May 2022
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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 NNESTs? If you do, please consider submitting an article to the NNEST Newsletter.

Submission Guidelines

The following types of submissions on topics related to NNEST issues are welcome:

  • Feature Articles (1,200–1,750 words) related to teacher education, research, professional development, program administration, and sociocultural issues.
  • Brief Reports (600–900 words), such as book reviews and 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 guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (the APA manual);
  • include a short teaser (no more than 50 words) and 2- to 3-sentence author(s) biography;
  • have the title in capitals;
  • list a byline (author’s name, affiliation, city, country, email, 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 = 120 px and height = 160 px
  • 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 your submissions to the editors at

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