CALL FOR PAPERS: SiSAL Journal Special Issue on Accessing and Accessorizing for Self-Access Language Learning (SALL)

Guest editor: Carol J. Everhard, Independent Researcher

(formerly) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

SiSAL Journal is planning to publish a special issue on accessing and accessorizing for Self-access Language Learning (SALL) for the December 2013 issue (Volume 4, Issue 4).  Editors are calling for submissions in the areas of:

  1. Managing and organizing SALL and innovative ways of making SALL accessible to all – library corners, classroom corners, SALL boxes, SACs on wheels, SALL days in the classroom, SALL on a shoestring, etc. – at pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, or to promote lifelong learning.
  2. Ways and means of drawing learners into SALL mode and encouraging ownership – taster sessions, SAC orientation, classroom visits, peer-direction, creation of SALL materials by learners, etc.
  3. SALL accessories and accessorizing for SALL: The theory and practice of exploiting resources to promote autonomy:

1) Low-tech – contracts, profiles, diaries, journals, games, songs, blogs, etc.

2) High-tech – mobile phones, iPads, Apps., conferencing, social media, etc.

3) Human – study buddies, mentors, on-line advisors, etc.

This special issue will publish the following:

  1. Full research articles of around 3,500 words
  2. Summaries and works in progress
  3. Perspectives (opinions and reflections)
  4. Reviews of academic books, articles or website resources

Please refer to the journal website for a detailed description of submission types and format.

Final deadline for submissions: October 15th, 2013


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