Volume 7, Number 4 — March 2004

A Word from the Editors…


Editor: Maggie Sokolik

Promoting Cooperative Learning at Primary School; Maria Abdullah & George Jacobs (12 Pgs)

Understanding Professional Challenges Faced by Chinese Teachers of English; Liying Cheng & Hong Wang (14 Pgs)


Editor: Karen Stanley

The Role of the Teacher, the Role of the Learner, the Role of Technologies: Finding Balance in the Classroom; Karen Stanley

On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

The Skill of Communication: Technology Brought to Bear on the Art of Language Learning; Vance Stevens

Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Arlyn Freed

Business English Meetings; Reviewed by Tom O. Smith

Selfaccess.com; Reviewed by JoAnn Miller

AntiCheat; Reviewed by Lev Abramov


Editor: Sorel Friedman


Liz Soars (2002), American Headway Starter: Student Book; Reviewed by Panagiota Dimakis

Liz Soars, John Soars and Amanda Maris (2002), American Headway Starter: Teacher’s Book; Reviewed by Panagiota Dimakis

Liz Soars, John Soars and Mark Uribe (2002), American Headway Starter: Teacher’s Resource Book; Reviewed by Panagiota Dimakis

Margot F. Gramer (2003), Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary 2nd Edition; Reviewed by Elisabeth Wilson

Teacher Resource Books

Christine Pearson Casanave and Stephanie Vandrick (Eds.) (2003), Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education; Reviewed by Erik Borg

Danling Fu (2003), An Island of English: Teaching ESL in Chinatown; Reviewed by Fiona Lawtie

James Dean Brown and Theodore S. Rodger (2002), Doing Second Language Research; Reviewed by John M. Graney

Yasuko Kanno (2003), Negotiating Bilingual and Bicultural Identities: Japanese Returnees betwixt Two Worlds; Reviewed by Ronald Gray

Schecter, S. & Cummins, J. (Eds.) (2003), Multilingual Education in Practice: Using Diversity as a Resource; Reviewed by Jesus Garcia Laborda