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TESL Reporter


The TESL Reporter is an online, peer-reviewed, semi-annual publication of the TESOL and linguistics programs at Brigham Young University–Hawaii. It is dedicated to the dissemination of ideas and issues of interest to teachers of English to speakers of other languages worldwide.

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Information for Authors

All submissions require a title page and manuscript. Submissions undergo an initial screening by members of the editorial board. Research and practice focused article submissions that pass this initial screening then undergo a double-blind peer review process. Submission of articles belonging to the following categories are welcome:

Research Articles:

We accept original research articles (previously unpublished) related to English language teaching and learning of 4,000-8,000 words including references figures/tables, and appendices. Please include a 100-150 word abstract and up to 5 keywords.

Practice Focused Articles:

We welcome original practice-focused articles related to teaching techniques, assessment, teacher training, materials, syllabi, and other areas of professional interest with a preferred length of 1000-3,500 words, including references. Please include a 50-100 word abstract and up to five key words.

Review Articles

Reviews of recent books, textbooks, resource materials, tests, and non-print materials (videos, apps/software, or websites) are also invited.

Manuscript Style

Manuscripts should be in English and follow APA 7th edition style. Please remove any identifying information from the manuscript prior to submission. For formatting, please use the following manuscript template (coming soon).

Title Page

Along with your manuscript, please submit a title page that uses the following template (coming soon).

Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published. The submission is not under consideration in another journal.
  2. The submission files are in Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. A manuscript and title page follow the style and templates linked above. Figure and tables are placed within the body of the text and are referred to nearby in the text. The manuscript follows APA 7th edition style.
  4. The manuscript is stripped of identifying author information.
  5. All authors have significantly contributed to the research and/or write up.
  6. Any financial support is disclosed.

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Austin Pack and Jeffrey Maloney, editors.

History of the TESL Reporter

The TESL Reporter was “born” back in 1967 in a conversation between William Conway and Alice Pack, two faculty members of Brigham Young University–Hawaii. At the time, the university was about to launch both an ESL program for matriculated international students and an undergraduate (B.A.) major in TESOL (perhaps the first of its kind in North America). The creation of a publication that would serve the purposes of the faculty in these two programs and in similar endeavors in the Pacific seemed like the natural thing to do. After all, there were only two other journals which served the field of ESL back then: The TESOL Quarterly (started the year before) and the older, English Language Teaching Journal out of England.

Since then the TESL Reporter has remained a journal for teachers by teachers, with a solid focus on the classroom.

Today the TESL Reporter has readers in nearly 110 countries. Our international review board is proud of its commitment to publish the ideas of teachers from around the world. We encourage you to become a part of that effort!