History of the JLT


The Journal originated in 1967 at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) as a bilingual (Afrikaans/English) newsletter of the Association:

Nuusbrief van die Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Taalonderrig = Newsletter of the South African Association for Language Teaching (ISSN 0250-1244).

The first issue of the journal, now with title Journal for Language Teaching, was published in April 1980. It is sometimes referred to as the SAALT Journal for Language Teaching.

Official title

The Journal embraces multilingualism, which is also reflected in its current title: Journal for Language Teaching / Ijenali Yekufindzisa Lulwimi / Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig (ISSN 0250-1244).

Past editors

Editor 2013 - June 2016
Prof. Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy
Guest Editors 2015
Profs. Bertus van Rooy, Brenda Spencer and Henk Louw (Volume 49 Number 2)