Fascicle 10: Glottodidactics (Language Education)

Theme: Non-formal language learning practices: goals, forms, contexts  

 The Editorial Board of Roczniki Humanistyczne, Fascicle 10: Glottodidactics (Language Education) invites scholars to submit contributions to the forthcoming 2023 issue, the subject of which focuses on non-formal language education practices, with particular emphasis on goals, forms and contexts.

Non-formal language learning involves systematic educational activities organised in different contexts and forms outside the framework of an institutionalised formal education system. It is a form of organised complementary education, based on voluntary, active participation in formation activities, addressed to various groups of recipients, in terms of their age, profile, needs, education, etc. The recipients’ motivation to participate in non-formal education is the development of their own competences and / or obtaining new language qualifications in the conditions of a dynamically changing economic situation, unstable labour market or individual needs for active participation in social and cultural life. Non-formal language education practices are part of the formula of continuing education and lifelong learning.

Articles proposed in relation to the issues suggested above should focus on the following aspects:

  1. The idea of “lifelong learning” in language education;
  2. Contexts and forms of language education in the conditions of non-formal education (their potential and limitations);
  3. Language education programmes in non-formal education (needs, goals, content, outcomes);
  4. Language education for people with professional needs and goals (trends, directions, forms);
  5. Professional (self) development of foreign language teachers;
  6. Language education of senior citizens;
  7. Evaluation in non-formal language education (recipients, goals, requirements, forms).

We await the submission of proposals for thematically profiled papers (with a title and summary of about 200 words) by April 30, 2022 to the Secretary of Fascicle 10, Dr. Anna Majewska-Wójcik (annamaj-woj@o2.pl). The authors of the proposals initially accepted will then be asked to send texts up to 40,000 characters (including summaries and key words) to the Editorial Board via the online system http://ojs.tnkul.pl/index.php/rh/, after being registered as an author. We kindly ask you to use the MLA citation style.

Preferred languages: English, Polish, French, Russian, German.

We accept only unpublished papers of high academic quality. The editors reserve the right to pre-select papers in terms of thematic and editorial content.

Deadline for submission of finished articles:  August 31, 2022.