The Language Teacher - Issue 21.10; October 1997

Volume: 21
Issue No. 10
Date of publication: October 1997
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Note: As digital versions of this issue of TLT do not exist, some material is not available online (see bottom of page for material available online). Paper copies of articles can, however, be purchased from JALT Central Office.

Introduction

Features

  • Computer -Adaptive Testing of Listening Comprehension: A Blueprint for CAT Development -- by Patricia A. Dunkel
  • Textbook Evaluation Form -- by James Brown
  • Investigating and Responding to Student Attitudes and Suggestions for Course Improvement -- by Robert W. Long III
  • Fostering Learner Awareness on Autonomy: Case of Learner Training (in Japanese) -- by Usuki Miyuki

Conference speakers

  • Dimensions in the Diversity of Language: A Language Testing Perspective -- by Don Porter
  • English and Capital: Some Thoughts -- by Alastair Pennycook
  • Teacher Training and Teacher Development: A Useful Dichotomy -- by Penny Ur
  • Decision-making in Language Learning: A Lens for Examining Learner Strategies -- by Devon Woods

Special feature

  • Creative Course Design
  • A Japan-America Cross-Cultural Syllabus: Focussing on Some Essential Elements of Culture -- by Paul Stapleton

Opinion & perspectives

  • MA by Distance Learning -- by Annette Kaye

My share

  • Using Audiotapes to Assess Student Speech -- by Robert W. Long III

JALT undercover

  • A Way With Words
  • Christine's Easy English Conversation for Nurses
  • Beginning Reading Practice: Building Vocabulary Strategies
  • Recently Received

Departments

  • JALT news
  • Bulletin Board
  • Of National Significance
  • Chapter Reports
  • Chapter Meetings
  • Conference Calendar
  • Center/Positions
  • Advertiser's Index

Contents


The Language Teacher

Introduction
by Steve McGuire, Editor

Computer-Adaptive Testing of Listening Comprehension: A Blueprint for CAT Development
by Patricia A. Dunkel, Georgia State University

Textbook Evaluation Form
by James B. Brown

Investigating and Responding to Student Attitudes and Suggestions For Course Improvement
by Robert W. Long III, Kyushu Institute of Technology

Dimensions in the Diversity of Language: A Language Testing Perspective
by Don Porter, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Reading, England

English And Capital: Some Thoughts
by Alastair Pennycook University of Melbourne

Teacher Training andTeacher Development: A Useful Dichotomy?
by Penny Ur, University of Haifa, Israel

Decision-Making in Language Learning: A Lens for Examining Learner Strategies
by Devon Woods, Carleton University

A Japan-America Cross-Cultural Syllabus: Focusing on Some Essential Elements of Culture
by Paul Stapleton, Hokkaido University

MA by Distance Learning
by Annette Kaye

My Share

Using Audiotapes to Assess Student Speech
by Robert W. Long III

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