We, as the Editorial Team of the ELT Research Journal, are happy to announce the release Volume 9 Issue 1 of the ELT Research Journal. The ELT Research Journal aims to set up a highly qualified international academic platform for those involved in language education and teaching practices.
The first article presents the process of teaching a foreign language in the distance education system compared to the traditional, in-class teaching system, which is very likely to draw attention of our readers due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The second paper aims to investigate how both microteaching and school-based experiences increase awareness level of student teachers of English for the teaching profession. The third study investigates how peace education is integrated with the new English language teaching program (ELTP) of lower secondary education of Turkey. The fourth article provides a review of Processability Theory from a critical perspective and investigates the limitations of and ambiguities in the theory through examining previous studies. The fifth article aims to seek answers to an ongoing problem of drop-outs and failures place in the EFL environment in a voluntary intensive English program at a state university in Turkey. The last study of the issue aims to explore a more practical way to make vocabulary learning and listening comprehension easier. We would like to thank all the researchers who have contributed to the current issue of the journal with their invaluable academic works. We would also like to thank all editors, co-editors and reviewers of the ELT-RJ for their voluntary contribution to the journal by managing the review process.
Prof. Dr. Dinçay KÖKSAL Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Dr. Gonca YANGIN EKŞİ Associate Editor
Prof. Dr. Meltem Huri BATURAY Associate Editor