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TESOL Journal
TESOL Journal (TJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, practitioner-oriented electronic journal that publishes articles based on current theory and research in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). TJ is a forum for second and foreign language educators at all levels to engage in the ways that research and theory can inform, shape, and ground teaching practices and perspectives. TJ enable an active and vibrant professional dialogue about research- and theory-based practices as well as practice-oriented theorizing and research. 

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TESOL Journal (TJ)
is seeking abstracts for the 2021 special topic issue  Incidental and Informal Vocabulary Learning. The issue will appear in the September or December issue of 2021.

Given the difficulties learners have in developing a sufficient English vocabulary for various language learning purposes, this special issue seeks proposals of all submission categories focusing on the incidental and informal learning and teaching of vocabulary. The goal of the issue is to provide TESOL professionals a better understanding of the opportunities for informal and incidental vocabulary learning in multiple contexts of English language education across the world. The studies in this issue will explore how incidental and informal vocabulary learning may complement the intentional vocabulary learning and teaching that occurs within the classroom. Thus, we specifically call for papers which explore the relationship between intentional and incidental vocabulary learning; incidental vocabulary learning and task development; technology and incidental vocabulary learning; media consumption and informal vocabulary learning; students’ and teachers’ perceptions of incidental and informal vocabulary learning; and the potential of informal vocabulary learning.

2021 Special Issue