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Call for Papers: Emotional Vulnerability of Language Teachers in Digital Settings

Teaching is a stressful job that creates in teachers both positive and negative emotions. Teachers’ emotions could stem from a wide range of internal and external factors, including their own sense-making processes, interactions with students, institutional particularities, and sociocultural parameters. All of these factors could function as sites of experiencing both positive and negative emotions, and influence teachers’ professional practice, identity, agency, self-efficacy, and motivation. The current knowledge base of second language teacher education is paying focal attention to how emotions interact with other dimensions of teachers’ professional career as embedded in settings at which teachers are positioned (e.g., Barcelos et al., 2022; Nazari & Karimpour, 2022; Wolff & De Costa, 2017).

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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