Special Issue for PPTELL 2024

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Taiwan International ESP Journal Special Issue for PPTELL 2024 Conference 



Special issue title: Harnessing the Cutting-edge Technologies for Transformative Language Education in the Era of AI

Journal: Taiwan International ESP Journal


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Guest Editors: Wen-Chi Vivian Wu, Asia University, Taiwan

                                Rae Ping Lin, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan


In today's rapidly evolving landscape of language education, the integration of cutting-edge technologies and the emergence of artificial intelligence have catalyzed the development of expanded multilingual proficiencies. These pervasive technologies, encompassing wireless computing, networking, and artificial intelligence, facilitate seamless human-computer interaction, transcending temporal and spatial constraints. This evolution has engendered a learning environment characterized by increased ubiquity, wearability, and mobility, necessitating learners to cultivate self-regulation and a diverse skill set to fully capitalize on the benefits of modern technology. A thoughtful and principled application of these technologies, guided by the foundational principles of inclusivity and equity, holds the potential to expedite progress toward ensuring sustained language and literacy development for learners both within and beyond traditional educational settings. While extensive research has explored the prevalence of technology in language education and assessment, there exists a need for a platform to contextualize the integration of these cutting-edge technologies into transformative language education within the context of the era of AI.

This special issue extends an invitation for scholarly contributions, encompassing pedagogical interventions, case studies, curriculum innovations, and transdisciplinary research, that critically evaluate the individual and collective endeavors of educators and learners in cultivating and deploying their digital literacy proficiencies within the specific contextual parameters they inhabit. Furthermore, we welcome submissions that scrutinize the concerted initiatives within language teacher education aimed at preparing educators for transformative practice with these advanced technologies. While we wholeheartedly embrace submissions focusing on technology within the educational framework, we strongly encourage research studies that offer critical analyses of languages other than English, particularly within the domains of translingual and plurilingual education and assessment.

We invite papers on a wide range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Technologies for multimodal and multiliteracy development
  • Technologies for intercultural learning and communication
  • Technologies and language teaching in early years education
  • Technologies integration into EMI
  • Technologies and ESP courses
  • Technologies and Language Teacher Education
  • Approaches and methods to researching technologies-enhanced language learning
  • Integration of generative AI technology for language teaching and learning

Key dates:

Abstracts (500 words max.) due on June 15, 2024. Please submit your abstracts to tw.espjournal@gmail.com

Invitations to full manuscripts: July 1, 2024

Submit full manuscripts for peer review (6000-8000 words): Sep 30, 2024

Revised manuscripts: Nov 30, 2024

Accepted manuscripts to appear in the Journal: estimated in March 2025

Please refer to the submission guidelines available at the Journal’s webpage: