Quarterly Editions



  • Volume 19 Issue 4 : December 2017 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword  by Custódio Martins

    Research Articles

    1. George Whitehead
    Teachers’ Voices: Obstacles to Communicative Language Teaching in Korea

    2. Rachel Kraut and Robert Poole
    In Their Own Words: Chinese EFL Teachers’ Attitudes & Beliefs towards CLT

    3. Samantha Hawkins
    Cooperative Learning’s Role in in Enhancing Motivation through Autonomy: Possibilities and Limi-tations within a Japanese Context

    4. I-Chen Chen
    Implementing writing portfolios in a college writing course: Perceptions of EFL college students

    5. Jiuhan Huang, Xiangdong Gu, Yujie Yao and Yujing Zheng
    The Relationship between Self-Efficacy, Perceived Use of Listening Strategies, and Listening Profi-ciency: A Study of EFL Learners in China

    6. Thi Huyen, VU and Van Trao, NGUYEN
    The Implementation of an Extensive Reading Project: Perceptions of Pre-university Students at Hanoi University

    Book Reviews

    1. Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca: Rethinking Concepts and Goals in Intercultural Communication
    Will Baker. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2015, pp xi + 284
    Reviewed by Sibylle Ratz, Edinburgh Napier University. UK

    2. Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia
    Edited by Theron Muller, John Adamson, Philip Shigeo Brown, & Steven Herder, Palgrave Macmillan: London 2014. Pp. ix+331.
    Reviewed by Yingli Yang & Yumo Li, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, P.R. China

  • Volume 19 Issue 3 : September 2017 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword  by Aradhna Malik

    Research Articles

    1. Stewart Gray
    – Always the Other: Foreign teachers of English in Korea, and their experiences as speakers of KSL
    2. Darío Luis Banegas
    – Teacher-developed materials for CLIL: Frameworks, sources, and activities
    3. Ming-yueh Shen
    -A Study of Actual Behaviours of EFL Non-English Majors’ Lexical Inferencing
    4. Ju Seong (John) Lee
    – A Novice Native English Speaking Teacher in Korean Alternative School: Challenges and Negotiations in the First Years
    5. Vedyanto
    – Evaluation of the ELT Textbook: ‘English in Mind 1 (2nd Edition)’
    6. Xuemei Li
    – Genre and Rhetoric Awareness in Academic Writing Instruction: Personal Narrative and Comparative Analysis

    Book Reviews

    1. Resilient Teachers, Resilient Schools: Building and Sustaining Quality in Testing Times
    Christopher Day & Qing Gu
    Reviewed by Mehdi Haseli Songhori

    2. Task-Based Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context
    Ali Shehadeh & Christine A. Coombe
    Reviewed by Qotboddin Jan-nesar M.& Khalil Motallebzadeh

  • Volume 19 Issue 2 : June 2017 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword by Jun Scott Chen Hsieh

    Research Articles

    1. Sompatu Vungthong, Emilia Djonov, & Jane Torr
    – Factors contributing to Thai teachers’ uptake of tablet technology in EFL primary classrooms

    2. Salim Razı & Mustafa Tekin
    – Role of Culture and Intercultural Competence in University Language Teacher Training Programmes

    3. Seonmin Huh & Young-Mee Suh
    – Translocal Literacy Practices with Korean Local Readers of English

    4. Mehmet Sercan Uztosun & Ece Zehir Topkaya
    – A Cross-national Study into Pre-service EFL Teachers’ Career Choice Motivations in Germany, Japan, and Turkey

    5. David Coniam, Wen Zhao, Yangyu Xiao, & Peter Falvey
    – Researching and Publishing in the English Departments of Chinese Tertiary Institutions: Status and Challenges

    6. Gwendolyn M. Williams & Eleni Oikonomidoy
    – Exploring the L2 Motivational Self System of Japanese Study Abroad Students

    Book Reviews

    1. Foreign Language Education in Japan: Exploring Qualitative Approaches
    Sachiko Horiguchi, Yuki Imoto, and Gregory S. Poole (Eds.). Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 2015. Xi + 191 pp.
    Reviewed by Carl Vollmer; Ritsumeikan Uji Junior and Senior High School; Uji, Japan

    2. Discourse Analysis: Putting Our Worlds into Words
    Susan Strauss and Parastou Feiz. New York: Routledge, 2014. Pp. vii + 424.
    Reviewed by Colin Walker, Myongji University, South Korea

  • Volume 19 Issue 1 : March 2017 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword by AEFLJ’s Assistant Copy Editors

    Research Articles

    1. Xuan Minh Ngo
    – Diffusion of the CEFR among Vietnamese Teachers: A Mixed Methods Investigation
    2. Rochelle Kyoko King and Jennie Roloff Rothman
    – Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices Concerning Learner Autonomy in the Language Classroom
    3. Joshua M. Paiz
    – Uses of and Attitudes towards OWLs as L2 Writing Support Tools
    4. Hitomi Abe
    – Americans’ Evaluation of Japanese Refusals in English
    5. Howard Brown
    – Investigating the Implementation and Development of Undergraduate English-Medium Instruction Programs in Japan: Facilitating and Hindering Factors
    6. Claire Rodway
    – Opening up Dialogic Spaces: Rethinking the Prescriptive Paragraph Structure in L2 Writing Pedagogy

    Book Reviews

    1. Global Englishes (3rd Edition)
    Jennifer Jenkins
    Reviewed by Nooshan Ashtar
    2. Assessment Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching
    Lia Plakans and Atta Gebril
    Reviewed by Raveewan Viengsang


  • Volume 18 Issue 4 : December 2016 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword Custódio Martins
    Research Articles
    1. Nuttakritta Chotipaktanasook and Hayo Reinders
    Willingness to Communicate in Social Media: An Investigation of the Long-term Effects

    2. Malcolm Sim and Peter Roger
    Culture, beliefs and anxiety: A study of university-level Japanese learners of English

    3. Hawraz Qader Hama
    A Comparative Analysis of Kurdish Pre-service and In-service EFL Teachers’ Beliefs about English Language Learning

    4. Effrosyni S. Georgiadou
    The role of proficiency, speaking habits and error-tolerance in the self-repair behaviour of Emirati EFL learners

    5. George Elliott Koichi Whitehead
    The Rise and Fall of the National English Ability Test: Exploring the Perspectives of Korean High School English Teachers

    6. Qing Shao and Paul Stapleton
    Marginalizing English in high-stakes tests: an attitudinal study in China

  • Volume 18 Issue 3 : September 2016 Quarterly Journal

    1. Li-Hao Yeh, Angela Yu-Chun Lu & Krystal Humes
    – Integrating the Awareness of Text Structure into Repeated Reading Intervention: Taiwanese EFL Students’ Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension

    2. Mehmet Asmalı & Saniye Sanem Dilbaz Sayın
    – The Effects of the Synectics Model on Vocabulary Learning, Attitude and Desire to Learn English

    3. Ju Seong (John) Lee
    – An Ethnographic Research on a Novice English Teacher with a Ph.D. Degree for the First Years in a Korean EFL Context: Bridging the Gap between Unrealistic Expectations and Reality

    4. Carol Griffiths
    – Strategies for Developing English Language Writing Skills – Overall and Individual Perspectives

    5. Nguyen Ho Phuong Chi
    – Creating a Professional Learning Community for EFL Trainee Teachers during the Teaching Practicum: The Roles of Practicum Mentors

    6. Tran Le Huu Nghia
    – Evaluating Qualities of English Teachers in Commercial English Language Centres: The Development of a Scale

    7. Liudmila M. Bolsunovskaya, Raisa N. Abramova, Daria S. Naydina, Anna B. Strelnikova
    – Author’s Position Expression in English and Russian Scientific Discourse: Challenges in Academic Writing

    Book Reviews

    Experiences of Second Language Teacher Education
    Tony Wright and Mike Beaumont
    Reviewed by Mariya Tseptsura

    Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms
    Rahma Al-Mahrooqi, Vijay Singh Thakur, and Adrian Roscoe (Eds.)
    Reviewed by Michelle Denese Kane

  • Volume 18 Issue 2 : June 2016 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword by Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
    1. Pino Cutrone
    – Implicit Instruction: Investigating Backchannel Behavior in the Japanese EFL Classroom

    2. Susanna S. Yeung, Mei-lee Ng, & Ronnel B. King
    – English vocabulary instruction through storybook reading for Chinese EFL kindergarteners: Comparing rich, embedded, and incidental approaches

    3. Ali-Al-Issa
    – The Effects and Implications of Implementing Oral Presentations in an Omani ICLHE Classroom

    4. Anna Dina L. Joaquin, Stephanie Hyeri Kim, & Sun-Young Shin
    – Examining Prewriting Strategies in L2 Writing: Do They Really Work?

