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Journal: Language Teaching and Technology (LTT) - Applied Language Methodology and Technology

Language Teaching and Technology (LTT) is sponsored by the Italian Department at Rutgers University and is a peer-reviewed journal. The editorial board is comprised of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and computer assisted language learning. The focus of the journal is on second language acquisition and teaching methodologies and on how the use of technology enhances the teaching and learning experience. The editorial board invites manuscripts on the effective use of technology in the language classroom and on new methodological and practical approaches to the teaching of a second language. Manuscripts should be submitted by August 1, 2019. See More▼

Of particular interest are manuscripts on the following topics:
1. Integration of technology to promote active learning both in the face to face and on-line classes
2. The use of technology to provide ‘context’
3. The use of videos, short films, movies, documentary to promote ‘real language’ learning
4. Effective ways to navigate the plethora of technological resources available and to select the best ‘options’ for our language teaching/learning purposes
5. Innovative approaches to integrate language teaching with culture

Language Teaching and Technology is an open-access journal, meaning that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his or her institution. Authors are not charged either for submitting articles or for publication of their accepted articles. Authors maintain copyright over their individual articles and should be contacted regarding any questions about publication rights.

Manuscripts should be submitted by August 1, 2019 (minimum 5000 and maximum 7000 words) to Carmela Scala at and Daniele DeFeo at Papers must be in English and use MLA style. Quotes must be translated in the body of the paper and originals in a footnote. Show Less ▲

Call for Chapter Proposals
Elementary-level foreign language instruction: From theory to practice
Editor: Ekaterina (Katya) Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University

Successful elementary level language courses are crucial for a foreign language program as they can lay a foundation for further language and culture study, instill the love for language, and populate upper-level courses with students. One way to ensure that the pursuit of the language continues beyond the first year is to sustain learner’s interest, confidence, and motivation from the start by supporting language instruction with engaging activities and contextualized practice. This edited volume aims to facilitate teaching language at the beginning level by exploring a wide range of critical research and practical issues of interest to instructors of the first-year language classroom. To this end, you are invited to submit proposals for articles that address research or pedagogical issues with the focus on classroom implications for novice levels of adult language proficiency. Chapter proposals should be submitted by August 1, 2019. See More▼

The chapters in this volume will:
• focus on adult learners in a formal classroom setting (e.g. college or university classes);
• address facilitation of linguistic, communicative, and cultural competence in the framework of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills;
• describe successful instructional strategies and collaborative projects;
• discuss empirical research findings and their implications for classroom teaching;
• present innovative materials and techniques that enhance teaching and learning;
• offer practical teaching suggestions that would work in any adult elementary-level language classroom.

Given the relative scarcity of materials targeting adult novice-level instruction, the ideas, methods, techniques, and practical recommendations contained in the book will strengthen the elementary curriculum as they appeal to various learning styles, build learners’ confidence, and help stimulate language production in the context of classroom-specific uses. The book will consist of the following tentative sections:
• Grammar and vocabulary
• Speaking and listening
• Reading and writing
• Intercultural competence
• Assessment and evaluation
• Teaching with technology

Your Chapter Proposal should include
• Book section to which your article is being submitted
• Chapter title
• Author name(s) and affiliation(s)
• 500-word overview of the article (not including references)
• A sample of relevant references
• 100-word biography for each author

Chapter proposals should be submitted electronically (Word document, APA style guidelines) to Katya Nemtchinova at by August 1, 2019. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2020. This volume has been discussed with Routledge, which expressed an interest in the project. Once article proposals are finalized, a full book proposal will be sent to the publisher. Upon acceptance by the publisher, potential article authors will be invited to submit full articles (up to 6,000 words) and will be sent guidelines for preparing articles along with submission deadlines. Articles should be original work and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted articles will undergo a blind review process. Show Less ▲

Call for Proposals
Southern Conference on Language Teaching
March 26-28, 2020, Mobile, Alabama

The 2020 theme is Languages: The Real Mobile App. Submit your proposal by September 1, 2019.

Call for Proposals
Southwest Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
April 2-5, 2020, Disneyland Resort, California

The 2020 theme is 50 Years of Multilingual Magic. Submit your proposal by September 30, 2019.

Call for Papers
3rd International SCENARIO Forum Conference
Going Performative in Education: International Perspectives, Transcultural Contexts, Modes of Practice
May 21-24, 2020, University College Cork, Ireland

What exactly does it mean to go performative in education? The third SCENARIO Conference will revolve around new and existing connections and collaborations between educational sectors and the performative arts. Contributions are welcomed from scholars, teacher trainers, teachers as well as artists and practitioners in education, arts-based disciplines and professional fields of practice. These can be in the form of 25-minute papers, 90-minute workshops, short films, performance pieces and poster presentations (forms not listed here may also be considered). Proposals should be submitted by November 30, 2019. See More▼

The contributions should touch on one or more of the following aspects:
• Potentials and challenges of performative teacher training
• The roles of teachers and learners in performative pedagogy
• Discipline-specific performative teaching and learning
• Interdisciplinary orientations in performative education
• Inter/transcultural education and the performative arts
• Performative research: Past, current and future research projects
• Theoretical perspectives on performative pedagogy, approaches and practices
• Visionary perspectives: Cultivating performative teaching and learning at all levels of education

Proposals in either English or German ought to consist of an abstract (max. 250 words) and a short bio (max. 75 words). Please send your proposal by November 30, 2019 to The selection panel will meet soon after this date and inform selected contributors in due course.

It is envisaged that selected papers will be published in either SCENARIO journal or in the SCENARIO book series. For details on the SCENARIO project as well as on previous symposia and conferences, see The conference is organized by the Departments of German, Theatre and Education at University College Cork (UCC).
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Applied Language Learning Call for Submissions

Applied Language Learning provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on instructional methods and techniques, curriculum and materials development, assessment of needs within the profession, testing and evaluation, and implications and applications of research from related fields such as linguistics, education, communications, psychology, and the social sciences. Articles that describe innovative and successful practice and methods and/or report educational research or experimentation are welcome.

Submissions are welcome at any point. Manuscripts received by 31 January will be considered for the Spring issue and by 31 July for the Fall issue of the journal. See More▼

Submitted manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The manuscripts should be:
• Within 5,000 words (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.)
• Submitted electronically via email attached as a MS Word document
• Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, with margins of one inch on all four sides, using 10 or 12-point Times New Roman font
• Accompanied by a 150-200 word abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. (Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript)
Check past issues of the journal, which have detailed information on manuscript preparation.

All manuscripts should be electronically submitted to the Editor. Visit the Defense Language Institute website and use the dropdown menu to select "Academic Journal."
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