New Screening Measures for Future Submissions


From Vol. 28 (No. 3) onwards, rEFLections will be rolling out new screening measures for all authors interested in submitting their work to the journal. Before registering and making a submission on Editorial Manager (EM; the journal's system), please send your manuscripts to our editor, Thanis Tangkitjaroenkun @ for preliminary assessment.


Once approved, you will then receive an email from our team prompting you to register on EM and submit your manuscript there for further review. If you have any further enquiries regarding this change in our process, please do not hesitate to contact us at or Thank you and wish you the best of luck.

The 4th Doing Research in Applied Linguistics (DRAL 4)


King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, in association with the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics, the Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics and the Thai Association for Applied Linguistics, would like to invite you to participate in the DRAL4 2021 International Conference (VIRTUAL/ONLINE) on 4th September 2021.

Free registration

For general enquiries: Natjiree Jaturapitakkul
For registration: Parichat Muangprakaew
For proposal submission: Richard Watson Todd

More information, please visit here:


Yorkville University (Canada) Special Presentation



Yorkville University (Canada) invites you to a special presentation in Yorkville’s Research and Scholarly Directions Webinar Series! Tune in on Wednesday, 31 March 2021 at 2.00 am as Shahid A. Hassan (Yorkville University) and Hossein Nassaji (University of Victoria) talk on and discuss their topic of Scholarship in Teacher's Assessment Literacy.

Although effective assessment of learners gained salience in recent years, teachers’ language assessment literacy (LAL) has received scant attention in the field. LAL refers to a range of competencies as well as literacies that teachers need to have to conduct language assessment in their curricular practice. As the COVID-19 crisis led to new challenges, assessment practice is no exception. Remote and online teaching during this crisis has further highlighted the significance of LAL for the success and the quality of education. This interactive presentation showcases a Special Issue on LAL in System, an international journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics published by Elsevier (UK).

Email Registration: Jill Cummings, Ph.D. <>
Webinar Link:
Zoom ID: 757 614 5691

Applied Linguistics Graduate Forum 2021


On 27th March 2021, join us in this forum hosted by the Thai Association of Applied Linguistics (TAAL) as we meet and discuss applied linguistics with promising individuals from the field! Don't miss this chance to have an audience with graduate students, researchers and experts of the area from all across Thailand, and receive valuable, constructive feedback from them, completely free of charge!

Register online here:
Webinar Link:


TAAL Webinar Series: A Guide to Publishing in Top Journals


On behalf of Thai Association for Applied Linguistics (TAAL), we invite you and members of your orgnaization to a six-part webinar series, "The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Research in Top Journals", which will be held from March 2021 to January 2022. Please see for assorted webinar topics.

These webinars aim to support the development of early/mid-career researchers in Thailand and help them achieve their academic aspirations by publishing their work. In the webinars, our keynote speakers ― Assoc. Prof. Dr. Richard Watson Todd and Dr. Neil Bowen will share their expertise and experience of the best writing practices for authors and the publishing process. Both speakers have had relevant experiences publishing in Q1 SCOPUS for many years. Participants will not only gain the confidence to publish, but also learn the hidden tips and tricks of publishing in reputable internation jounrlas, especially those in Q1.

The first episode of the webinar series begins next Wednesday! Hope to see you there!

Register online here:
Webinar Link:


rEFLections in 2021: Call for Papers


rEFLections is ecstatic to announce that from 2021 onwards, three issues will be published annually. With more room to fill, the journal is now inviting paper submissions of original and significant contributions to the field of EFL and Applied Linguistics.

Research articles, academic articles and book reviews are all welcome throughout the year for consideration. Please refer here for our submission guidelines. Manuscripts submitted should be of original work, and should not already be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors must also inform the editorial team if the manuscript is based on a paper that has been presented at a conference.

The 1st issue will begin in January and last until April, followed by the 2nd issue (May to August) and 3rd issue (September to December). For further enquiries, please contact Thanis Tangkitjaroenkun at or Saranya Saranchat at

TAAL Awards for Best Research Article & Theses


The Thai Association for Applied Linguistics (TAAL) is pleased to announce their research awards in 3 categories: (i) Best Research Article; (ii) Best Doctoral Thesis; and (iii) Best Masters Thesis. All authors affiliated with Thai universities or other institutions are welcome to make a submission. Theses submitted, however, must be awarded by Thai universities.

Deadline for submission is 31st October 2020. If interested, please fill in and submit the application form to Dr. Lanchukorn Sriwimon ( For further enquiries, please visit TAAL or contact Ms. Saranya Saranchat (


Asia-Pacific LSPPC 6th International Conference: Call for Papers



The Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication (LSPPC) Association is now inviting paper presentations, poster presentations and thematic panels that address any aspect of LSP (Language for Specific Purposes) and research in Professional Communication.