    5. Soyeon Kim
    – No Point in Talking about What I Want to the Teachers: A Call for a Dialogic Needs Assessment

    6. Diane Johnson & Hsiu-Chen (Antonia) Lin
    – Evaluating genre-based writing instruction: Materials, instructional mode and student learning styles

    7. Ratnawati Mohd-Asraf & Hazlina Abdullah
    – English Literacy among Malaysian First Graders: Boys’ Achievement Relative to Girls

  • Volume 18 Issue 1 : March 2016 Quarterly Journal

    Foreword by Assistant Copy Editors
    1. Toshie Agawa and Osamu Takeuchi. Validating Self-Determination Theory in the Japanese EFL Context: Relationship between Innate Needs and Motivation
    2. Le Pham Hoai Huong and Marie Yeo. Evaluating In-Service Training of Primary English Teachers: A Case Study in Central Vietnam
    3. Vu Thi Hoang Mai. Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs toward EIL Pedagogy in Teaching and Learning English
    4. Jalal Kamalizad and Moses Samuel. The Role of EFL/ESL Settings in Using Language Learning Strategies
    5. Rintaro Sato. Examining High-intermediate Japanese EFL Learners’ Perception of
    Recasts: Revisiting Repair, Acknowledgement and Noticing through
    Stimulated Recall
    6. Hao-Che Wu and Tomoko Takahashi. Developmental Patterns of Interlanguage Pragmatics in Taiwanese EFL Learners: Compliments and Compliment Responses

    Book Reviews
    1. Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom
    Michelle Kohler
    Reviewed by Nicholas Bradley
    2. Silence in the Second Language Classroom
    Jim King
    Reviewed by Elizabeth Wohlers


Volume 17, Issue 4 : December 2015 Quarterly Journal

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Custódio Martins. Foreword

Research Articles

  1. Nina Inayati
    English Language Teachers’ Use of Social Media Technology in Indonesian Higher Education Context
  2. Kevin Balchin and Carol Wild
    Expanding the vision: A study of teacher trainees’ beliefs about using technology in the English
    language classroom in Malaysia
  3. Nhu-Hien Luong-Phan
    Challenges and support needs of native TESOL teachers in Vietnam: An exploratory case study
  4. Tzu-Chia Chao
    Constructing a Self-Assessment Inventory of Intercultural Communicative Competence in ELT for EFL Teachers
  5. Suchada Tipmontree
    Enhancing Communicative Competence through Simulation in an EFL Business English Class
  6. Asuman Asık
    The Use of Corpora in EFL Classrooms: What do Turkish EFL Teachers Know and Offer to Promote
    Pragmatic Competence?

Book Reviews

  1. Reading Explorer 3
    Douglas, N., & Bohlke, D. (2015). Reading Explorer 3 (2nd ed.). Boston: National Geographic
    Learning/Cengage Learning, 208 pages.
    Reviewed by Kenneth Boyte, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  2. The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning
    Csizér, K., & Magid, M. (Eds.), Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2014, Pp. ix + 424
    Reviewed by Ying Zhan, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China
  3.  Asian EFL Submission Guidelines

Volume 17, Issue 3 : September 2015 Quarterly Journal

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Main Articles

Foreword by Aradhna Malik

  1. Sarah V. Harrison. Word Association: Exploring the L2 Mental Lexicon of Korean EFL Learners
  2. Tim S. O. Lee & Shu Yang Lin. A Preliminary Study of the Use of L2 Motivational in a Business English Course
  3. Eleni Petraki & Maya Gunawardena. The Key Ingredients of an Effective Grammar Lesson: Perceptions From High School ESL Students
  4. Li Wang & Jinsong Fan. Listening Difficulties of Low-Proficiency EFL Learners: A Comparison of Teacher and Learner Perspectives
  5. Diane Hawley Nagatomo. How Being an “Insider” or an “Outsider” Shapes EFL Teachers’ Professional Identity: One Teacher’s Story From Japan
  6. Qi Li. An Intervention Study on the Effectiveness of Motivational Strategy Training in a Chinese EFL Context
  7. Kamaludin Yusra. Providing Quality ELT Services in English-poor English Environments: A Lesson from Indonesia
  8. Liudmila M. Bolsunovskaya, Raisa N. Abramova, Daria S. Naydina, Anna B. Strelnikova. Author’s Position Expression in English and Russian Scientific Discourse: Challenges in Academic Writing

Book Reviews

  1. Lecture Ready 1: Strategies for Academic Listening and Speaking (Second Edition)
    Peg Sarosy and Kathy Sherak
    Reviewed by İsmail Yaman
  2. New Oxford’s Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English
    Oxford University Press
    Reviewed by C. Vijayakumar


Volume 17, Issue 2 : June 2015 Quarterly Journal

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Main Articles

  1. Foreword by Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
  2. Sayyah Al-Ahmad & Rasheed S. Al-Jarrah. The Impact of Direct Corrective Feedback Type on the Linguistic Accuracy of EFL Students’ Writing
  3. Pino Cutrone. Examining Potential Sources of Miscommunication between Japan and the West:
    Using Grice to Bridge the Sociolinguistic Gap for Japanese EFL Learners
  4. Ling-Hui Hsu. Reengaging Quiet EFL Students in CLT Classrooms: Teachers’ Language Attitude and Students’ Stereotype Threat
  5. Pin He & Sukhum Wasuntarasoph. The Effects of Video Dubbing Tasks on Reinforcing Oral Proficiency for Chinese Vocational College Students
  6. Reza Dashtestani. Towards integrating Computer-based Testing (CBT) into the EFL curriculum: Iranian EFL teachers’ perspectives on challenges and obstacles
  7. Sky Lantz-Wagner. Language Test Preparation in China: A Reflective Perspective on a Communicative Approach

Book Reviews

  1. Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation.
    Peter Mickan. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2013. Pp. xvi + 133.
    Reviewed by Yuka Akiyama, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  2. Exploring language pedagogy through second language acquisition research
    Rod Ellis and Natsuko Shintani, Routledge: London/New York, 2014. Pp. ix+388.
    Reviewed by Yingli Yang, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, P.R. China

Volume 17, Issue 1 : March 2015 Quarterly Journal

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Main Articles

  1. Lichung Yang. Using Picture Books with School Children in Taiwan’s EFL Classrooms
  2. Rachael Ruegg. Student Uptake of Teacher Written Feedback on Writing
  3. Asfia Khan and Rahma Al-Mahrooqi. Foreign Language Communication Anxiety (FLCA) among Tertiary Level Omani EFL Learners
  4. Kadriye Dilek Akpınar, Asuman Aşık and Arzu S. Vural. The Relationship between the Effectiveness of Vocabulary Presentation Modes and Learners’ Attitudes: Corpus Based Contextual Guessing, Dictionary and Online Instruction
  5. Ming-Yueh Shen. Developing EFL Learners’ Academic Reading Skills – Diagnostic and Needs Analysis through Action Research
  6. Said Imran and Mark Wyatt. Pakistani University English Teachers’ Cognitions and Classroom Practices Regarding Their Use of the Learners’ First Languages

Book Reviews

  1. Pragmatics and Prosody in English Language Teaching. Jesús
    Romero-Trillo (Ed.). Springer, 2012, Pp. ix + 234.
    Reviewed by Wei Zhao
  2. The ELT Daily Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation. Raqib Chowdhury and Phan Le Ha.
    Multilingual Matters, 2014, 288 pages.
    Reviewed by Elizabeth Wohlers


Volume 16, Issue 4 : December 2014 Quarterly Journal

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Foreword Custódio Martins

Research Articles

  1. Jihyun Kwon. The Role of Proficiency in Pragmatic Transfer: A Study of Refusals by Beginning,
    Intermediate and Advanced Korean EFL Learners
  2. Hsin-Yi Lien. EFL Learners’ Vocabulary Size in Relation to Their Choices of Extensive Reading Materials
  3. Danielle Tracey, Alexander S. Yeung, A. Katrin Arens & Christina Ng. Young Second Language Learners’ Competence and Affective Self-concept
  4. Clay Williams. Post-Intensive Instruction Effects on L2 English Lexical Development
  5. Yoo-Jean Lee. An Alternative Approach – Copying: Can it be as Effective as Summarizing to Improve EFL
    Learners’ Reading and Writing?
  6. Sachiko Yasuda. Issues in Teaching and Learning EFL Writing in East Asian Contexts: The Case of Japan

Book Reviews

  1. Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives
    Edited by Roger Barnard and James McLellan
    Reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki
  2. Technology Enhanced Language Learning: Connecting Theory and Practice
    Aisha Walker and Goodith White
    Reviewed by Darío Luis Banegas


