The PALT Journal is the official publication of the Philippine Association for Language Teaching. It is an international refereed journal. PALT is the only organization affiliated with TESOL International. It is a member of the Pan-Asian Consortium with members that include KOTESOL, JALT, MELTA, FELTA, and ThaiTESOL. The PALT Journal publishes reports on contemporary theories, practices, and policies related to language education. It welcomes qualitative and quantitative studies on language education, curriculum, language teacher education, professional development of language educators, materials development, and assessment, including action research. Articles on it are in the process of applying for indexing and abstracting in the following: Open J-Gate, JournalTOCs, Google Scholar, InfoBase Index, Social Science Research Network, Open Academic Journals Index, and ejournals.ph.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Language Education in the Philippines: Policies, Perspectives, and Practices
This issue is motivated by the lacuna on studies that reflect the changes in language education in the Philippines. PALT Journal welcomes submissions on the following:
K to 12 English language education policies
K to 12 language and assessment reforms
K to 12 Filipino language education policies
Research on education related to BERA (Basic Education Research Agenda) on language education and curriculum/assessment/learning outcomes (http://www.deped.gov.ph/sites/default/files/order/2016/DO_s2016_039.pdf)
Pre-service language teacher education
PPST and language teacher education
OBE and language education
Practices and action research on language education
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
1. The manuscript should be prepared and formatted using the latest edition (6th edition) of the "Publication Manual of the APA" including levels of headings, citations, statistical and mathematical copies, tables and figures, and references. Articles that do not conform to the latest edition of the APA will be returned.
You may refer to the following links for the APA style guide:
2. Font size should be 12, Times New Roman including the title page except for the table numbers which can be smaller to fit the page.
3. The title page should contain the full names, institutional affiliation, country, e-mail address/es, contact numbers of the author/s. The action editor will be the one to remove the names for review.
4. The paragraphs for the entire manuscript is typed using single spacing (including title page, references, and author bio profile). There should be no spaces in between paragraphs. Space is only placed in between headings.
5. The left and right margins are 1.5 inches. Top and down margins are 1 inch.
6. Provide 3 or more keywords below the abstract.
7. Avoid using footnotes. If this cannot be avoided, reconstruct the footnotes as endnotes found at the end of the manuscript.
8. Tables and figures are interjected in the text where they are supposed to be found. Tables and figures should fit in a portrait format (not landscape).
9. Tables and figures should fit one page of a manuscript in portrait format (not landscape). If the tables and figures are long, place them in the appendix. If the text is enough to illustrate the results, no need to report tables and figures.
10. Provide a one-paragraph (3 to 4 sentences) bio profile for each author placed at the end of the manuscript. Indicate the institutional affiliation, country, and e-mail address.
11. Submit the manuscript as a single word file. Do not separate the manuscript into several files. Theses can be converted to journal articles following the IMRD (Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion. The pages are between 10-15.
12. Articles that do not conform to the guidelines will be returned.