Books and Conference Proceedings

Call for New Publications

TESOL Arabia Publications would like to invite prospective editors to submit ideas for new TESOL Arabia sponsored publications. Proposals should focus on an aspect of educational theory or classroom practice of interest to teachers, administrators and/or teacher trainers in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language field in the Gulf Region – although exceptional proposals from further afield may be considered.

Such proposals should be for full length, multi-chapter publications that will adhere to standard academic practice in terms of length, quality, referencing conventions, etc.

TESOL Arabia will help with a call for papers through its website, conference and periodical publication. We will cover the publication costs and make arrangements to have the final volumes printed, bound and distributed to contributors. In certain circumstances limited editorial help can be provided.

Interested editors should submit their proposal to Publications Coordinator, Dr Wafa Zoghbor at publications@tesolarabia.org for consideration of the TESOL Arabia Publications team.

We welcome proposals from first time editors as well as those with previous experience. Single, dual or multiple editorship will all be considered. Editors should be TESOL Arabia members at the time of the proposal.

Please note that submission does not guarantee acceptance.

TACON 2016: Call for Conference Proceedings

Call for Conference Proceedings

The editors of the Proceedings of 2016 TESOL Arabia Conference cordially invite you to submit a paper based on your presentation at the 2016 TESOL Arabia Conference for consideration in the next volume of the Proceedings. Only those who presented at the conference may submit articles for the Proceedings.

Please send your articles to Publications Coordinator at publications@tesolarabia.org by October 1, 2016 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Before submitting your article, please ensure that it follows our new editorial policy and submission guidelines outlined below.

TESOL Arabia 2016 Conference Proceedings Editorial Policy

Our policy is to accept academically well-written articles which reflect the diverse presentations given at the conference. However, priority of publishing will be given to articles that adhere to the following criteria:

  • Articles must address the main conference theme/sub-themes.
  • Report original research or outline new ideas in a particular area.
  • Articles discussing pedagogical ideas must be based on clear theoretical and/or empirical research.
  • Articles not previously published and/or are currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The references and citations in the articles must be accurate and follow the ethical practices of research methods (i.e., the article is free of plagiarism).
  • If human subjects are involved, the author(s) must obtain the relevant IRB approval.
  • Articles must be well-written and free of language and formatting errors.
  • Articles that do not meet these criteria as well as the submission guidelines below will not be accepted.

 

Submission Guidelines

  • Articles should be 3500-5000 words including references and appendices.
  • Articles should include an abstract (100 – 150 words).
  • Articles should be formatted according to APA style (i.e., typed using Times New Roman, font size 12, etc). Consult the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2009) if necessary.
  • If you include tables and/or figures, make sure they are no wider than 12 cm.
  • Do not use footnotes.
  • Only use portrait orientation (i.e., do not insert any pages in landscape orientation).
  • Include a complete list of references using APA style. Consult the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition (2009) if necessary.
  • Send articles electronically as a Word attachment by October 1, 2016 to Publications Coordinator Dr Wafa Zoghbor at publications@tesolarabia.org.

We will acknowledge receipt of submissions within two weeks. For a complete description of the editorial and review process, please refer to the power point presentation below:

Writing Successful Articles for TESOL Arabia Conference Proceedings and Perspectives

Call for Book Chapters: Motivation and Classroom Management: Theory, Practice, and Innovation

Motivation and Classroom Management: Theory, Practice, and Innovation

Call for Book Chapters

TESOL Arabia Publications would like to invite contributions for a new book under the working title of Motivation and Classroom Management: Theory, Practice, and Innovation. This volume will be edited by Sufian Abu-Rmaileh, Aymen Elsheikh, and Suhair Al Alami. Chapters should focus on theoretical, practical and empirical aspects of motivation.

This book will explore the factors that affect student motivation and classroom management. It will look at how the changing environment in the classroom affects the way students are motivated and the way their classroom is being managed. It will also examine how teachers can create lifelong learners rather than subject students.

On the theoretical front, motivation has mainly been conceptualized through cognitive and socio-psychological perspectives. While these are sound frameworks, the language classroom is a microcosm of the socio-cultural and political contexts in which it exists. Therefore, any conceptualization of motivation that does not take these contexts into consideration remains limited in scope. As little literature exists on motivation from multiple theoretical perspectives, the book hopes to juxtapose mainstream theories of motivation with those that take socio-cultural and political contexts into consideration.

Below is a list of possible topics for the book.

