2017 Call for Papers

The TexTESOL IV 2017 “Call for Papers”

About TexTESOL IV Publications

TexTESOL IV Publications are published online (free) and in print and e-book format (for sale) making it available in 39,000 academic institutions and libraries globally as well as virtually all retail and wholesale book distributes worldwide.The Fourth Estate is the TexTESOL IV quarterly; the Journal of Assessment and Teaching of English Language Learning is TexTESOL IV’s academic journal. TexTESOL IV’s Publications pages receive over 8000 views per month; articles average 56 views per month. Additionally, publications are read in 235+ countries making the Fourth Estate an excellent platform for material writers, researchers, and scholar-practitioners to field their work. 

TexTESOL IV receives submissions through the electronic form at TexTESOL IV Publications page; submission are blind peer-reviewed and edited prior to publication.

Fourth Estate Vol 

Summer 2016 (June): Advocating, for ELLs, for teachers, for the field – Submissions due June 5th, 2016

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This issue focuses on Advocacy in ESOL on an international, national, state, and local level. We are interested in specific areas of advocacy such as immigrant issues, as well other more typical issues regarding school policy and teaching practices. Submissions could contain or be the voices of students, parents, teachers, or administrators in primary, secondary, adult ed., and higher ed.

Further, we are seeking submissions on individual, professional, program, as well as student advocacy at the local and community levels as well as state and federal levels. If you serve as in an advocacy or leadership position, we welcome short reports on what you are doing, strategies for, and challenges with advocacy in your ESOL context.  

A general overview of submission types is:

  1. Action based research – research focused on advocacy, its effectiveness, challenges, and points to consider.
  2. Reports on emerging issues, new challenges, new methods
  3. Articles – articles grounding social change theory with a focus on ELs in primary, secondary, as well as adult and higher educational institutions.
  4. Literature Reviews
  5. Lesson plans or teaching strategies/ tips that move educators and students beyond superficial considerations of diversity, inclusivity, and the complexities, rewards, and cost of multi-cultural environments.
  6. Book reviews and or reading suggestions 

Submissions should be under 5 pages single spaced and utilize APA reference format and the following style format for the submission:  

Fall 2016: Developing Speaking and Listening Skills – Submissions due Sept 5th, 2017

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The Fourth Estate Fall Issue 33 (3) is seeking articles and resources that support listening and speaking development for English language learning across the curriculum and at all levels. Submission should focus on:  

  1. Listening & Speaking skills development
  2. Formative and Summative Assessment of Listening & Speaking skills
  3. Teaching Listening & Speaking Skills 

Also accepted are:  

  1. Action based research
  2. Articles
  3. Lit Reviews
  4. Lesson plans
  5. Teaching strategies or tips
  6. Book reviews and or reading suggestions


Winter 2016: Reflections on ESOL Leadership – Submissions due December 5th, 2017

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For the Winter Issue, TexTESOL IV will focus on Leadership within an ESOL Educational and Organizational context. While this topic is quite large, some questions to consider are:

  1. What has occurred over the past year that has created opportunities for growth?
  2. How has the affiliate reflected on its practices and renewed its efforts?
  3. Have specific changes been beneficial for greater or lesser growth and member connectedness?
  4. What are some things that did not go as well as the affiliate had, what were the possible causes and effects of that? What strategic steps has the association take to re-align?
  5. How is one to navigate pitfalls in leaderships?

Submissions may be largely reflections, articles, or literature reviews. Additionally, current and incoming leaders could use this opportunity to consider:

  1. Hopes, goals, and agendas for their position or affiliate
  2. Discuss strategies for accomplishing a particular set of objectives.

Books reviews and discussions on selected books for reading on leadership will be accepted. Authors may also submit simplified training modules, strategies, or tips for mentoring and training new and emerging leaders, increasing membership involvement, and teaching cultural sensitivity and intercultural competence in the classroom and boardroom.

Journal of Assessment and Teaching of English Language Learners


Research in the Language Learning Context

  • Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Mixed Methods Research

Reflections on Teaching – Pedagogy and Methodology

Pedagogical Reflections,  Methodological Reflections, & Positions Papers


  1. Adhere to APA formatting style guidelines.
  2. 15 page limit, single-spaced, including references and tables.
  3. Utilize the paper template

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• Alternative Assessment Methods • Anxiety & Motivation • Bilingualism • Blended Learning • Communicative Approach • Communicative Competence • Computer-Assisted Language Learning • Constructivist Approaches • Conversation Analysis • Corpus Linguistics • Cross Cultural Communication • Individual Differences • Innovations in Language Learning • Inter-Group Relations • Knowledge Management/LMS • Learner and Teacher Autonomy • Design Learning • Environments • Learning Materials Design • Learning Strategies • Linguistics • Materials and Methods • Methodology • Phonetics and Phonology • Pragmatics • Socio-linguistics • Task-Based Learning • World Englishes • Innovative Language Teaching Methodologies • Education – K-12 • Education – Higher Ed. • Education – Adult Ed. • Bilingual Education • Language Education • English as a Foreign Language • English for Specific Purposes • English Learning for Academic Purposes • Intensive English Programs • Language Assessment • Curriculum and Course • Trends in Language Learning • Second Language Acquisition • Teacher Training