Volume 16, Issue 3 : September 2014 Quarterly Journal

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  1. Foreword by John Adamson
  2. Wang Yumin & Fiona Henderson. Teaching Content Through Moodle to Facilitate Students’ Critical Thinking in Academic Reading
  3. Zuhana Mohd Zin & Wong Bee Eng. Relationship Between Critical Thinking Dispositions and Critical Reading Skills of Malaysian ESL Learners
  4. Yi-Huey Guo. The Influence of Previous Education on College Freshmen’s English Descriptive Writing in Taiwan
  5. Jianzhong Luo & Nolan Weil. Language Learning Strategy Use in an American IEP: Implications for EFL
  6. Yan Zhao & Peter Brown. Building Agentive Identity Through Second Language (L2) Creative Writing: A Sociocultural Perspective on L2 Writers’ Cognitive Processes in Creative Composition
  7. Kaoru Kobayashi & Andrea Little. A Comparison of Vocabulary Learning through Listening and Vocabulary Enhancement Activities
  8. Hui-ju Liu. Questioning the Stability of Learner Anxiety in the Ability-Grouped Foreign Language Classroom


Book Reviews

  1. The Strategy Factor in Successful Language Learning.
    By Carol Griffiths (2013)
    Reviewed by Eirene C. Katsarou
  2. The Companion to Language Assessment
    Edited by Antony John Kunan (2013)
    Reviewed by Kioumars Razavipour

Volume 16, Issue 2: June 2014 Quarterly Journal

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  1. Foreword by Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
  2. Yihsiang Kuo & Tzu-Yu Chou. Effects of Text Shadowing on Taiwanese EFL Children’s Pronunciation
  3. Tun-Whei Isabel Chuo & Shu-chin Helen Yen. The Learning Journey of College At-Risk EFL Students in Taiwan: An Exploratory Study
  4. Hsiu Ju Lin, & Shu-Yun Yang. An Investigation of EFL Students’ Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Motivation Orientations—A Case Study
  5. Kyle Nuske. “It is very hard for teachers to make changes to policies that have become so solidified”: Teacher resistance at corporate eikaiwa franchises in Japan
  6. Abdur Rashid. The Frequency of use and Perceived effectiveness of Memorization Vocabulary Learning Strategies among university students of English Literature as a major in Pakistan
  7. Sean Sutherland. Team teaching: Four barriers to native English speaking assistant teachers’ ability to model native English in Japanese classrooms
  8. Sahail Asassfeh. Are Logical Connectors (LCs) Catalysts for EFL Students’ Reading Comprehension?
  9. Naoko Taguchi. Personality and Development of Second Language Pragmatic Competence
  10. Yi-hsuan Lin, Yu-Ching Tseng, & Tzu-yi Lee. From Reading to translation- the effects of L1/L2 supplementary reading on Taiwanese university students’ translation performance

Book Reviews

  1. Learning to Read Across Languages: Cross-Linguistic Relationships in First- and Second-Language Development
    Keiko Koda and Annette M. Zehler
    Reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki
  2. Teaching Grammar in Second Language Classrooms: Integrating Form-Focused Instruction in Communicative Context
    Hossein Nassaji and Sandra Fotos
    Reviewed by Karim Sadeghi, Mohammad Jokar, & Ali Soyoof


Volume 16 Issue 1: March 2014 Quarterly Journal

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  1. Shaila Sultana. English as a Medium of Instruction in Bangladesh’s Higher Education Empowering or Disadvantaging Students?
  2. Yi-Huey Guo. Asian Undergraduate Students’ Apprenticeship in Research Paper Writing: Academic Interactions and Researchers’ Responsibilities
  3. Yumiko Yamaguchi and Satomi Kawaguchi. Acquisition of English Morphology by a Japanese School-aged Child: A Longitudinal Study
  4. Ying Zheng and Wei Wei. Knowing the Test Takers: Investigating Chinese and Indian EFL/ESL Students’ Performance on PTE Academic
  5. Lemei Zhang. A Structural Equation Modeling Approach to Investigating Test Takers’ Strategy Use and Reading Test Performance
  6. Barry Lee Reynolds. An Applied Phenomenological Interview Approach to the Exploration of Taiwanese EFL Teachers’ Perspectives on Language Labs
  7. Farzaneh Khodabandeh, Manochehre Jafarigohar, Hassan Soleimani, and Fatemah Hemmati.  Investigating Iranian EFL Writing Problems and Examining Back Transfer
  8. Bin Li and Congchao Hua. An Effects of Visual Cues on Perception of Non-native Consonant Contrasts by Chinese EFL Learners
  9. Hui-Chuan Liao and Lina Hsu. Using an Analytical Rubric to Improve the Writing of EFL College Students
  10. Kusumi Vasantha Dhanapala and Jun Yamada. Oral Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension in Learners of EFL

Book Reviews

  1. Dario Luis Banegas. Applied Linguistics and Materials Development
  2. Brian Wadman. The ELT Daily Journal: Learning to Teach ESL/EFL
  3. Sarab Yousif Al-Akraa. Grammar and Beyond 2
  4. Eirene C. Katsarou. English Through Climate Change


Volume 15 Issue 4: December 2013 Quarterly Journal

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Research Articles

1.  Fan-Wei Kung . The More the Merrier? Bilingualism in an Academic Perspective: Exploring the Implementation of English-medium Instruction in Taiwanese Tertiary Education

2. Tylor Burrows . English and Integrated Water Resources Management: A Training Program for the Mekong River Commission

3. Raphiq Ibrahim, Mila Schwartz, Janina Kahn-Horwitz, Mark Leikin .  Bi-cultural aspects of second language learning in a bilingual context

4. Derya Bozdoğan and Buket Karlıdağ . A Case of CLIL Practice in the Turkish Context: Lending an ear to Students

5. Jane Chee Ling Tsoi . Bestriding Boundaries: Towards Talk Authenticity in the Undergraduate Business Communication Classroom

6. Richard Pinner .  Authenticity of Purpose: CLIL as a way to bring meaning and motivation into EFL contexts

7. Yuki Yamano . Utilizing the CLIL Approach in a Japanese Primary School: A Comparative Study of CLIL and EFL Lessons

Teaching  Articles

1. Rining Wei . Chinese-English Bilingual Education in China: Model, momentum, and driving forces

2. Sean Eric Kil Patrick Gay . Identity and Self in Second Language Acquisition

3. Glenn Toh . Towards a Critically and Dialogically Mediated EAP

4. Linda Mary Hanington, Anitha Devi Pillai, Kwah Poh Foong .  Digital Storytelling: Integrating Language and Content in the Training of Pre-service Teachers

5. Percival Santos .  Anthropology in a Second Language: the Case for Dialogic Teaching and Scaffolding

6. Philip Shigeo Brown .  Teaching a Medical English CLIL Course with Vocabulary Learning Strategies Instruction in Japan

7. Takashi Uemura .  Implementing Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach to TOEIC Preparatory Lessons

Curriculum Contexts

1. Percival Santos.  Learning through in-house videos: how one Japanese college integrates subject content in its EAP program

2. Thomas Lockley . International history as CLIL: reflection, critical thinking and making meaning of the world

3. Leo K West .  A Case Study of Environmental Management & Content and Language Integrated Learning

4. Darrell Wilkinson and Raymond Yasuda . The International Program: curriculum design and assessment for an English-medium economics program

5. Madoka Kawano, Eric M. Skier, Fumiko Takeuchi, Masako Horiuchi, Toshio Kaneko  . English education at schools of pharmacy in Japan: meeting curricular needs through authentic ESP materials

6. Chad L. Godfrey . Readdressing EFL approaches: CLIL curriculum in a Japanese medical university context

7. Bethany Iyobe and Jia Li . CLIL to what degree: a trial in English medium education at a Japanese university – Is it CLIL or not?

8. Gretchen Clark.  Snapshot of a lower secondary CLIL program in Japan

9. Miao Yang and Zhongfang Zhang . Development of academic competencies as the learning objectives of an English-medicine integrated common-core module

10. Stefanie Pillai and Angela Satomi Kajita  . English for law at the University of Malaya

11. Julie Riddlebarger  .  Doing CLIL in Abu Dhabi

12. Nathan Ducker .   Academic English and content development thorough ethnographic research projects

13. Paul C. Corrigan  . An in-service programme in Hong Kong for integrating language and content at the post-secondary level

Book Review

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


Volume 15 Issue 3: September 2013 Quarterly Journal

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Wen-Chi Vivian Wu – Foreword

1. Ramin Akbari, Mohammad Nabi Karimi .  EFL Students’ Proficiency Outcomes: What do Epistemological Beliefs Have to Offer?

