Call For Submissions

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies
Special Issue: Persian Language Pedagogy and Assessment in the 21st Century

Paper submission deadline: July 1st 2016
Guest Editors: Anousha Sedighi (Portland State University) and Samad Alavi (University of Washington)

The guest editors for a special issue of The Journal of the International Society for Iranian Studies seek submissions on the topic of Persian Language Pedagogy and Assessment in the 21st Century. Scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field of Persian teaching are invited to submit papers for this special peer-reviewed volume. The volume aims to provide instructors of Persian with state-of-the-art research in the field of pedagogy and assessment and will include a wide range of creative and scholarly work on such topics as second language acquisition, methods and techniques for teaching Persian language and culture, incorporating cutting-edge technology into curricula, corpus-based research, and web-based teaching. Both quantitative and qualitative research are welcome. More specific topics encompass, but are not limited to:

– Interlanguage or learner language analysis (error, discourse, and pragmatics analyses)
– Task based instruction
– Content-based instruction
– Project-based instruction
– Form-focused instruction
– Teaching cultural understanding
– Teaching and proficiency assessment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
– Teaching and assessment of vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar
– Genre and academic language teaching
– Learning strategies and styles
– Heritage language teaching and assessment
– Bilingualism and multilingualism
– Standards-based language instruction

All papers will undergo the standard peer-review process of the Iranian Studies Journal. For submission guidelines please click here
Papers and inquiries should be sent directly to the Guest Editors, Anousha Sedighi and Samad Alavi at the following email address: 21stCenturyPersianPedagogy@gmail.com
Submission deadline: July 1st 2016


AATP workshop at MESA in Denver, Nov. 21, 2015

Multiliteracies: Language, Culture, Communication and Technology in Today’s Persian Classroom

 The American Association of Teachers of Persian (AATP) is holding a workshop in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Nov. 21, 2015. We invite members and other professionals in the field of Persian teaching to submit proposals for the workshop, “Multiliteracies: Language, Culture, Communication and Technology in Today’s Persian Classroom.” The workshop aims to provide teachers of Persian with cutting-edge research in the field of pedagogy and includes a wide variety of topics such as innovative methods or techniques for teaching the language and culture, corpus-based research, use of cutting-edge technology, and web-based teaching materials. Both quantitative and qualitative research are welcome. The workshop will be conducted in English.

To apply, please send an abstract of no more than 200 words to executive@aatpersian.org by June 10, 2015. The abstract page should not include your name or your affiliation. Your name, affiliation, and institution should only appear in the body of the email. Abstracts will be blind-reviewed by a review committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by July 15, 2015.

 We accept proposals from both current members of the AATP as well as other professionals. However, if your proposal is accepted, you must become a current member of AATP. Please note that since this is a workshop in conjunction with the MESA meeting, the name of the presenters of this workshop will not be reflected individually on the MESA program. The AATP provides a letter of acceptance that you can submit to your institution for travel reimbursement. Unfortunately, the AATP does not have funds to support travel costs of the presenters.


The AATP Workshop:

Content-based Instruction and Task-based Language Teaching and their applications in Persian Instruction and Materials Development

MESA, Washington D.C., Nov. 22, 2014

The American Association of Teachers of Persian (AATP) is holding a workshop in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) meeting in Washington D.C. on Nov. 22, 2014. The workshop aims to provide teachers of Persian with cutting edge, hands-on examples on the application of Content-based Instruction (CBI) and Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) in Persian instruction and materials development. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to CBI and TBLT are welcome. Presenters will be able to showcase and analyze samples of their CBI/TBLT instructional materials or curricula in 20 minutes. The workshop will be conducted in English.

To apply, please send an abstract of 150 words to executive@aatpersian.org by June 10, 2014. Only papers that specifically focus on CBI/TBLT materials and instructions will be considered. The abstract page should not include your name or information. Your name, affiliation, and Institution should appear in the body of the email.

Abstracts will be blind reviewed by a review committee. Notification of acceptance will be emailed by July 10, 2014. Only members in good standing can apply.

Please note that since the deadline for MESA panel submission has long passed, the name of the presenters of this workshop will not be reflected individually on the MESA program. The AATP provides a letter of acceptance that you can submit to your institution for travel reimbursement. Unfortunately, the AATP does not have funds to support travel costs of the presenters.

American Association of Teachers of Persian

Sing up for AATP membership here:


CALL FOR PAPERS:
Academic Exchange Quarterly -(ISSN 1096-1453)
Fall 2014, Volume 18, Issue 3
Language: Education, Society and Profession

Call Deadline: 31st May 2014
Link: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/lang2015.htm
Keyword: LANGUAGE-2015

Feature Editors:
Emilia Di Martino
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia)
E-mail: emiliadimartino@gmail.com
&
Marilyn Pasqua
University of Calabria, Italy
E-mail: marilynpasqua@tiscali.it
&
Anna Franca Plastina
University of Calabria, Italy
E-mail: annafranca.plastina@unical.it
&
Bruna Di Sabato
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia)
E-mail: bdisabato.unisob@gmail.com

Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming
Sound Instruction Book
Language: Education, Society and Profession

Call Deadline: 31st May 2014
Link: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/lang2015.htm
Keyword: LANGUAGE-2015

Focus:
This is the announcement of the Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-
1453) on Language, Education, Society and Profession.

This issue aims to explore helpful cutting-edge knowledge pertaining to three
broad areas: Language Teaching/Learning and Education, Language in Social
Practices and Language use in the professions. The target language may be
any second/foreign language, including English as a second language (ESL).
Both quantitative and qualitative studies are welcome. More specific topics
encompass, but are not limited to:
1. Applied linguistics
2. Bilingualism, multilingualism, language policies, and language planning
3. Classroom research
4. Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology-Enhanced
Language Learning (TELL)
5. Content Based Instruction (CBI ) and Content and Language Integrated
Learning (CLIL)
6. Corpus linguistics
7. Course and syllabus design
8. Cultural and linguistic issues related to migration
9. Discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis
10. Focused instruction
11. Interlanguage or learner language analysis (e.g. error, discourse and
conversation analyses)
12. Language and dialect contact, code-switching and code-mixing
13. Language and Education
14. Language for Science and Technology (LST)
15. Language for Specific Purposes (LSP)
16. Language ideologies
17. Language in professional and academic practices
18. Learner autonomy
19. Learner variables (such as motivation, personality characteristics, age,
aptitude, and learning styles)
20. Methodologies and approaches to language teaching
21. Migration and hybridism in language
22. Pedagogical Translation
23. Second and foreign language teaching and learning
24. Sociolinguistics
25. Teaching cultural understanding in a second/foreign language class
26. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
27. Translation as cultural mediation
28. Translation Pedagogy
Papers may be in the form of research reports, case studies, research in
progress, or theoretical papers.

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from teachers, researchers, administrators, teacher
educators at all levels, and graduate students Please identify your submission
with keyword: LANGUAGE-2015

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of May, 2014; see details for other deadline options like
early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm

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