Archive for August, 2013

Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is an online journal
( dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

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 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. Articles submitted to the journal should normally be no longer than 8,000 words. Each paper must begin with an abstract not exceeding 200 words. No information that identifies the author should be included in the paper. A separate title page should be provided, with the following information: title, the author’s name, affiliation, address, e-mail address and both a daytime and an evening telephone number. Contributors may submit their papers in either of two ways. Three printed copies (double-spaced throughout) or an electronic version of the initial submission should be sent/e-mailed to:

TESOL/AL Web Journal
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 66
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Manuscripts submitted should follow APA format. Works referred to should be separately listed at the end of the article. Submission Preparation Checklist is available at

Questions concerning submission can be directed to Catherine Box, Editor

Call for papers: Association for Language Awareness: 2014

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

ALA 2014 – Language Awareness: Achievements and Challenges

First circular and Call for papers

Hedmark University College is organizing the 12th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA 2014) in Hamar, Norway from July 1-4, 2014. The theme of the conference is “Language Awareness: Achievements and Challenges”, and the deadline for abstract submission is November 15, 2013.

Academic programme

The programme will consist of full paper presentations, work-in-progress reports and poster sessions. A pre-conference workshop will be arranged for PhD students, as an opportunity to engage with peers and senior scholars.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Agneta Svalberg (University of Leicester): Language Awareness Research: Where we are now

 Ofelia García (City University of New York): Language Awareness in Teacher Education

 Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University): Language Awareness in Polyglots

 Arne Torp (University of Oslo): The Language Situation in the Nordic Countries

Conference venue

ALA 2014 will be held at Hedmark University College in Hamar, Norway. Hamar is located one hour north of Oslo Airport, and is easily accessible by train. Sitting on the shores of Norway’s biggest lake, Mjøsa, it has beautiful surroundings. The campus is in the town center with easy access to hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as recreational areas by the lake. Further information about the venue, travel arrangements and accommodation is available from our website:

 Call for papers
We welcome abstracts that address any aspects of research on language awareness. In accordance with the conference theme, submissions are encouraged to focus on the state of the art within relevant research areas, and on challenges and future avenues of research related to language awareness. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- the role of language awareness in
- first, second and other language acquisition
- language learning and teaching
- teacher education
- language contact situations
- work place communication
- etc.
- the relation of language awareness to
       – language policy
       – intra- and inter-language variation
       - modern technology and digital communication

Papers will be allocated 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Posters (max. size A0, portrait format) will be presented in a special session and remain on display throughout the conference.

Posts at University of Pretoria’s Unit for Academic Literacy

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Via Adelia Carstens:

The Unit for Academic Literacy at the University of Pretoria is advertising two lecturing positions (a lectureship and a senior lectureship). If you know of any interested and suitably qualified persons, please feel free to forward this message.

The advertisements are on the UP intranet at


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