About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The TESL Canada Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed journal publishing in the areas of teaching and learning of official languages (English and French), minority, heritage or Aboriginal languages, and research relevant to language teacher education and development. Publishing since 1984, the journal aims to represent the inseparable scholarly and professional interests of teachers and researchers in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) across the country. The journal publishes biannually and welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts. These include full-length articles dealing with research and theorization, book reviews, perspectives and surveys, and contributions directed towards critical thought about classroom-teaching strategies. Additional Special Issues of the journal address specific themes and topics.


The TESL Canada Journal is indexed in CBCA Education (Canadian Education Index), EBSCOhost, ERIC, Gale, Wilson, and ESCI (formerly Thomson Reuters).

Archiving Statement

The TESL Canada Journal is archived by the PKP Preservation Network. Please follow the link for information about PKP’s archiving approach and policies.


This publication is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's (SSHRC) Aid to Scholarly Journals.

IRIS Digital Repository

Authors are enouraged to consider uploading their data collection materials to the IRIS database. IRIS is an online repository for data collection materials used for second language research. This includes data elicitation instruments such as interview and observation schedules, language tests, pictures, questionnaires, software scripts, url links, word lists, teaching intervention activities, amongst many other types of materials used to elicit data. Please see http://www.iris-database.org for more information and to upload.