CALL FOR PAPERS-Special Issue for Foreign Language Studies

Special Issue for Foreign Language Studies


Professional Development in Language Education

Guest Editors: Icy Lee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) & Chih-Hao Chang (Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Japan)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023

In the era of globalization, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI), the entire world is witnessing rapid and unprecedented changes. In light of these transformations driven by technological advancements, automation, and the interconnectedness of the global economy, there is a pressing need for professional development in diverse fields. In language education, similarly, the dynamic educational landscape shaped by globalization and the emergence of technological and AI tools underscores the vital necessity for educators to engage in a continuous process of learning, growth, and refinement of teaching practices to meet the evolving needs of students and the changing terrain of language education. Through continuing professional development, educators enhance their pedagogical skills, stay updated on the latest linguistic theories and teaching methodologies, and incorporate technological advancements into their practices. This ongoing learning process helps educators create a more engaging and effective learning environment for their students.

This special issue of Foreign Language Studies (, slated for release in December 2024, will be dedicated to exploring issues, challenges, and practices associated with professional development in language education. Submissions addressing the following topics, with specific reference to professional development in language education, are invited:

· Effective strategies for language educator professional development

· Integration of technology and AI in language education professional development

· Cultural competency training for language educators

· Professional development in bilingual education

· Impact of reflective practice on language educator development

· Professional learning communities in language education

· Mentorship and coaching in language educator professional development

· Assessment and evaluation in language educator development

· Innovations in language education pedagogy

· Language educator well-being and work-life balance

· Interdisciplinary collaboration in language educator training

· Continuous learning and adaptability in language education

· Teacher identity and language educator professional development

Contributors are welcome to address issues or topics not listed above. We also encourage contributions related to professional development in languages other than English. For inquiries and abstract submissions, please contact the co-editors: Icy Lee ( and Chih-Hao Chang (