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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Listening in the Classroom: Before and Beyond Note Taking

Listening in the Classroom: Before and Beyond Note Taking

Editors: Marnie Reed and Tamara Jones

Deadline: December 15, 2019

TESOL is seeking proposals for chapters in a forthcoming book focusing on practical, research-informed suggestions for teaching listening to English learners in a variety of contexts.

Scope and Purpose:
Listening in the Classroom: Before and Beyond Notetaking will be a collection of chapters that offer practical suggestions from classroom instructors who want to incorporate state-of-the-art approaches to listening skills instruction into their listening lesson plans. The tone of the book will be accessible and practical, making recommendations that are firmly based in sound theory. Chapters will contain the following sections:
  • Listening Skills Challenges in Real Life
  • Listening in the Research
  • Suggestions for Teaching Listening
Chapters will be approximately 6,000 words long.

Proposed Table of Contents
  • Activities that Promote Metacognitive Awareness
  • Error Analysis
  • Parsing Streams of Spoken Speech
  • Listening for Thought Groups
  • Listening for Reduced Speech
  • Listening for Notetaking
Proposed Timeline
  • December 15, 2019: deadline for submissions
  • March 30, 2020, 2020: draft 1 due
  • May 15, 2020: editors’ feedback due to authors
  • July 15, 2020: draft 2 due
  • August 30, 2020: editors’ feedback due to authors
  • October 15, 2020: draft 3 due
Audience: As listening is an integral part of all aspects of L2 instruction, we believe the audience for this book is fairly broad, including educators in Adult Education, IEPs and Higher Education ESL, K-12 ESOL teachers, and EFL instructors.
Requirements for Proposal Submissions:
Please submit a 500-word proposal for initial consideration by December 15, 2019 accompanied by a current CV.

Proposal Guidelines:
The proposal must include a 500-word summary of the proposed topic that describes the following:
  • an explanation of related theoretical issues, and
  • an outline of practical suggestions for classroom teachers.
The proposal must also indicate which chapter topic the author is submitting to.

Acceptance Process:
Submit the proposal to and

Contributors use APA for formatting and referencing and submissions should be meticulously reviewed and checked for clarity and accuracy by the contributor before submitting. All submissions will be carefully vetted and given a final review. Proposals will be judged on the appropriateness for the book format.

TESOL asks all contributors to assign their copyright to the association. The author(s) will be asked to sign a contract during the production cycle for the volume. Please do not submit work that has been previously published, is currently under consideration elsewhere, or is already under contract, and do not submit work for which you wish to retain copyright.