TESOL is starting up a neat new series on classroom practices. Books in the series will include both practical classroom approaches and more theoretical articles, so there is a wide latitude in what you might submit (get those WiAOC and TESOL/CATESOL topics in hand!)
Please check out the full description of the proposed series and the many topics up for grabs. I am including below just the general series description and the abstract info.
For full information see
Please submit a 12 page double-spaced abstract to the volume editor (contact information below) for initial consideration by April 30, 2007.
In preparing your abstract, note that editors will be looking for authors to clearly explain what is new and compelling in their ideas and to demonstrate how you will present your idea to make your chapter interesting and useful for readers; explain why you are motivated to submit this idea for publication.
Have a lively, eye-catching title.
Describe your teaching environment (learner age, learner level, EFL/ESL, private school, conversation school, location, etc.).
Outline the research behind the contribution (if appropriate).
Describe how you set up the curricula, task, or classroom environment.
Include theory-practice connections.
Tell how your practice worked; how it is unique; how it could be adapted to other contexts.
Optional approaches to include in the abstract: Reflections on your practice; Diagrams, pictures, or illustrations; Any value-added features, such as Web-based resource enhancements, e.g., connections to Web quests, blogs, podcasts.
Include (either on a cover sheet or on the manuscript itself) your:
name(s) of author(s)
position and affiliation
current mailing address (and back up if you are planning to move within the year)
telephone and fax numbers
Double-space your abstract, with 1-inch (2.54 cm) margins all around.
Follow the editorial style of the 5th Edition of APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association)
Indicate whether your contribution will comprise a long or short manuscript:
Long manuscripts (5000 words) may present and discuss a series of tasks/activities in a unit of instruction, detail background research or theoretical underpinnings, or provide thorough discussions of adaptations.
Short manuscripts (15003000 words) may simply contextualize and describe an activity.
Not all abstract submissions will be automatically accepted for final inclusion in the volume. Work must show appropriate scholarship and sound research design and depth.
Note: TESOL requires that all contributors assign their copyright to the association. If your contribution is accepted, you will be asked to sign a contract to this effect during the production cycle for this volume. Please do not submit work that has been previously published or that is already under contract or work for which you wish to retain copyright.
Abstracts due to editors (see contact information below) by April 30, 2007.
Editors will inform abstract authors of acceptance by June 30, 2007.
Final chapter manuscripts will be due by August 31, 2007.
Description of the Series
This 13-volume Classroom Practice Series seeks to provide English language teachers informed practical content of current global classroom trends. Articles will be research-based classroom practices found in current TESOL theory from ESOL classrooms around the world. These new ideas in teaching will be written by teacher-researchers in the field who are engaged in reflecting on how their practical experience relates to the newest theoretical trends. These volumes aim to celebrate the creativity of practitioners whose work rarely reaches a broad audience. Native- and nonnative-English-speaking authors will be bringing along their perspectives on teaching and learning through their creative contributions. The goal of this series is to infuse TESOL with the energy of voices as yet unheard in our field. We know the field of TESOL will greatly benefit from the fresh perspectives these writers will offer.
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