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TESOL Communications

TESOL Communications (TC) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal published by Clifford Media International on behalf of the International TESOL Union (ITU). It is the sister journal of ITU's flagship journal International Journal of TESOL Studies. TC publishes both original empirical research and systematic review studies on teaching and learning English as a second and foreign language at all education levels. It is broadly concerned with linguistics applied to education and welcomes contributions in, but not limited to, the following areas:

curriculum design and development, professional preparation and development, English for academic purposes, language and culture, language and society, language testing and assessment, language planning and policy, multilingualism and multilingual education, information technology and language education, critical thinking and language education


TC is an Open Access journal and all published papers are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose. Authors retain copyrights and full publishing rights without restrictions.


There are no article processing charges or submission charges applicable to authors.

Call for Editors

We are looking to appoint one Chief Editor who will lead the editorial development of TESOL Communications. The appointment to the Chief Editor position is for three years initially with the possibility for renewal.



--Recruiting high quality manuscript submissions to the Journal

--Directing the peer review of submitted manuscripts

--Communicating editorial suggestions and decisions to authors

--Contributing to the journal’s development strategy in collaboration with ITU

--Working to improve the quality and impact of the journal


Essential Qualities

--An established record of work and scholarship in relevant scientific field(s)

--Ability to work collegially as part of the editorial team

--Experience of the peer review processes as both a reviewer and author

--A strong international network within the language education community

--An interest in developments with an international scope

--Great organization, time management and communication skills

--A dedication to the role of Chief Editor and the time commitment it entails


Candidates are invited to apply by submitting a brief CV (maximum 3 pages) and a letter of interest (maximum 500 words) showing how they meet the requirements and their ideas for the development of the journal.


For informal inquiries contact Dr. Xinghua (Kevin) Liu, via email at Please send your applications to (please use the subject line: TC Editor Application). The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022.