In 2020 the Journal for Language Teaching was subjected to independent scrutiny by the Committee on Scholarly Publishing in South Africa. The Committee recommended the retention of the Journal's accreditation with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). DHET accreditation is a prerequisite for research funding.

Consensus review: "The editor and members of the editorial board are established researchers and there is a good mix of local and international academics. Local board members are affiliated to a range of local institutions."

Other encouraging comments include: "The articles are interesting, competent ... of a good standard".

The full report can be downloaded from the ASSAf website