ELT Research Issue 38
Welcome to Issue 38 of ELT Research, the annual publication of IATEFL Research SIG (ReSIG)!
As always, this issue brings accounts by teachers and teacher educators working in various contexts across the world. We start with two contributions debunking the myth of a theory-practice divide in ELT, from a theoretical and a practical standpoint. We then feature an interview on humanising materials development.
What follows is a block of research reports on topics ranging from developing online ELT materials, via peer observation and self-assessment, to student mental wellbeing. Traditionally, since Issue 36, we have been featuring short reports from MA ELT Quick Fire Presentation Event, organised by the Applied Linguistics Department at the University of Warwick and supported by ReSIG. Contributions in the MA ELT Quick Fire section explore teachers' perceptions of the shift to online teaching due to COVID-19, aspects of spoken production and assessment, and explorations of some of the motivational and emotional processes underpinning language learning.
We feature the usual conference reports – three on IATEFL 2022 (more specifically, on ReSIG Pre-conference Event and on ReSIG Showcase Day) and one on ELTRIA 2022. We wrap up with three reviews of books on practitioner research.
We wish to thank all contributors for their hard work and patience during the reviewing process. We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in submitting for Issue 39!