Volume 12, Number 1 — June 2008

A Word from the Editors…

Featured Reading

Editor: Scott Alkire

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages; Kató Lomb. Translated by Ádám Szegi and Kornelia DeKorne (215 Pgs, PDF only)
pdf (pdf)

Feature Articles

Editor: Maggie Sokolik

Reducing Listening Test Anxiety Through Various Forms of Listening Support; Anna Ching-Shyang Chang & John Read (25 Pgs) pdf (pdf)

On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Trial by Twitter: The Rise and Slide of the Year’s Most Viral Microblogging Platform; Vance Stevens pdf (pdf)

Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Thomas Delaney & Maja Grgurovic

Second Life; Reviewed by Karina Silva pdf (pdf)

Comments on this Issue


Editor: Will Seng

Classroom Texts

Susan Stempleski (2007), Talk Time: Everyday English Conversation, Student Book 2; Reviewed by Louis Butto pdf (pdf)
Josephine O’Brien (2007), English for Business; Reviewed by Wendy M. Gough pdf (pdf)
Barbara Johnstone, Discourse Analysis, Second Edition ; Reviewed by Keiko Ikeda
pdf (pdf)

Neil Mercer, Joan Swann & Barbara Mayor, Eds. (2007), Learning English, 2nd ed.; Reviewed by Eloy Romero-Muñoz pdf (pdf)

Teacher Resources

Kimi Kondo-Brown & James Dean Brown, Eds. (2008), Teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Heritage Students: Curriculum Needs, Materials, and Assessment ; Reviewed by Tim Newfields pdf (pdf)
Dave Willis & Jane Willis (2007), Doing Task-Based Teaching ; Reviewed by Fiona Cromarty-Lawtie pdf (pdf)

Language Policy

Rebecca Powell (2007), Straight Talk: Growing as Multicultural Educators, 2nd ed. ; Reviewed by Jennifer J. Daniels pdf (pdf)
Peter C. Murrell, Jr. (2007), Race, Culture, and Schooling: Identities of Achievement in Multicultural Urban Schools ; Reviewed by Lindsey Hillyard pdf (pdf)