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ETAS Journal Winter 2018 Call for Papers

Special Supplement: A teacher’s guide to excelling in teaching Business English

ETAS Journal invites submissions for its Special Supplement on A teacher’s guide to excelling in teaching Business English.

Do you teach Business English in-company or in-school, as a freelancer, at a private language school, or in the public sector? Are you a teacher trainer, materials writer, workshop presenter or researcher in the field?

In A teacher's guide to excelling in teaching Business English, the ETAS Journal Winter 2018 Special Supplement, our Editors are looking for varied perspectives, experiences and best practices applicable to Business English classrooms and learning environments. Business English teachers and researchers are invited to share examples of Business English ‘best practices’, classroom ideas, experiences, and stories with us and our readers by 15th May 2018!

Topics should address one of the following issues that are relevant to the title, A teacher's guide to excelling in teaching Business English.

  • How to establish yourself as a Business English teacher
  • How to address Business English clients’ needs: (Managing expectations, meeting goals)
  • How to teach Business Skills & Practices
  • How to use authentic material in Business English classrooms
  • How to teach critical thinking in Business English classrooms
  • How to personalize learning tasks in with Business English clients
  • How to write material for Business English classrooms
  • Differences between General English and Business English learning
  • What works/doesn’t work in Business English classrooms?
  • Corporate perspectives of English as a Lingua Franca: What English do companies need?
  • What benefits does Business Coaching bring to teachers, students and companies that traditional teaching doesn’t?
  • What mistakes have you made teaching Business English and what can other teachers learn from them?

Submissions should be in one of these formats:

Full-length articles: Articles in this category advance conceptual, research-based, or theoretical arguments that bridge theory and practice in Business English. Articles must be fully grounded in current literature and should not exceed 2,500 words, including references.

Best practices and teacher reflections: Articles in this category feature descriptions of teaching techniques or activities, teaching methods, best practices, professional development, and other useful information. Articles should specify audience, materials, procedures, and teacher reflections on procedures. Submissions to this section should not exceed 2,000 words, including references.

Specific requirements on content: Articles must

  • include a brief, 50-word abstract
  • not include ‘commercial’ text selling, promoting, or endorsing products or services
  • be written as a MS Word document and sent as email attachment, including a short biographical information about the author and mailing address

Specific requirements on format: Articles must

  • be printed across A4 pages upright and left justified, as Word document in a black, 12-point font such as Times New Roman or Arial
  • not be in columns, indented, or framed
  • have no hyphenated words at the line end
  • include only tables and diagrams formatted in Word (other illustrative material should be sent separately by mail and be black on white)
  • not contain headers or footers

Specific requirements on references

  • For notes within the text, use the APA 6th Edition Reference Style in-text citations format (author-publication date-page number), not footnotes or endnotes
  • Sources used as in-text citations should be included in the Reference List.
  • For the references, use APA 6th Edition Reference Style Guide. Sample formats for both in-text citations and references are available online at or check any recent editions of ETAS Journal.
  • Sources included in the Reference List must match those that have been cited in-text.

Please send your submission as a Word document by email attachment by 15th May 2018 the Editors of the Special Supplement (see below). Please include a very brief abstract, a short biodata, a recent photo, and a mailing address. Contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the ETAS Journal.

For any queries, please contact the Special Supplement Editors. We’ll be excited to hear from you!

Emilia Siravo

David Kaufher

Markus Dietz