Special Issue on Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

Submission Deadline: Apr. 10, 2020

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Special Issue Flyer (PDF)
  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Astrida Skrinda
      Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia
  • Guest Editor
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    • Alireza Karbalaei
      Department of English, Faculty Member of Farhangian (Teacher Training) University, Tehran, Iran
    • Education Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
  • Introduction

    In Europe and beyond, English has become the undisputable lingua franca of academia. At European universities, the existing English-language Bachelor and Master programmes are multiplying. In theory, they are accessible to any European citizen with a secondary school degree and English proficiency level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), which is the level that is commonly set as an entry requirement. For students enrolled in higher education, specialized vocabulary is key to understanding and engaging with disciplinary knowledge, not to mention to becoming part of the academic community. However, research has shown that the vocabulary size associated with level B2 in English does not suffice to read and understand technical and scientific texts. Consequently, if learners wish to successfully pursue a higher education in a foreign language (L2), in case English, the expansion of their vocabularies is paramount. The special issue will focus on vocabulary teaching and learning inside and outside the classroom. The special issue will also highlight pedagogical tools that help second or foreign language learners to expand their vocabularies in a meaningful and motivating way.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Vocabulary teaching strategies and techniques
    2. Vocabulary learning strategies
    3. Vocabulary testing
    4. Vocabulary and listening and speaking
    5. Vocabulary and reading and writing
    6. Researching and analyzing vocabulary
    7. New technologies for teaching and learning vocabulary
    8. Specialized vocabulary issues

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijalt.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.