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Feature Article: Dialogic discussion as a platform for constructing knowledge: student-teachers’ interaction patterns and strategies in learning to teach English

The stronger peers’ dominance in the discussion process was taken for granted, suggesting that learning took place in a mutually beneficial and constructive manner and that student teachers’ willingness to cooperate and readiness to express themselves were indicative of their intention to maintain group cohesion and dynamics. These, in turn, are necessary prerequisites for student teachers to become collaborative and reflective practitioners.

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Call for papers: Rethinking Language Policy and Planning in the Greater Bay Area of China: Insights from Translanguaging theory

This special issue sets out to review and provide new insights into the bilingual and multilingual education policy in the Greater Bay Area of China (GBA, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong) in the light of the emerging translanguaging theory (Li Wei, 2018 & 2021; Li & Shen, 2021; Li & Kelly-Holmes, 2022). Specifically, it will apply the translanguaging lens to discuss the language of instruction (LOI; e.g., EMI, CMI) policy and the use of multiple linguistic codes (or mother tongue) in the foreign/second language classrooms and or content-based classrooms (CLIL). 

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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

This journal is indexed by

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EBSCO TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Education Source 
  • ERIC
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon