Volume 9, December 2021
We are pleased to announce the release of the ninth volume of the Asian Journal of English Language Studies (AJELS), the official international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal of the Department of English of the University of Santo Tomas (Manila, the Philippines).
Volume 9 features six articles out of the 32 papers submitted to the journal by the authors coming from different parts of the globe in 2021. The relatively small number of approved manuscripts suggests that AJELS pays enormous attention to the quality of articles it accepts for publication. Moreover, AJELS remains to be a preferred avenue for dissemination of knowledge and research findings, which attests to its untarnished academic reputation.
The first article by Ryoma Oda and Camilla Vizconde (University of Santo Tomas) examines the impact of the mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB MLE) policy on the language use and the language attitudes of 5th graders in Pampanga, the Philippines. The second paper written by Richard Oandasan (Midway Colleges, Inc.) investigates linguistic politeness and power relations in request emails sent by the employees to the chief executive officer of a higher education institution in the Philippines.