From my AERA-C: Learning and Instruction Forum listserv:
Call for Papers – Special Issue 2013
Empirical Perspective on the Implementation of the Common European
Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio
Final deadline for submissions: October 31st, 2012
The Canadian Modern Language Review (CMLR) invites manuscripts to be considered for a special issue to appear in November 2013 focused on research related to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP). To date most of the published research has focused on the European context; however, there is increasing interest in implementing the CEFR and the ELP in other contexts, including Canada. In Europe, theoretical work, case-studies and anecdotal reports suggest that the CEFR is a useful descriptive scheme for analyzing second language learner needs, goals, materials and outcomes and for orienting L2 assessment. Its companion piece, the ELP, has been widely implemented, although mostly on a small scale. For this special issue we seek a broad range of contributions from researchers who report on empirical findings from studies of the CEFR and ELP in relation to issues such as proficiency testing, language policy, L2 teacher preparation, development of teaching/learning resources, curriculum design, implementation and assessment. We also seek research reports that document and evaluate pedagogical innovations based on the CEFR and/or the ELP for the “Focus on the Classroom” section of the special issue. The editors welcome articles in English or French.
Submitted articles will be subject to the normal peer review process of the CMLR. Please visit the submission guidelines at the following link for information on manuscript length, the mandate of the journal, and other aspects of submission: http://www.utpjournals.com/cmlr.
Submissions should be sent electronically through PRESTO:
Receipt of all manuscripts will be acknowledged via PRESTO.