2. Arpine Sargsyan, Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam . Using Literature to Promote Language Learning: Issues and Insights for Implementation in Armenian Settings (A qualitative study)

3. Chuang Wang, Do-Hong Kim, Mimi Bong, & Hyun Seon Ahn . Korean College Students’ Self-Regulated Learning Strategies and Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Learning English as a Foreign Language

4. Emmaline Lear . Using guided reflective journals in large classes: Motivating students to independently improve pronunciation

5. Kyung Min Kim . Do They Need to Wait Until They Get Ready? : Learning a Second Language through Writing

6. Muhammad Tanveer . The Factors Causing English Language and Study Skills Gaps between Foundation and Undergraduate Programmes; an Exploratory Study at Majan College (University College), The Sultanate of Oman

7. Roby Marlina . Learning about English as an International Language in Australia from three students’ perspectives

8. Yuncai, Dai .  Working Memory as a Component of Foreign Language Aptitude

Book Reviews

1. Collocations Extra: Multi-level Activities for Natural English .  Esmaeel Hamidi

2. Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching with Technology . Moonyoung Park

3. Teaching and Researching Autonomy (second edition) .  Matthew Rooks

4. English for Professional and Academic Purposes . Masoumeh Mehri & Seyyed Amin Mokhtari


Volume 15 Issue 2: June  2013 Quarterly Journal

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1. Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi. Foreword

2.  Roger Nunn . An Argument for Holism Part 2 (An Editorial Opinion Piece)

3. Vahid Salehi and Farid Naserieh.  The Effects of Verbal Glosses on Vocabulary Learning and Reading Comprehension

4. Mohammadtaghi Shahnazari-Dorcheh, Rebecca Adams, and Saeed Ketabi . The relationship between modified output and working memory capacity

5. Glen Poupore . The Influence of L2 Motivation and L2 Anxiety on Adult Learners’ Socio-Affective Conditions and Language Production during Communicative Tasks

6. Davud Kuhi (PhD), Marzieh Tofigh (M.A), and Maryam Yavari (M.A) . A Comparative Study of Metadiscourse Resources in Introduction Section of Introductory and Scholarly Textbooks

7. Jerry G. Gebhard. EFL Learners Studying Abroad:Challenges and Strategies

8. Jim Yee Him Chan. Towards a lingua franca pedagogical model in the Hong Kong classroom: A sociolinguistic enquiry

9.  John Trent . Using the L1 in L2 teaching and learning. What role does teacher identity play?

10. Nancy Burkhalter . Overcoming Resistance in Post-Soviet Teacher Trainees in Kazakhstan

Book Reviews

1. The ESL/ELL teacher’s survival guide. Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski

2. English Language Teaching in India: The Shifting Paradigms. S. Kumaran, India

3. English in Japan in the Era of Globalization. Philip Seargeant (ed.) Palgrave. Li Xin

4. Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language, Ramona Tang. Colin Toms


Volume 15 Issue 1: March 2013 Quarterly Journal

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Foreword: Asian EFL Journal Associate Production and Copy Editors
An Editorial Opinion Piece – An Argument for Holism – Part 1
  by Dr. Roger Nunn

1. Said Hamed Al-Saadi and Moses Stephens Samuel . An Analysis of the Writing Needs of Omani EFL Students for the Development of Grade 11 English Program

2. Mansoor Al Surmi . The Effect of Narrative Structure on Learner Use of English Tense and Aspect in an English as a Foreign Language Context

3. Ali Roohani . A Comparative Study of Intuitive-Imitative and Analytic-Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Pronunciation: Does Age Play a Role?

4. Chuen-Maan Sheu, Pei-Ling Wang, and Lina Hsu . Investigating EFL Learning Strategy Use, GEPT Performance, and Gender Difference among Non-English Major Sophomores at a Technological University

5. Tsu-Chia Hsu . Analysis of the Contributions of In-school Language Clubs in Taiwan

6. Huw Jarvis . Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Asian Learners and Users going Beyond Traditional Frameworks

7. John Thurman . Choice and Its Influence on Intrinsic Motivation and Output In Task-Based Language Teaching

8. Weiqing Wang . The Role of Source Text Translation in a Simulated Summary Writing Test: What Do Test Takers Say?

Book Reviews

1. Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia. Muller, T., Herder, S., Adamson, J., and Brown, P. S., (Eds). Reviewed by Jim Bame

2. How To Teach Writing Across The Curriculum: Ages 6-8 . S. Palmer (2nded. ) .Reviewed by Zahra Hashemi and Amin Borhani

3. Pragmatics for Language Educators: A Sociolinguistic Perspective. Virginia LoCastro . Reviewed by Thi-Thuy-Minh Nguyen

4. Planning and Teaching Creatively Within a Required Curriculum for Adult Learners. Anne Burns and Helen de Silva Joyce (Eds.) . Reviewed by Ko-Yin Sung


Volume 14 Issue 4: December 2012 Quarterly Journal
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1. Paul Underwood and Matthew Wallace – The Effects of Instruction in Reduced Forms on the Performance of Low-Proficiency EFL University Students

2. Wen-hsien Yang  – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Genre-Based Instruction: A Writing Course of English for Hospitality and Tourism

3. Hui-ju Liu  – Exploring Academic Self-Concept among Learners with Foreign Language Anxiety

4.Vahid Aryadoust – Using Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment to Model the Underlying Structure of a Listening Test: A Sub-Skill-Based Approach

5. Luca Rognoni and Carla Cristina Munhoz Xavier  – Thematic Clustering in Second Language Vocabulary Learning: Scenarios versus Mental Scenes Development

6. John Draper – Revisiting English in Thailand

7. Shin-Mei Kao and Wang-Chi Weng  – “Do You Understand?”: An Analysis of Native and Non-native EFL Teachers’ Questioning Patterns at a Taiwanese Cram School

8. Angelia Lu  – Transitivity Shifts in Academic Writing

Book Reviews

1. Ken Hyland & Fiona Hyland (Eds).Reviewed by Aysha Viswamohan –  Feedback in Second Language Writing: Contexts and Issues.

2. Charles J. Alderson. Reviewed by Deepti Gupta – Diagnosing Foreign language Proficiency: The Interface Between Learning
and Assessment

3. Thomas S. C. Farrell and Leketi Makalela (Eds). Reviewed by Iris F. Levitis – Language Teacher Research in Africa

4. A. J. Liddicoat. Reviewed by Hayriye Kayi – An Introduction to Conversation Analysis


Volume 14 Issue 3: September 2012 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Wen-Chi Vivian Wu

Article 1. Rasheed Al-Jarrah and Sayyah Al-Ahmad – An Optimality-theoretic Account of Corrective Feedback in Process Writing

Article 2.  Mohamed Ridha Ben Maad – Towards a Discerning Image of Learners’ Estimation of Task Difficulty and Motivation: Goal Orientations Highlighted

Article 3. Julian Cheng Chiang Chen – Designing a Computer-mediated, Task-based Syllabus: A Case Study in a Taiwanese EFL Tertiary Class

Article 4. Katie Kim – L2 Phone-based Interaction (PBI) and Development of Communicative Competence: A Case Study of an Adult s English Learning in EFL Context

Article 5. Elizabeth Root – Participation in and Opposition to the Ideology of English in South Korea: Insights from Personal Narratives

Article 6. Yo In’nami and Rie Koizumi – A Quantitative Reanalysis of Data on the Structure of L1 and L2 Language Ability in Multitrait-Multimethod Studies

Article 7. Zahra Fotovatnia and Alireza Barouni Ebrahimi – Word Knowledge: Aspects, Viewpoints and Performances

Article 8. Shizhou Yang – A Small Clean Warm Plastic : Understanding EFL1 Autobiographical Writing and Identity

Article 9.  Zhi Hong , Linda Van Doren, Jianghong   –   A Comparison and Contrast of Discourse Patterns among Three Groups Essays and the Implications for Teaching English Writing in Chinese Tertiary Education.

