Special Issue on English Language Learning Culture

Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Rodolfo Acosta
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Guest Editor
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    • Arnaldo Gómez
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Alexis Pérez
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Juan Emerio Pérez
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Neri Isabel Calvet
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Nelson Careaga
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
    • Aida Concepción
      Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University Hermanos Saíz Montes de Oca, Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Introduction

    The issue proposed, "English Language Learning Culture" is the result of the Research Project entitled “Creation of a New English Language Learning Culture”. The authors have the hope that English study at the university can be improved with the formation of a new leaning culture that makes the students excellent learners. Theoretical and empirical methods such as survey, interviews, documentary analysis, self-reflection and group discussion, allowed the analysis and characterization of the problem: the learners do not know how to learn English. The culture involves different dimensions like, beliefs about the language and its study, learning inside and outside the classroom, with modern technology, connected to the world, with tutorship, using learning strategies, widening their general culture, centering on real English use, assuming a successful psychology, and humanism. A strategy was applied to form the New Learning Culture in students from the Foreign Language Department at the University of Pinar del Rio. The actions included courses, lectures, workshops, methodologies, lessons and scientific events. The teachers and the students themselves are the mediators to form the new culture in the learners. The results show the transformations from the students` traditional culture to the New English language culture, now with enjoyable, motivating, dynamic, fast and efficient learnings.
    The new culture has got a set of dimensions:
    1. The learners´ beliefs about the language and its learning
    2. Learning English outside and inside the classroom
    3. The psychology of success in learning English is a need
    4. Using technology to improve English learning
    5. Language learning happens through reflection and social interaction
    6. The use of new English learning strategies
    7. Learning real English use rather than the language system
    8. Connectivity with the world and oneself by means of English
    9. The student´s cultural background
    10. Humanism in English Learning
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Culture
    2. English
    3. Learning
    4. Technology
    5. Use
    6. Psychology

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijecs.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.