About Asian EFL

The Asian EFL Journal is published monthly and presents information, theories, research, methods and materials related to language acquisition and language learning. An academic Second Language Acquisition Research Journal. The Asian EFL Journal is one of the world's leading refereed and indexed journals for second language research.

Professor Roger Nunn of the Petroleum Institute, UAE is the Chief Editor and Dr. John Adamson, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan, Oversees Academic Standards.

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Featured Journal Article

Questioning the Stability of Learner Anxiety in the Ability-Grouped Foreign Language Classroom


This study explores the change of language anxiety in the ability-grouped foreign language classroom over time. Subjects of the study consisted of university EFL freshmen divided into three proficiency levels. The findings revealed that at the initial stage of grouping, students placed in the high proficiency level had significantly lower language anxiety than those grouped into the low and average levels; the differences in anxiety levels between the latter two groups were insignificant.

Featured Thesis

Non Standardized language Tests, Faulty evaluations and it’s impact on Pakistani educational setup


The examination mechanism in Pakistan has many loopholes, the local benchmarking is entirely not existing, many Pakistani examiners are not trained in the application of rating tests accordingly the scale descriptors, due to this students do not get vivid feedback about their test performances. Therefore, this study is designed to facilitate and initiate the interest of the English language teachers in Pakistan to understand the importance of sound assessment and validation mechanisms, and their exposure…

Featured Teaching Article

From home culture to intercultural knowledge base: implications for TESOL materials design


This paper focuses on the relationship between a language and its culture and will critically examine arguments for the incorporation of the target culture in TESOL teaching and learning together with teaching materials. The aim of the model suggested here is to enable the learners to develop an intercultural understanding of the target language which can be applied to e.g. business communication where English is used as the language of communication amongst different nationalities.