AL Forum


The goal of the AL Forum is to inform readers about language-based issues and problems relating to English language teaching and learning, especially in second/foreign language or bilingual classroom contexts. In addition, it offers practical resources, suggestions, and options for addressing these issues.


The AL Forum is oriented primarily to its IS readers and other English language teaching professionals in TESOL who seek to gain insights from applied linguistics and the related disciplines from which it draws, including linguistics, psycholinguistics and second language learning, sociolinguistics, communication, and education.


  • The AL Forum may include articles, editorials, book reviews, announcements, and reports on relevant activities, research, materials, and perspectives.
  • The newsletter seeks to include articles on second language learning, discourse analysis, pragmatics, linguistic description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and other areas relating to applied linguistics that inform language teaching and learning. A special attempt is made to include topics and articles by authors from around the English-using world.
  • The newsletter also provides a forum where readers can voice their opinions on relevant topics.
  • The newsletter informs readers about ALIS news as well as TESOL organizational news.

Submission Guidelines

Interested in submitted an article to the AL Forum? Please read the submission guidelines.

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