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The Language Scholar

Teaching Languages

The Language Scholar is an open access and peer-reviewed journal hosted by the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. Its main objective is to provide a platform to promote the scholarship of learning and teaching languages.

In the first government-backed assessment of higher education teaching quality in 2017 - the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) - the University of Leeds won gold rating, securing a place in the top ranks alongside the best universities in England. Our journal showcases the innovative work that constitutes the backbone of this teaching excellence award. Take a look at what researchers at Leeds and beyond have already done:

We accept contributions from practitioners, researchers and students who are involved in language education on a wide range of topics, such as 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.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, in any language (including ancient languages) and multimedia formats. The journal publishes one printed issue per year, and releases all peer-reviewed articles online in its digital space. Past issues can be found here:

Let us know how you are promoting teaching and scholarship excellence in your daily practice. Get in touch or submit a piece by contacting us here: