Call for papers: Special Issue of Language Teaching Research on Intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom

Language Teaching Research announces a call for abstracts for a special topic issue on
intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom.
The issue will address empirical, conceptual, and theoretical concerns related to the
development of critical cultural awareness, which is of special importance particularly in the
field of English language education, considering the status of English as a global language
and associated problems such as linguistic imperialism, ideology and native-speakerism.
Areas of interest include the shift from intercultural communicative competence to
intercultural citizenship, the problematization of the concept of intercultural citizenship
across contexts, as well as the development of research, pedagogy and teachers.
Submissions are encouraged in four interconnected areas:
1. Conceptualizations of citizenship and intercultural citizenship.
2. Researching intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom.
3. Teaching intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom.
4. Teacher development for intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom.
Submissions should report previously unpublished work that is empirically and/or
theoretically based and that includes concrete implications for language professionals around the world.
Based on review of the abstracts by the guest editors (Melina Porto, Stephanie Ann Houghton and Michael Byram, authors will be invited to submit full manuscripts for possible inclusion in the issue. All manuscripts will undergo the customary double-blind review process.
Please send a 600-word abstract without author(s) names to
and On a separate sheet, include each author’s name,
affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and 50-word biographical

The deadline for abstracts is November 30th, 2015.
Full manuscripts will be due July 1st, 2016.
For inquiries, contact Melina Porto at or