We do not have funds to purchase materials, but are very interested in hearing from anyone willing to donate materials that we do not have, especially for the period up to 1979. Please consult our cataloguesLink opens in a new window to ascertain whether or not we already possess certain materials you may be interested in donating, then contact us by email (R.C.Smith@warwick.ac.uk) if you like.
Some notes for potential donors of materials are here.
Thanks to Harvey Smith, in May 2016 we filled in some gaps in our collections of English Teaching Forum and English Language Teaching, and in September 2016 Gwenneth Jones helped us fill out our collection of Audio-Visual Language Journal. See further below for issues still missing from our collection.
In September 2013 we received a donation of a full run of Modern English Teacher from 4/1 to 12/4 from Heather Kempson. We are now looking for only a few issues to complete the set.
to In October 2010, Mary Trimble generously donated issues of the following journals to fill gaps in our collection - IATEFL Newsletter (we are still missing many issues though, especially for the earliest years - see below); ELT Journal (we are still seeking volumes 1 to 4); English Teaching Forum (see below for missing issues); The ESP Journal (later, English for Specific Purposes) (we are now missing only issues 7/2 and 12/1); TESOL Quarterly (still, we would like to acquire volumes 2-4); Language-Teaching Abstracts (we now have a complete set); and World Englishes (we are still lacking 4/4 -11/1); Mary also donated a number of copies of TESOL Newsletter from the 1980s and we're interested both in filling in gaps and acquiring earlier issues (again, see below for details of issues we're missing).
Thanks to Rod Bolitho we acquired an almost complete set of Dunford House seminar reports (The British Council) from their beginning (1978) to 1996. Rosalyn Hurst later supplied the missing report from 1989, titled 'Managing ELT aid projects for sustainability'. Were any seminars held after 1996? - we'd welcome information.
We're very grateful to Roger Bowers for recently donating his collection of the very first issues of journals including TESOL Quarterly, RELC Journal, English Teaching Forum, and Language Teaching Abstracts, and for supplying missing volumes in the series we hold of English Language Teaching. We're hoping other donors might now step forward to complete our holdings of these journals, up to 1980 in particular (see below).
Thanks to a recent donation by Andy Gillett, we now have all issues of the Modern English Teacher published prior to 1993. All issues, that is, except the very first: Volume 1, Number 1 (published we think in 1972). We are now of course extremely keen to obtain a copy of this historic first number!
In general, we are collecting journals dated up to and including 1999 only. Here is a list of journal volumes/issues we have not yet been able to collect but which we are particularly interested in acquiring:
We don't have (and would like):
[to add to the BAAL Archive] The following numbers of the AILA Bulletin:
18 (1975); 21 (1977); 24-28 (1979-80); 31 onwards
[to add to the BAAL Archive] The following numbers of the AILA Review:
The following issues of the Audio-Visual Language Journal:
1/1-3/2, 5/2-7/2, 8/1, 16/2-16/3
[to add to the BAAL Archive] The following numbers of the BAAL Newsletter:
25 (1986) onwards
The following issue of the British Journal of Language Teaching:
The following volumes/issues of the journal English Language Teaching / English Language Teaching Journal:
Volumes 1-11 (especially volumes 1 and 2); Issues 12/1; 12/4; 13/4; 14/4-16/4; 18/1 [apart from vols. 1–2, we have these in bound volumes but not in original form, i.e. with preliminary matter, adverts, etc.]
55/2–4, 64/2–4, 67/4, 68/1–2, 69/2, 69/4, 70/1, 70/3–4, 71/1–2, 71/4, 73/2
The following volumes / issues of the journal English for Specific Purposes:
7/2; 12/1; Volume 14 onwards
The following volumes / issues of English Teaching Forum:
Volumes 2-8; 9/2-10/2; 10/4; 11/4-13/2; 13/5-13/6; 14/5-14/6; 15/4-15/6; 16/2; 16/5-17/3; 17/5-18/6;
[1980 onwards:] 20/4; 22/1; 26/3-31/1; 32/3-32/6; 33/3-34/1; 34/3-35/1; 35/4-36/2; 36/4-36/6; 37/2; 37/4-37/6; 38/3-41/1; 41/3 onwards
The following numbers of English Teaching Professional:
Issues 1; 7-24.
