Welcome to JESLA: the Journal of the European Second Language Association. This first issue comprises eleven of the best papers originally presented at the annual EuroSLA conferences in 2016 (Jyväskylä, Finland), 2015 (Aix-en-Provence, France) and 2014 (York, UK). The winners of the JESLA 2017 best article award are Jean Marc Dewaele and Livia Dewaele for their paper "The dynamic interactions in foreign language classroom anxiety and foreign language enjoyment of pupils aged 12 to 18".
The editorial team would like to thank reviewers who gave their expertise and valuable time to review the papers and all those who submitted papers to the journal for consideration.
Sarah Liszka (Journal Editor)
Danijela Trenkic (EuroSLA president and JESLA Editor-in-Chief)