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Aims and Scope

International Journal of Chinese Language Teaching (IJCLT) is a fully peer-reviewed international journal published by Clifford Media International. It publishes biannually both original empirical research and systematic review studies on teaching and learning Chinese as a first and foreign language at all education levels. The journal accepts submissions written in English or Chinese.


IJCLT 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. Authors are also welcome to deposit all versions of their paper in an institutional or other repository of the authors' choice without embargo. 


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


The journal welcomes contributions in the following areas, but not limited to: Chinese linguistics; processing of Chinese as a first and second language; translation and interpreting studies; curriculum design and development; teaching methodology; teacher professional development; language and culture; language and society; language testing and evaluation; language planning and policy; multilingualism and multilingual education; information technology and language education.


IJCLT publishes a range of article types on the topic of language and education.


Full-length Research Articles

A carefully designed complete project is reported with quantitative and/or qualitative original data. Submissions at this category should generally follow the overall structure of IMRD, namely introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussions and conclusion. Within the text, keep tables and figures in minimum. Articles in this category may vary in length, but normally they should not exceed 9,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 10,000 Chinese characters.


Brief Reports

This section is designed to presenting original data from a larger project or work in progress. Articles in this category should not exceed 6,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 9,000 Chinese characters. Apart from length, other requirements are the same with those for Full-length Research Articles.


Review Articles  

These articles address practical strategies, techniques, approaches, and methods from a theoretical or conceptual perspective and provide clear and concise analysis, critique, and discussion of chosen topics. They shall include summaries of the key research findings, critical overviews of the area of inquiry, and future research and/or pedagogical directions. Articles in this category should not exceed 9,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 10,000 Chinese characters.


Interviews with Experts
This section features an interview with an established scholar in the field of applied linguistics and language education. Building upon experts’ life and education experience and research trajectories, the interview aims to provide a more personal glimpse of their views in their areas of expertise. Articles in this category should not exceed 7,000 English words (inclusive of notes and bibliography) or 9,000 Chinese characters.