Focusing on the theme of "Multimodality and Beyond: Addressing complexity and emerging needs in LSP", the conference will be held online from 3rd to 5th June 2021.

Deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2020. For more details, please click on the title of this post or  visit their conference website.

Call for Book reviews



rEFLections invites reviews of current books in Applied Linguistics or ELT that need to have been published since 2018. Book reviews should be about 800 – 1000 words.

Reviews submitted should provide a constructive critique of the arguments and content of the book, its major strengths and limitations based on the aims of the author including the important academic references related to theory and research in the area to support your argument.

To help you prepare an effective review, it should include:

  1. A brief overview of the content of the book.
  2. An introduction to the purposes of the book and its intended audience.
  3. A critique of the content and the argument of the book (references to other work should be included in the critique).
  4. An assessment of the suitability of the book for teachers, practitioners, students, etc.

All reviews will be considered for publication on the basis of the quality of the overall evaluation of the book and organization of the arguments.

For sample book reviews, please consult current issues of the journal at

For inquiries, please contact Punjaporn Pojanapunya (Book Reviews Editor) at

rEFLections has been accepted for inclusion in the Scopus



rEFLections is very delighted to announce that the journal has been accepted for inclusion in the Scopus abstract and citation database. The editorial team owes this to the dedicated Scopus local board, the Thai-Journal Citation Index Center (TCI), and the TCI-TRF Scopus Collaboration Project for their professional support. We are strongly committed to improve the quality of our journal so as to promote good practices in English language teaching and research.

National Geographic Online Professional Development




National Geographic Learning collaborated with The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University to deliver a special three-part webinar series called Online Teaching for English Teachers. Drawing on their research and teaching experience, Drs. Joan Kang Shin and Jered Borup from George Mason University shared practical tips for breaking through your screen and engaging your English language students in ways that improve their learning and makes your students feel part of a supportive learning community, even when attending classes online.


BALEAP Conference: Exploring pedagogical approaches in EAP teaching


8th April 2021 - 10th April 2021



English for Academic study at the University of Glasgow is delighted to welcome you to the BALEAP 2021 Conference.

Building on the 2019 Leeds conference theme (the practitioner), we aim to provide a forum to explore pedagogies for teaching EAP in different contexts, at different levels, face to face and online, and for EAP teacher development.

Some of the questions we are hoping to explore include:

  • What does teaching EAP involve and how do we research it?
  • What does it mean to teach EAP in different contexts?
  • Have we got a shared understanding of this, if indeed this is possible?
  • Does EAP have a signature pedagogy?
  • How do we support teachers in their development?
  • How do we enhance and assure quality in EAP teaching?
  • How do our pedagogies inform and respond to current issues in higher education, such as the increasing attention on teaching, transnational education and massification and use of technologies?

The conference will feature pre-conference events including those for the new BALEAP SIGs, distinguished international plenary speakers, panel discussions and symposia, individual paper and poster presentations, workshops, lightening talks, BALEAP’s signature early evening Pecha Kucha session and other informal networking events. We hope you can join us!

Details can be found on the conference website:

AILA Tandem Initiative: Growing the ASEAN Network of Applied Linguistics



The MAAL-SAAL-TAAL initiative aims to intensify networking and collaboration between the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL), the Singapore Association of Applied Linguistics (SAAL), the Thailand Association of Applied Linguistics (TAAL) – and future partners in the ASEAN region.

MAAL and SAAL have collaborated on a joint initiative since 2013. The associations convened symposia with speakers from each AILA national affiliate to present on a topic of common interest in applied linguistics. In 2018, the new Thailand Association of Applied Linguistics (TAAL) also participated in this activity in Kuala Lumpur where presenters spoke about trends in applied linguistics in their own country.  Subsequently, in 2019, MAAL and SAAL invited the Philippines association to participate as well.

This tandem initiative will continue with another joint symposium with the theme English and Multilingualism: ASEAN perspectives in Manila in December 2020. Representatives from the affiliates will also discuss an AILA ASEAN signature conference that will be hosted in rotation by the different affiliates. The initiative would welcome other ASEAN applied linguistics groups and may hopefully lead to a bigger joint ASEAN network of applied linguistics.

Thai Association for Applied Linguistics (TAAL)



TAAL stands for Thai Association for Applied Linguistics. The organization was established to promote scholarship and research in applied linguistics in Thailand. TAAL is the collaborative work of respectable scholars and researchers from universities across the country and is in partnership with Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) and Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics (SAAL).

Those interested in the area of applied linguistics can visit TAAL’s official website, for useful resources: research articles published by TAAL members, applied linguistics database, programs of study and discussion forums.