IAFOR Journal of Language Learning

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Editor: Dr Ebru Melek KOC

ISSN: 2188-9554

Contact: Dr Ebru Melek Koc (iaforLLeditors@gmail.com)

The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on Language Learning. Like all IAFOR publications, it is freely available to read online, and is free of publication fees for authors. The first issue was published in October 2014, and the journal aims to publish annually.

The journal Editor welcomes submissions related to Language Learning from academics, practitioners and professionals from within the field. Full papers submitted to the related IAFOR conference proceedings research repositories will also be considered, providing that they meet the journal submission guidelines. Authors will be contacted if their paper is selected for review. All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

Indexes: The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is indexed in SHERPA/RoMEO and Google Scholar.

Editor’s Note

The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal. The Journal encourages interdisciplinary research, with the primary focus being on language learning and its relation to the other academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, educational technology, sociology, and psychology. We welcome original, previously unpublished papers which are not under consideration for publication in any other journal.

Author Guidelines



Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ


PhD (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Izmir Institute of Technology

Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ holds a PhD in English Language Teaching. After working as a research assistant and English language teacher trainer for ten years, she worked at the Academic Writing Centre at Izmir Institute of Technology as the academic writing coordinator for five years. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the ELT department at Inonu University in Malatya. Her areas of interest are pre & in-service English language teacher education, teacher development, distance teacher education, development of online language teaching programmes, and academic writing. She has published in international journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education and European Journal of Teacher Education.

Editorial Board


Dr Brad Blackstone

Editorial Board

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Brad Blackstone works as a senior lecturer in the Centre for Communication Skills at the National University of Singapore. His most recent research focuses on the use of blogging and other forms of social media in teaching and learning, task-based learning and student motivation. Contact email: brad.blackstone@bingaporetech.edu.sg

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Eddy Li

Editorial Board

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Eddy Li received his initial teaching training from Hong Kong and Cambridge. He rejoined The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 as a Lecturer in its English Language Teaching Unit. Since 2007, Eddy has served as an Examiner in various public examinations administered by the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority. In 2014, he was appointed by the Hong Kong Education Bureau as a professional member of a territory-wide review panel. His research interests include inclusive pedagogy in Confucian-heritage Culture, eLearning strategies, professional craft knowledge, and second language teacher education. He is particularly interested in constructing/deconstructing the cultural model of inclusion, and exploring how quality education for all could be fostered in Chinese communities.

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José Medina

Editorial Board

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

José Medina holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). His main research was focused on the learning process of EFL by Spanish speakers. Currently, he works as a lecturer in the Teacher Training Faculty at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has also taught at Master’s level at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His main research interests revolve around the study of the foreign language learning process, as well as content and language integrated learning (CLIL). Contact email: jose.medina@hu-berlin.de


Laura J Taylor

Editorial Board

Yaşar University, Turkey

Laura J Taylor earned her MS in Education with a specialisation in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she also taught through the Office of International Programs. During her studies, Mrs. Taylor worked at two urban charter schools and the German Society of Pennsylvania. Having also taught English in Iowa and Kosovo, she will now be teaching at Yaşar University in Izmir, Turkey. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Taylor enjoys curriculum design and materials development, program development, and the research involved in both. Her preferred research interests revolve broadly around second language writing teaching and learning, more specifically the needs of university students with regard to academic writing. Contact email: laurajtaylormsed@gmail.com

Reza Zabihi

Dr Reza Zabihi

Editorial Board

University of Isfahan, Iran

Reza Zabihi holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Isfahan, Iran. He is also an assistant professor and a member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF). In 2014, he was selected as the Best Researcher of the Isfahan Province, Iran. He has taught general and specialized courses in Applied Linguistics for more than four years, both at BA and MA levels, in different universities in Iran. His major research interests include innovation in language teaching/learning, computer-assisted language learning, positive psychology, happiness studies, and life skills education. He has published around 50 research articles in his areas of interest in local and international journals, and has served on the editorial and reviewer boards of seven international journals. Contact email: zabihi@hotmail.com

Journal Topics

The Journal covers a variety of topics:

  • Reflective language teaching and learning
  • Language learning and assessment
  • ICT and CALL in language learning
  • Curriculum and/ or Programme development for language learning
  • Language teacher education
  • Cross-cultural aspects of language learning
  • Language learning among young learners
  • Adult language learners
  • Psychological issues in language learning
  • Social issues in language learning

Available Journals

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume 2 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume 2 – Issue 1

The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume 2 – Issue 1 – Spring 2016
Published: January 2016
Editor: Ebru Melek Koç, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
ISSN: 2188-9554

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IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume I – Issue I

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume I – Issue I

The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume I – Issue I – Winter 2014
Published: October 2014
Editor: Ebru Melek Koç, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
ISSN: 2188-9554

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