About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL is dedicated to publishing research in the fields of Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Its mission is two-fold: 1) to promote efficient dissemination of research, and 2) to facilitate academic exchange between the TESOL/ Applied Linguistics students/ faculty and members of the profession world-wide. Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language use, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment. The journal particularly welcomes submissions in the following areas: second language acquisition, second language assessment, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, second language instruction and second language teacher education. Reviews of books in these areas are also welcomed. ISSN 2576-2907


Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times a year – once in Late May/Early June and once in mid or late December.


Citing the Journal

[APA Style] Wagner, E. (2002). Video listening tests: A pilot study. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2(1). Retrieved March 31, 2012, from http://tesolal.columbia.edu/article/video-listening-tests/


Journal Sponsorship

Visit the Teachers College site to view more information about the Applied Linguistics & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) program.


Founding Editor

Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL was founded by Dr. ZhaoHong Han, who spearheaded the Journal from 2001-2009.


Open Access Policy

Working Papers in Applied Linguistics and TESOL is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Authors retain their copyright and agree to license their articles with a Creative Commons “Attribution” license (effective 2015). You can read more about Creative Commons licenses at creativecommons.orgWorking Papers is a no-fee journal, and authors are not charged upon submission or acceptance.