Volume 3, Number 1 — November 1997

A Word from the Editors…


Assessing the Metacognitive Growth of ESL Student Writers; Loretta F. Kasper (20 Pgs)

english or English? Attitudes, Local Varieties and English Language Teaching; John Norrish (14 Pgs)

First and Second Language Use in Reading Comprehension Strategies of Japanese ESL Students; Thomas A. Upton (27 Pgs)

On the Internet

The Paperless Classroom?; Thomas N. Robb

Media Reviews

EF International’s “Englishtown; Maggie Sokolik

Conference Watcher

Listings as of November 1997;
Current version direct from Roy Cochrun’s web site



Ardó, Z., R. Bardgett, J. Clemence, K. Dameron, and D. L. Smith (1996), Management English Listening; Reviewed by Timea Szentesi

Becijos, Jeanne B (1995), Global Views: A Multicultural Reader with Language Exercises; Reviewed by Sorel Friedman

Kadden, Judi (1996), Traveling Through Idioms: An Exercise Guide to the World of American Idioms; Reviewed by Stan Johnson

King, Kevin (1997), Taking Sides: A Speaking Text for Advanced and Intermediate Students; Reviewed by Ken Klippenstein

Irene E. Schoenberg (1994), Focus on Grammar: A Basic Course for Reference and Practice;
Marjorie Fuchs and Miriam Westheimer, with Margaret Bonner (1994), Focus on Grammar: An Intermediate Course for Reference and Practice;
Marjorie Fuchs and Margaret Bonner (1995), Focus on Grammar: A High-Intermediate Course for Reference and Practice;
Jay Maurer (1995), Focus on Grammar: An Advanced Course for Reference and Practice;
Reviewed by Nicole Decuré

Phillips, Deborah (1996), Longman Introductory Course for the TOEFL Test
Longman Preparation Course for the TOEFL Test
; Reviewed by Helen Huntley

Price, Planaria J. (1997), Open Sesame: Understanding American English and Culture through Folktales and Stories; Cheol-Houn Lee

Tinajero, Josefina Villamil and Alfredo Schifini (1997), Into English!; Reviewed by Suzanne Irujo

Teacher Resource Books

Gibbons, Pauline (1993), Learning to Learn in a Second Language; Reviewed by Rafael Salaberry

Lewis, Michael (1997), Implementing the Lexical Approach: Putting Theory into Practice; Reviewed by Dieter Kranz

Mindt, Dieter (1995), An Empirical Grammar of the English Verb: Modal Verbs; Reviewed by Terry Wynne

Nuttall, Christine (1996), Teaching Reading Skills in a Foreign Language; Reviewed by John M. Graney

Wiley, Terrence (1996), Literacy and Language Diversity in the United States; Reviewed by Beth T. Lewis

Second Language Acquisition

Gass, Susan M. (1997), Input, Interaction, and the Second Language Learner; Reviewed by Malcolm A. Finney


Language, Reason and Argument; Warburton, Nigel (1996), Thinking from A to Z; and Thomson, Anne (1996), Critical Reasoning; Reviewed by Zsuzsanna Ardó