Volume 5, Number 4 — March 2002

A Word from the Editors…


Editor: Maggie Sokolik

Toward Principled Eclecticism in Language Teaching: The Two-Dimensional Model and the Centring Principle; J. Dean Mellow (19 Pgs)

plying SLA Research and Theory To Practice: What Can a Teacher Do?; Marjorie Hall Haley & Patricia Rentz (9 Pgs)


Editor: Karen Stanley

Using The First Language In Second Language Instruction: If, When, Why and How Much?; Karen Stanley

On the Internet

Editor: Jim Duber

Flash MX: Not Just Another Flash in the Pan; Jim Duber

Media Articles & Reviews

Editor: Amy Burns Short

Passport Online; Reviewed by Thomas Delaney

English Zone; Reviewed by Melissa S. Carr

Pronunciation Power 1 (Beginner/Intermediate); Reviewed by Andrea Word-Allbritton


Editor: Sorel Friedman


Linda Lonon Blanton (2001), Composition Practice, Books 1-4 (Third Edition); Reviewed by Tim Caudery

Chris Gough (2001), English Vocabulary Organiser: 100 Topics for Self-Study; Reviewed by Panagiota Dimakis

Teacher Resource Books

Roy. C. Major (2001), Foreign Accent; Reviewed by Alex Case

Marianne Celce-Murcia, Editor (2001), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (3rd Edition); Reviewed by Marisa González Díaz

David E. Freeman & Yvonne S. Freeman (2001), Between Worlds: Access to Second Language Acquisition (Second Edition); Reviewed by Antonio R. Roldán Tapia

Sarah Benesch (2001), Critical English For Academic Purposes; Reviewed by Lauren Stephenson & Jill Cook

Richard Riding, & Stephen Rayner (1998), Cognitive styles and learning strategies: Understanding style differences in learning and behaviour; Reviewed by Grandfield Henry-Vega

Helene Becker with commentary from Else Hamayan (2001), Teaching ESL K-12: Views From the Classroom; Reviewed by William Menz


Sonia Nieto (2002), Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century; Reviewed by Lisa Bauer

Robert Phillipson (Ed.) (2000), Rights to Language : Equity, Power, and Education : Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; Reviewed by Carmen Pinilla Padilla

Language Policy

James W. Tollefson (Ed.) (2002), Language Policies In Education: Critical Issues; Reviewed by Ronald Gray