NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference

NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference
Nov 2 & 3, 2018
Albany Marriott, Albany NY
The schedule for the NYS TESOL 48th Annual Conference is now available!

You can register for the conference, check out the hotel, read the speakers’ bios, and see a list of sessions you can attend on practical topics such as ESL tech tools and advocacy for immigrants.

Pre-Register now at https://nystesol.wildapricot.org/event-2941206
Pre-registration will be available through October 26.

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]



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 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 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

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.


Call for Articles — Idiom’s 2017 Summer Issue

You are invited to submit an article for Idiom’s 2017 summer issue! 

Theme: Empowering Students

Deadline for Submissions: August 12, 2017

If you are interested in submitting an article to Idiom for consideration, please review the following guidelines before submitting or visit Idiom’s webpage 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]