Aim & Scope

Research Studies in English Language Teaching and Learning (RSELTL) is an esteemed, open-access academic journal dedicated to fostering scholarly discourse and publishing cutting-edge research in the field of English language teaching and learning. The journal seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice in English language education, providing a platform for researchers, educators, policymakers, and practitioners to share insights, innovations, and empirical research findings.


The primary aim of RSELTL is to promote the dissemination of rigorous research and scholarly work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in English language teaching and learning. The journal strives to support and encourage interdisciplinary studies and to facilitate the exchange of ideas, strategies, and methodologies among professionals engaged in this field. Through its publications, RSELTL aims to enhance the quality of English language education across diverse contexts and settings, thereby impacting teaching practices and learner outcomes worldwide.


RSELTL welcomes submissions from a broad range of topics related to English language teaching and learning, including but not limited to:

  • Cognitive and Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching: Explores the intersection of cognitive processes, linguistic theory, and practical teaching approaches, underpinning the methodologies, approaches, and techniques in English language teaching.
  • Innovative Teaching Methodologies: Highlights novel teaching approaches, including technology-enhanced, student-centred learning, and the integration of digital tools in ELT, reflecting the broad spectrum of English teaching methodologies.
  • Language Acquisition and Development: Covers studies on first, second, and foreign language acquisition, incorporating theories of second language acquisition with a focus on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL).
  • Curriculum Design and Development: Focuses on the strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating English language curricula, including curriculum and syllabus design and its evaluation.
  • Assessment and Evaluation in ELT: Examines both traditional and innovative assessment methods, their impact on language education, and the development of English language proficiency standards and frameworks.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development: Investigates the spectrum of pre-service and in-service teacher education, development, and professionalization, including critical language pedagogy and the promotion of social justice in ELT.
  • Multilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Diversity in ELT: Studies the effects of cultural and linguistic diversity on English language teaching, addressing multilingualism, multiculturalism, and intercultural competence development.
  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and Academic Purposes (EAP): Dedicated to the specialised fields of ESP and EAP, including curriculum design and teaching methodologies tailored to specific professional or academic needs.
  • English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and World Englishes: Explores the global role of English, its variations, and its use across the world, alongside the implications for teaching, learning, and cross-cultural communication.
  • Language Policy and Planning: Analyses the formation and impact of language policies on English teaching and learning, including their implications at local, national, and international levels.
  • Use of Technology in ELT: Investigates how technology and online environments enhance language teaching and learning, embracing the use of digital innovations in the classroom.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Intercultural Competence Development: Focuses on the skills required for effective cross-cultural communication, the development of intercultural competence among learners, and its importance in globalised contexts.
  • Translation Studies in Language Teaching: Looks at the role of translation in language learning, supporting linguistic competence, cultural understanding, and bilingualism, bridging language and cultural divides.

RSELTL is committed to maintaining the highest standards of peer review and academic integrity. By publishing research that is both methodologically sound and innovative, RSELTL aspires to contribute significantly to the ongoing development of English language education globally. The journal encourages submissions from established and emerging scholars, aiming to reflect a wide range of perspectives and research paradigms.