Call for Submissions / Articles

The ETAS Journal invites the submission of articles on various aspects of language teaching and methodology, lesson ideas, surveys of teaching materials, and reports that address language issues in Switzerland or the surrounding countries. Please adhere to the guidelines below when submitting your work.

SUBMISSIONS:

Please send submissions as a MS Word document by email attachment including a short biography, a recent photo, and postal address to:

The Editor (journal@e-tas.ch).

ETAS Journal Summer 2023: Call for submissions

Edition: Summer 2023

Focus: Mental health

Focus Editor: Matt Firth 

Contact: matt.firth@e-tas.ch

Deadline: 20 March 2023

ETAS Journal invites submissions for its Summer edition 2023, Focus: Mental health. Contributors can submit academic articles as well as those sharing experiential knowledge, practical ideas, and personal reflections.

As the pandemic continues to consume our thoughts and energies, it has become more critical than ever that we take care of ourselves and each other, whether we are teaching, learning, or both. With this in mind, the Summer Focus will explore the topic of mental health in ELT, and we invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:


• establishing the ELT classroom as a psychologically safe space;
• language, activities, and tips for opening up about mental health in ELT;
• the power of positive thinking in teaching and learning;
• overcoming “imposter syndrome” in the classroom;
• incorporating mindfulness into English lessons;
• learning from disappointments, mistakes, and feedback;
• coping with potential day-to-day stresses of working in ELT;
• practising compassion and gratitude in ELT settings;
• celebrating successes in English Language Teaching;
• laughing and learning together in the ELT classroom.

ETAS Journal Winter 2023/24: Call for submissions

Edition: Winter 2023/24

Focus: Employability skills

Focus Editor: Matt Firth 

Contact: matt.firth@e-tas.ch

Deadline: 25 July 2023

• training soft skills in English;
• how teachers and learners can best meet the demands of today’s workplace;
• the challenges involved in training soft skills to pre-service learners;
• designing in-house training courses;
• integrating ICT into employability skills training;
• the testing, assessment, and evaluation of employability skills;
• employability skills for EFL teachers;
• exploiting our skills outside the EFL classroom (e.g. writing articles, proofreading, advertising);
• materials development;
• teaching transferrable skills;
• helping students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
• encouraging concepts such as professionalism, teamwork, collaboration, and other key skills in both our courses
and in our professional relationships with other teachers.

ETAS Journal invites submissions for its Winter edition 2023/24, Focus: Employability skills. Contributors can submit academic articles as well as those sharing experiential knowledge, practical ideas, and personal reflections.

Recent trends across all levels of education have seen an increased integration of employability skills across curricula. Many schools, universities, and employers understand the importance of teaching soft skills to students and employees, and this trend has profoundly impacted the EFL practice. Courses that once focused on English language skills now adopt a broader communication skills in English approach. EFL teachers with a sound knowledge of the soft skills needed in the workplace can benefit from this trend, and training courses often include the teaching of employability skills in their programmes. The Winter Focus will explore employability skills, and we invite submissions on topics including, but not limited to:

The ETAS Journal invites the submission of articles on various aspects of language teaching and methodology, lesson ideas, surveys of teaching materials, and reports that address language issues in Switzerland or the surrounding countries. Please adhere to the following guidelines when submitting your work.

We also welcome reviews of the latest classroom and reference materials. Please see the guidelines below for more information.

Submissions: Submissions may be either:

1. Full-length articles
Full-length articles can explore concepts or theoretical arguments, draw on empirical research or be opinion-based papers. 

Word count: 2,000 (maximum, including references). 

2. Descriptions and reflections

Descriptive and reflective articles can focus on a specific transition within the ELT field and, where relevant, discuss the consequent impact on a specific topic, e.g. on classroom practices, teaching methods, career choices, professional development, personal and professional growth, aspects of teacher research, language teacher identity, and mental health and well-being. In your article, include useful information such as target audiences, teaching resources, classroom procedures, benefits and challenges, lessons learned, future opportunities, and practical recommendations for fellow English language teachers.  

Word count: 1,500 (maximum, including references).

3. Abstract and author’s biography for all submissions 

All submissions must include a 50-word abstract, a brief author’s biography and recent photo, and a postal address. 

Articles should not include “commercial” text selling, promoting, or endorsing products or services.

Format:

Submissions must be in MS Word format and sent as an email attachment.

●      Size: A4 page size, portrait (vertical)

●      Font: Arial, 12-point font, black, left justified

●      Spacing: 1.5 lines

●      Do not use columns, indents or frames.

●      Do not use headers or footers.

●      Tables and diagrams must be formatted in MS Word format.

●      Other illustrative material should be sent separately by mail and be in black and white.

●      Photographs must be in JPEG format. 

The ETAS Journal reserves the right to make editing changes without prior consultation with the author(s). Authors will be contacted regarding any major editing or revisions. All contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the ETAS Journal.

The ETAS Journal and the author(s) hold the copyright to the articles published in this Journal. Articles may not be reprinted without prior permission of ETAS Journal and the author(s).

Submissions may be either:

A. FULL-LENGTH ARTICLES: 

Conceptual, research-based, or theoretical arguments that bridge theory and practice. 

Word count: 2,000 (maximum, including references).

B. AT THE CHALK FACE

These are aimed at helping teachers do a better job — in and outside the classroom. These articles are descriptions of, or reflections on, teaching techniques or activities, teaching methods, best practices, professional development, and other useful information, including target audiences, materials, resources, and procedures. 

Word count: 1500 (maximum including references).

All submissions must include a 50-word abstract, a brief author’s biography and recent photo, and a postal address. Articles should not include “commercial” text selling, promoting, or endorsing products or services.

C. CLASS ACT

These focus on practical teaching techniques and materials design. These articles include sample materials, notes on teaching procedures, and recommended resources.

Word count: 2000 (maximum including references).

D. IT WORKS FOR ME

Collections of short teaching ideas clustered around one particular theme. These would ideally include warmers, fillers, activities that could be extended to form the basis of an entire lesson, possible variations (e.g. for teachers working online). Where possible, please also include some activities that incorporate the learner’s mobile devices. 

Word count: 2000 (maximum including references).

FORMAT:

Size: A4 page size, vertical (

Font: Arial, 12-point font, black, left justified.

Spacing: 1.5 lines

Do not use columns, indents or frames.

Do not use Headers or Footers

Tables and diagrams must be formatted in MS Word.

Other illustrative material should be in black on white and sent separately as an email attachment.

Photographs must be in JPEG format

Articles should not include “commercial” text selling, promoting, or endorsing products or services.

REFERENCES:

The ETAS Journal follows the APA 7th Edition Reference Style Guide. Sample formats for both in-text citations and references are available online at:

http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-interactive.php

Please see ETAS Journal issues published after 2020 for examples.

In-text citations must be included in the Reference List.

Contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the ETAS Journal.

DEADLINES:

Summer 2023: 20 March 2023

Winter 2023/24: 25 July 2023