Aims and Scope, Publishing Policy, Formatting

Journal Mission

Focusing on research, teaching and learning of linguistics, communication and culture

TLC is an internationally refereed publication which provides online access to all those involved in the research, teaching and learning of linguistics, 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 and 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 is taught in various contexts.

TLC is published quarterly from February 2017 and is free to ICC members. TLC average volume is 132 pages. Print will be available on demand.

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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

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

TLC is committed to publishing:

  • empirical studies, theoretical articles, methodological articles 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

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. Furthermore, they warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly, nor is it under review for publication anywhere.


Peer Reivew

A manuscript goes through a double-blind peer-review. The typical period of time allowed for reviews is 6 weeks. Note: Can be modified during the editorial process. Please refer to TLC Guidelines Handbook for more information.


Structure and Format

TLC accepts manuscripts prepared in a Microsoft Word file (.docx) and following the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Please refer to TLC Guidelines Handbook for more information.


Book Reviews

A book review should present an objective critical assessment revealing a book's merits and/or drawbacks in terms of its contribution to the relevant field of research. Please refer to TLC Guidelines Handbook for more information.

TLC welcomes quality research

Before you proceed to submit your paper, please make sure it meets our requirements