Volume 12, Number 3 — December 2008

A Word from the Editors…


Feature Articles

Editor: Maggie Sokolik

English in Kerala: Plus ça change?; P. Bhaskaran Nayar (10 Pgs)
pdf (pdf)

Diffusion of Innovation: A Plea for Indigenous Models; Rani Rubdy (34 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Towards the Creation of Appropriate Teaching Materials for High Proficiency ESL Learners: The Case of Indian Management Students; Catherine Nickerson (13 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Rebuilding English from the Bottom Up: Negotiating Basic Literacy with/for Working-Class Adolescents in Kolkata; Gael Fonken (27 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
From Experience to Learning: An Appraisal of the Questionnaire and Workshop as Research Methods in ESL; Premakumari Dheram & Nitya Rani (14 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Media Work: An Authentic Context for Developing Communication Skills in English; R. Amritavalli (8 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Narrative Strategies in an EFL Classroom: An Experiment; Champa Tickoo (14 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Testing Spoken English for Credit within the Indian University System; Shreesh Chaudhary (8 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Sensitizing ESL Learners to Genre; Justi Appa Swami (13 Pgs)pdf (pdf)
Impact of Professional Learning Community Participation on Teachers’ Thinking about Classroom Problems; Amol Padwad & Krishna K. Dixit (11 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
ESP for Theology: Teachers Must Go the Extra Mile; Iris Devadason (34 Pgs) pdf (pdf)
Special Concluding Essay: Writing for Academic Journals; V. Saraswathi (4 Pgs) pdf (pdf)


On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Recent Impacts of Internet on English Language Training in India ; Revathi Viswanathan pdf (pdf)


Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Thomas Delaney & Maja Grgurovic

WiZiQ; Reviewed by Ferit Kılıçkaya pdf (pdf)
phpBB3; Reviewed by Kurtis McDonald pdf (pdf)

Reviews

Editor: Will Seng


Review Essay

Official School Poetry in Indian Textbooks: A Critical View ; Reviewed by Chintan Girish Modi pdf (pdf)


Classroom Texts

Jane Spiro (2007), Storybuilding ; Reviewed by Hall Houston pdf (pdf)
Linda Butler (2007), Fundamentals of Academic Writing (Beginning); Reviewed by David Berry
pdf (pdf)


Teacher Resources

Joseph Shaules, Deep Culture: The Hidden Challenges of Global Living; Reviewed by Fiona Cromarty-Lawtie pdf (pdf)


Second Language Acquisition

Mick Randall (2007), Memory, Psychology and Second Language Learning; Reviewed by Wayne Rimmer pdf (pdf)
Keiko Koda, Ed. (2007), Reading and Language Learning (Best of Language Learning Series); Reviewed by Jesús García Laborda pdf (pdf)
Roy Lyster (2007), Learning and Teaching Languages through Content: A Counterbalanced Approach ; Reviewed by Erin-Kate Murphy pdf (pdf)
Lynda P. Newcombe (2007), Social Context and Fluency in L2 Learners: The Case of Wales ; Reviewed by Slobodanka Dimova pdf (pdf)
Cynthia Lewis, Patricia Enciso, & Elizabeth Birr Moje, Eds. (2007), Reframing Sociocultural Research on Literacy: Identity, Agency, and Power ; Reviewed by Heather Bobrow Finn pdf (pdf)