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NNEST IS Newsletter Call for Submissions

Do you have some thoughts on the status of nonnative English speakers in TESOL (NNEST)? Have you done some preliminary studies on any NNEST-related issues? Do you have personal stories to share that are related to NNEST issues? Do you have some helpful tips for other nonnative English speakers in TESOL? If you do, please consider submitting an article to the NNEST Newsletter for consideration.

Submission Guidelines
The following types of submissions on topics related to NNEST (nonnative English speakers in TESOL) issues are welcome:

Feature Articles (1200–1500 words) related to teacher education, research, professional development, program administration, and sociocultural issues.

Brief Reports (600–900 words), such as book reviews, reports on conference presentations, and papers.

Personal Accounts (500–700 words) related to NNEST issues.

Announcements (50–75 words) of forthcoming presentations and meetings on issues related to NNESTs as well as forthcoming articles and books on issues related to NNESTs.

Readers' Thoughts (500 words). This section gives you the opportunity to share your reactions to and thoughts about articles published in our newsletter.

We also welcome submissions in the following categories:

  • Research-in-progress (600–900 words) publishes short reports of ongoing research of interest to NNESTs.
  • Research notice-board (up to 300 words)publishes short statements concerning research in progress.
  • Innovative practice (up to 500 words) publishes short accounts of innovative classroom practice by frontline practitioners.

All submissions need to
  • be formatted using Microsoft Word (.doc);
  • be carefully edited and proofread and follow the style guide lines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (the APA manual);
  • include a short teaser (no more than 50 words) and a two-to-three sentence author(s) biography;
  • have the title in all capitals;
  • list a byline (author’s name, affiliation, city, country, e-mail, and author photo); and
  • contain no more than five citations.

Also, all figures, graphs, and other images should be sent in separate jpg files.

The specifications for the author photo are:

  • a head and shoulder shot
  • jpg file
  • width = 120px and height = 160px
  • clear, clean, professional photo that is appropriate to the article

For more details, please visit the Newsletter section of the NNEST IS website.

Please send any queries and/or your submissions to: Bedrettin Yazan and Nathanael Rudolph at

TESOL Awards and Grants

TESOL recognizes its exceptional members by offering various awards, many of which are available for our IS members. For information on TESOL Awards and Grants that you might consider applying for, visit the TESOL website.

NNEST Resources

Are you looking for interesting resources for nonnative-English-speaking teachers? If so, you should visit the Resources section of our NNEST IS website.

Don’t forget to check out the bibliography on nonnative English-speaking teachers!

Find nonnative and native speakers of English who share interests in NNEST, teaching English, and World Englishes issues, visit the blog.

Also, if you know about other relevant resources (e.g., websites, publications, press releases, tips) that could be posted in this section, we encourage you to share this information with us by contacting the web manager, Ogie Udambor Bumandalai. Help us keep this list very useful by including current and comprehensive information.

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