Volume 13, Number 4 — March 2010

A Word from the Editors…


Feature Articles

Editor: A. Mehdi Riazi

Special Issue: English Language Education in Iran

Overview
Hossein Farhady, Fattaneh Sajadi Hezaveh, and Hora Hedayati, Reflections on Foreign Language Education in Iran, pdf (pdf)

Teachers and Teaching
Ramin Akbari and Nabi Karimi Allvar, L2 Teacher Characteristics as Predictors of Students’ Academic Achievement, pdf (pdf)
Sepideh Fotovatian, Surviving as an English Teacher in the West: A Case Study of Iranian English Teachers in Australia, pdf (pdf)
Bahman Gorjian, Seyyed Rahim Moosavinia, and Azadeh Jabripour, Dramatic Performance in Teaching Drama in EFL Contexts, pdf (pdf)

Instructional Materials
A. Mehdi Riazi and Narjes Mosalanejad, Evaluation of Learning Objectives in Iranian High-school and Pre-university English Textbooks Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, pdf (pdf)

Learners
F. Behjat and F. Sadighi, Iranian English Majors’ L2 Grammar Development: Linguistic Threshold Hypothesis, pdf (pdf)
Hossein Shokouhi and Gholam-Ali Mirsalari., Collocational Knowledge versus General Linguistic Knowledge among Iranian EFL Learners, pdf (pdf)

Context
P. Maftoon, M. Yazdani Moghaddam, H. Gholebostan, and S. R. Beh-Afarin, Privatization of English Education in Iran: A Feasibility Study, pdf (pdf)

Writing and Written Texts
Vahid Aryadoust, Investigating Writing Sub-skills in Testing English as a Foreign Language: A Structural Equation Modeling Study, pdf (pdf)
Nasser Rashidi and Marzieh Souzandehfar, Text-Organizing Metatext in Research Articles: An English-Persian Contrastive Analysis, pdf (pdf)


On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Carla Raguseo, Twitter Fiction: Social Networking and Microfiction in 140 Characters, pdf (pdf)


Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Thomas Delaney & Maja Grgurovic

Brendan DeCoster, Windows Movie Maker ver. 6.0, pdf (pdf)

Reviews

Editor: Spencer Salas


Classroom Texts

Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman (2008), Word Knowledge: A Vocabulary Teacher’s Handbook; Reviewed by Ann Gillian Elgar, pdf (pdf)
Neil J. Anderson (2008), Active Skills for Reading, Book 3, 2nd ed.; Reviewed by Ying-Chun Lai, pdf (pdf)
Eugenia Mora-Flores (2009), Writing Instruction for English Learners: A Focus on Genre; Reviewed by Alex Poole, pdf (pdf)
Ann Baker & Sharon Goldstein (2007), Pronunciation Pairs (2nd edition): An Introduction to the Sounds of English; Reviewed by Okim Kang & Jeremy Burch, pdf (pdf)

Teacher Education and Resources

Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, & Irina Todorova (2008), Learning in a New Land; Reviewed by Beth Salyers, pdf (pdf)
Roberge, M., Siegal, M., & Harklau, L. (Eds.) (2009), Generation 1.5 in College Composition: Teaching Academic Writing to U.S.-educated Learners of ESL.; Reviewed by Stephen Doolan, pdf (pdf)
Alison Mackey & Charlene Polio (Eds.) (2008), Multiple Perspectives on Interaction: Second Language Research in Honor of Susan M. Gass.; Reviewed by Jack Hardy, pdf (pdf)
Sebastian M. Rasinger (2008), Quantitative Research in Linguistics: an Introduction; Reviewed by Audrey Roberson, pdf (pdf)