Aims &\ Scope

Journal objectives

TLC aims to:

  • enhance the scientific foundation of the teaching process
  • promote stronger ties between theory and practical training
  • strengthen mutually enriching international cooperation among teachers and other professionals
  • publish peer-reviewed academic articles, reports, and reviews of interest to the scientific community

Subjects covered

TLC covers a range of subjects including:

  • linguistics and language teaching and training
  • cultural awareness and intercultural teaching and training
  • teacher training for languages, culture, and diversity
  • technology in language and culture learning and teaching
  • testing and assessment

Materials published

TLC is committed to publishing:

  • empirical, theoretical and methodological studies on subjects covered
  • articles by ICC and RUDN University members and associates
  • reports on events and EUROLTA
  • book reviews
  • upcoming news about member organisations and activities

Publication ethics

TLC is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors, and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the Editorial Board. Any kind of unethical behaviour is not acceptable, and TLC does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to TLC affirm that manuscript contents are original and warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly, nor is it under review for publication anywhere. More information on publication ethics is available here.

Journal mission

TLC is an internationally refereed publication which provides online access to studies in the field of linguistics, education, communication and culture. This is a wide-ranging field examining how languages are structured, how meanings and ideas are formed and encoded, 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/culture, as well as language/culture 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 and culture training.

We invite articles that are research-based and address how linguistics evolves and how languages and cultures are taught in various contexts and environments and in various communities.

Training Language and Culture is published quarterly from February 2017 (four issues per year) with each issue incorporating 6 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, reviews, reports on events and latest news.

Print will be available on demand. For enquiries and contributions, please contact us at or

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 socio-political sphere, but have also swept the scientific-cultural activities. Representatives of different spheres of activity in various countries need to engage in a reciprocal constructive dialogue for the purposes of scientific-professional enrichment, be aware of both the conventional and new trends of scientific and cultural development of the peoples around the globe. 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.

We hope that this journal will open a new platform for fruitful interaction of both practical and theoretical researchers, help establish an environment of creative exploration for us to find ways to improve communication practices deployed by people of different professions and nationalities, and stimulate young specialists’ research activity.

We hope you find our publications progressive and engaging and are always looking forward to cooperate with fellow researchers. For enquiries and contributions, please contact us at or

Professor Elena Malyuga and Barry Tomalin
Joint Managing Editors TLC

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