Discover Routledge Language Learning Journals
Our highest impact articles—free to access via this page
To celebrate the annual AAAL and AERA conferences, we’ve collated our 17 articles from across our portfolio of language learning journals. These articles have been chosen to highlight high impact papers of the journals and the breadth of the research in language learning.
These articles are free to access from this page until January 2021.
Critical Inquiry in Language StudiesThe peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Language Studies, CILS focuses on critical discourse and research in language matters, broadly conceived, that is generated from qualitative, critical pedagogical, and emergent paradigms.
|Emotions and activism: English language teachers’ emotion labor as responses to institutional power||Sarah Benesch||17||1|
Language AcquisitionLanguage Acquisition aims to be the premier journal in the fields of first and second language acquisition. Research published in the journal addresses the theory of language and its development by considering theoretical, experimental and computational perspectives.
|Gender processing in simultaneous and successive bilingual children: Cross-linguistic lexical and syntactic influences||Natalia Lemmerth & Holger Hopp||26||1|
Language Assessment QuarterlyLanguage Assessment Quarterly: An International Journal (LAQ) is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, and practice in first, second, and foreign language assessment for school, college, and university students; for employment; and for immigration and citizenship.
|An Equal Challenge? Comparing TOEFL iBT™ Speaking Tasks with Academic Speaking Tasks||Annie Brown & Ana Maria Ducasse||16||2|
Journal of Language, Identity & EducationThe Journal of Language, Identity, and Education is an international forum for original research on the intersections of language, identity, and education in global and local contexts.
|“Los Dos Son Mi Idioma”: Translanguaging, Identity, and Social Relationships among Bilingual Youth||Luis E. Poza||18||2|
Language Learning and DevelopmentThe Journal of Language, Identity, and Education is an international forum for original research on the intersections of language, identity, and education in global and local contexts.
|Phonological Motivation for the Acquisition of Onomatopoeia: An Analysis of Early Words||Catherine E. Laing||15||2|
International Multilingual Research JournalThe International Multilingual Research Journal (IMRJ) invites scholarly contributions with strong interdisciplinary perspectives to understand and promote bi/multilingualism, bi/multi-literacy, and linguistic democracy.
|Language Policy and Practice in Almost-Bilingual Classrooms||Elaine C. Allard, Sarash Apt & Isabel Saks||13||2|
Computer Assisted Language LearningComputer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is an intercontinental and interdisciplinary journal which leads the field in its dedication to all matters associated with the use of computers in language learning (L1 and L2), teaching and testing.
|Self-directed language learning in a mobile-assisted, out-of-class context: do students walk the talk?||Gustavo García Botero, Frederik Questier & Chang Zhu||32||1-2|
International Journal of Bilingual Education and BilingualismInternational Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism is multidisciplinary and focuses on all aspects of bilingualism and bilingual education around the world.
|Implementing English-medium instruction (EMI) in China: teachers’ practices and perceptions, and students’ learning motivation and needs||Li Jiang, Lawrence Jun Zhang & Stephen May||22||2|
Classroom DiscourseClassroom Discourse is an international, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum in which research from language and education disciplines can be combined. The Journal focuses on research that considers discourse and interaction in settings where activity is deliberately organised to promote learning.
|Translanguaging by Design in EFL Classrooms||Christian Fallas Escobar||10||3-4|
Innovation in Language Learning and TeachingInnovation in Language Learning and Teaching is an international refereed journal devoted to research into all aspects of innovation in language learning and teaching.
|Teaching second language reading comprehension: the effects of classroom materials and reading strategy use||Fan-Wei Kung||13||1|
Language and EducationLanguage and Education provides a forum for the discussion of recent topics and issues in language and literacy which have an immediate bearing upon thought and practice in education.
|Chinese students’ perceptions of English learning affordances and their agency in an English-medium instruction classroom context||Anne Li Jiang & Lawrence Jun Zhang||33||4|
Language, Culture and CurriculumLanguage, Culture and Curriculum is a well-established journal that seeks to enhance the understanding of the relations between the three dimensions of its title.
|Syrian refugees’ perception of barriers and bridges towards integration into Turkish society Syrian refugees’ perception of barriers and bridges towards integration into Turkish society||Esim Gürsoy & Leyla Deniz Ertaşoğlu||32||2|
The Language Learning JournalThe Language Learning Journal (LLJ) provides a forum for scholarly contributions on current aspects of foreign language and teaching.
|Explaining motivation in language learning: a framework for evaluation and research||Esim Gürsoy & Leyla Deniz Ertaşoğlu||47||5|
Language AwarenessLanguage Awareness is an international forum for the reporting and critical discussion of language awareness research and practice, and for the building and development of relevant theory.
|Written languaging with indirect feedback in writing revision: is feedback always effective?||Junya Fukuta Shizuoka, Yu Tamura & Yusaku Kawaguchi||28||1|
Journal of Spanish Language TeachingThe Journal of Spanish Language Teaching is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language.
|The effects of word frequency and typographical enhancement on incidental vocabulary learning in reading||Claudia H. Sánchez Gutiérrez, Mercedes Pérez Serrano & Pablo Robles García||6||1|
Bilingual Research JournalThe Journal of Spanish Language Teaching is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language.
|Internal linguistic discrimination: A survey of bilingual teachers’ language attitudes toward their heritage students’ Spanish||Diego Román, Alberto Pastor & Deni Basaraba||42||1|
NABE Journal of Research and PracticeThe NABE Journal of Research and Practice (NJRP) is a peer-reviewed publication that seeks articles that examine research, pedagogy, policies, theory, and cultural issues that impact bilingual education, teaching, and learning.
|“I wonder why they don’t do the two-way”: Disrupting the one-way/two-way dichotomy, re-envisioning the possibilities of dual language bilingual education||Kathryn I. Henderson & Deborah K. Palmer||9||1|