Language Education & Assessment

Editor-in-Chief: Heng-Tsung Danny Huang
First Published: 
July 2018
Frequency: 
Three times per year
ISSN: 
2209-3591 (Online)

Language Education and Assessment is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides full open access to its contents and aims to publish original manuscripts in the fields of second/foreign language (L2) education and language assessment. This journal offers a forum for those involved in these fields to showcase their work addressing such topics as L2 teaching theories and methods, innovations in L2 teaching, culture in L2 teaching and learning, individual differences in L2 learning, validity issues in assessing language proficiency, standardized language proficiency tests, classroom-based language assessment, computerized and computer-adaptive language testing, alternative language assessment, alignment of language instruction and assessment, and other relevant areas of inquiry.


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This is an open access journal.
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There are no fees for submitting to or publishing in this journal.

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Image-text relations and interjections in animated language-learning materials

Shin-ying Huang – This study examined image-text relations in English-as-a-foreign-language textbooks focusing on moving-image animations that accompany verbal dialogues.

Role of expert judgement in language test validation

David Coniam , Tony Lee , Michael Milanovic , Nigel Pike , Wen Zhao – The calibration of test materials generally involves the interaction between empirical anlysis and expert judgement.

The processes of rating L2 speaking performance using an analytic rating scale – A qualitative exploration

Thuy Thai, Susan Sheehan – In language performance tests, raters are important as their scoring decisions determine which aspects of  performance the scores represent; however, raters are considered as one of the potential sources contributing to unwanted variability in scores…

E-portfolios in EFL writing: Benefits and challenges

Ying-Hsueh Cheng – While the benefits of portfolio assessment are well documented in second language (L2) writing literature, educators still face challenges as they seek to incorporate it in their classrooms.

Revisiting communicative competence in the teaching and assessment of language for specific purposes

Shona Whyte – The term communicative competence captures the notion that the ability to use language in interaction requires not just control of linguistic form but also awareness of rules of use in different contexts (Hymes 1972).

Interpretations of spoken utterance fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interviews

Ethan Quaid , Alex Barrett – Research examining test taker fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interview performances has primarily focused on quantitative spoken utterance fluency data alone, with further qualitative investigation of test taker processing fluency’s effect being…

A systematic review of written corrective feedback research in ESL/EFL contexts

Sin Wang Chong – In the past decade (2007-2017), research on written corrective feedback (WCF) has been proliferating in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) contexts, and new developments in this field of research are evident.

Assessing L2 listening at a Japanese university: Effects of input type and response format

Kerry Pusey – Large-scale and classroom-based tests of L2 listening comprehension typically employ audio-only listening texts and a multiple-choice response format.

Role of expert judgement in language test validation

David Coniam , Tony Lee , Michael Milanovic , Nigel Pike , Wen Zhao – The calibration of test materials generally involves the interaction between empirical anlysis and expert judgement.

E-portfolios in EFL writing: Benefits and challenges

Ying-Hsueh Cheng – While the benefits of portfolio assessment are well documented in second language (L2) writing literature, educators still face challenges as they seek to incorporate it in their classrooms.

Image-text relations and interjections in animated language-learning materials

Shin-ying Huang – This study examined image-text relations in English-as-a-foreign-language textbooks focusing on moving-image animations that accompany verbal dialogues.

Revisiting communicative competence in the teaching and assessment of language for specific purposes

Shona Whyte – The term communicative competence captures the notion that the ability to use language in interaction requires not just control of linguistic form but also awareness of rules of use in different contexts (Hymes 1972).

Interpretations of spoken utterance fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interviews

Ethan Quaid , Alex Barrett – Research examining test taker fluency in simulated and face-to-face oral proficiency interview performances has primarily focused on quantitative spoken utterance fluency data alone, with further qualitative investigation of test taker processing fluency’s effect being…

A systematic review of written corrective feedback research in ESL/EFL contexts

Sin Wang Chong – In the past decade (2007-2017), research on written corrective feedback (WCF) has been proliferating in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) contexts, and new developments in this field of research are evident.

Assessing L2 listening at a Japanese university: Effects of input type and response format

Kerry Pusey – Large-scale and classroom-based tests of L2 listening comprehension typically employ audio-only listening texts and a multiple-choice response format.

Role of expert judgement in language test validation

David Coniam , Tony Lee , Michael Milanovic , Nigel Pike , Wen Zhao – The calibration of test materials generally involves the interaction between empirical anlysis and expert judgement.

E-portfolios in EFL writing: Benefits and challenges

Ying-Hsueh Cheng – While the benefits of portfolio assessment are well documented in second language (L2) writing literature, educators still face challenges as they seek to incorporate it in their classrooms.

Image-text relations and interjections in animated language-learning materials

Shin-ying Huang – This study examined image-text relations in English-as-a-foreign-language textbooks focusing on moving-image animations that accompany verbal dialogues.

Selected Linguistics Articles

The exploration of the functions of technology on English learning and teaching in Chinese colleges

The exploration of the functions of technology on English learning and teaching in Chinese colleges

Chenyang Zhang - Previous studies have proved the significance of technology in language teaching and learning.
Fostering foreign language student teachers’ glocal competence through telecollaboration

Fostering foreign language student teachers’ glocal competence through telecollaboration

Oneil Madden - The interconnectivity of peoples worldwide is sufficient rationale for foreign language learners to develop the relevant competences for intercultural interactions in both local and global--glocalcontexts.
Exploring the data-driven approach to grammar instruction in the ELT context of Turkey

Exploring the data-driven approach to grammar instruction in the ELT context of Turkey

Mustafa Özer , Ali Şükrü Özbay - This study aims at a rediscovery of the extent to which a Data Driven Learning (DDL)-based intervention could become instrumental in facilitating grammar instruction with a specific focus on EAP and learner autonomy…
The evolution of intercultural communicative competence: Conceptualisations, critiques and consequences for 21st century classroom practice

The evolution of intercultural communicative competence: Conceptualisations, critiques and consequences for 21st century classroom practice

Hild Elisabeth Hoff - This article discusses intercultural communicative competence (ICC) as a present-day theoretical and practical concern.
Letter from the 2017 Vocabulary SIG Symposium Organizers

Letter from the 2017 Vocabulary SIG Symposium Organizers

Brandon Kramer, Stuart McLean - Letter from the 2017 Vocabulary SIG Symposium Organizers.
Review of Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context: COVID-19 as an Opportunity for Global Learning

Review of Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context: COVID-19 as an Opportunity for Global Learning

Eunjeong Park - Review of Radical Solutions for Education in a Crisis Context: COVID-19 as an Opportunity for Global Learning.
Edward Hall ahead of his time: Deep culture, intercultural understanding, and embodied cognition

Edward Hall ahead of his time: Deep culture, intercultural understanding, and embodied cognition

Joseph Shaules - This article reflects on current conceptualizations of intercultural understanding by reexamining the ideas of pioneer thinkers Marshall McLuhan and Edward Hall.

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