RPLTL Volume 12 (Special Issue) - Call for Papers

General Topic: Innovations and trends in Early Foreign Language Context

Guest Editor: Thomai Alexiou

 

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to submit abstracts for papers to be included in our Special Issue of RPLTL ‘Innovations and Trends in Early Foreign Language Contexts’ (https://rpltl.eap.gr/). RPLTL is an open access Journal and this edited volume will present an account of innovations and current trends in early foreign language teaching and learning and more specifically it will focus on the very early age groups of 3-9.

Early foreign language teaching and learning has been a hot issue in the last decades. Research data are rich and varied yet plenty of changes and perspectives are still emerging. This Special Issue will offer a review of the state-of-the-art teaching methods and approaches in the TEYL context and it will provide an account of the most updated innovations and trends that are now taking place worldwide. It is hoped that this volume will inspire practitioners and academics to follow research paths they have not taken before. Therefore, the issue will form a landmark in current pedagogy and early foreign language teaching and learning.

 

NEW UPDATE

Due to numerous requests for an extension of the deadline for the call of abstracts for the RPLTL Special Issue 'Innovations and Trends in Early Foreign Language Context',  the new deadline is 20/7/2019. Please forward all abstracts to the Guest Editor, Dr. Thomai Alexiou, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Authors interested in submitting a manuscript should send by 5/7/2019:

 

a) an extended abstract (of between 300 and 500 words, excluding references) and

b) a list of 3-6 keywords that describe their intended paper

 

Areas of interest:

  • Early foreign language learning issues and factors
  • Bilingualism, plurilingualism, multilingualism
  • Educational policies and Curricula
  • CLIL
  • Materials development for very young learners
  • Innovative teaching methods and techniques in the TEYL context
  • Alternative Assessment and measuring progress-Normalisation and benchmarking
  • Individual differences in young learners
  • ICT and very young learners
  • Pedagogical frameworks for teaching young learners
  • Teacher development and training for very young learners
     

Contact Information:

  • Dr. Thomai Alexiou: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

Key Dates

  • 10/7/2019: Abstract/keyword submission.
  • 30/7/2019: Decision on abstract (acceptance/rejection) and invitation to submit manuscript.
  • 10/1/2020: Manuscript submission.
  • 10/3/2020: Guest Editors’ review of submitted manuscript.
  • 15/4/2020: Submission of revised manuscript.
  • 30/6/2020: Guest Editors’ final review of revised manuscript.
  • 30/8/2020: Submission of final paper.
  • Expected publication of Special Issue: February 2021
     

NEW UPDATE

Due to numerous requests for an extension of the deadline for the call of abstracts for the RPLTL Special Issue 'Innovations and Trends in Early Foreign Language Context',  the new deadline is 20/7/2019. Please forward all abstracts to the Guest Editor, Dr. Thomai Alexiou, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

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