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Natalia Dolgova, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Heather Weger, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA

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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRS
Bahiyyih Hardacre, California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Polina Vinogradova, American University, Washington, DC, USA
Anna Dina Joaquin, California State University Northridge, Northridge, California, USA
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FROM "LAW AND ORDER" TO "WAR AND ORDER": A NEW PEACE LINGUISTICS ANALYSIS OF PRESIDENTIAL DISCOURSE

Andy Curtis, Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, California, USA

The original peace linguistics mainly gave good advice on using “positive” personhood-affirming language and avoiding “negative” derogatory language. However, in recent years, the field has grown and expanded to include in-depth analyses of the language of the most powerful people in the world, because it is they who decide whether we live in peace or at war. Read More

PLANNING AN ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE TIME OF ONLINE AND HYBRID TEACHING

Polina Vinogradova, American University, Washington, DC, USA

Action research is a classroom-based, cyclical, reflection-informed inquiry process that investigates teaching practices. This article discusses main principles and stages of action research and offers three collaborative activities that teachers can engage in when planning their action research projects for the upcoming academic year of online and hybrid teaching. Read More

IDENTIFYING TIME CLAUSES: A SHORTCUT FOR CHOOSING APPROPRIATE VERB TENSES
Danièle Allard, Université de Sherbrooke and Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japanese Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan

Learning to use verb tenses appropriately is a major challenge in ESL/EFL acquisition, namely for university students with a strong need for English proficiency. Encouraging the identification of time clauses, for which a limited number of tenses can reliably be chosen, is a shortcut to ease their learning process. Read More

ONLINE TEACHING TIPS AND RESOURCES FROM THE EDITORS

Natalia Dolgova, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Heather Weger, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA

In this piece, we share three tips and five resources that may be useful for AL Forum readers in these times of transition and online/hybrid teaching. Read More

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