Quarterly Journals

Volume 17 Issue 4 : December 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17 Issue 4 : December 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17, Issue 4 : December 2015 Quarterly Journal Download Full PDF Custódio Martins. Foreword Research Articles Nina Inayati English Language Teachers’ Use of Social Media Technology in Indonesian Higher Education Context Kevin Balchin and Carol Wild Expanding the vision: A study of teacher trainees’ beliefs about using technology in the English language classroom in Malaysia Nhu-Hien Luong-Phan Challenges […]

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Volume 17 Issue 3 : September 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17 Issue 3 : September 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17, Issue 3 : September 2015 Quarterly Journal Download Full PDF Main Articles Foreword by Aradhna Malik Sarah V. Harrison. Word Association: Exploring the L2 Mental Lexicon of Korean EFL Learners Tim S. O. Lee & Shu Yang Lin. A Preliminary Study of the Use of L2 Motivational Strategies in a Business English Course Eleni Petraki & Maya […]

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Volume 17 Issue 2 : June 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17 Issue 2 : June 2015 Quarterly Journal

Volume 17, Issue 2 : June 2015 Quarterly Journal Download Full PDF Main Articles Foreword by Wen-Chi Vivian Wu Sayyah Al-Ahmad & Rasheed S. Al-Jarrah. The Impact of Direct Corrective Feedback Type on the Linguistic Accuracy of EFL Students’ Writing Pino Cutrone. Examining Potential Sources of Miscommunication between Japan and the West: Using Grice to Bridge the Sociolinguistic Gap for Japanese […]

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Teaching Articles

Volume 90 – February 2016 – Teaching Article

Volume 90 – February 2016 – Teaching Article

1. Hsiu-chuan Chen. A Study of Ability Grouping Practice in an EFL Context: Perspectives of Junior College Nursing Students
2. Martin Hawkes. Using Task Portfolios for Assessment in Oral Communication Courses
3. Hambalee Jehma. Flipped Learning as a Strategy for an Effective EFL Classroom
4. Darlene Yamauchi. Redesigning a Japanese Tertiary Communicative EFL syllabus: Integrating Multiple Intelligences
5. Lindsay Mack. Narrative Reflection on an Advanced English Course in Japan

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Volume 88 – November 2015 – Teaching Article

Volume 88 – November 2015 – Teaching Article

Hsiu-yu Chu. Testing the NPAH on the GEPT Test-takers’ Output in Taiwan
Aminah Suriaman. Strategies in Promoting Independent Learning through Self-Access Centre at Tadulako University
Sayeedur Rahman. English Language Policy Initiatives and Implementation in Bangladesh: Micro political issues
Paul C. Corrigan. Designing a Pre-Service Teacher Education Course in English for the Medium of Instruction
Jason Moser. From a Knowledge-Based Language Curriculum to a Competency-Based One: The CEFR in Action in Asia

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Volume 87 – October 2015 – Teaching Article

Volume 87 – October 2015 – Teaching Article

Dedi Sanjaya, Ahmad Azman Mokhtar & Sumarsih, M.Pd.
The Impact of Personality (Extroversion/Introversion) on Indonesian EFL Learners’ Essay Writing Achievement

Brian Birdsell and Roxana Sandu
Japanese Students’ Interest in CLIL: The Role of Individual Differences

Sean Michael Thornton
An Assessment of the Viability of Casual Corpus Concordancing for the Mass Market University English Classroom

Sasima Charubusp
Plagiarism in the Perception of Thai Students and Teachers

Ruth Hastutiningsih
Reflected Ideologies in Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Political Interviews: A Critical Discourse Analysis Study

Aminah Suriaman
Needs Assessment of English Courses for Students of the Faculty of Economics at Tadulko University

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Theses

Ideologies and power relations in a global commercial English language textbook used in South Korean universities: A critical image analysis and a critical discourse analysislysis and a critical discourse analysis

Ideologies and power relations in a global commercial English language textbook used in South Korean universities: A critical image analysis and a critical discourse analysislysis and a critical discourse analysis

This study discusses the roles of Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) in contemporary Japanese society through existing literature, and the results from questionnaires. Ever since the largest wave of NESTs started to work in Japanese public secondary schools in 1987 their roles have never been satisfactorily specified. NESTs are officially employed to offer students opportunity to improve their communicative ability. However, their roles are shaped by complex professional and societal factors.

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Contemporary roles of foreign English teachers in Japanese public secondary schools: An exploratory study

Contemporary roles of foreign English teachers in Japanese public secondary schools: An exploratory study

This study discusses the roles of Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) in contemporary Japanese society through existing literature, and the results from questionnaires. Ever since the largest wave of NESTs started to work in Japanese public secondary schools in 1987 their roles have never been satisfactorily specified. NESTs are officially employed to offer students opportunity to improve their communicative ability. However, their roles are shaped by complex professional and societal factors.

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Caught in the crossfire: Working in South Korea as an English Teacher

Caught in the crossfire: Working in South Korea as an English Teacher

Despite having the highest rates of suicide in the OECD and huge disparities in income, the recent recognition of South Korea as an advanced industrial country has been widely heralded as cementing proof of the success of globalization policies in the wake of Korea’s division and destruction during the Korean War. Rising with South Korea’s economic success has been a strong push to make English a major part of South Korea’s educational curriculum. Exams testing for English proficiency are now required in order to apply for work or study at South Korean governmental agencies, companies, universities, and selective secondary schools.

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Book Reviews

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

Lena Heine, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010, Pp. xii + 217. Reviewed by Greg Rouault Konan University, Hirao School of Management, Japan 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 […]

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Teaching and Researching Autonomy (second edition)

Teaching and Researching Autonomy (second edition)

Phil Benson. Pearson: Pearson Education Limited, 2011. Pp. xi + 283 Reviewed by Matthew Rooks Kobe University Kobe, Japan 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 […]

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Collocations Extra: Multi-level Activities for Natural English

Collocations Extra: Multi-level Activities for Natural English

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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