TRAINING, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

AIMS AND SCOPE

TLC is multidisciplinary in scope and is intended as a forum for researchers providing a diverse range of perspectives and critical reflections on language and linguistics, communication and eduction, culture and cultural training, as well as testing and assessment of language and cultural awareness.

The journal is published quarterly (four issues per year coming out in September, March, June and December) with each issue incorporating 6 to 8 original research articles and 1 to 4 reviews on relevant books and other publications.

General Objective and Coverage

Training, Language and Culture (TLC) is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to promote and disseminate research spanning the spectrum of language, communication, education and culture studies. The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and is intended as a forum for researchers providing a diverse range of perspectives and critical reflections on language and linguistics, communication and education, culture and cultural training, as well as testing and assessment of language and cultural awareness. The Editorial Board of Training, Language and Culture invites articles that are research-based and address issues of relevance for the scientific community.

The journal is published by Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) with assistance from The International Language Association (ICC) (Germany).

Training, Language and Culture covers the following topics of scholarly interest:

  • theoretical and practical perspectives on language and linguistics;
  • culture studies and cultural awareness;
  • interpersonal and intercultural communication;
  • language and cultural teaching and training, including technology, testing and assessment;
  • teacher training for languages, culture, and diversity.

Materials Published

The journal welcomes research into all languages with contributions accepted in English only. TLC publishes:

  • empirical, theoretical and methodological studies on the topics of scholarly interest covered by the journal’s aims and scope;
  • articles by RUDN University and ICC members and associates;
  • book reviews;
  • reports on RUDN University, ICC and EUROLTA events;
  • upcoming news about member organisations and activities.

Journal Mission

Training, Language and Culture is an internationally refereed publication which provides online access to studies in the field of language, communication, education and culture studies. This is a wide-ranging field examining how languages are structured, how meanings and ideas are formed and encoded in different cultural settings, how they are communicated and represented, and how these and other aspects of language functioning are taught within various disciplines. These processes are dynamic in nature, as languages and cultures are evolving and changing in the context of various global phenomena and events. TLC is intended to represent this dynamism and provide a platform for publication of studies in the field of language and culture, as well as language and cultural training, develop the above scientific issues, and promote their implementation in teaching practices, to stimulate both experienced academics’ and young researchers’ comprehension of various processes and trends in language functioning, cultural apprehension, communication research, and language and cultural training.


Peer Review

Training, Language and Culture is committed to ensuring a fair and productive peer review process to secure the integrity of the scholarly record, and adheres to the policies promoted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The purpose of peer review is to assist the Editors in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author it may also assist the author in improving the paper. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers. The typical period of time allowed for reviews is 3 weeks. More information on TLC peer review policy is available here.


Publication Schedule and Volume

The journal is published quarterly (four issues per year coming out in September, March, June and December) with each issue incorporating 6 to 8 original research articles and 1 to 4 reviews on relevant books and other publications. The average volume of TLC is 112 pages containing original articles, book reviews, reports on events and latest news. Print will be available on demand. For enquiries please contact us at info@tlcjournal.org.


Editors' Foreword

On behalf of the editorial team, we present to you Training, Language and Culture – the journal published by Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) with assistance from The International Language Association (ICC). There is a number of reasons underlying the need for research journals such as Training, Language and Culture that are intended to cover significant humanitarian phenomena of today.

First, globalisation processes have not only overtaken the social and political life domains, but have also engulfed the scientific, linguistic and cultural focal areas. Today, specialists engaged in the spheres of linguistic, cultural, communicative and educational research across the globe need to be involved in a reciprocal constructive dialogue for the purposes of informed professional enrichment, as they need to be aware of both the conventional and emerging trends evidenced within the realm of language, culture, communication and training. Therefore, joint efforts on the part of different national communities intended to promote cooperation and look for beneficial solutions to pressing professional challenges appear to be beneficial to the overall world ‘climate’.

Second, the authority of professional associations, educational and academic institutions, as well as the prestige of experts operating in particular fields, are largely ensured by their scientific achievements. Today, high professional standing is not something one acquires only by securing a specific scope of expertise and obtaining practical skills. Basically, it is not just about overcoming practical challenges, but is rather about being able to comprehend and inventively elaborate on a range of related issues, look out for the most efficient solutions, clarify problematic questions, etc.

Last but not least, the key objective of linguists is to study the language as an instrument of interaction between individuals and nations, a treasury of peoples’ cultural legacy, a cognition tool of the human race. And it is this knowledge that educators can benefit from when teaching communities across the world to comprehend language and culture.

We hope that this journal will open a new platform for fruitful interaction of both practical and theoretical researchers and help establish an environment of creative exploration for the benefit of progressive, expedient and engaging science. For enquiries please contact us at info@tlcjournal.org.

Professor Elena Malyuga and Barry Tomalin
Joint Managing Editors TLC

TLC Submission Guidelines

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