Book Reviews

1.Guglielmo Trentin. Reviewed by Weihong Wang – Networked Collaborative Learning: Social Interaction and Active Learning (1st ed.)
2.Sam McCarter and Phil Jakes. Reviewed by Sally Ashton-Hay – Uncovering EAP: How to Teach Academic Writing and Reading
3. J. P. Gee & E. R. Hayes. Reviewed by Servet i‡elik and Hasan SaÄŸlamel – Language and Learning in the Digital Age
4. Claudia V. Angelelli. Reviewed by Pi-Chi Han – Medical Interpreting and Cross-cultural Communication


Volume 14 Issue 2: June 2012 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Dr. Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi

Article 1. Patrick Ng – Contextual influences on the Teaching Practice of a beginning TESOL teacher: A narrative inquiry

Article 2.  Michael Fennell, PhD – To act in a good way Constructions of EFL teacher-self

Article 3. Li-Yi Wang – Moving towards the transition: Non-native EFL teachers perception of native-speaker norms and responses to varieties of English in the era of global spread of English

Article 4. Melodie Cook – Revisiting Japanese English Teachers (JTEs) Perceptions of Communicative, Audio-lingual, and Grammar Translation (Yakudoku) Activities: Beliefs, Practices, and Rationales

Article 5. Tariq Elyas and Michelle Picard – Towards a Globalized Notion of English Language Teaching in Saudi Arabia: A Case Study

Article 6. Stan Pederson- Collaborative play making using ill-structured problems: Effect on pre-service language teachers beliefs

Article 7.   Toshinobu Nagamine – A Metaphor Analysis of Preservice EFL Teachers Beliefs regarding Professional Identity

Book Reviews

1. Edgar W. Schneider. Reviewed by Silvia Bruti – Postcolonial English. Varieties around the world (1st ed.)
2. Andrea DeCapua. Reviewed by Ozgur Yildirim –  Grammar for Teachers: A Guide to American English for Native and Non-Native Speakers
3. Mark Sebba. Reviewed by Jing Zhao – Spelling and society: The culture and politics of orthography around the world
4. John Field. Reviewed by Zeng Yajun – Listening in the Language Classroom


Volume 14 Issue 1: March 2012 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Amina Hachemi

Article 1. Yueh-Tzu Chiang – Integrating Input Enhancement and Processing Instruction in Promoting Acquisition of English Phrasal Verbs

Article 2.  Touran Ahour, Jayakaran Mukundan and Shameem Rafik-Galea Continue Cooperative and Individual Reading: The Effect on Writing Fluency and Accuracy

Article 3. Wuhan Zhu – Modal Verbs [1] for Politeness in Email Requests to Professors: The Case of Chinese EFL Learners

Article 4. Kedir Assefa Tessema – Reluctance to Write Among Students in the Context of an Academic Writing Course in an Ethiopian University

Article 5. Shoafeng Li and Wenxia Liang – The Dynamic Nature of Learner Beliefs: The Relationship between Beliefs about EFL Learning and Proficiency in a Chinese Context

Article 6. Siping Liu and Jian Wang – Characteristics and Transformation of Native English Speaker Teachers Beliefs: A Study of U.S. English Teachers in China

Article 7. Eunice Tang – To Teach More or More to Teach: Vocabulary-Based Instruction in the Chinese EFL Classroom

Article 8. Elnaz Ghaleasadi – Thematization in Romantic and Criminal Short Stories in English and Persian: Implications for Second Language Reading

Book Reviews

1. J. C. Ingram. Reviewed by Francis A. Andrew – Neurolinguistics. An Introduction to Spoken Language Processing and its Disorders
2. Silva, T., & Matsuda, P. K. (Eds.). Reviewed by Hyun-Joo Oh –  Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing
3. Xiaoye You. Reviewed by Jamie Elizabeth Marko – Writing in the Devil s Tongue: A History of English Composition in China
4. L. Butler. Reviewed by Tamatha A. Roman – New Password 4: A Reading and Vocabulary Text (2nd ed.)


Volume 13 Issue 4: December 2011 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Robert Baird

Article 1. Megumi Hamada and Chaehee Park Word-Meaning Inference: A Longitudinal Investigation of Inference Accuracy and Strategy Use

Article 2. Xiaoli Jiang and Gerard Sharpling The Impact of Assessment Change on Language Learning Strategies: The Views of a Small Group of Chinese Graduate Students Studying in the UK

Article 3. Neil H. Johnson and Jonathan deHaan Second Language Development through Technology Mediated Strategic Interaction

Article 4. Minh Hue Nguyen Learner Self-management Procedures Reported by Advanced and Intermediate ESL Students

Article 5. Peter Crosthwaite The Effect of Collaboration on the Cohesion and Coherence of L2 Narrative Discourse between English NS and Korean L2 English Users

Article 6. Rais Ahmed Attamimi and Hajar Abdul Rahim Socio-Economic Orientations in Foreign Language Learning Motivation: The Case of Yemen

Article 7. John F. Haggerty An Analysis of L2 Motivation, Test Validity and Language Proficiency Identity (LPID): A Vygotskian Approach

Article 8. Katerina Petchko Input Enhancement, Noticing, and Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition

Article 9. Ya-huei Wang Shattering the hierarchical education system: The creation of a poststructural feminist English classroom

Article 10. Breda O Hara-Davies English only? inda kali eh! (not likely!) Changing the paradigm

Article 11. Gurnam Kaur Sidhu, Chan Yuen Fook and Sarjit Kaur Sidhu Students Reactions to School Based Oral Assessment: Bridging the Gap in Malaysia

Book Reviews

1. Paul Baker, Andrew Hardie, & Tony McEnery. A Glossary of Corpus Linguistics.
2. Ann F.V. Smith and Gregory Strong (eds.) Adult Language Learners.
3. M. A. K. Halliday. Edited by Jonathan J. Webster. Language and Education.
4. William Grabe. Reading in a Second Language: Moving from Theory to Practice (Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series)


Volume 13 Issue 3: September 2011 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Roger Nunn

Article 1. James Life Motivation and EFL University Students in North-East Asia
Article 2. Justina Ong Investigating the Use of Cohesive Devices by Chinese EFL Learners
Article 3. Junko Otoshi and Neil Heffernan An Analysis of a Hypothesized Model of EFL Students Motivation Based on Self-Determination Theory
Article 4. Pornapit Darasawang Becoming a Counsellor: Between Belief and Behaviour
Article 5.Yangyu Xiao, Gerard Sharpling and Hongyun Liu –Washback of National Matriculation English Test on Students Learning in the Chinese Secondary School Context
Article 6. Shu-chin Yen L2 Students Use of Rhetorical Consciousness Raising Instructional Materials in Writing Research Articles
Article 7. Katayoon Afzali, Manoochehr Tavangar, Mohammad Amouzadeh, and Abass Eslami Rasek The strategic needs of Iranian students in reading literary and non-literary texts: A dialogic approach
Article 8. Anne Ma Do teachers reap what they sow? A study of young ESL learners perception of what is learned in an English lesson
Article 9. Mousa A. Btoosh & Abeer Taweel Contrastive Rhetoric: Inflation, Verbal Voices and Polyphonic Visibility in Learners and Native Speakers Academic Writing
Article 10. Alireza Karbalaei & Fatemeh Azimi Amoli The Effect of Paraphrasing Strategy Training on the ReadingComprehension of College Students at the Undergraduate Level
Article 11. Jianwei Xu Second Language Learners and Their Self-confidence in Using English: A Social Constructive Perspective
Article 12. Masataka Kasai, Jeong-Ah Lee & Soonhyang Kim Secondary EFL Students Perceptions of Native and Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers in Japan and Korea
Article 13. Su-Jen Lai & Ming-i Lydia Tseng Taking an Ecological View to Research Taiwanese EFL Students English Literacy Learning

Book Reviews

1. Jeffrey L. Kallen, & John M. Kirk. ICE-Ireland : A User s Guide.
2. Dogancay-Aktuna, S. & Hardman, J. (Eds.) Global English Teaching and Teacher Education: Praxis and Possibility.
3. John. M. Swales & Christine. B. Feak.Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review.
4. Elizabeth, Hanson-Smith and Sarah, Rilling (Ed.) Learning Languages through Technology.


Volume 13 Issue 2: June 2011 Quarterly Edition
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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Prof. Roger Nunn.

Article 1. John Adamson, Howard Brown and Naoki Fujimoto-Adamson. Archiving Self-Access: Methodological considerations

Article 2. Deepti Gupta and Getachew Seyoum Woldemariam. The Influence of Motivation and Attitude on Writing Strategy Use of Undergraduate EFL Students: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives

Article 3. Ahmed Mahmoud Aliweh. The Effect of Electronic Portfolios on Promoting Egyptian EFL College Students Writing Competence and Autonomy

Article 4. Wenxia Zhang, Meihua Liu, Shan Zhao and Qiong Xie. English Test-Taking Strategy Use and Students Test Performance

Article 5. Mohamed El-Okda. Developing Pragmatic Competence: Challenges and Solutions

Article 6. Loretta Fung. Discourse Markers in the ESL Classroom:A Survey of Teachers Attitudes

Article 7. Afsaneh Ghanizadeh and Fatemeh Moafian. The Relationship between Iranian EFL Teachers Sense of Self-Efficacy andtheir Pedagogical Success in Language Institutes

Article 8. Hui-Ju Wu. Anxiety and Reading Comprehension Performance in English as a Foreign Language

Article 9. Manfred Wu. Learners Beliefs and the Use of Metacognitive Language-learning Strategies of Chinese-speaking ESL Learners

Article 10. Saad Torki. Teachers Intention vs. Learners Attention: Do Learners Attend to What Teachers Want Them to Attend to in an EFL Vocabulary Class?