1. Language learning motivational theory

2. Factors affecting student motivation

3. Techniques to improve student motivation

4. Motivation and classroom management techniques

5. Learning styles and motivation

6. The role emotional and social intelligences in motivation

7. Multiple intelligence theory, motivation, and classroom management

8. Learning styles and classroom management

9. The role of technology in motivating students

10. The role of technology in classroom management

11. Socio-cultural and political contexts of motivation

12. Any other relevant topic

If you are interested in submitting a chapter, please email Sufian Abu-Rmaileh at sufian12000@yahoo.com with your proposed topic and a 50 to 100-word abstract by January 30, 2016.

The deadline for full paper submissions is March 30, 2016. The expected publication date is November 2016.

The submission specifications are as follows:

o Chapters should be between 3000-5000 words inclusive of references and appendices.

o Chapters should be typed using Times New Roman, font size 12, with 1 . line spacing

o If you include Tables and/or Figures, make sure they are no wider than 10 cms.

o Do not use color in Tables or Figures.

o Do not use footnotes.

o Do not indent new paragraphs. Use a space between paragraphs.

o Only use ‘portrait’ orientation – i.e. don’t insert any pages in ‘landscape’ orientation.

o Remove all hyperlinks.

o Include a complete list of references using APA style as outlined in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010).

o In-text citations must follow APA Style.

o Send chapters electronically as a Word document.

o Please include on the first page your name, address, contact numbers and email addresses, and a 100-word biographical statement.

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Dr. Sufian Abu-Rmaileh is an English Lecturer at UAE University. He was the External Projects Coordinator for four years. He was also the Professional Development Coordinator for The University General Requirements Unit. For the past thirty years, he has been teaching English at various levels, skills and institutions in the United States, Jordan, Palestine and the UAE. He has been an administrator and a team leader for over ten years in the United States, and the UAE. He has an MA in Linguistics, and received both his TESL Certificate and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University, USA. Dr. Abu-Rmaileh has also won many awards for his work as a leader, researcher and classroom teacher, including Toastmasters International Competent Communicator and Competent Leader. He is a frequent presenter and invited speaker at

local, national and international conferences. Dr. Abu-Rmaileh has written on culture, classroom technology, motivation, burnout, communication, business writing, critical and creative thinking, emotional and social intelligence, team building, problem solving and leadership. Dr. Abu-Rmaileh is also a Toastmasters International member and President of TA Toastmasters.

Dr. Aymen Elsheikh has a PhD in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University – Bloomington. He is currently the Publications Coordinator of TESOL Arabia, TESOL Sudan Vice President, and Africa TESOL 2016 Conference Co-Chair. He also teaches at New York Institute of Technology – Abu Dhabi campus and Missouri University. His research interests include teacher education, English as an international language, and language assessment. He published and presented several papers on these research topics.

Dr. Suhair Al Alami holds a PhD in Linguistics from Ain Shams University, Egypt, and another PhD in Applied Linguistics from Aston University, UK. Dr. Al Alami is an Assistant Professor at Al Ghurair University in Dubai. Dr Al Alami has received awards for both her teaching and research from Al Ghurair University. She has presented papers at many international and regional conferences, and has also contributed a wide range of papers to various international journals. In addition, Dr. Al Alami serves as a co-editor of TESOL Arabia Perspectives, a member of TESOL Arabia publications committee, and a member of the board of reviewers at Arab World English Journal (AWEJ).

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Call for Book Chapters: Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa: Theory, Practice, and Future Trends

Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa: Theory, Practice, and Future Trends

TESOL Arabia Publications would like to announce the call for contributions for a new book co-edited by the TESOL Arabia Testing and Research SIGs. The book is tentatively titled: Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa: Theory, Practice and Future Trends. This volume will be edited by Christine Coombe, Peter Davidson, Atta Gebril, Deena Boraie and Sahbi Hidri. Articles should focus on theoretical, practical and empirical aspects of language assessment.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please email Christine Coombe at christine.coombe@hct.ac.ae with your proposed topic and a 50 to 100 word abstract by January 15, 2016.

The deadline for full paper submissions is March 1, 2016.

The submission specifications are as follows:

  • Chapters should be between 3000-5000 words inclusive of references and appendices.
  • Chapters should be typed using Times New Roman, font size 12, with 1 ½ line spacing
  • Tables and/or Figures no wider than 10 cms.
  • Do not use color in Tables or Figures.
  • Do not use footnotes.
  • Do not indent new paragraphs. Use a space between paragraphs.
  • Only use ‘portrait’ orientation – i.e. don’t insert any pages in ‘landscape’ orientation.
  • Remove all hyperlinks.
  • Include a complete list of references using APA style as outlined in the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010).
  • Send chapters electronically as a Word document.
  • Please include on the first page your name, address, contact numbers and email addresses, and a 100-word biographical statement.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

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