Writers’ Guidelines

Our members look to Réflexions for current articles on inspiring theories and practices related to language teaching. They must be based on research, summarize research projects, present effective programs and practices, or report on current language-related news or events. Our members expect articles that are interesting, thought-provoking, timely, practical, informative, concise, complete, and current. We offer no payment for articles by professional educators.

CASLT’s editorial committee reviews each submission to determine its suitability for the magazine. If your article is accepted, it will be copyedited and translated. Articles received after a submission deadline may be held over for a future issue. Authors will receive a timeline for the issue in which their article will appear.

Themes of 2024 Issues

Each of the 2024 issues of Réflexions (volume 43) will have an overarching theme. When submitting an article for consideration, please specify for which issue you are submitting.

Issue Theme Example Topics
February 2024
Multilingual Learners in the Language Classroom
  • Strategies for integrating multilingual learners in language classes
  • Plurilingual teaching strategies
  • Cultural awareness for teachers and learners
  • Proven activities/lessons/projects that support multilingual language learners
May 2024
Using Technology to Enrich L+ Teaching
  • Developing language learners’ critical thinking skills with technology
  • Uses and challenges of AI in language teaching and learning
  • Technology/AI in the writing process
October 2024
Language Assessment
  • Effective feedback for learning
  • Portfolio-based approaches to assessment
  • Process-based assessment (writing, production, response…)
  • Experiences with communicative approaches, competency-based approaches
Length, Audience, and Style

We look for brief articles (1,150 words maximum) that will be helpful to language educators.

Our primary audiences are:

  • Practising language classroom teachers (English and French as a second/additional language, Indigenous languages, and international/heritage languages)
  • Researchers and teacher educators in language teaching and learning in various university settings
  • Pre-service teachers enrolled in faculties of education across the country
  • School administrators, L+ consultants and coordinators, education ministry staff, etc.
  • Those with an interest in language learning development

We prefer articles written in an informal, conversational style. We are not looking for conventional research reports or term papers. Executive summaries of research articles are preferred over longer dissertations. Writers should emphasize what they have learned from their experience and the implications of these discoveries for language teachers. We will prioritize articles highlighting new and effective programs that result in improvements in language teaching and learning.


References and in-text citations should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition style. Authors bear full responsibility for the accuracy of citations, quotations, and information supplied for graphs/charts and figures.


We encourage the use of images, graphs/charts, and figures to illustrate key points. All images must also be provided as separate files.

Within your article file, please include:

  • A suggested caption for each photograph
  • A caption for each graph/chart or figure that briefly describes the data presented

Writers are responsible for obtaining written permission from the subjects of submitted photographs.

Submission Guidelines

Articles should be submitted to communications@caslt.org. We will acknowledge receipt via email.

Please include:

  • A copy of your article in .docx, .doc, .odt, or .rtf format
  • All images
    • Inserted in the document where they should appear in the published article AND
    • In separate files attached to the email submission (hi-resolution [300 ppi])
    • A hi-resolution image can be around 3.5 MB in size, while a low-resolution image can be around 500 KB or less.
  • Your phone number
  • A short author biography (50 words maximum)
  • A hi-resolution author photo (300 ppi)
    • Ideally, the headshot should span from your head to your waist. Leave space on each side of your body and above your head for our final cropping.

If your article has more than one author, include a short biography and photo of each author.

Article Submission Deadlines
Issue Deadline
No. 1 (February) December 1
No. 2 (May) March 1
No. 3 (October) August 1

Upon acceptance of their submission, the author(s) hereby grant(s), transfer(s), and assign(s) to CASLT the right to print, publish, sell, disseminate, and otherwise utilize the work.

For greater certainty, it is specifically understood and accepted by the parties that, except as otherwise agreed to in writing, the author(s) shall not be entitled to receive royalties or any other benefit from the submission after it has been provided.

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