Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research

General Editor

Michael Thomas (


Christian Jones (

Daniel Waller (


Welcome to the Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research (JSLTR). This is an open-access journal which provide a platform both for established and early-career researchers. JSLTR is engaged with building a community of practice (both online and offline) and supports debate and scholarship in second language teaching and research. The journal is published twice a year and accepts research papers and forum articles from the fields of English language and modern language teaching. Research papers and forum articles are all subject to peer review before being accepted for inclusion. Contributions for future editions are welcome.

For all correspondence with the journal, please contact:

Daniel Waller (

Christian Jones (

Vol 6, No 1 (2018)

Table of Contents


The use of drawing tasks as a creative strategy for pupils in the English as Foreign Language (EFL) classroom PDF
Yasmin Gidoni, Dr. Maureen Rajuan 5-19
Explicit Instruction of Memory Vocabulary Learning Strategies in an ESP Context PDF
Kaoru Kobayashi, Andrea Little 20-49
Examining Pre-service ESL Teacher Beliefs: Perspectives on First Language Use in the Second Language Classroom PDF
Blake Turnbull 50-76
Explicit Demonstration of Cross-linguistic Similarities in Teaching Japanese Kanji to Malaysian University Students PDF
Kazuhito Uni, Paul Chamness Miller 77-108
Students' Use of Second Life in Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language PDF
Deoksoon Kim, Oksana Vorobel, Brandon King 109-142

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