• published by RUDN UNIVERSITY

    Training, Language

    and Culture
    rudn.tlcjournal.org
    ISSN 2520-2073
    ISSN 2521-442X



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). Currently indexed in a variety of acclaimed research databases with more to come.



Indexation in Research Databases


1 ULRICH'S WEB Provides web-based and Z39.50 linking to Ulrich's Periodicals Directory catalogs. The online version includes over 300,000 active and current periodicals
2 LINGUISTICS ABSTRACTS ONLINE (WILEY) Designed to revolutionise research by giving easy access to more than 120,000 abstracts from over 800 linguistics journals published since 1985
3 GOOGLE SCHOLAR A freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines
4 EBSCO The leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for libraries and corporations
5 RUSSIAN SCIENCE CITATION INDEX Bibliographic database of scientific publications accumulating over 13 million publications of Russian authors, as well as information about citing these publications from more than 5000 Russian journals
6 ROAD The directory of Open Access scholarly resources offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO

Frequently Asked Questions: TLC

TLC stands for Training, Language and Culture.

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 Journal was founded by Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) and The International Language Association (ICC). Published by Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University).

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.

TLC Editorial Board is composed of prominent international scholars who help oversee procedures for manuscript submission, acceptance, release, and publication, as well as the criteria for peer review and other editorial matters. This is a highly experienced and well-respected team of experts who take an active part in defining and following the journal's aims, scope, policies and editorial coverage. The list, background and contact information of TLC Editorial Board members is available here.

TLC welcomes contributions from scholars, teachers and trainers engaged in the fields of expertise outlined in the journal's Aims and Scope and offering an in-depth analysis of the corresponding issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

TLC provides open access to all of its publications.

While we are mainly committed to publishing research into English, we also welcome enquiries into other languages. The language of publication, however, is English only.

TLC only accepts articles in English and does not provide translation services.

Apart from original research papers, TLC is also committed to publishing quality reviews on books, textbooks, articles, and periodicals dealing with the relevant issues.

You can contact us at info@tlcjournal.org. We will get back to you in the shortest possible time.




Frequently Asked Questions: RUDN University

RUDN University stands for Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia is located in Moscow and is ranked first among Russian higher educational institutions in terms of internationalisation, as recorded by the Reuter Agency.

RUDN University is first and foremost famous for its international cooperation which is an integral part of the university’s activity and a key instrument in ensuring high-quality education complying with the international standards. As of today, 30% of the total number of international students studying in Russia are RUDN University students coming from 150 countries from around the globe. In total, the university is currently Alma Mater to about 27 thousand students representing over 450 of the world's nations. Today, university graduates are successfully building their careers in 190 countries.

The university employs over 5 thousand staff members, including over 2 thousand top-qualified professors and lecturers, 15 full and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 32 Honorary Scientists of Russia, and 11 Honorary Members of Russian Higher Education.

RUDN University offers majors in the framework of all levels of training with more than 250 cooperation agreements entered into with foreign universities (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, etc.), as well as research and educational centres. The university is a member of the BRICS Network University and a leading university of the Consortium of Higher Educational Institutions implementing the International Human Rights Protection MA programme supported by the Office of the United National High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Every year, RUDN University welcomes guests including royal personas, presidents, prime ministers, prominent politicians, and public activists.

TLC is an initiative of one of RUDN University departments – the Dpt of Foreign Languages of the Faculty of Economics. The department is run by a prominent Russian teacher and researcher Prof Elena Malyuga and focuses on a number of topical research issues, such as LSP, specialised translation, applied linguistics, professional communication, etc. In order to promote research in these areas of study, the department hosts a number of international conferences, such as the International applied research conference Topical Issues of Linguistics and Teaching Methods in Business and Professional Communication. The conference is a collaborative work of the department and Cambridge English Language Assessment, British Council, Cambridge University Press, American, Italian and Chinese Embassies in Moscow, the British Council, Cervantes Institute, Goethe Cultural Centre, German Academic Exchange Service, CampusFrance, Pearson Longman, McMillan, Heinemann publishing houses. Thus, TLC was intended as one more step towards promotion of research in the field of related topics and yet another opportunity to strengthen the university's international ties.

You can learn more about RUDN University by visiting the University’s official website at eng.rudn.ru.




Frequently Asked Questions: ICC

ICC stands for International Certificate Conference – The International Language Association.

ICC is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) with participatory status at the Council of Europe. It is also a member of the Professional Network Forum at the ECML (European Centre for Modern Languages) and of EUCIS LLL (European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning).

ICC sets standards for a transnational network of language learners providing foreign language teaching and learning with exchange of ideas and know how.

ICC works through individuals and institutions (at a local level), networks of members (regional level), through the involvement of our member organisations in national initiatives and government committees (national level), and through activities and representations at the European Commission and Council of Europe and other supra-national bodies (international level).

ICC promotes quality in foreign language teaching and learning by certifying progress and achievement in language acquisition; certifying teachers’ competence to teach; assuring the quality of courses offered; offering guidelines for the evaluation of teaching institutions; and providing criteria for the evaluation of teaching materials and courses.

ICC office is located in Bochum, Germany.

You can learn more about ICC by visiting the organisation's official website at icc-languages.eu.





TLC Submission Guidelines

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