Dear Colleague,

The TESL Canada Journal ( is soliciting proposals from prospective guest editors for the 2019 Special Issue. The TESL Canada Journal is an open access, refereed journal for practicing teachers, teacher educators, graduate students, and researchers. All published articles receive DOIs and are archived by Portico and LOCKSS.


The TESL Canada Journal (TCJ) publishes one Special Issue per year (in the late autumn) and two regular issues.


Call for Papers

2018 Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal

The Shifting Landscape of Professional Self-Development for ELT Practitioners

Guest Editor: Li-Shih Huang, PhD


Over the past decade, the ways in which English language teaching (ELT) professionals pursue self-development have transformed across space and time. Today they include both traditional approaches (keeping abreast with research, attending courses and workshops, joining professional associations, attending conferences, conducting action research, etc.) as well as newer technological channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, weblogs, to name a few). Meanwhile, an emerging body of research on professional self-development exists more broadly