Article 11. Yuko Yamashita and David Hirsh. Second Language and Cognition: Conceptual Categorization of Count/Mass Nouns in English with Japanese University Students

Article 12. B.H. Tan. Innovating Writing Centers and Online Writing Labs outside North America

Book Reviews

1. Philip Seargeant. The Idea of English in Japan: Ideology and the Evolution of a Global Language
2. B. Paltridge, L. Harbon, D. Hirsch, H. Shen, M. Stevenson, A. Phakiti, & L. Woodrow. Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers
3. Ann Burns and Jill Burton (Eds). Language Teacher Research in Australia and New Zealand
4. Maureen Snow Andrade (Ed). Language Games: Innovative Activities for Teaching English


Volume 13 Issue 1: March 2011 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Prof. Roger Nunn. PDF

Article 1. Mohammed Zaid Effectiveness of Organised E-mail Exchanges and Online Reading/Writing on College Students Literacy Development and their Attitudes towards English: A Study from Saudi Arabia

Article 2. Amin Saleh Moheidat and Abdallah Ahmad Baniabdelrahman The Impact of Omani Twelfth-Grade Students Self-Assessment on their Performance in Reading in English Amin Saleh Moheidat & Abdallah Ahmad Baniabdelrahman

Article 3. Zubeyde Sinem Genc EFL in Higher Education: Designing a Flexible Content-Based Curriculum at University-Level

Article 4. Adel Abu Radwan Effects of L2 proficiency and gender on choice of language learning strategies by university students majoring in English

Article 5. Dilek Yavuz Erkan and Ayten iflazoÄŸlu Saban Writing Performance Relative to Writing Apprehension, Self-Efficacy in Writing, and Attitudes towards Writing: A Correlational Study in Turkish Tertiary-Level EFL

Article 6. Ahmad Sharifi and Jaleh Hassaskhah The Role of Portfolio Assessment and Reflection on Process Writing

Article 7. Sun Xiao-zhao and Du Juan Understanding the influence of L1 and lexical aspect in temporal acquisition: Quantitative and qualitative studies.

Article 8. Fatemeh Takallou The Effect of Metacognitive Strategy Instruction on EFL Learners Reading Comprehension Performance and Metacognitive Awareness

Article 9. Tzung-yu Cheng The Ability of Taiwanese College Freshmen to Read and Interpret Graphics in English
Article 10. Xiaozhou Zhou and Victoria Murphy How English L2 Learners in China Perceive and Interpret Novel English Compounds

11. Hideki Sakai Do Recasts Promote Noticing the Gap in L2 Learning?

Book Reviews
1. Thomas S. C. Farrell and Leketi Makalela (Eds.) Language Teacher Research in Africa
2. A. J. Liddicoat. An Introduction to Conversation Analysis
3. Ken Hyland & Fiona Hyland (Eds.) Feedback in Second Language Writing: Contexts and Issues
4. Charles J. Alderson. Diagnosing Foreign language Proficiency : The Interface Between Learning and Assessment


Volume 12 Issue 4: December 2010 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Wen-chi Vivian Wu and Yu-chaun Joni Chao PDF

Article 1. Roger Nunn & John Thurman. The Benefits and Challenges of Holistic In-house Task-based Language Learning and Assessment
Article 2. Ai Chun Yen. Our Languages Clicked: Shakespeare in EFL Classes
Article 3. Lu-Fang Lin. English Learners Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in the Video-based CALL Program
Article 4. Michael C. Cheng, Chang Jui-chuan, Chen Yi-chen, & Liao Ying-shu. Do They Want the Same Thing? Learner Perspectives on Two Content-Based Course Designs in the Context of English as a Foreign Language
Article 5. Ying-Chieh Chiang & Lu-Chun Lin. Morphological and Syntactic Abilities in Taiwanese EFL Preschoolers Oral Narratives
Article 7. Gary G Fogal. EFL Literature Studies: Student Feedback on Teaching Methodology
Article 8. Lu-Chun Lin & Chiao-Ping Cheng. Research Trends in Selected M.A. TESOL Programs in Taiwan: A Preliminary Content Analysis of Master s Theses from 2003-2007
Article 9. Mei-jung Wang & Ka I Ip. Tasks and Challenges Faced by Teachers in Handling an Online Project
Article 10. Takeshi Sato & Akio Suzuki. Do multimedia-oriented visual glosses really facilitate EFL vocabulary learning? : A comparison of planar images with three-dimensional images
Article 11. Waseema Tasneen. Literary Texts in the Language Classroom: a Study of Teachers and Students views at International schools in Bangkok
Article 12. Lisa Hsu. The Impact of Perceived Teachers Nonverbal Immediacy on Students Motivation for Learning English

Book Reviews
1. Paivandi, S. Discrimination and Intolerance in Iran s Textbooks
2. Kenna Burke and Amanda Mari. Test It, Fix It: Business Vocabulary
3. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge learner s dictionary with CD-ROM
4. Graeme Harper. Creative writing guidebook


Volume 12 Issue 3: September 2010 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Eva Bernat

Article 1. Caroline Brandt. Competition and Collaboration in Initial Teacher Education in TESOL: A Case of a Classic Double Bind
Article 2. Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen and Richard B. Baldauf Jr. Effective Peer Mentoring for EFL Pre-service Teachers Instructional Practicum Practice
Article 3. Olcay Sert. A Proposal for a CA-Integrated English Language Teacher Education Program in Turkey
Article 41. Feroze Kasi. Collaborative Action Research: An Alternative Model for EFL Teacher Professional Development in Pakistan
Article 5. Stan Pederson. Using Perplexing Survey Questions With Repeated Pair Discussions to Enhance the Depth of Expression of Beliefs: The Case of Pre-service Japanese EFL Teachers
Article 6. Grace Ika Yuwono and Lesley Harbon. English Teacher Professionalism and Professional Development: Some Common Issues in Indonesia
Article 7. Rose Senior. A Socio-pedagogic Theory of Classroom Practice to Support Language Teacher Develop ment in Asia
Article 8. David Litz. Distance Doctor in Education Degrees: Past Experiences, Current Developments and Future Possibilities in Asia

Book Reviews.
1. Block, D. Second Language Identities
2. Hyland, K. Academic Discourse
3. Luk, Jasmine C. M. and Lin, Angel M. Y. Classroom Interactions as Cross-Cultural Encounters: Native Speakers in EFL Lessons
4. Farrell, Thomas S. C. (Ed.) Classroom Management


Volume 12 Issue 2: June 2010 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Michael Fennell. A Letter from Nicaragua
Article 2. Hui-Fang Shang. Reading Strategy Use, Self-Efficacy and EFL Reading Comprehension
Article 3. Hoa Thi Mai Nguyen and Peter Hudson. Preservice EFL Teachers Attitudes, Needs, and Experiences about Teaching Writing and Learning to Teach Writing before their Practicum: A Case Study in Vietnam
Article 4. Mei-Ling Chen and David Squires. Vocational College Students Perceptions on Standardized English Proficiency Tests
Article 5. Ozgur Yildirim. Washback Effects of a High-Stakes University Entrance Exam: Effects of the English Section of the University Entrance Exam on Future English Language Teachers in Turkey
Article 6. Ambrose B. Chimbganda. Summary Production: A Topographical Analysis of the Strategies Used by University ESL First Year Science Students
Article 7. Yusheng Li and Chuang Wang. An Empirical Study of Reading Self-efficacy and the Use of Reading Strategies in the Chinese EFL Context
Article 8. Lu-Fang Lin. The Impact of the Retelling Technique on Chinese Students English Reading Comprehension
Article 9. Heng-Tsung Danny Huang and Shao-Ting Alan Hung. Effects of Electronic Portfolios on EFL Oral Performance
Article 10. Seyyed Ali Ostovar Namaghi. Parameters of Language Teaching in the Context of High Schools of Iran: A Data-First Approach
Article 11. Mark Wyatt. One Teacher s Development as a Reflective Practitioner
Article 12. Jane Mok. The New Role of English Language Teachers: Developing Students Critical Thinking in Hong Kong Secondary School Classrooms
Article 13. Chen-Ying Li and Paul Seedhouse. Classroom Interaction in Story-Based Lessons with Young Learners

Book Reviews.
1. Teresa B. Bevis and Christopher J. Lucas. International Students in American Colleges and Universities: A History
2. Don Snow. From Language Learner to Language Teacher:
An Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

3. Christina Coombe, Keith Folse, and Nancy Hubley. A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners
4. Zoltián Diörnyei. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed Methodologies
5. Braj B. Kachru, Yamuna Kachru, and Shikaripur Sridhar (Eds.) Language in South Asia


