JALT Journal - Issue 30.2; November 2008

Volume: 30
Issue No. 2
Date of publication: November 2008
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  • Task Design, Implementation and Assessment. Integrating Information and Communication Technology in English Language Teaching and Learning (Philip A. Towndrow) Reviewed byJoshua Cohen
  • Describing Discourse: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis (Nicola Woods) Reviewed by Howard Doyle
  • Literature, Metaphor, and the Foreign Language Learner (Jonathon D. Picken)Reviewed by Tim Knight
  • The Bilingual Edge: Why, When, and How to Teach Your Child a Second Language (Kendall King & Alison MacKey) Reviewed by John Nevara
  • Shogakusei ni eigo wo oshierutowa? Ajia to nihon no kyouiku genba kara [What is the Meaning of Teaching English to Elementary School Children?]. (Kawahara Toshiaki) Reviewed by Mark Rebuck
  • Tasks in Second Language Learning (Virginia Samuda & Martin Bygate) Reviewed by Jeremy Scott Boston
  • The Politics of Second Language Writing: In Search of the Promised Land (Paul Kei Matsuda, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, & Xiaaye You, Eds.) Reviewed by Sonoko Tsuchiya


JALT Journal

The influence of content knowledge on NNS-NNS conversations
by Yuh-Fang Chang

Foreign Language Listening Anxiety: Its Dimensionality and Group Differences
by Harumi Kimura

The Effect of Excessively Difficult Listening Lessons on Motivation and the Influence of Authentic Listening as a “Lesson-Selling” Tag
by Mark Rebuck

Self-initiated Modified Output on the Road to Comprehensibility
by Rintaro Sato

Perspectives: The Place of Culture in Teaching English as an International Language (EIL)
by Hideo Horibe


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