Each year one submission is awarded the JESLA Best Article Prize, based on peer review ratings of its originality and contribution to the field. The prize winning articles are:
2021: Exploring the evolution in oral fluency and productive vocabulary knowledge during a stay abroad. Authors: Vladyslav Gilyuk, Amanda Edmonds, Elisa Sneed German.
2020: Modeling variability in number marking in additional-language Spanish. Authors: Aarnes Gudmestad, Amanda Edmonds, Thomas Metzger
2019: Elicited imitation as a window into developmental stages. Authors: Kristof Baten, Frederik Cornillie
2018: Foreign language learning in the third age: A pilot feasibility study on cognitive, socio-affective and linguistic drivers and benefits in relation to previous bilingualism of the learner. Authors: Simone E. Pfenninger, Sabrina Polz.
2017: The dynamic interactions in foreign language classroom anxiety and foreign language enjoyment of pupils aged 12 to 18. Authors: Jean Marc Dewaele, Livia Dewaele.