Journal 2012

2012

Thesis – December 2012
Jemal Abdulkadir Kelilo . Exploring the use of First language in ‘English Focus’ EFL Classrooms: Focus on Jimma Teachers’ College

Mostafa Mirzaii. A Comparative Study of the Impact of Oral Conferencing and Consciousness-raising Instruction on Iranian EFL Learners’ Writing Performance

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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 64 – November 2012 – Teaching Articles

1. Zorana Vasiljevic – Conceptual Motivation and the Teaching of Figurative Language

2. Vahid Mahmoudi Gahrouei  – Socialization, Gender Theory and English Textbooks in Iran

3. Sabiha Sultana  – Exploring Changes in English Teaching Techniques and Learners Response

4. Clay Williams  – Intensive English Program Effects on Phonological/Semantic Word Recognition

5. Gregory Ching  – 40 years of Language Studies: A Bibliometric Study of Research Articles in Taiwan

6. Lucas Kohnke  – Facilitating the Implementation of ICT to Teachers


Thesis – October 2012

LEUNG Hoi Ching Dawning . Analysing the English communication needs and difficulties of Journalism undergraduates in Hong Kong

 

Volume 63 – October 2012 – Teaching Articles

1. Rayhanna Conday Ditual The Motivation For and Attitude Towards Learning English

2. Omar Karlin Changes in Personality and Oral Competence after Studying English Abroad

3.  Troy Miller –   Teaching Interactive Strategies with Video Clips

4. Michelle Kawamura and Pin-hsiang Natalie Wu A Qualitative Study Exploring the Content Learned in English as a Foreign Language Classes Taught by Native Speakers

 

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


Thesis – August 2012

Joseph P. Vitta. An Action Research-Based Report Addressing Lexical Item Listing in the Sixth Grade Korean EFL Curriculum
Yaeko Hor Shibata. A small-scale exploration of introducing a pragmatic-focused pedagogical model for some adult Japanese learners of English as a common language

Thesis – July 2012
Jermaine S. McDougald . The Use Of Information And CommunicationTechnology ICT In The EFL Classroom As A Tool To Promote L2 English Among Non-Native Pre-Service English Teachers

Brent W. Crofton   . The Usefulness of Decision-Forcing Case Studies in Helping to Prepare New and Experienced English as Foreign Language Teachers

Ahmed Falih Rabeea . The Use of Multimedia Based Learning Materials in English Language Teaching in Developing Educational Systems

 

Volume 61 – July 2012 – Teaching Articles

1. Mehdi Haseli Songhori Exploring the Congruence between Teachers’ and Students’ Preferences for Form-Focused Instruction: Isolated or Integrated?

2. Robert Kirkpatrick English education in Thailand: 2012

3. Lusia Neti Harwati Will English Coexist with the Indonesian Language?

4. Roxanne Jade Kirkpatrick Extracurricular Activities as means to improve English at a Thai University

5. Mark Fifer Seilhamer A Door to the World or to Just a Handful of Anglo Cultures? English as a Lingua Franca and Students Orientations toward English

 

Thesis – June 2012
June 2012.   Khadijeh Othman Hamidi . An Evaluative Study of English Communication Skills Textbooks at the University of Jordan from a Functional Perspective

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

Thesis – May 2012
May 2012. Irfan Ullah . The impact of phonological characteristics of Pashto and native English environment on the pronunciation of English consonants

 

Thesis – April 2012

April 2012. Farid Naserieh . The Relationship between Perceptual Learning Style Preferences and Skill-based Learning Strategies

 

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

 

Volume 14 Issue 1: March 2012 Quarterly Edition

We also introduce this volume in MS Word E-book format.
Pp1 Pp365 PDF

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 60 May 2012 Teaching Articles

1. Tariq Elyas and Michelle Picardi Foreword

2.  John N. Cabansag   Competencies Teachers in English of Northern Isabela and Selected Variables

3.  Junko Horie The New English Program for Elementary School Students in Japan

4.  Ermel M. Delima   A Reticent Student in the Classroom: A Consequence of the Art of Questioning

5.  Marjan Ghourchian   Speech Acts in Drama Translation

Volume 59 April 2012 Teaching Articles

1.  Andisheh Saniei Dynamic Assessment: A Call for Change in Assessment

2. Anne A. Christopher, Hisham bin Dzakiria, Abdul Halim bin Mohamed   – Teaching English Through Sports: A Case Study

3. Hamid Allami and Azadeh Iranzad – A Contrastive Study of Oral Communication Discourse Makers Used by Iranian EFL Learners vs. English Native Speakers

4. Burcu Simsek Benderli   – Big Brother and Big Sister: But Whose Power Is Bigger?

5. Chia-hui Cindy Shen   – The Internal Structure of Language Learning Motivation and Its Relationship with Learners Belief and Self-Perceived Performance

 

Volume 14 Issue 1: March 2012 Quarterly Edition

We also introduce this volume in MS Word E-book format.
Pp1 Pp365 PDF

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.)
Thesis – March 2012
March 2012. David Marsh. Using Critical Discourse Analysis To Raise Critical Language Awareness In Japanese Medical Students: An Exploratory Action Research Project

 

Volume 58 February 2012 Teaching Articles

1. Yutaka Fujieda Initiation of World Englishes into EFL Writing Classrooms in Japanese Secondary School

2. Kobra Jamshidi Motivation and Attitudes toward Learning English in an Internet-Based Informal Context: Perceptions of Iranian University Students

 

Thesis – February 2012

February 2012. Libo Zhang. Understanding the Current Stages of Three English Morphemes between two Groups of Chinese Learners

 

Volume 57: January 2012 Teaching Articles

1. Rahma Ibrahim Al-Mahrooqi . Reading Literature in English: Challenges Facing Omani College Students

2. Linda Heuser . Ethnographic Conversations: A Pedagogical Strategy to Promote Language, Content, and Intercultural Learning among Japanese and American University Students

 

Thesis – January 2012

January 2012. Matthew Wycliffe Lucas. Crossing the Frontier: An Investigation Into the Effects of Explicit Cross-Linguistic Awareness-Raising on the Subsequent L2 Written Performance of Japanese Learners