LLP is a non-profit project to bring together people and promote conversations around how best to integrate games and play into language teaching and learning.


The mission of Ludic Language Pedagogy is to promote open, scholarly and practical conversations around purposeful and progressive uses of games and play in language teaching and learning.

We are committed to:

  • Promoting ideas, experiences and research that investigate the mindful intersection of games and language teaching and learning,
  • Curating materials (submitted in conjunction with manuscripts) that other teachers and researchers can use in their contexts,
  • Communicating with the community, not only through this journal but via SNS and regular public connections (podcast, webinars, Discord channels, etc.).



Keywords such as but not limited to: play, technologies, genres, simulation, roleplay, design, game cultures and communities, etc.


Keywords such as but not limited to: first languages (L1s), second and foreign languages (L2s), literacy, multimodality, literature, discourse, etc.


Keywords such as but not limited to: curriculum, goals, student needs and differences, teacher roles, activities and materials, debriefing, assessment, extracurricular learning, educational philosophies, etc.

Review Policy

We practice open peer review. Peer review happens with the editors and then 1 to 3 reviewers who work with and support submitting authors, inside of a private Google Document, to discuss and make the submission ready for publication with LLP as soon as possible. We have designed and will continue to work with this process to make submissions simple and collaborative.

Open Access Policy

LLP operates under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. Authors maintain the copyright of their original work. Please credit the original appearance on LLP if you republish somewhere else.

LLP is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Policy on Author Name Changes

At LLP, we promote an inclusive and respectful academic environment. Recognizing the importance of identity and acknowledging that individuals may undergo name changes for various reasons, including gender identity affirmation, we have established the following policy regarding author name changes.

Name Change Requests:

Authors who wish to change their names after submitting a manuscript for publication in LLP may request a name change. This request should be made by emailing the editorial team at [email protected].

Consideration of Requests:

All name change requests will be handled with sensitivity and respect. The editorial team will consider and approve reasonable name change requests, recognizing the diverse reasons authors may have for making such requests.


All name change requests will be treated confidentially. The editorial team will not disclose the reason for the name change unless the author explicitly requests otherwise.

Other information

  • LLP does not mandate word counts.
  • LLP only publishes articles in English.
  • LLP encourages authors to use “I” or “we” in their submissions.