Dedicated to disseminating the best results of research activities carried out at language centres and higher education departments
All articles subjected to double-blind peer review process
Language Learning in Higher Education deals with the most relevant aspects of language acquisition at university. The CercleS journal presents the outcomes of research on language teaching, blended learning and autonomous learning, language assessment as well as aspects of professional development, quality assurance and university language policy. Its aim is to increase the quality of language teaching and learning programmes offered by university language centers and other providers in higher education by presenting new models and by disseminating the best results of research activities carried out at language centers and in other higher education departments.
The Editors are currently working on the Special Issue Enhancing the Role of European University Language Centres: past achievements and future perspectives, the aim of which is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CercleS (1991-2021). The volume will be published in December 2020. A new Call for Papers will be issued in September 2020.
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Typescripts may be submitted at any time, preferably as e-mail attachments to the editors-in-chief, Carmen Argondizzo and Gillian Mansfield. Attachments should include: 1 copy in word file with authors' details, 1 anonimous copy in word file without authors' details).
All submissions that the editors-in-chief judge worthy of serious consideration will be peer-reviewed.
Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including references but excluding tables, figures and appendices. They should be presented as follows:
1. Name of author(s) 2. Title of article 3. Abstract (200-250 words) 4. Key words (between 5 and 7) 5. Name of author(s) followed by institutional affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) 6. Text of article 7. Notes (if any) 8. References 9. Appendices
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Submissions that fail to observe these conventions will not be considered for publication.
Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:
Fiona Dalziel Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Annick Rivens Mompean Université de Lille, France
Marco Cappellini, RANACLES, Aix-Marseille University, France Thomas Christiansen, AICLU, Università del Salento, Italy Ana de Medeiros, AULC, King’s College London, United Kingdom Andreas Hettiger, AKS, Braunschweig Technical University, Germany Marek Ľupták, CASALC-SK, Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia Martin Mikulas, CASALC CZ, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Michael Nelson, FINELC, University of Turku, Finland Stephanie Neuner-Anfindsen, SSH-CHES, University of Freiburg, Switzerland Simona Peckova, CASALC CZ College of Business, Prague, Czech Republic Cristina Pérez Guillot, ACLES, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain David Prickett, AKS, University of Postdan, Germany Laurent Rouveyrol, RANACLES, University of Nice, France Mirjam Trapman, NUT, StudieSuccesCentrum