From the Editors

March 2012—Volume 15, Number 4


With this issue, we close out our fifteenth volume of TESL-EJ. You will notice some differences this issue.

First and foremost, we’re pleased to announce the publication of a new book, An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data by Dale T. Griffee. This book is featured instead of our usual research articles. It is offered free of charge to our readers. We will be offering an ePub-formatted version soon (suitable for Kindle, Nook, or other e-readers) for a small cost through For those who find this a more convenient format, we hope you will consider supporting us through purchasing our e-Pub books. This will help us remain free, ad-free, and continuing on into the future.

Another change we need to announce is the departure of our Submissions Editor, Greta Vollmer. We are sorry to see her go, but we are thankful for her years of service to the journal. Fortunately, we were able to find someone quickly to step into her position. Our new Submissions Editor is Abdollah Shahrokni. Abdollah previously worked on copy-editing for us, and has smoothly transitioned to his new position. He has been working diligently to catch up with our surplus of submissions and to communicate with all those who have submitted. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve our systems.

Aaron Campbell also has joined our team officially as Technical Editor. Aaron helped us design the new website and move it to a WordPress platform, so we are doubly happy he has joined us officially in this important position.

If you miss our usual research articles, don’t worry. We’ll be back with a nice selection in June.

Until then,

Maggie Sokolik

Thomas Robb

Seyyed Abdollah Shahrokni
Submissions Editor

Aaron Campbell
Technical Editor