Educazione Linguistica. Language Education
     topic: languages and linguistics  
  • e-ISSN 2280-6792
  • Periodicity four-monthly
  • Permalink doi.org
  • Language en, es, fr, it, pt
  • Anvur class A 10A1-10N3
Aims & Scope

EL.LE is the quarterly journal of the Centre for Research on Language Teaching of the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. It is included in Fascia A of scientific journals. The Journal deals with the various aspects of linguistic education, i.e. teaching of the mother tongue/national language, second and foreign languages, the classical and ethnic ones, as well as the role of languages in the teaching of all disciplines. Furthermore, it pertains to the linguistic aspects of literary teaching, as well as to communication between people from different cultures who use a pivot language or the interlocutors’ one.Each number usually has an ‘editorial’, which is the leading article that describes the structuring of the Centre for Research; some essays are of a theoretical nature and others are more operational, since educational linguistics is a theoretical-practical science; finally, EL.LE offers various types of documentation: institutions, bibliographies, reviews, etc.

General info

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    Advisory Board
    Simona Bartoli Kucher, Universität Graz, Österreich    
    Antonella Benucci, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Marilisa Birello, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, España    
    Fabio Caon, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Enrico Cecconi, University of Bath, UK  
    Carmel M. Coonan, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Diego Cortes, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    
    Bruna Di Sabato, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli, Italia    
    Radica Nikodinovska, Univerzitet Sv. Kiril i Metodiј, Skopјe, Makedonija    
    Matteo Santipolo, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Graziano Serragiotto, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Maria Yashina, Moscow Business University, Russia  
    Nives Zudič, Univerza na Primorskem, Koper, Slovenija    

    Paolo Balboni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Graziano Serragiotto, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

    Editorial Board
    Paolo Balboni, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Carlos Alberto Melero Rodríguez, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Marco Mezzadri, Università di Parma, Italia    
    Anna Lia Proietto Basar, Yıldız Teknik Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Türkiye    
    Rita Scotti, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia  
    Enrico Serena, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Deutschland    
    Antonio Ventouris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece  

    Dalia Abdullah, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt  
    Jacqueline Aiello, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L'Orientale», Italia  
    Andrea Balbo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Elena Ballarin, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Mirela Boncea, West University of Timisoara, Romania  
    Annalisa Brichese, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Vanessa Castagna, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Veronique Castellotti, Université François-Rabelais Tours, France    
    Stefania Cavagnoli, Università degli Studi Roma «Tor Vergata», Italia    
    Paola Celentin, Università degli Studi di Verona, Italia    
    Cristiana Cervini, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Edith Cognini, Università di Macerata, Italia    
    Daria Coppola, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italia    
    Elisa Corino, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Michele Daloiso, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italia    
    Maddalena De Carlo, Università di Cassino, Italia    
    Anna De Marco, Università della Calabria, Italia    
    Paolo Della Putta, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italia    
    Giorgia Delvecchio, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia  
    Vesna Deželjin, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Emilia Di Martino, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli, Italia    
    Pierangela Diadori, Università per Stranieri Siena, Italia    
    Mariapia D’Angelo, Università «G. d’Annunzio» Chieti-Pescara, Italia    
    Alessandro Falcinelli, Università degli Studi di Urbino, Italia    
    Giuliana Fiorentino, Università degli Studi del Molise, Italia    
    Francesca Gallina, Università di Pisa, Italia    
    Roberta Grassi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    
    Giulia Grosso, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Amina Hachoulf, Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba, Algeria  
    Elisabetta Jafrancesco, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia    
    Marie-Christine Jamet, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Zorana Kovacevic, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina  
    Matteo La Grassa, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Terry Lamb, University of Westminster, London, UK    
    Maslina Ljubicic, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Ivan Lombardi, University of Fukui, Japan    
    Geraldine Ludbrook, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Maria Cecilia Luise, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    
    Sabrina Machetti, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italia    
    Alessandro Mantelli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Sandra Mardešić, University of Zagreb, Croatia    
    Clara Marello, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Marcella Maria Mariotti, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Giuseppe Maugeri, Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    
    Patrizia Mazzotta, Università degli Studi di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia    
    Marcella Menegale, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Darja Mertelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia    
    Nikica Mihaljevic, University of Split, Croatia    
    Eliana Moscarda Mirković, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia  
    Anthony Mollica, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada    
    Johanna Monti, Università degli Studi di Napoli «L'Orientale», Italia    
    David Newbold, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Paolo Nitti, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italia    
    Alberta Novello, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Cristina Onesti, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italia    
    Gabriele Pallotti, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italia    
    Mariagrazia Palumbo, Università della Calabria, Italia  
    Gianfranco Porcelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italia    
    Rosa Pugliese, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Simonetta Puleio, Universität Stuttgart, Deutschland    
    Fabio Ripamonti, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic    
    Fabiana Rosi, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italia    
    Flora Sisti, Università degli Studi di Urbino «Carlo Bo», Italia    
    Camilla Spaliviero, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Antonio Taglialatela, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Italia    
    Giulia Tardi, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia  
    Valeria Tonioli, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    
    Simone Torsani, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    
    Victoriya Trubnikova, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italia    
    Ada Valentini, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italia    
    Francesco Vitucci, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Italia    
    Eftychia Xerou, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus    

