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ETAS Journal Winter 2022/23: Call for submissions

Edition: Winter 2022/23

Focus: Transitions in ELT

Focus Editors: Dr Carol Waites and Dr Patricia Daniels 


Deadline: 31 August 2022

ETAS Journal invites submissions for its Winter edition 2022/23, Focus: Transitions in ELT. Contributors can submit academic articles as well as those sharing experiential knowledge, practical ideas, and personal reflections. This edition of the Journal seeks to provide readers with a broad range of topics relating to transitions within the ELT field. Examples of topics can include the following: 

  • initial shift into English language teaching from another field;
  • career changes within ELT, e.g. from ELT teacher to coach, trainer or teacher researcher; or the transition from contracted employment to freelance work, a combination thereof or vice versa;
  • transition to another or additional ELT field, e.g. from General English to English for Specific Purposes such as Aviation, Law, and Medical English;
  • articles could describe the challenges and benefits of transitioning between teaching ELT to different age groups, and students with different levels of English;
  • impact of professional development: Explore how different types of learning, i.e. formal, non-formal and informal learning have impacted classroom practices and teaching methods. What changes have you made, and why? 
  • language teacher identity: Describe how professional development or a career change have acted as a catalyst for change and impacted language teacher identity;
  • language teacher research: Articles could discuss how you experienced the transition from teacher-to-teacher researcher? What practical recommendations would you make for teachers considering ELT research?
  • language teacher association roles: Personal reflections could explore the transition from being a member to embracing an active role. Suggestions for reflection: benefits and challenges, the impact on professional development and/or language teacher identity, and potential career opportunities. Share your practical recommendations;
  • transitioning to online teacher during a crisis, e.g. Covid-19. Discuss challenges and benefits, lessons learned, and future opportunities for ELT; 
  • health and well-being articles could describe scenarios that have acted as a catalyst for change relating to ELT employment and classroom practices. What advice would you give other teachers? 
  •  transitioning from teacher to an academic post, to materials writer or to another non-teaching role.

We also welcome reviews of the latest classroom and reference materials. Please visit 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.


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

●      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 sent separately by mail and be black on white.

●      Photographs must be in JPEG format. 


The ETAS Journal follows the APA 7th Edition Reference Style Guide.

Sample formats for both in-text citations and references are available online at:

Please see ETAS Journal issues after 2011 for examples.

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

Contributors will receive one complimentary copy of the ETAS Journal.