Our goal is to provide quality academic publications that are priced fairly and sustainably in the fields of humanities and the social sciences, education and policy, and language teaching and learning. We publish academic books and journalsprofessional bookstextbooks, and we will be releasing our new non-academic imprint, CDG Books very shortly.

Our journal publications are all open access and available to readers around the world for free regardless of their socioeconomic situations. Our books are produced using the most reasonable costings that we can but without sacrificing quality. In more affluent countries, libraries pay for rather expensive subscriptions from major publishing conglomerates which academics in these institutions can benefit from, but there are numerous academics from institutions in less developed countries that simply do not have the financial ability to pay for these subscriptions.

It is our goal to produce high quality publications that are produced and priced fairly for everyone so that people in academia or in industry, full-time and part-time students, people who are considering further study, or just people who wish to better themselves can access them.

Our Dedication to Quality

We are aware of the image that is often associated with open access journals as vanity publishing or lower quality, but we are strongly opposed to this with our publications. Books will only be published once they have been through a stringent review process, and all of our journals have their own independent editorial boards that ensure quality of the articles that are published, and all published issues are submitted for inclusion in recognised indexing agencies.

Castledown has zero tolerance for plagiarism or inappropriate practice in conducting or disseminating research, and we will pursue all legal options open to us should such instances be found.


Selected Books & Journal Articles

Academic Books

Becoming a language teacher

Becoming a language teacher
A practical guide to second language learning and teaching
2nd ed.
Elaine K. Horwitz (2020)

Elaine K. Horwitz gives pre- and in-service teachers the skills they need to meet the needs of all language learners in today's diverse classrooms-while encouraging them to develop a personal approach... [more]

Megatrends in education

Megatrends in education
Beata L. Webb (2021)

The studies of trends in education are often undertaken by governments and national educational institutions with a global reach such as the Centre for Global Higher Education or British Council in the ... [more]

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching
Chun Lai (2022)

This book aims to provide a critical analysis of the relationship of technology and learner and teacher autonomy, highlighting two major principles: 1) technology is not neutral and may both benefit and ... [more]

Insights into teaching and learning writing

Insights into teaching and learning writing
A practical guide for early-career teachers
Hassan Mohebbi (Ed.) (2022)

Writing is one of the most challenging skills for a language learner to acquire due its sheer complexity, and language teachers are faced with a demanding task in the teaching and testing of writing. A ... [more]

Insights into task-based language teaching

Insights into task-based language teaching
Sima Khezrlou (2022)

The last few decades have seen an exponential growth in the use of task-based language teaching (TBLT) around the world. Departing from the traditional approaches to language teaching, TBLT offers the... [more]

CDG Books

The birth and near demise of film

The birth and near demise of film
The vision of Alexander Bakshy
R. J. Cardullo (2021)

A Russian Jewish émigré who spent most of his life in England and the United States, Alexander Bakshy (1885-1949) began writing on cinema in 1913 and, working for The Nation from 1927 to 1933, ... [more]

Natalie Shaw: Maps and bodies

Natalie Shaw: Maps and bodies
Jane Stockwell (2021)

Natalie Shaw is an architect, and her idea of excitement is enjoying a coffee after a long day at work. Little did she know that a blood-stained map in a fortune cookie and a body in a building she designed ... [more]

Professional Books

Coming soon!

Textbooks

Professional academic writing

Professional academic writing
Phuong Tran (2018)

Professional Academic Writing is designed to provide learners of English with the tools they need to write an academic essay comfortably and confidently. The book is in six parts: Preparing to write an ... [more]

Academic Journals

Intercultural communicative competence and mobility: Perspectives on virtual, physical, and critical dimensions
Beatrice Dupuy, Chantelle Warner
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 1-5. Download PDF

Should Standard Arabic have “the lion’s share?”: Teacher ideologies in L2 Arabic through the lens of pedagogical translanguaging
Mahmoud Azaz, Yousra Abourehab
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 90-105. Download PDF

Shaping the teaching and learning of intercultural communication through virtual mobility
Theresa Catalano, Andrea Muñoz Barriga
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 75-89. Download PDF

Multiracial Chinese American women studying abroad in China: The intersectionality of gender, race, and language learning
Wenhao Diao, Yi Wang
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 39-55. Download PDF

Roadblocks to intercultural mobility: Indigenous students’ journeys in Colombian universities
José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia, Manuela Wagner
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 6-21. Download PDF

Intercultural education in times of restricted travel: Lessons from the Gaza Strip
Maria Grazia Imperiale
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 22-38. Download PDF

At the crossroads: Rethinking study abroad students’ social networking and intercultural communication in the age of globalization
Irwin Compiegne
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 56-74. Download PDF

Reframing and hospicing mobility in higher education: Challenges and possibilities
Adriana Raquel Diaz, Marisa Cordella, Samantha Dispray, Barbara E. Hanna, Anna Mikhaylova
Intercultural Communication Education Published 19 April, 2021, Volume 4(1), pp. 106-121. Download PDF