Volume 8, Number 4 — March 2005

A Word from the Editors…

Feature Articles

Editor: Maggie Sokolik

Corpora and Language Teaching: Just a fling or wedding bells?; Costas Gabrielatos (37 Pgs)

Barriers to Acquiring Listening Strategies for EFL Learners and Their Pedagogical Implications; Yiching Chen (20 Pgs)

Classroom Focus: The U.S. Midwest

Using Focus Group Methodology to Understand International Students’ Academic Language Needs: A Comparison of Perspectives; Wei Zhu and Jeffra Flaitz (11 Pgs)


Editor: Karen Stanley

Ms. Conceptions: Gender and Identity in EFL/ ESL Online Contexts; Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney

On the Internet

Editor: Vance Stevens

Tools For Online Collaboration; Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Buthaina Al Othman

Media Articles & Reviews

Editors: Arlyn Freed

Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (CEPD) on CD-ROM; Reviewed by Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak

Reading for Meaning; Reviewed by Keun Huh

Costello—English Through Imagination; Reviewed by Nicolas Gromik


Editor: Sorel Friedman

Classroom Texts

John Swales and Christine Feak (2004), Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential tasks and skills, Second Edition; Reviewed by Ruth Breeze

Tim Collins (2004), Access Reading 1: Reading in the Real World; Reviewed by Dana Horning

Stella Maidment and Lorena Roberts (2000), Happy House; Reviewed by Dana Horning

Wendy Ashby (2003), What Makes America Tick? A Multiskill Approach to English through U.S. Culture and History; Reviewed by Victor I. Ikpia

Teacher Resource Books

Lesley Painter (2003), Oxford Resource Books for Teachers: Homework; Reviewed by Nicole Décuré

Keith S. Folse (2004), Vocabulary Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching; Reviewed by David Johnson

Gordon Lewis (2004), The Internet and Young Learners; Reviewed by Wiroj Kosolritthichai

Applied Linguistics, History and Research

Marysia Johnson (2004), A Philosophy of Second Language Acquisition; Reviewed by Wendy Lam

Vivian Zamel, Ruth Spack, Eds. (2004), Crossing the Curriculum; Reviewed by Fiona Lawtie

Timothy Reagan (2005), Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Education Thought and Practice, 3rd edition; Reviewed by Marie Thormodsgard

Technology in Education

Phillip A. Towndrow and Michael Vallance (2004), Using IT in the Language Classroom: A guide for teachers and students in Asia; Reviewed by Kevin Ryan