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Problem Solving in a Foreign Language: A Study in Content and Language Integrated Learning

Problem Solving in a Foreign Language: A Study in Content and Language Integrated Learning

| March 25, 2015

The aim of the book, 11 chapters based on Lena Heine’s PhD thesis, is to investigate how learners mentally deal with content-focused activities in a foreign language by using the concept of problem solving tasks for which subjects do not have any immediate solutions.

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Teaching and Researching Autonomy (second edition)

Teaching and Researching Autonomy (second edition)

| September 8, 2013

Phil Benson’s Teaching and Researching Autonomy (Second Edition) is a fully revised and updated follow-up to his widely read 2001 first edition, which proved to be an invaluable tool to introducing language teachers and learners to the concept of autonomous learning.

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Collocations Extra: Multi-level Activities for Natural English

Collocations Extra: Multi-level Activities for Natural English

| September 8, 2013

Elizabeth Walter & Kate Woodford. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 1-126 Reviewed by Esmaeel Hamidi The Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch Tehran, Iran Collocations Extra is one of the recent volumes of work within the field of vocabulary instruction that aims at developing language learners’ competence of collocations. The book, primarily published […]

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An Introduction to Conversation Analysis

An Introduction to Conversation Analysis

| November 28, 2012

An Introduction to Conversation Analysis by Anthony Liddicoat is an excellent source which provides a comprehensive overview of conversation analysis (CA).

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Language Teacher Research in Africa

Language Teacher Research in Africa

| November 28, 2012

Thomas S. C. Farrell and Leketi Makalela (Eds). Virginia: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., 2009. Pp. viii + 124. Reviewed by Iris F. Levitis Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Rostock, Germany Of interest to English teachers, preservice teachers, and TESOL students and professionals, Language Teacher Research in Africa brings together […]

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Diagnosing Foreign language Proficiency: The Interface Between Learning and Assessment

Diagnosing Foreign language Proficiency: The Interface Between Learning and Assessment

| November 28, 2012

Alderson, Charles J. Great Britain: Continuum, 2006. Pp. xii + 284. Reviewed by Deepti Gupta Panjab University Chandigarh, India This volume is mainly an account of the DIALANG project. Its description of the project is very thorough and, in places, quite critical and objective. The reader gets acquainted with the project while getting updated on […]

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Feedback in Second Language Writing: Contexts and Issues

| November 28, 2012

Ken Hyland & Fiona Hyland (Eds). Feedback in Second Language Writing: Contexts and Issues. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pp. xi + 291. Reviewed by Aysha Viswamohan Indian institute of Technology Madras Chennai, India. ESL teachers of writing often face several challenges in their work, and providing the appropriate feedback is a major issue. Feedback […]

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ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors

| March 12, 2012

Reviewers: M.A. Nashwa Ezzat Badr Indiana University of Pennsylvania Email: vwhl@iup.edu and M.A. Mai Amin Hassan Indiana University of Pennsylvania Email: vrhl@iup.edu Book Title ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors Edited By Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers Inc., 2004. Pp. vii +173 In ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing […]

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International Legal English

| March 12, 2012

Amy Krois-Lindner and TransLegal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pp. 320. Reviewed by Ruth Breeze Institute of Modern Languages, Edificio Biblioteca de Ciencias, University of Navarra, Spain Navarra, Spain The need for textbooks that equip students with the language skills needed to cope with legal English has been growing considerably over recent years. In a […]

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