Volume 12 Issue 1: March 2010 Quarterly Edition

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Mojtaba Maghsodi. Type of Task and Type of Dictionary in Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition
Article 2. Azadeh Nemati. Active and Passive Vocabulary Knowledge: The Effect of Years of Instruction
Article 3. Jeng-yih Tim Hsu. The Effects of Collocation Instruction on the Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Learning of College English Majors
Article 4. Faith A. Brown. Vocabulary Knowledge and Comprehension in Second Language Text Processing: A Reciprocal Relationship?
Article 5. Colin McDonald & Scott McRae. A pre-trial collection and investigation of what perceptions and attitudes of Konglish exist amongst foreign and Korean English language teachers in terms of English education in Korea
Article 6. Indika Liyanage, Peter Grimbeek, & Fiona Bryer. Relative cultural contributions of religion and ethnicity to the language learning strategy choices of ESL students in Sri Lankan and Japanese high schools
Article 7. Chi Cheung Ruby Yang. Teacher Questions in Second Language Classrooms: An Investigation of Three Case Studies
Article 8. Long Van Nguyen. Computer Mediated Collaborative Learning within a Communicative Language Teaching Approach:A Sociocultural Perspective
Article 9. Mansoor Tavakoli. Investigating the relationship between Self-assessment and teacher-assessment in a academic contexts
Article 10. Lisha Wang. An investigation of the Current State of College Teachers Teaching Quality and Teacher Development

Book Reviews
1. Ilona Leki, Alister Cumming, & Tony Silva. A synthesis of research on second language writing in English
2. Anne O Keeffe, Michael McCarthy, and Ronald Carter. From Corpus to Classroom: Language Use and Language Teaching
3. Helen, Spencer-Oatey (Ed.) E-Learning initiatives in China: Pedagogy, policy and culture


Volume 11 Issue 5: December 2009

Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Rod Ellis . The Methodology of Task-Based Teaching
Article 2. Brenda Basiga . Teaching English as a Second Language Through Literature
Article 3. Jessie S.Barrot . Accuracy Order of Selected Grammatical Morphemes in the Monitored Written Compositions of Filipino Adult Language Learners
Article 4. Dr. Natchaya Chalaysap . A Comparative Study Between Syntactic Structure Identification Training and Integrated Reading Strategy Training in Teaching English Sentence Reading
Article 5. Dr.Yu-Chih Lo, Dr. Jaya Sarma Goswami, Keiko Inoue   . Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers toward English Language Learners
Article 6. Bonifacio T. Cunanan   . Item Learning vs. System Learning: Contextualizing the Shift from a Structure-based to a Notional- Functional ESL Syllabus
Article 7. Remy C. Janda . CALL-Based Instruction: Toward the Teaching of Speech and Oral Communication at Angeles University Foundation
Article 8. Kun-huei Wu   . The Feasibility and Difficulty of Implementing Communicative Language Teaching in the EFL Context
Article 9. Hsuan-Yu Chen & Jaya S. Gowsami . The Impact of Phonetic and Phonological Instruction on the Oral Proficiency of Spanish-speaking ESL Learners
Article 10. Mark O. James, PhD.   . The Eight-fold Path of Vocabulary Development
Article 11. Seah Terence . Teaching Basic Verbs to Japanese Adults Using the Core Image Method

Volume 11 Issue 4: December 2009

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Foreword by Roger Nunn.
Article 1. Robert Phillipson. Disciplines of English and disciplining by English
Article 2. Jocelyn Howard and Susan Millar. The Applicability of Principles for Instructed Second Language Learning: A South Korean Perspective
Article 3. Yuri Kim and Eleni Petraki. Students and Teachers Use of and Attitudes to L1 in the EFL Classroom
Article 4. Azizollah Dabaghi and Mansoor Tavakoli. A Comparison of the Effects of Corrections on Definite/Indefinite Articles and Regular/Irregular Past Tense Forms: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners
Article 5. Omid Tabatabaei and Parviz Birjandi. The Impact of Gender on the Incidence and Quality of Form-focused Episodes in Task-based Conversational Feedback among EFL Learners
Article 6. Hui-Ling Huang and James Radant. Chinese Phonotactic Patterns and the Pronunciation Difficulties of Mandarin-Speaking EFL Learners
Article 7. Phan Thi Thanh Hang. Impacts of Vietnam s Social Context on Learners Attitudes Towards Foreign Languages and English Language Learning: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Article 8. Huifen Chen and Ding Ying. The Effect of Assisted RR on Fluency and Comprehension in Chinese FL Classrooms
Article 9. Sheu Hsiu-Chinh. EFL Children s Views on English Picture Story Books
Article 10. Shigeo Kato. Interaction Between Processing and Maintenance in Online L2 Sentence Comprehension: Implications for Linguistic Threshold Hypothesis
Article 11. Kenneth David Strang. How Multicultural Learning Approach Impacts Grade for International University Students in a Business Course

Book Reviews

1. Jason Ohler. Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning and Creativity
2. Henry G. Widdowson. Discourse Analysis Oxford: Oxford University Press
3. Angela Friederici and Guillaume Thierry, (Eds.) Early Language Development: Bridging Brain and Behavior.
4. Michael McCarthy, Jeanne McCarten, and Helen Sandiford. Touchstone Series


Volume 11 Issue 3: September 2009

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Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Yen Shu-chi and Chou Tun-whei. The Effect of MTI on L2 Proficiency and Learning Strategies
Article 2. Lei Lei and Xiaoqing Qin. An Empirical Study of Success and Failure Attributions of EFL Learners at the Tertiary Level in China
Article 3. Ali Akbar Ansarin and Farzad Rashidi. Discourse Community or Cultural Conventions: Rhetorical Analysis of Research Abstracts
Article 4. Eddie White. Assessing the Assessment: An Evaluation of a Self-assessment of a Class Participation procedure
Article 5. Iman Rasti. Iranian Candidates Attitudes towards IELTS
Article 6. Wen-chi Vivian Wu. Criteria for Establishing an Authentic EFL Learning Environment in Taiwan
Article 7. Yuxiu Hu and Adams B. Bodomo. Harbinglish: L1 Influence on the Learning of English by High School Students in Harbin, China
Article 8. Harshita Aini Haroon and Azlina Murad Sani. Children s achievement in two second languages: The roles of gender, language use domains and beliefs
Article 9. Adel Abu Radwan. Input Processing Instruction and Traditional Output Practice Instruction: Effects on the Acquisition of Arabic Morphology
Article 10. Zubeyde Sinem Genc and Ozlem Tekyildiz. Use of Refusal Strategies by Turkish EFL Learners and Native Speakers of English in Urban and Rural Areas
Article 11. Seyed Vahid Aryadoust and Hoda Lashkary. Teaching Aids: Effective in Iranian Students Lexical Acquisition?

Book Reviews

1. B. Kumaravadivelu. Cultural Globalization and Language Education
2. Rose M. Senior. The Experience of Language Teaching
3. Kathleen M. Bailey. Language Teacher Supervision: A Case-Based Approach
4. Christine Goh. Teaching Speaking in the Language Classroom


Volume 11 Issue 2: June 2009

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Foreword by Jeremy Cross and Roger Nunn
Article 1. Lindsay Miller. Engineering Lectures in a Second Language: What Factors Facilitate Students Listening Comprehension?
Article 2. Jeremy Cross. Diagnosing the Process, Text, and Intrusion Problems Responsible for L2 Listeners Decoding Errors
Article 3. Ai-hua Chen. Listening Strategy Instruction: Exploring Taiwanese College Students Strategy Development
Article 5. Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh. The Effect of Rhetorical and Cognitive Structure of Texts on Reading Comprehension
Article 6. Shao-Ting Hung. Promoting Self-assessment Strategies: An Electronic Portfolio Approach
Article 7. Kok Eng Tan, Abdul Rashid Mohamed and Kim Guan Saw. Improving School English in Malaysia Through Participation in Online Threaded Discussion Groups
Article 8. Larisa Nikitina and Fumitaka Furuoka. Teacher-Student Relationship and the Conceptualization of the Good Language Teacher : Does Culture Matter?
Article 9. Samuel Andrew Meyerhoff. Analysis of Communication Strategies used by Freshman Active English Students using YackPack for Homework-based Speaking Tasks

Book Reviews

1. Stuart Shaw and Cyril Weir. Examining Writing: Research and Practice in Assessing Second Language Writing
2. Heather Bowe and Kylie Martin. Communication across Cultures.
3. Rod Ellis and Gary Barkhuizen. Analyzing Learner Language
4. Meena Singhal. Teaching Reading to Adult Second Language Learners: Theoretical Foundations, Pedagogical Applications, and Current Issues


