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TESL Canada Special Issue Journal Call for Proposals

Monday, July 24, 2023 at 12:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

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The TESL Canada Journal ( is soliciting proposals from prospective guest editors for the 2024 Special Issue. The TESL Canada Journal is an open access, refereed journal for practicing teachers, teacher educators, graduate students, and researchers. As the federally funded flagship journal of the TESL Canada Foundation since 1984, its mandate is to publish articles that contribute to the advancement of the teaching and learning of English and French as second languages in Canada; second language teacher education; and the maintenance and development of minority, heritage, or Aboriginal languages. All published articles receive DOIs and are archived by Portico and LOCKSS.


The TESL Canada Journal (TCJ) publishes one (or two) Special Issue per year (in the late autumn) and two regular issues. Special Issue topics are selected by the Journal Advisory Committee.


Guest editors are responsible for the review process and the selection of content. Special Issues are published online only, on the TESL Canada Journal open access website ( Previous Special Issues include the following:


2023- Second Language Writing in Canada: Research, Theory, and Instruction

2022- Plurilingualism and Translanguaging: Pedagogical Approaches for Empowerment

and Validation

2020- Corrective Feedback in Language Teaching and Learning: Connecting Research                 and Practice

2019- 1) Language and Higher Education, 2) Building capacity for 21st century digital    ELT practices

2018 - The Shifting Landscape of Professional Self-Development for ELT Practitioners in            Canada

2017 - Formulaic Language in English Language Acquisition and Teaching

2016 - Refugees in Canada: ESL for Resilience and Empowerment

2015 - Language Assessment in Canada: Critical Issues and Research Agenda

2014 - Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning

2013 - Teaching and Learning Pragmatics in TESL

2012 - Generation 1.5 in Canada: Multiple Perspectives on a Shifting Demographic Landscape

2011 - Ethics in Cross-Cultural, Cross-Linguistic Research


Please include the following details in your proposal:


A.        Proposed title

B.        Guest Editor(s), Affiliation, Contact information

C.        Rationale for a Special Issue on this topic (including its current relevance to TESL in Canada) (maximum 4 pages; please place references at the end of the proposal)

D.        Overview of proposed contents: a brief description of the theme, with topics to be included

E.         List of possible contributors and proposed means of soliciting submissions (including conferences)

F.         Qualifications of the Guest Editor(s) (including previous related experience and familiarity with the TESL Canada Journal)

G.        Proposed timeline for Fall 2024 publication

H.        References


Please submit your proposals to: by September 15, 2023. In the subject line, please insert “TESL Canada Journal 2024 Special Issue Proposal”. Please direct questions regarding proposals to Farahnaz Faez at or Antonella Valeo




Farahnaz Faez and Antonella Valeo