    Direttore responsabile
    Giuseppe Sofo, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Peer review

Every article published by ECF was accepted for publication by no less than two qualified reviewers as a result of a process of anonymous reviewing (double-blind peer review). The reviewers are independent of the authors and not affiliated with the same institution.

The Journal’s Editor-in-Chief guarantees the proper execution of the peer review process for every article published in the Journal.

Peer review policies for the different sections:

  • Complete volume/issue: subject to peer review
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  • Introductions, prefaces: no peer review
  • Reviews: no peer review
  • Editorials: no peer review
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Editorial Guidelines
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    To be published all manuscripts must comply with the following guidelines. In case of blatant violation of the guidelines, the editor (ECF) can suspend at any time the manuscript’s publication.

    The instructions for the preparation of your manuscript, its abstract and its bibliography, are an integral part of the requirements for the manuscript submission. They are downloadable from the menu ‘Publish with us’ at the item ‘Editorial Guidelines’.

    • Manuscript Preparation
    • Document Basic Structure
    • Document Composition
    • Source Citation System
    • General Bibliography

    To find out more, please contact Edizioni Ca’ Foscari’s editorial staff at ecf@unive.it.

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    Ethical Code of EL.LE. Educazione Linguistica. Language Education

    EL.LE. Educazione Linguistica. Language Education is a peer-reviewed scientific journal whose policy is inspired by the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Ethical Code. See the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

    Publisher’s responsibilities  

    The Publisher must provide the Journal with adequate resources and the guidance of experts, in order to carry out its role in the most professional way, aiming at the highest quality standard.

    The Publisher must have a written agreement that defines the relationship with the owner of the Journal and/or the Editor-in-Chief. The agreement must comply with the Code of Behavior for Publishers of Scientific Journals, as established by COPE.

    The relationship among the Editor-in-Chief, the Advisory Board and the Publisher is based on the principle of publishing independence. 

    Editors’ responsibilities 

    The Editor-in-Chief and the Advisory Board of EL.LE alone are responsible for the decision to publish the articles submitted.

    Submitted articles, after having been checked for plagiarism by means of the anti-plagiarism software Compilatio that is used by the University and is made available to us, will be sent to at least two reviewers. Final acceptance presumes the implementation of possible amendments, as required by the reviewers and under the supervision of the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief.

    The EL.LE Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board must evaluate each submitted paper in compliance with the Journalʼs policy, i.e. exclusively on the basis of its scientific content, without discrimination of race, sex, gender, creed, ethnic origin, citizenship, or the scientific, academic and political position of the Authors. 

