From the Editors


We did it! We managed to get our first issue of Volume 17 out within two months. As we’ve noted earlier, we’re changing our publication schedule, so this first issue of 17 was a tight one. Thanks to all our helpful staff who made it happen. The next issue will be out in August, and we’ll have our usual three months of production.

We’re pleased that Erdoğan Bada is joining our Editorial Board. Professor Bada, of Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey, has been a great supporter of the journal for many years, and we are pleased to have him on our board.

And, we’re doubly pleased that the number of our followers on Facebook is multiplying exponentially–by the time you see this, we will be well over 800. If you don’t follow us on Facebook, please join us. It is not just a place for news about the journal, but also a group where lots of experienced instructors and professionals from around the world share ideas and tips about teaching and learning languages. It is a fine example of the cooperation and kindness of our professional community. You can find us on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

This issue is another good one–happy reading, whether you’re enjoying the approach of summer in the northern hemisphere or of winter in the south!

Best wishes,

Maggie Sokolik

Thomas Robb

Seyed Abdollah Shahrokni
Submissions Editor

Aaron Campbell
Technical Editor