The International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching (IJC&ELT, ISSN 2334-1866, online) is the journal of the Christian English Language Educators Association (CELEA) and is supported by the department of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Biola University. The IJC&ELT aims:

  • To publish articles and reviews related to English Language Teaching (ELT) using a Christian perspective

  • To stimulate the integration of the Christian faith and learning in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

  • To encourage and thus promote critical reflection, discussion, engaging theory, excellent research, and inspirational practice in applied linguistics and TESOL

  • To provide an international approach to English language teaching and research

  • To offer an open access forum that shares knowledge and applies high academic standards, including double blind peer review

As an international publication, the IJC&ELT recognizes that there are diverse Christian traditions and perspectives throughout the world and therefore welcomes articles and reviews that deal with and address different Christian traditions and their connections to English language teaching. The main readership, however, is CELEA members, who themselves come from and bring a range of Christian perspectives to their work in ELT.

The following group of volunteers has agreed to oversee the launch of the journal. Manuscripts submitted for consideration of publication will be reviewed by the editors and only those which are approved following reviews from members of the Editorial Review Board and/or other specialists in the field will be accepted for publication.

International Journal of Christianity and English Language Teaching Editorial Board


  • Michael Lessard-Clouston, Biola University, U.S.A.
  • Michael D. Pasquale, Cornerstone University, U.S.A.

Editorial Review Board

  • William R. Acton, Trinity Western University, Canada
  • Bradley Baurain, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School, U.S.A.
  • Charles M. Browne, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
  • A. Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
  • Jan Edwards Dormer, Messiah College, U.S.A.
  • Zoltán Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, U.K.
  • Dana R. Ferris, University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
  • Xuesong (Andy) Gao, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Icy Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Marilyn Lewis, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • June Yichun Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • R. Michael Medley, Eastern Mennonite University, U.S.A.
  • Herbert C. Purnell, Biola University, U.S.A.
  • David I. Smith, Calvin College, U.S.A.
  • Don B. Snow, Duke Kunshan University, China
  • Frank Tuzi, Nyack College, U.S.A.
  • Mary Shepard Wong, Azusa Pacific University, U.S.A.
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