    Allegations of misconduct

    If the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board notice (or receive notifications of) mistakes or inaccuracies, conflict of interest or plagiarism in a published article, they will immediately warn the Author and the Publisher and will undertake the necessary actions to resolve the issue. They will do their best to correct the published content whenever they are informed that it contains scientific errors or that the authors have committed unethical or illegal acts in connection with their published work. If necessary, they will withdraw the article or publish a recantation.

    All complaints are handled in accordance with the guidelines published by the COPE.

    Concerns and complaints must be addressed to the following e-mail ecf_support@unive.it. The letter should contain the following information:

    • complainant’s personal information;
    • title, author(s), publication date, DOI;
    • complaint(s);
    • declaration that the complainant has no conflict of interest, or declaration of an actual or potential conflict of interest.

    Authors’ responsibilities


    Authors must follow the Guidelines for Authors to be downloaded from the EL.LE website.

    No multiple submissions

    Authors must explicitly state that their work is original in all its parts and that the submitted paper has not been previously published, nor submitted to other journals, until the entire evaluation process is completed. Since no paper gets published without significant revision, earlier dissemination in conference proceedings or working papers does not preclude consideration for publication, but Authors are expected to fully disclose publication/dissemination of the material in other closely related publications, so that the overlap can be evaluated by the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief. 


    Authors are strongly encouraged to use their ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. This will ensure the authors’ visibility and correct citation of their work.

    Authorship must be correctly attributed; all those who have given a substantial contribution to the design, organisation and accomplishment of the research the article is based on, must be indicated as Co-Authors. Please ensure that: the order of the author names is correct; the names of all authors are present and correctly spelled, and that affiliations are up-to-date.

    The respective roles of each co-author should be described in a footnote. The statement that all authors have approved the final version should be included in the disclosure.

    Conflicts of interest and financing

    Authors, under their own responsibility, must avoid any conflict of interest affecting the results obtained or the interpretations suggested. The EL.LE Editor-in-Chief will give serious and careful consideration to suggestions of cases in which, due to possible conflict of interest, an Author’s work should not be reviewed by a specific scholar. Authors should indicate any financing agency or the project the article stems from. 


    Authors must see to it that all works consulted be properly quoted. If works or words of others are used, they have to be properly paraphrased or duly quoted. Quotations between “double quotes” (or «angled quotation marks» if the text is written in a language other than English) must reproduce the exact wording of the source; under their own responsibility, Authors should carefully refrain from disguising a restyling of the source’s wording, as though it was the original formulation. 

    Any form of excessive, inappropriate or unnecessary self-citation, as well as any other form of citation manipulation, are strongly discouraged.

    Ethical Committee

    Whenever required, the research protocols must be authorised in advance by the Ethical Committee of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. 


    When Authors find a mistake or an inaccuracy in their own article, they must immediately warn the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief, providing all the information needed to make the due adjustments. 

    Reviewers’ responsibilities


    By means of the peer-review procedure, reviewers assist the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief and Advisory Board in taking decisions on the articles submitted. They are expected to offer the Authors suggestions as to possible adjustments aimed at improving their contribution submission. 

    Timing and conflicts of interest

    If a reviewer does not feel up to the task of doing a given review, or if she/he is unable to read the work within the agreed schedule, she/he should notify the EL.LE Editor-in-Chief. Reviewers must not accept articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous contributions or to a competition with a disclosed author (or with an author they believe to have identified). 


    The content of the reviewed work must be considered confidential and must not be used without explicit authorisation by the Author, who is to be contacted via the editor-in-chief. Any confidential information obtained during the peer review process should not be used for other purposes.

    Collaborative attitude

    Reviewers should see themselves not as adversaries but as advocates for the field. Any comment must be done in a collaborative way and from an objective point of view. Reviewers should clearly motivate their comments and keep in mind the Golden Rule of Reviewing: “Review for others as you would have others review for you”. 


    Reviewers should report any similarity or overlapping of the work under analysis with other works known to them.