Journal of English Language Teaching was firstly published on September 2012. This journal was formally launched by Prof. Dr. Phil. Yanuar Kiram, Rector of Universitas Negeri Padang as media to share research and ideas in English Language Teaching.
This journal reschedule its publication since March 2017 by starting Volume 6 with number 1 on March, No 2 on June, and No. 3 on September.
Since 2018, this journal did not put series number anymore. In 2020, JELT started to be peer reviewed online journal that accept scientific manuscript in English Language Teaching from all over the world.