The Language Scholar is an open access and peer-reviewed journal. Its main objective is to provide a platform to promote the scholarship of learning and teaching languages.

Contributions are welcome from practitioners, researchers and students who are involved in language education. Areas of particular interest to this Journal are theories and practices for language teaching and education, including language teaching approaches and methodologies, intercultural communication, the psychology of language learning, research-led teaching, student-led practices, communicative strategies and experimental teaching.

The Language Scholar is hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. It considers international contributions in multimedia formats, in and about any language (including ancient languages). It aims to provide a space for the development of scholarship in language education, and to provide a platform for pieces which highlight the potential of multimodality to enhance communication, including a supportive and developmental approach to peer review.

Alongside the annual printed issue, the Language Scholar’s digital space hosts and showcases contributions, facilitating the sharing and exchange of ideas. Submissions can be sent to the journal at any time, although there will be deadlines announced for specific printed issues.

If you would like to get in touch or submit a piece, you can contact us on the journal’s email: languagescholar@leeds.ac.uk.


Editorial Board

Editorial team

Chief Editors: Bee Bond and Kazuki Morimoto

Commissioning Editor: Rasha Soliman

Journal Managers: Jenna Bodin-Galvez and Natasha Rust

Social Media/Web Editor: Valentina Ragni


Editorial Advisory Board

Alan O’Leary, Italian, University of Leeds, UK

Alexander Ding, Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching, University of Leeds, UK

Bettina Hermoso-Gomez, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Bev Back, Classics, University of Leeds, UK

Chiara LaSala, Italian, University of Leeds, UK

Haynes Collins, Language Centre, University of Leeds, UK

Hanem El-Farahaty, Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Melinda Whong, Language Centre, University of Leeds, UK

Ruth Payne, Linguistics, University of Leeds, UK

Sofia Martinho, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University of Leeds, UK




Guidelines for authors