The following issues of English World-wide: A Journal of Varieties of English
The following volumes / issues of International Review of Applied Linguistics:
Also (for the period 1980+): Issues 22/3, 22/4; 23/2 (inclusive) onwards.
The following volumes / issues of Journal of English for Academic Purposes:
1/1; 1/3-1/4; 3/1; 4/2-4/3; 5/2; 5/4 onwards
The following issues of Language Testing Update:
1-3; 9-10; 15-17; 19-22; 25 onwards
The following volumes / issues of Mextesol Journal:
1/2-2/2; 4/2 onwards
The following issues of Modern English Teacher
1/1 (1973) (original series); 5/4 (1996) (new series)
The following issues of Practical English Teaching
1/1-6/4; 15/1 onwards
The following issues of Reading in a Foreign Language:
6/1; 7/2 onwards
The following volumes / issues of RELC Journal:
2/1-7/2; 11/2; 13/1; volume 22 onwards
The following volumes / issues of Studies in Second Language Acquisition:
Volumes 1-2; 6/1 onwards
The following volumes / issues of System:
Volumes 1-2; 6-7; Issues 3/1, 3/3; 5/2; 6/1-8/3; 10/1; 14/2-14/3; 17/1-17/3; 20/3; 25/2 onwards
The following issues of Teacher Education (published by Oxford University Press)
Issues 1/2 onwards
The following volumes / issues of TESOL Newsletter:
1/1-14/2; 15/1-15/5; 16/1-16/2; 17/1; 17/3-20/4; 20/6; 21/1-21/4; 22/6; 23/1-23/5; 24/1; 24/4; volume 25 onwards
The following volumes / issues of TESOL Journal:
We would like all volumes / issues except for 8/4 and 9/2
The following volumes / issues of TESOL Quarterly:
Also (for the period 1980+): Issues 29/3 onwards.
The following volumes / issues of World Englishes:
4/4 - 9/1; 9/3-11/1; 11/4 onwards
Of course, we always welcome offers of donations of other relevant materials (see ELT Archive home page) which are not yet in the collection, particularly otherwise difficult-to-consulte items.
For example, we would like to obtain the following:
CRILE Occasional Reports, Lancaster University:
1 ELT in India: the Dynamics of Change Esther Ramani and Michael Joseph (eds.) 17 papers by members of the English Language Teaching Community, Bangalore, India. 93 pages.
2 Language Proficiency Testing for Migrant Professionals: New Directions for the Occupational English Test
J. Charles Alderson, Christopher N. Candlin, Caroline M. Clapham, Dianne J. Martin, and Cyril J. Weir A report submitted to the Council on Overseas Professional Qualifications by the Testing and Evaluation Consultancy, Institute for English Language Education, University of Lancaster, September 1986. 93 pages.
3 An Evaluation of the National Certificate in English, Sri Lanka, 1986 Volume 1: Main Recommendations J. Charles Alderson, Dianne Wall and Caroline M. Clapham Final report on research commissioned by the British Council and the Overseas Development Administration, January 1987. 24 pages.
4 An Evaluation of the National Certificate in English, Sri Lanka, 1986 Volume 2: The Report J. Charles Alderson, Dianne Wall and Caroline M. Clapham Final report on research commissioned by the British Council and the Overseas Development Administration, January 1987. 233 pages, plus appendices.
5 Metalinguistic Knowledge, Language Aptitude and Language Proficiency J. Charles Alderson and David Steel December 1993. 35 pages, plus appendices
6 POWER, ETHICS and VALIDITY Simon Gieve and Izabel Magalhaes (eds.) Issues in the Relationship between Researchers and Researched. (From a CRILE seminar held at Lancaster University June 1994.)
7 Investigating the accuracy of admissions criteria: A case study in a British University Joan Allwright and Jayanti Banerjee
8 Language and Gender One-day Conference: A Selection of Papers Jane Sunderland (ed.) February 1998
(Five papers from the Lancaster Conference, July 1997.)