About the Journal

Journal of Language Teaching (JLT) is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal published quarterly, focusing on theories, methods, and materials in language teaching, study, and research. It provides a high-profile, leading-edge forum for academics, professionals, consultants, educators, practitioners, and students in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on language teaching and research.

ISSN: 2770-4602

Areas of Interest:

  • Language teaching methods, intervention, and experiments;
  • Curriculum development and practices and their effects;
  • Language teacher education and professional development;
  • Cross-cultural studies, language and culture, cognition, and pragmatics;
  • Bilingual and multilingual education of any kind of language;
  • New technologies in language teaching;
  • Testing, assessment, and evaluation;
  • Linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics;
  • Discourse analysis;
  • Language teaching, educational psychology, and sociology.


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Article Processing Charges:


In order to ensure the publication of your article, we require payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs), aiming to maintain the basic operation of the journal. The APCs will only be applied once the article is accepted for publication, and authors will not be charged during the review process.

Notice: Starting from January 1, 2024, article publication fees will be increased to US$500/CNY3,600 to offset the high operational costs. All articles submitted on or before December 31, 2023 are still subject to the current fee rate (US$350/CNY2,500), regardless of their acceptance date being on or after December 31, 2023.

The types of articles that we are accepting

  1. Research articles: (6,000 to 8,000 words, excluding references) These articles report on original research studies that involve collecting and analyzing data. They typically include a description of the research methods used, the results of the study, and a discussion of the implications of the findings.
  2. Review: (3,000 to 8,000 words, depending on the scope of review, excluding references) These articles provide a critical evaluation of existing research on a particular topic. They typically summarize and synthesize findings from multiple studies to provide an overview of the state of knowledge on a topic.
  3. Book review: (up to 3,000 words, excluding references) These articles are a critical evaluation of a book. The purpose of a book review is to provide readers with an assessment of the book's quality, relevance, and significance and to help them decide whether or not to read it.
  4. Features: (3,000 to 8,000 words, depending on the scope of teaching practice, excluding references) These articles offer personal opinions or perspectives on a particular issue or topic. They may be based on the author's own research or experience, but they are not necessarily empirical studies.

Publication Process

Generally, it takes 1 to 2 months to publish an article in JLT.

Starting from October 1, 2023, JLT switches to publish quarterly. Moreover, JLT operates on a flexible publishing schedule, combining the benefits of rolling basis publication with quarterly releases. Unlike traditional journals that adhere to fixed publication dates, we embrace a dynamic approach to disseminating scholarly content. Articles are continuously reviewed, edited, and published immediately once accepted, providing authors with rapid visibility for their work.

The flowchart below shows our publication procedure. Please note this is only a recommended deadline. We cannot promise when your article will be published because we cannot control the speed of peer review.

Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 10 (2023)
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In this issue, we are proud to present a rich collection of articles that encompass a wide array of topics in the field of language education and research. Our first set of articles delves into the dynamics of 'learner engagement and motivation.' This is followed by a fascinating comparative study of educational materials from Hong Kong and Japan, offering a unique cross-cultural perspective on teaching methodologies and content. Another highlight of this issue is an in-depth exploration of the family language policies of Korean-American families. This study sheds light on the intricacies of language use and preservation within bilingual family settings. We also feature a systematic review of the application of the metaverse in language education. Further, our issue includes a scholarly discussion on the pedagogical complementation of the functional-cognitive interface. Lastly, we present an article on concept-based instruction grounded in Vygotsky’s Theory of Mind. This piece explores the application of this influential theory in contemporary language education, offering a fresh perspective on cognitive development in the learning process. We believe that the diverse range of topics not only reflects the dynamic nature of language education but also underscores the importance of interdisciplinary research in understanding and advancing this field.

Published: 2023-10-18

Original Research

  • Student perceptions of teacher immediacy, credibility, and love of pedagogy in enhancing learner engagement and motivation in higher EFL education

    Amel Shoaib
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.024
  • A comparative study of gender representation in junior high school EFL textbooks of Hong Kong and Japan

    Dexter Yim, Rolian Lee
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.027
  • “I don’t want her to lose our mother tongue”: A multiple case study of the family language policies of Korean American families

    Sora Suh
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.030
  • Sketching the landscape of corrective feedback by bibliometric analysis and structural topic modeling

    Jiexin Chen
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.029
  • A study on content validity of TEM4 listening comprehension (2016-2023)

    Lixia Ma, Jing Jin
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.031


  • A systematic review of the application of metaverse in language education: Prominent themes, research methods, impacts, and future challenges

    Liangjie Fan, Juiching Chiang
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.026
  • Pedagogical complementation of functional-cognitive interface

    Yihang Zhong, Chenting Jiang
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.54475/jlt.2023.028


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