Volume 6, Number 1 — June 2002

A Word from the Editors…


Editor: Maggie Sokolik

The Contextual Reshaping of Beliefs about L2 Writing: Three Teachers’ Practical Process of Theory Construction; Sima Sengupta & Maida Kennedy Xiao (19 Pgs)

Students’ Perceptions of English Learning through ESL/EFL Websites (19 Pgs); Shiao-Chuan Kung & Tun-Whei Chuo

Classroom Focus: Japan

Using High Level Students As Teaching Assistants In A Mixed Ability Classroom; Sean Maddalena


Editor: Karen Stanley

The Role of English Language Teaching: Linguistic Imperialism or Linguistic Empowerment?; Karen Stanley

On the Internet

Editor: Jim Duber

Grow Your Own: Online Placement Testing ; Maggie Sokolik & Jim Duber

Media Articles & Reviews

Editor: Amy Burns Short

Pronunciation Power 2 (Intermediate/Advanced) ; Reviewed by Andrea Word-Allbritton

Fonetiks; Reviewed by Guo Shesen

Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center; Reviewed by Ann Perrelli


Editor: Sorel Friedman


Stacy Hagan & Jan Peterson (1999), Better Writing Through Editing; Reviewed by Yuehai Xiao

Sandra N. Elbaum (2001), Grammar in Context 1,2, & 3 (Third Edition); Reviewed by Kaye M. Dunn

Teacher Resource Books

Marysia Johnson (2001), The Art of Nonconversation; Reviewed by Jim Bame

Kathleen M. Bailey, Andy Curtis & David Nunan (2001), Pursuing Professional Development: The Self as Source; Reviewed by Christine Coombe

Barney Berube (2000), Managing ESL Programs in Rural and Small Urban Schools; Reviewed by Lisa Bauer

Ann Johns (Editor), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives; Reviewed by John M. Graney

Patrick R. Moran (2001), Teaching Culture: Perspectives in Practice; Reviewed by Nicole Décuré

Suzanne Irujo (2000), Integrating the ESL Standards into Classroom Practice; Reviewed by Andrea Word-Allbritton

Second Language Acquisition

Eli Hinkel & Sandra Fotos (2002), New Perspectives on Grammar Teaching in Second Language Classrooms; Reviewed by Craig M. Machado

Eli Hinkel (2001), Second Language Writers’ Text- Linguistic and Rhetorical Features; Reviewed by Alex Case