Aims & Scope
The IJC&ELT aims:
- To publish articles and reviews related to English Language Teaching (ELT) using a Christian perspective
- To stimulate the integration of the Christian faith and learning in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- To encourage and thus promote critical reflection, discussion, engaging theory, excellent research, and inspirational practice in applied linguistics and TESOL
- To provide an international approach to English language teaching and research
- To offer an open access forum that shares knowledge and applies high academic standards, including double blind peer review
The focus of the International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching (IJC&ELT, ISSN 2334-1866, online) is primarily on, though not restricted to, the following areas of inquiry, practice, and thinking in English language teaching (ELT):
- Applied linguistics and language and culture learning and teaching
- Classroom and other best practices in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Design and development of ESL/EFL/ESP/EIL curricula and materials
- ELT skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and methodologies
- Innovations in teaching and learning English as a second/foreign language
- TESOL teacher education, research, and training
- Theory and practice in second/foreign language learning and teaching
As an international publication whose primary audience is Christian English language educators and other interested parties, all contributions should approach the focus or topic at hand recognizing a Christian point of view, though readers realize that this may be more detailed or obvious in some cases and yet may appear less so in other instances. Submissions may be drawn from relevant presentations (CELT conferences, for example) or reflect classroom practices, research, or reviews of potential interest to IJC&ELT readers.
The journal includes four distinct sections:
- Articles -- reports of empirical studies, review papers or meta-analyses, theoretical position papers, etc. These will not exceed 7,000 words, including references.
- In the Classroom -- descriptions of teaching activities or techniques, classroom action research, etc., within a relevant theoretical framework, not to exceed 4,000 words.
- Forum -- position papers or reactions to articles or reviews, opinion or viewpoint articles, or reports, interviews, or commentary on current topics of interest. These submissions should also not exceed 4,000 words, including references.
- Reviews -- evaluative book, materials, and software reviews relevant to IJC&ELT readers. These will not usually exceed 1,000 words, including references.