Positions available: TLT Associate Editor, New JALT AM: Cornelsen

Position Available: TLT Associate Editor

The Language Teacher is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Associate Editor, with future advancement to the position of Coeditor. Applicants must be JALT members and must have the knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities to oversee the production of a regularly published academic publication. Previous experience in publications, especially at an editorial level, is an asset. Knowledge of JALT publications is desirable. Applicants must also have regular access to a computer with email and word processing capabilities.

This post requires several hours of concentrated work every week editing articles, scheduling and overseeing production, and liaising with the Publications Board. Applicants should be prepared to make a minimum three-year commitment with an extension possible. The assumption of duties is tentatively scheduled for early Autumn 2015. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (including details of publication background and published works), a cover letter, and a statement of purpose indicating why they would like to become Associate Editor (and later advance to Coeditor) of The Language Teacher, to: Jerry Talandis Jr., JALT Publications Board Chair <pubchair@jalt-publications.org> by August 1st, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.


New JALT Associate Member: Cornelsen

When Franz Cornelsen founded his publishing house in 1946, his vision was to teach foreign languages in order to foster relations and improve mutual understanding between European countries. His first English textbook was a huge success, and made Cornelsen the market leader in EFL in Germany, a position the company still holds today.

Learners in 20 countries are already using our EFL materials. Now we are bringing our concepts to the world market, where we reached an excellent position with our German courses already. Our author teams are a combination of native English speakers with many years of practical experience, and non-natives who are experts in teaching EFL. 

In the global economy, Germany stands for quality and reliability, aspects which also characterize our coursebooks: clear concepts, well-structured, and an easy-to-teach approach, combined with a focus on job-related contents and pragmatic language use. The CEFR, which is increasingly recognized in countries outside Europe, is our guideline to produce coursebooks.

Cornelsen is committed to working with local distributors and building long-lasting relationships with regional partners in markets around the world. Only Cornelsen have the expert regional knowledge which will ensure the best possible fit between coursebooks and learners.