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Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Foreign-Language Education in the Digital Age
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Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Foreign-Language Education in the Digital Age


Dr. Penny Wang (University of Northern Iowa, USA)

Dr. Lisa Winstead (California State University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2015
Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015


Recent advancements in education technology have created a pressing need in the fields of foreign, second, and dual- language education for innovative methods of teaching and learning which better address the needs of students today. From K-12 to higher-learning, technology is not only changing the experience of language-education in the classroom, but has also offered exciting new opportunities for personalized instruction in the online sphere.

But new advancements come with new challenges, and pedagogical models developed around the teaching of one language do not always apply to the teaching of others. This volume aims to face such challenges head-on, uniting a broad and diverse array of multidisciplinary perspectives from all around the world. This publication seeks to present a holistic and comprehensive overview of current research, in order to bridge the gap between traditional pedagogical models of the past and powerful new possibilities afforded by changing technology, in order to advance the field of foreign-language education toward a brighter, more unified future.


Handbook of Research on Foreign-Language Education in the Digital Age will provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, relevant theoretical frameworks, concepts, trends, pedagogy and latest research on innovative technology used for foreign-language education. Through comparison of distinctive features of languages throughout the world as well as a review of foreign-language pedagogy, this edited scholarly research publication aims to explore methods which are applicable and transferable to teaching language through innovative technology. This book also aims to provide a reliable reference for foreign-language educators and curricular designers seeking the understanding necessary to embrace new technologies in both their programs and the classroom.

From a pool of early proposals, this volume will accept and feature 20-30 articles, of a minimum 12,000 words each. These articles will be authored by scholars and leading experts, offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in innovative technology-assisted foreign-language education.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of technology-assisted foreign-language education, as well as foreign- language teachers, curricular designers, technology developers, business professionals, parents, and students.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The role of technology in teaching and learning a language
  • The role of technology in face-to-face, hybrid, and online language classrooms
  • Differences in pedagogical models between various languages
  • Unique or innovative pedagogical models for language-education
  • Computer-assisted language- learning and teaching
  • Advances in language-education technology
  • Challenges to implementing new technologies in the language classroom
  • Technology and foreign-language policy
  • Social media and language-learning
  • New media (e.g., Youtube, Facebook, Wechat, QQ, Skype, etc.) and language-education
  • Content management system in foreign language education
  • Mobile devices and language-learning
  • Digital literacy
  • Multi-literacies pedagogy

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 5, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer-review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication,Handbook of Research on Foreign-Language Education in the Digital Age. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer-review editorial process.

Relevant papers which have already been written may be submitted to the book here. Please note that submission does not guarantee acceptance.

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