([email protected])

Brittany Ober ([email protected])

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 .

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:

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

Call for Proposals — 39th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (2018 ALWC )

Call for Proposals — 39th Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (2018 ALWC )

The theme for this year’s conference is Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.

This conference provides our colleagues to show us their student centered approach with a focus on promoting and nurturing the student’s’ identity within the institution, the classroom or at home.

Sponsored by: NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics SIG

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Teachers College, Columbia University

We invite proposals for 30-minute presentations (20-minute talk and 10-minute Q&A), and 40-minute workshops on original research or pedagogical practices. We also invite proposals for poster presentations, all of which will be displayed for a one-hour session. Poster presentations are intended to be a format for reports of work in progress. Although preference will be given to proposals related to the conference theme, submissions relevant to applied linguistics are still encouraged.

We invite all teachers, researchers, and students to submit a proposal for the conference consideration.

Submit your proposals online at

Deadline: January 22, 2018

By 11:59 EST

For questions or further information, please contact the 2018 ALWC Conference Co-Chairs:  Karoline Kaon and Derek Baylor at [email protected]

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 ( 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

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!




Call for proposals — NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference

The 2017 Conference Planning Committee invites exhibitors to submit proposals now for the NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference.

We invite you to join us, along with the TESOL community across New York State, to rethink the role of English language teaching and learning as part of an ongoing cycle of inquiry, reflection, and action. Join us in the quest for a new paradigm of public advocacy that will allow us to create strong inroads towards open dialogue and crack open new possibilities for social changes.

Please consider presenting and sharing discussing ideas related to the conference theme within the following categories:

  • Adult Education
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingual Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English Internationally

Submit commercial proposals at

 For more information, please contact:

Ching Ching Lin, 2017 Conference Chairperson: [email protected]

Tilla Alexander, Exhibitor Liaison: [email protected]

 Conference Location:

Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 NY-110, Melville, NY 11747

 Plan ahead:

Make early hotel reservations by phone at 1-631-845-1000

Online at:

Don’t forget to mention the code (TESOL) to receive the special rate: $ 139/night!

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.



National TESOL Travel Grant Application

Thanks to the generosity of the University of Pittsburgh’s English Language Institute, there is a travel grant available exclusively for IEP instructors to attend the TESOL International Convention. Next year’s TESOL conference will be held March 27-30 in Chicago. This award was specifically created to support IEP instructors who do not receive financial assistance to attend the conference. The award application is now open, and the deadline is November 1.

For details on eligibility and how to apply, go to