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TESL Canada Journal

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

Call Information:
TESL Canada Journal
Revue TESL du Canada

Call for Papers
Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal, Fall 2014
Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning

Guest Editor: William Dunn, PhD

In this themed issue, we aim to bring together papers representing various perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning. We welcome contributions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

- Using tasks in classroom settings (K-12, post-secondary, adult education)
•- TBLT and teacher preparation
•- Task-based assessment
•- Cognitive perspectives on tasks and their role in language learning
•- Sociocultural aspects of using tasks
•- TBLT and educational technology
•- Links between TBLT and Content-Based Instruction
•- TBLT and culture

We encourage a broad range of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. We welcome submissions from researchers and specialists around the world, but all papers should adhere to the journal's mandate by demonstrating relevance for the teaching or learning of English as a second language in Canada.

Manuscripts should be sent as an email attachment directed to the Journal's email address ( The TESL Canada Journal Submission Form should be sent as a separate attachment, along with the manuscript. To review author guidelines, please visit the TESL Canada website:

Manuscripts are due April 30, 2014.