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Call for papers: Technology in the teaching and assessment of writing

The teaching and assessment of writing is considered one of the most demanding tasks for the language teacher. Technology has played a significant role in facilitating these tasks, for example through the use of electronic dictionaries, automated writing evaluation, the use of corpora and numerous innovations over the last four decades. However, more recent technological developments have not been investigated for their affordances to the field of writing instruction to the same degree. For example, whereas the potential befits of mobile technologies, digital gaming, learning analytics and digital storytelling (to name only a few) have been widely documented for other domains, the same cannot be said for the teaching and assessment of writing. This special issue thus calls for papers that will fill this gap. We are looking specifically for papers that have practical implications for language teachers and learners.

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Aims and scope

Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education is an interdisciplinary journal of second and foreign language education studies, a peer-reviewed journal of international scope. It provides a forum for high-quality linguistic and experimental research on topics which investigate applied linguistic theories,second and foreign language learning and teaching. It offers new insights not only into applied linguistics but also into a wide variety of second and foreign language education phenomena. The disciplines covered include applied linguistics, educational linguistics, second language acquisition, foreign language learning and teaching, etc.

The journal welcomes authoritative, innovative applied linguistic scholarship from all viewpoints and practices, centered on topics such as:

  • applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • current approaches to second and foreign language education: topics such as task-based instruction, content-based instruction, big-data-based instruction, and professional communication
  • second and foreign language learning: topics such as motivation, process and mechanism of learning, language aptitude, learning styles and strategies, learning approaches and skills, language transfer, interlanguage, neurobiology of language learning
  • second and foreign language teaching: topics such as teaching methodology, skills for teachers, teacher education, teacher cognition, teacher preparation and professional development, second language assessment, bilingual education
  • course and syllabus design
  • language planning and policy
  • the role of technology in second and foreign language education


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    57 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    49 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    133 days from submission to acceptance
    32 days from acceptance to publication

    9 Altmetric mentions

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