Volume 4, Number 4 — December 2000

A Word from the Editors…


EFL Academic Reading and Modern Technology: How Can We Turn Our Students into Independent Critical Readers?; Adina Levine, Orna Ferenz & Thea Reves (9 Pgs)

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something….: Piloting a Computer Mediated Version of the Michigan Listening Comprehension Test; Greta J. Gorsuch & Tom Cox (16 Pgs)

Classroom Focus: Australia

PA-EFL: A Phonological Awareness Program For Indigenous EFL Students With Hearing Disabilities; L Yonovitz & A. Yonovitz


Editor: Karen Stanley

On the Status of Adjunct Teachers Around the World; Karen Stanley

On the Internet

Editor: Jim Duber

Stories on the Web; Maggie Sokolik

Media Articles & Reviews

Editor: Amy Burns Short

Issues in English; Reviewed by Melissa S. Carr

SchMOOze University: A virtual learning environment; Reviewed by Mark Peterson


Editor: Suzanne Irujo


Janet Podnecky (Literacy Level); Ardith Loustalet Simons and Kathleen Santopietro Weddell (Book 1); Jeanne Becijos, Mechelle Perrott, and Cecelia Ryan (Book 2); Claudia Rucinski-Hatch and Cheryl Kirchner (Book 3); Elizabeth Minicz and Kathryn Powell (Book 4) (1999), Contemporary English; Reviewed by Joanne Wilkins

Elizabeth Gareis, Martin S. Allard, and Jacqueline J. Saindon (1998), A Novel Approach: The Shawshank Redemption; Reviewed by David R. Martin

Debra S. Lee, Charles Hall, and Marsha Hurley (1999), American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts; Reviewed by Dirk Siepmann

Moira Sambey (1999), Business English and Communication; Reviewed by Jim Bame

Janis Scalone (1999), Distant Thunder: An Integrated Skills Approach to Learning Language through Literature; Reviewed by David R. Martin

Anne Watson-Delestree and Jimmie Hill (1998), The Working Week: Spoken Business English with a Lexical Approach; Reviewed by Annalisa Baicchi

Teacher Resource Books

Christine I. Bennett (1999), Comprehensive Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice (4th ed.); Reviewed by Sabrina Voelz

Kathleen Graves (1998), Designing Language Courses: A Guide for Teachers; Reviewed by Tim Caudery

Sibylle Gruber (editor) (2000), Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies; and Heidi Schweizer (1999), Designing and Teaching an On-Line Course: Spinning Your Web Classrom; Reviewed by Sorel Friedman

Karen E. Johnson (editor) (2000), Teacher Education; Reviewed by Nat Bartels

Loretta F. Kasper (2000), Content-Based College ESL Instruction; Reviewed by Beth Droppelman

Michael Lewis (editor) (2000), Teaching Collocation: Further Developments in the Lexical Approach; Reviewed by John M. Graney

Kate Parry (editor) (1998), Culture, Literacy, and Learning English: Voices from the Chinese Classroom; Reviewed by Ronald Gray

Janice L. Pilgreen (2000), The SSR Handbook: How to Organize and Manage a Sustained Silent Reading Program; Reviewed by Neil J. Anderson

Katharine Davies Samway and Denise McKeon (1999), Myths and Realities: Best Practices for Language Minority Students; and Thomas Ricento and Barbara Burnaby (editors) (1998), Language and Politics in the United States and Canada: Myths and Realities; Reviewed by Karen Woodman

Anna Silliman and Abigail Tom (2000), Practical Resources for Adult ESL: A Selection Guide to Materials for Adult ESL and ESL/ESOL Literacy; Reviewed by Carmen Pinilla Padilla

Earl W. Stevick (1998), Working with Teaching Methods: What’s at Stake?; Reviewed by Robert J. Dickey

Language Acquisition

Susan M. Gass and Alison Mackey (2000), Stimulated Recall Methodology in Second Language Research; Reviewed by Arif Altun

Numa Markee (2000), Conversation Analysis; Reviewed by Jim Bame

Nanda Poulisse (1999), Slips of the Tongue: Speech Errors in First and Second Language Production; Reviewed by Zsuzsanna Ardó