About the Journal

Aims & Scope

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 addressing critical issues and current trends and research in the education of language learners and the field of language learning.

This would include exploring significant themes, exceptional programs and promising practice in the fields of second language acquisition, reading instruction, linguistics, content area literacy, multicultural education, and strategic instruction as they relate to the appropriate education of those engaged in language learning. The anticipated audience will be preservice and inservice teachers and administrators, university faculty and students, linguists, and others interested in language learning research.

All papers are reviewed equally according to standard peer review processes, regardless of whether or not the authors have attended a related IAFOR conference.

Please note that papers already submitted to or published in IAFOR Conference Proceedings are not accepted for publication in any of IAFOR’s journals.

The journal covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Acculturative stress
  • Adult language learners
  • Assessment concerns
  • Characteristics of the most effective professional development for both preservice and inservice teachers and administrators
  • Cross-cultural aspects of language learning
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Culturally relevant and culturally responsive teaching
  • Curriculum and/or programme development for language learning
  • Differentiated instruction for those engaged in language learning
  • Educational linguistics
  • How to minimise the possibility of language loss
  • ICT and CALL in language learning
  • Innovation in educating diverse populations
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language learning among young learners
  • Language learning and assessment
  • Language teacher education
  • Psychological issues in language learning
  • Reflective language teaching and learning
  • Social issues in language learning
  • Strategies for supporting the native language
  • Successful bilingual, ESL, and other language learning programs
  • The affective and academic impact of refugee resettlement and political asylum
  • The identification of a suitable implementation and assessment of culturally relevant teaching and leadership
  • The impact of the loss of cultural identity on SLA
  • The role of the heritage language and culture in second language acquisition
  • The use of multicultural and multicultural bilingual books
  • University/school partnerships functioning successfully in diverse settings
  • Using music and art to enhance academic achievement

Submission Fee

There is no submission fee for the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.


Page and Colour Charges

There are no page or colour charges for the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.