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The LLL SIG Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 2 [August, 2009]

LLL SIG Special Issue of The Language Teacher
Call for Submissions

The LLL SIG special issue of The Language Teacher is well on its way to completion thanks to a number of submissions from teachers in Japan and the United States. In the past months, I have been working closely with TLT editors Theron Muller, Jerry Talandis and Mark de Boer to ensure the issue is ready for the target publication date of September 1, 2010.

This is an opportunity for potential contributors to publish in a vetted journal on a topic that is enjoying increased recognition. Below are details about the types of submissions sought, submission dates, and contacts. The LLL SIG encourages manuscripts from both members and non-members. The deadline for submissions is September 31, 2009.

The Language Teacher is seeking papers (1,500-2,000 words) for a special issue focusing on lifelong language learning. Papers should be research or classroom based and related to language education for adult learners (post-graduation) in various contexts. Articles may address topics such as local or national guidelines and facilities for lifelong language learning; reasons that adults study languages; business-related language learning; language classes for the elderly; materials and methodology for adult learners; the challenges faced by lifelong learners and their teachers; the future of lifelong language learning; and other related topics. In addition, shorter papers for My Share, book reviews, and teacher or learner profiles are welcome. If you are interested in submitting a paper for this special issue, please contact Julia Harper at harper.julia.k@gmail.com. The deadline for manuscript submissions is September 31, 2009 and publication expected September, 2010.

Please note that I will be away from Japan and my computer from August 2 to August 28.