Volume 8, Number 2 — September 2004

A Word from the Editors…

Special Issue: Pragmatics in Language Teaching and Learning

Editor: Zohreh Eslami Rasekh

Pragmatic Comprehension of High and Low Level English Language Learners; Paula Garcia (15 Pgs)

The Effect of Explicit Metapragmatic Instruction on the Speech Act Awareness of Advanced EFL Students; Zohreh Eslami-Rasekh, Abbas Eslami-Rasekh & Azizollah Fatahi (12 Pgs)

Learning Pragmatics from ESL & EFL Textbooks: How Likely?; Heidi Vellenga (18 Pgs)


Editor: Karen Stanley

The “Customer Service” Model of Education; Karen Stanley

On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Professional Development: The Electronic Village Online of the TESOL CALL-Interest Section; Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, & Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Arlyn Freed

English for Success; Reviewed by Kathleen Stark

Moodle: A Virtual Learning Environment for the Rest of Us; Reviewed by Thomas N. Robb


Editor: Sorel Friedman

Classroom Texts

Carol Numrich (2002), Raise the Issues: An Integrated Approach to Critical Thinking; Reviewed by Christy M. Newman

K. Blanchard & C. Root (2003), Ready to Write: A First Composition Text (3rd edition); Reviewed by Elizabeth Cramer

Lisa Naylor (2002), Join the Club: Idioms for Academic and Social Success, Book 1; Reviewed by Seong Mi Choi

Mary Kaye Jordan and Lia Plakans (2003) Reading and Writing for Academic Success; Reviewed by Kaye M. Dunn

Teacher Resource Books

Jeffra Flaitz (Ed.) (2003), Understanding Your International Students: An Educational, Cultural, and Linguistic Guide; Reviewed by Salah Zogheib

Applied Linguistics

Virginia LoCastro (2003), An Introduction to Pragmatics: Social Action for Language Teachers; Reviewed by Carolyn Samuel

Ann Wennerstrom (2003), Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom Volume 2: Genres of Writing; Reviewed by John Graney

Mary J. Schleppegrell (2004), The Language of Schooling: A Functional Linguistics Perspective; Reviewed by Safary Wa-Mbaleka

Second Language Teaching and Learning

Maureen Barbieri (2002), Change My Life Forever; Reviewed by Gwen B. Riles