Wei, R., & Reynolds, B.L. (2022). TESOL and New Technology: Opportunities and Challenges [Special Issue]. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 12(2). (SCOPUS/ESCI)
About this Issue
Welcome to the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) special issue for the 2021 Global English Education China Assembly (hereafter “the Assembly”). The Assembly, a high-level international English Language Teaching (ELT) event in China, has been organised annually by China Daily in partnership with national and overseas academic institutions. The 2021 Assembly, held in July in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, attracted over 3,000 attendees, both on site and online (Wei & Hu, 2021). We believe that the 2022 Assembly (https://tesol.i21st.cn/2022/), to be held in this summer, will continue to bring together thousands of ELT practitioners, scholars, and researchers, at home and from abroad, to exchange experiences and share research outputs, despite uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many researchers showed interest in the topic of the special issue, only a small number of their submitted papers were able to be included. This special issue is comprised of five articles authored by six second language (L2) researchers based in the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. These papers deal with both pre-tertiary and tertiary education matters related to the opportunities and challenges of online language learning and instruction, multimodal input, and technology enhanced writing instruction.