Volume 4, Number 2 — November 1999

A Word from the Editors…


Teachers Talking about Teaching: Creating Conditions for Reflection; Thomas S. C. Farrell (15 Pgs) pdf (pdf)

Etymology and Vocabulary Development for the L2 College Student; Tom S. Bellomo (7 Pgs)

Classroom Focus: Nigeria

Teaching About Sexism with English Composition in a Nigerian Classroom; Yisa Kehinde Yusuf


Why Do Teachers Teach?; Harold A. Smith, Editor

On the Internet

Firewire & Creating Web-Based Video; Jim Duber

Media Articles & Reviews

Pronunciation Power: A CD-Rom; Reviewed by Shira Koren

Business Writing 2000: The Grammar Crammer; Reviewed by Melissa S. Carr

Heinle & Heinle’s Newbury House Online Dictionary; Reviewed by Mark Peterson


Review Essays

Kathleen Bailey (1998), Learning about Language Assessment: Dilemmas, Decisions, and Directions, and J. D. Brown (Ed.) (1998), New Ways of Classroom Assessment; Reviewed by
Nat Bartels

Dean Papajohn (1998), Toward Speaking Excellence: The Michigan Guide to Maximizing Your Performance on the TSE® Test and SPEAK® Test, and Response from the author (in Volume 4 No. 3); Reviewed by Sharon Myers

Gladys Valcourt and Linda Wells (1999), Mastery: A University Word List Reader; Reviewed by Helen Huntley


Keith S. Folse (1998), Clear Grammar 1, Clear Grammar 2; Reviewed by Robert J. Dickey

Tracy Henninger-Chiang and Judee Reel (1998), Professional Presentations: How to Succeed in International Business; Reviewed by Andrea Murau Haraway

Teacher Resource Books

Christine Pearson Casanave and Sandra Schecter (Eds.) (1997), On Becoming a Language Educator: Personal Essays on Professional Development; Reviewed by Arif Altun

Jana Echevarria and Anne Graves (1998), Sheltered Content Instruction: Teaching English-Language Learners with Diverse Abilities; Reviewed by Linda S. Roth

Dana Ferris and John S. Hedgcock (1998), Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice; Reviewed by Beth Lewis Samuelson

Susan Gass, Antonella Sorace, and Larry Selinker (1999), Second Language Learning Data Analysis (2nd ed.); Reviewed by Nat Bartels

Antony John Kunnan (Ed.) (1998), Validation in Language Assessment; Reviewed by Christine Coombe

Heidi Riggenbach (1999), Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom: Volume 1. The Spoken Language; Reviewed by Jim Bame

Trudy Smoke (Ed.) (1998), Adult ESL: Politics, Pedagogy, and Participation in Classroom and Community Programs; Reviewed by Karen Woodman

Mark Warschauer (1999), Electronic Literacies: Language, Culture, and Power in Online Education; Reviewed by Saad AlKahtani

Language Acquisition

Birdsong, David (Ed.) (1999), Second Language Acquisition and the Critical Period Hypothesis; Reviewed by Tim Caudery


Susan R. Fussell and Roger J. Kreuz (Eds.) (1998), Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication; Reviewed by Annalisa Baicchi