Volume 11 Issue 1: March 2009

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Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam. Issues and Insights for Promoting Agency, Voice and Subjecthood in Reading and Assessment
Article 2. Zahra Akbari and M.H. Tahririan. Vocabulary Learning Strategies in an ESP Context: The Case of Para/medical English in Iran
Article 3. Carlo Magno, Moisies Kirk de Carvalho Filho, Jennifer Ann Lajom, Joanne Rashel Regodon and Katrine S. Bunagan. Assessing the Level of English Language Exposure of Taiwanese College Students in Taiwan and the Philippines
Article 4. Shu-Chen Huang. The Efficacy of Setting Process Goals in Orienting EFL Learners to Attend to the Formal Aspects of Oral Production
Article 5. Ming-Yueh Shen. Reading-Writing Connection for EFL College Learners Literacy Development
Article 6. Zifirdaus Adnan. Some Potential Problems for Research Articles Written by Indonesian Academics When Submitted to International English Language Journals
Article 7. Peter Burden. A Case Study into Teacher Perceptions of the Introduction of Student Evaluation of Teaching Surveys (SETs) in Japanese Tertiary Education
Article 8. Ying-Ying Chuang. Foreign Language Speaking Assessment: Chinese Taiwanese College English Teachers Scoring Performance in the Holistic and Analytic Rating Methods
Article 9. Mei-yun Ko and Tzu-fu Wang. Introducing Critical Literacy to EFL Teaching: Three Chinese Taiwanese College Teachers Conceptualization
Article 10. Shamala Paramasivam. Language transfer as a communication strategy and a language learning strategy in a Malaysian ESL classroom
Article 11. Shahla Simin and Manoochehr Tavangar. Metadiscourse Knowledge and Use in Iranian EFL Writing
Article 12. John Trent. Enhancing oral participation across the curriculum: Some lessons from the EAP classroom
Article 13. Lixin Xiao. A new paradigm of teaching English in China: An Eclectic Model

Book Reviews

1. Gavin Dudeney. The Internet and the Language Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers.
2. Bogaards, P., Laufer, B. (Eds.). Vocabulary in a Second Language.
3. James P. Lantolf & Steven L. Thorne. Sociocultural Theory and the Genesis of Second Language Development.
4. Patricia Friedrich. Language, Negotiation and Peace: The Use of English in Conflict Resolution.


Volume 10 Issue 4: December 2008

Proceedings from the Asian EFL Journal International Conference, April 2008.

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Foreword by Darren Lingley
Article 1. Rod Ellis. Learner Beliefs and Language Learning
Article 2. Nolan Weil. Vocabulary Size, Background Characteristics and Reading Skills of Korean Intensive English Students
Article 3. Reima Al-Jarf. A Call for New Benchmarks at Saudi Language and Translation Schools.
Article 4. Ya-Ling Wu. Language Learning Strategies Used by Students at Different Proficiency Levels
Article 5. Nora Binghadeer. An Acoustic Analysis of Pitch Range in the Production of Native and NonNative Speakers of English
Article 6. Ching-ning Chien, Wei Lee and Li-hua Kao. Collaborative Teaching in an ESP Program
Article 7. Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu and Wen-chi Wu. One Page Plus, One More Character
Article 8. Muhammad Akram. Speech Acts: A Contrastive Study of Speech Acts in Urdi and English
Article 9. Sripathum Noon-ura. Teaching Listening Speaking Skills to Thai Students with Low English Proficiency
Article 10. Reima Al Jarf. The Impact of English as an International Language (EIL) upon Arabic in Saudi Arabia
Article 11. Wen-chi Vivian Wu and Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu.Creating and Authentic EFL Learning Environment to Enhance Student Motivation to Study English
Article 12. Z.N. Patil.Rethinking the Objectives of Teaching English in Asia


Volume 10 Issue 3: September 2008

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Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Eva Bernat Beyond Beliefs: Psycho-cognitive, Sociocultural and Emergent Ecological Approaches to Learner Perceptions in Foreign Language Acquisition
Article 2. Parviz Birjandi and Saeideh Ahangari Effects of Task Repetition on the Fluency, Complexity and Accuracy of Iranian EFL Learners Oral Discourse
Article 3. Omid Akbari Teaching Vocabulary Items through Contextualization and Picture to Elementary Iranian EFL Students
Article 4. Li Na, Wang Lin-yao and Yao Ji-wei Relations Network in the InteractiveESL Class: Analysis of Individuals, Groups, and a Whole Classroom Network
Article 5. Babak Mahdavy The Role of Multiple Intelligences (MI) in Listening Proficiency: A Comparison of TOEFL and IELTS Listening Tests from an MI Perspective
Article 6. Shan-fang Guo Differential Effects of Etymological Elaboration and Rote Memorization on Idiom Acquisition [1] in College EFL Learners
Article 7. Yang Yunbao and Howard Nicholas –Review of Interest In The Learning Of English in the Chinese Context
Article 8. Dina Al-Jamal and Nedal Ghadi English Language General Secondary Certificate Examination Washback in Jordan
Article 10. Seyed Hassan Talebi and Mojtaba Maghsoudi- Monolingual and Bilingual English Learners in one Classroom: Who is at a Disadvantage?
Article 11. Oya Bukyavuz and Sevim inal A Descriptive Study on Turkish Teachers of English Regarding Their Professional Needs, Efforts for Development and Available Resources


Book Reviews

1. Andy Kirkpatrick. World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching
2. Muriel Saville-Troike. Introducing Second Language Acquisition
3. Ann Raimes. Keys for Writers, 5th ed.
4. Focus on grammar: An integrated skills approach series, 3rd ed.


Volume 10 Issue 2: June 2008

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Foreword by Roger Nunn
Article 1. Giao Quynh Tran Pragmatic and Discourse Transfer of Combination of Compliment Response Strategies in Second Language Learning and Usage
Article 2. Guofang Wan, Rex Tanimoto, Rosalyn Anstine Templeton Creating Constructivist Learning Environment for Japanese EFL Students: A Digital Story Program
Article 3. Liu Wenyu and Lu Yang Research on EFL Writing Strategy Using SRP: An Empirical Study in DUT
Article 4. Han-Min Tsai Improving an EFL Class: Starting from Classroom Observations
Article 5. Berrin Ui§kun How Does Context Contribute to EFL Learners Assessment of Vocabulary Gain?
Article 6. Ya-huei Wang and Hung-Chang Liao The Application of Learning Portfolio Assessment for Students in the Technological and Vocational Education System
Article 7. Bexi Perdomo Effectiveness of Recasts in the Teaching of EFL
Article 8. Fei-wen Cheng Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Writing:A Genre Approach to Teaching Narrative Writing
Article 9. Saeed Mehrpour A Comparison of the Effects of two Vocabulary Teaching Techniques
Article 10. Roger Nunn Do Academic Reviewers Readily Accept a First-Person Voice?
Article 11. Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew Competition or Cooperation; War or Peace? Language and Education in Singapore

Book Reviews

1. Marion Williams & Robert L. Burden. Psychology for Language teachers: A Social Constructivist Approach
2. Robert DeKeyser. Practice in a Second Language: Perspectives from Applied Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology
3. Yan Huang. Pragmatics
4. Thomas S.C. Farrell. Succeeding with English Language Learners: A Guide for Beginning Teachers


Volume 10 Issue 1: March 2008

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Foreword by Roger Nunn

Article 1. Kyoung Rang Lee and Rebecca Oxford. Understanding EFL Learners Strategy Use and Strategy Awareness
Article 2. Mohammad Rahimi. Using Dictation to Improve Language Proficiency
Article 3. Souvannasy Bouangeune, Masashi Sakigawa and Yukiko Hirakawa. Determinants and issues in student achievement in English at the Lao Secondary Education Level
Article 4. Junko Otoshi and Neil Heffernan. Factors Predicting Effective Oral Presentations in EFL Classrooms
Article 5. Chi Yen Chiu. The Discourse of an English Teacher in a Cyber Writing Course: Roles and Autonomy
Article 6. Nguyen Thi Mai. Mentoring Beginning EFL Teachers at Tertiary Level in Vietnam
Article 7. Zhu Xinhua. Is Syntactic Maturity a Reliable Measurement to Investigate the Relationship Between English Speaking and Writing?
Article 8. Mahmood Rouhani. Another Look at the C-Test: A Validation Study with Iranian EFL Learners
Article 9. Jeng-yih Tim Hsu and Chu-yao Chiu. Lexical Collocations and their Relation to Speaking Proficiency of College EFL Learners in Taiwan
Article 10. Lu-Fang Lin. The Study of English Learners Synthesizing Process While Reading
Article 11. Nilton Hitotuzi. An Economical Approach towards Interaction in the L2 Classroom: A Task-based Learning Experiment
Article 12. Daniela Nikolova.