Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal

Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, CALJ, is mainly concerned with disseminating completed and ongoing research, pedagogical innovations, and theoretical reviews relevant to the field of applied linguistics and language education. CALJ is a publication of the School of Sciences and Education at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas.

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CALJ changed email address!


Dear colleagues,

Our prior account ( was hacked and blocked. Due to this situation, we had to create a new email account to continue with our work. From now on, the Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal will be communicating with you through this new account (

Please, write your emails addressed to our journal ONLY to this new address, since the yahoo account is completely blocked and does not receive or send any messages.

Posted: 2014-09-03

Call for papers Volume 17 Number 2, and Volume 18 Numbers 1 and 2


Deadline for submissions:

Volume 17 Number 2: December 19/2014

Volume 18 Number 1: June 20/2015

Volume 18 Number 2: December 19/2015

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Vol 15, No 2 (2013)

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In this issue I would like to address community based pedagogies (CBP) as an approach to teaching and learning used by people interested in doing educational work within a social perspective in our context. Research studies focused on CBP use community asset mapping to document the resources of a community by viewing the community as a place with strengths or assets that need to be preserved and enhanced, not deficits to be remedied. Gee (2000) asserts that recognizing valuable sources available in the community helps learners acquire knowledge embedded in social, cultural and material contexts.