The Language Learning Journal

The Language Learning Journal (LLJ) is ALL’s flagship research journal, published on our behalf by Routledge. It provides a forum for scholarly contributions on current aspects of foreign language and teaching. The LLJ is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is intended for an international readership, including foreign language teachers, language teacher educators, researchers and policy makers. Contributions, in English, tend to assume a certain range of target languages. These are usually, but not exclusively, the languages of mainland Europe and ‘Community Languages'; other languages, including English as a foreign language, may also be appropriate, where the discussion is sufficiently generalisable.

The following are key areas of interest:

  • Relationships between policy, theory and practice
  • Pedagogical practices in classrooms and less formal settings
  • Foreign language learning/teaching in all phases, from early learners to higher and adult education
  • Policy and practice in the UK and other countries
  • Classroom practice in all its aspects
  • Classroom-based research
  • Methodological questions in teaching and research
  • Multilingualism and multiculturalism
  • New technologies and foreign languages

Taster material

Read taster articles from the Language Learning Journal.

About the LLJ

Read about the aims and scope of the Language Learning Journal.

The latest news from the Language Learning Journal


The Language Learning Journal continues to go from strength to strength.  LLJ is now published four times a year, and has started to run regular Special Issues alongside ‘ordinary’ issues. The Special Issues allow for the exploration of key issues in some depth. One recent exciting new development is the introduction of iFirst on the journal website through which readers can access copy-edited and typeset articles accepted for publication before they are assigned to a particular issue of the journal.

Receiving the LLJ

Members of ALL receive the LLJ as an online subscription as part of their membership package.

Subscribing to the LLJ

The Language Learning Journal is also available via library subscription for your institution.

Contributing to the LLJ

Visit the Routledge website for more information, and advice on submitting an article for publication.

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