23. April 2022 · Comments Off on ARTESOL EFL Journal Call for Articles · Categories: NEWS, Uncategorized

Building Networks among Teachers


A Refereed National Journal of Issues in teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Dear Colleague,

ARTESOL EFL Interest Section would like to invite you to contribute to ARTESOL EFL Journal, a refereed international journal of issues in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. ARTESOL EFL Journal, Building Networks among Teachers, receives submissions of unpublished manuscripts on any topic related to the area. https://artesol.org.ar/publications/efl-journal

Four categories of manuscripts are evaluated: original research articles, reflective articles, pedagogical experiences in EFL, and materials and media reviews.

  • Original research articles

This category includes manuscripts that report the results of original research and assess its contribution to the area of EFL.

  • Reflective articles:

These articles show connections between learning and theories through the analysis, observation, description, and evaluation of a specific topic.

  • Pedagogical experiences in EFL

This category refers to the description of new experiences (strategies, techniques, course design) in the EFL area.

  • Materials and media reviews

This section includes reviews of books, journals, and software published by universities, teacher training colleges and other institutions interested in the development of EFL courses or studies.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022.Your article should be submitted to artesolefljournal@gmail.com. The editorial board will contact you as soon as your article goes through the different stages of the review process. Once your article has been accepted, it will be published within one year from September 30, 2022.

For more information, please read the submission guidelines

We look forward to and do count on your being a part of this edition.

Best regards,

ARTESOL EFL Journal Team

28. March 2022 · Comments Off on Mario López Barrios · Categories: Uncategorized

Mario Luis López-Barrios holds a Dr. phil. (Universität Kassel, Germany) and a degree in Language Education in English and German (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina). Professor of Foreign Language Teaching (School of Languages, UNC). Areas of interest: Foreign Language Teaching, Materials Development, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.

EFL coursebook contents and local curricula

The syllabus typically states the actual subject matter of a language course and its organization. In the school context, the topics included in EFL curricula are decided by an educational authority in accordance with national guidelines that frame the organization of the teaching and learning processes. In the Province of Córdoba, Argentina, themes are labelled in the curriculum as ámbitos de experiencia e interés, i.e. topics that relate to the experience and interests of the target learners, and include, apart from the typical everyday situations, cross-curricular topics from the social or natural sciences. Because some of these topics are controversial, they tend to be underrepresented or absent in commercial EFL materials. Despite the relevance of the non-language contents in foreign language education, these have scarcely been the object of research. Thus, this presentation examines their presence in five EFL coursebook series popularly used in some local schools and analyses them quantitatively to determine the coverage of said curriculum topics by the coursebooks. The study aims at raising awareness of the relevance of the inclusion of interest areas in teaching materials and at providing further insights into this marginal topic in materials development.