Write for The ITBE Link

The newsletter is a publication of Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Bilingual Education, a non-profit professional organization, founded in 1970, which disseminates information, provides a forum, and serves as an advocate for students, educators and administrators in the field. Illinois TESOL- BE is an affiliate of TESOL, an international organization. All our articles come from professionals in the field, typically from our membership. We encourage article submissions from our entire membership from all levels of experience and areas of expertise.?

Call for Submissions for the Spring Issue - Due March 31, 2015

Please focus your submissions on one of the following categories:
Feature Articles: Useful classroom practices, administrative issues, classroom-based research, perspectives and commentary on trends or innovations in the field
Please include headings and graphics (photos and videos) where applicable
Length: 700-1500 words
Teaching Tips: Shorter teaching tips or lesson ideas
(These articles should describe concrete activities with specific directions and guidelines which readers can implement into their teaching)

Please include headings and graphics (photos and videos) where applicable
Length: 500-700 words
News from ITBE Members: Short announcements of professional achievements of ITBE members (for example, awards, publications in peer-reviewed journals, etc)
Length: up to 50 words

Book and Resource Reviews: Reviews of textbooks, professional development books, and other resources (print or online) 
Please include description, critique, and possible applications 
Length: 300-500 words

All articles must:
  • Be double-spaced
  • Include the category (Feature, Teaching Tip, Review, or News) in the document itself
  • Include title and any necessary headings/subheading
  • Include a one-sentence bio statement (eg, "John Smith teaches adult ESL at Village Community College.")
  • Not exceed length specifications of the category (Feature, Teaching Tip, Review, or News)
  • Follow APA Style, 6th Edition for in-text citation and reference list (see APA Style Guide)
  • Place any images and video in the text itself in order to show correct placement
To submit articles, please:
  • Email manuscript as a word document attachment to; subject: "Submission for ITBE Link" (you need this EXACT subject line to avoid the spam filter)
  • Images: In addition to including them on the Word doc in the place you'd like them to appear, please attach them as separate .jpg files and attach with the email.
  • Video: Clips can be embedded - Please include either the URL from a site that provides the embedding code (eg, Youtube) or include the embedding code itself
  • Include a photo of each author (optional)

Review Process:
You will receive notification that your submission has been received. The editors reserve the right to modify any material selected for publication to fit the available space, or to improve on clarity and style. Authors will be consulted prior to publication if changes are deemed by the editors to be substantial. Authors may be given the opportunity to revise their articles if significant changes or refocusing are required. However, authors will not be able to make changes to their manuscript after submission. Articles may be held for upcoming issues. 

No press releases, please.

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Submission Deadlines 

  Submission Deadline Publication Date
Fall  September 30, 2014 mid-October
Winter December 31, 2014 mid-January
Spring March 31, 2015 mid-April
Summer June 30, 2015 mid-July


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Past Issues of the ITBE Newsletter / The Link (pdf)

2014-2015 Fall V 42 N3 Winter V 42 N4 Spring V 43 N1 Summer V 43 N2
2013-14 Fall V 41 N3 Winter V 41 N4 Spring V 42 N1 Summer V 42 N2
2012-13 Fall V 40 N3 Winter V 40 N4 Spring V 41 N1 Summer V 41 N2
2011-12 Fall V 39 N3 Winter V 39 N4 Spring V 40 N1 Summer V 40 N2
2010-11 Fall V 38 N3 Winter V 38 N4 Spring V 39 N1 Summer V 39 N2
2009-10 Fall V 37 N3 Winter V 37 N4 Spring V 38 N1 Summer V 38 N2
2008-09 Fall V 36 N3 Winter V 36 N4 Spring V 37 N1 Summer V 37 N2
2007-08 Fall V 35 N3 Winter V 35 N4 Spring V 36 N1 Summer V 36 N2
2006-07 Fall V 34 N3 Winter V 34 N4 Spring V 35 N1 Summer V 35 N2
2005-06 Fall V 33 N3 Winter V 33 N 4 Spring V 34 N1 Summer V 34 N 2
2004-05 Fall V 32 N 3 Winter V 32 N 4 Spring V 33 N1 Summer V 33 N 2
2003-04 Fall V 31 N 3 Winter V 31 N 4 Spring V 32 N1 Summer V 32 N 2