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Wed Sep 28 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics/ Journal of NELTA (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Bal Krishna Sharma , Journal of NELTA

Message 1: Journal of NELTA
Date: 26-Sep-2011
From: Bal Krishna Sharma <bal.kri.sarmagmail.com>
Subject: Journal of NELTA
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Full Title: Journal of NELTA

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2011

The editorial board would like to invite contributions for the 2011 issue of the
journal. We encourage contributors to make their work relevant to classroom
teaching as well as to serve the larger purpose of creating or promoting ELT
discourses at local, national, and regional contexts. Contributions that deal
with ELT theories and methods will serve the professional community only to
the extent that they are situated in the authors' own practices and/or in the
contemporary educational and social contexts. The objective of this volume
is to gather the voices of teachers, scholars, and educationists who are best
able to define and advance the conversation and practice of ELT.

Here are some broad areas that contributors can consider for situating or
relating their article:

- Innovative practice: works that describe and explore how authors have
developed or adapted any innovative methods or practices in ELT
- Innovative theory: works that discuss or interpret ELT theory critically from
local/regional perspectives,
- Establishing a context: works that raise new issues of ELT that deserve the
attention of the professional community, government, or society, (e.g. :
'Reconceptualizing Teacher Education in Nepal')
- Success story: scholarly articles that narrate and reflect on successful
implementation of ELT theory, method, or practice,
- Any other ELT subjects that you deem relevant to ELT professional

Articles might fall under following genres or types:

- Data-based empirical studies: articles based on the field work on issues of
ELT, language education, teacher development or training, language testing
and other relevant issues of language teaching. Because local practices have
been relatively little researched outside the university context, scholarship
that represents this area will get high priority for the publication.
- Knowledge-based perspectives: articles that articulate a comprehensive and
critical discussion of innovative ELT concepts. Such articles must present
the author's clear voice on the perspective that is of interest to the readers in
- Action research and teacher reflections: articles coming directly out of the
classroom teaching or teacher's own reflection of his/her teaching. These can
be stories in the form of narrative descriptions or they can follow the typical
format of cyclical action research reports.
- Articles on classroom practice: articles that are directly useful for teachers
in the classroom e.g., tips for teaching particular skills/aspects of language,
lesson plans, tasks for teaching poetry.
- Book reviews: review of recently published ELT books that are of
professional significance to the readers. Reviews should generally provide a
short introduction of the author and the purpose of the book, its descriptive
summary, followed by its evaluative comments and its significance to the
researchers and practitioners in Nepal. Reviews should not exceed 1,500
words including references.

Submissions must strictly follow the guidelines provided at the URL below.
Please take full advantage of the guidelines which also include details of the
publication process. If you have any question, please write to

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2011. Please find the submission
guidelines at the following URL:


All the best,

Chief Editor
Professor Jai Raj Awasthi, PhD

Bal Krishna Sharma,
Ghanashyam Sharma
Prem Phyak
Sajan Kumar Karn

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