Volume 11, Number 4 — March 2008

A Word from the Editors…


Feature Article

Editor: Maggie Sokolik

Teachers’ Sense of Self-Efficacy, English Proficiency, and Instructional Strategies: A Study of Nonnative EFL Teachers in Iran; Zohreh R. Eslami & Azizullah Fatahi (19 Pgs) pdf (pdf)


Special Feature: Proceedings of the Webheads in Action Online Convergence, 2007

Vance Stevens & Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Co-editors
Trends in Digital Media 2007; Elizabeth Hanson-Smith (13 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Blogging in the Language Classroom: It Doesn’t “Simply Happen”; Carla Arena (7 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Using Podcasts in the EFL Classroom; Anne Fox (11 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Language Learners & Computer Games: From Space Invaders to Second Life; Graham Stanley & Kyle Mawer (12 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Emerging Communities at BBC Learning English; Catherine Chapman & Paul Scott (11 Pgs)pdf (pdf)
Writingmatrix: Connecting Students with Blogs, Tags, and Social Networking; Vance Stevens, Nelba Quintana, Rita Zeinstejer, Saša Sirk, Doris Molero & Carla Arena, (16 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Open Educational Resources and Practices; Leigh Blackall (19 Pgs)
pdf (pdf)


On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Engrade: An Open-Source Online Gradebook; Nina Liakos pdf (pdf)


Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Thomas Delaney & Maja Grgurovic

bulletThe Wiki Revolution: A Challenge to Traditional Education; Reviewed by Rita Zeinstejer pdf (pdf)

Reviews

Editor: Will Seng


Classroom Texts

Nancy Herzfeld-Pipkin (2007), Destinations 1: Writing for Academic Success; Reviewed by Derya Kulavuz-Onalpdf (pdf)
Karen Blanchard & Christine Root (2006), Writing Preparation and Practice 2; Reviewed by Ju Chuan Huang pdf (pdf)


Teacher Resources

Stuart Shaw & Cyril Weir (2007), Examining Writing: Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language Writing (Studies in Language Testing 26); Reviewed by Wayne Rimmerpdf (pdf)
Cora Lindsay with Paul Knight (2007), Learning and Teaching English: A Course for Teachers; Reviewed by Lauren Stephensonpdf (pdf)
Sheelagh Deller & Christine Price (2007), Teaching Other Subjects Through English; Reviewed by Hall Houstonpdf (pdf)


Second Language Acquisition

Helmut Daller, James Milton & Jeanine Treffers-Daller, Eds. (2007), Modelling and Assessing Vocabulary Knowledge; Reviewed by Rachel Allanpdf (pdf)
Donna Lardiere (2007), Ultimate Attainment in Second Language Acquisition: A Case Study; Reviewed by Andrea B. Hellman pdf (pdf)
Anna Nizegorodcew (2007), Input for Instructed L2 Learners; Reviewed by Hayriye Kayipdf (pdf)


Teacher Resources

Linda Lonon Blanton (2007), Varied Voices: On Language Learning and Literacy Learning; Reviewed by Louisa Buckinghampdf (pdf)
Lourdes Díaz Soto, Ed. (2007), Making a Difference in the Lives of Bilingual/Bicultural Children; Reviewed by Kristin Snoddonpdf (pdf)