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LEADERSHIP UPDATE
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Iowa, USA

Larry Udry of Divine Word College, the current newsletter editor, highlights the 2013 convention in Dallas and describes the Electronic Village Online, a resource for professional development. Read More

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Bringing Corpora Into Teacher Education
Roger W. Gee, Holy Family University, Pennsylvania, USA
Roger Gee, of Holy Family University in Philadelphia, describes how the Corpus of Contemporary American English can be used to create authentic lessons for preservice ESL/EFL teachers.
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Using Wikis for English Language Learning With Lower Proficiency English Learners in a Hong Kong Secondary School Context
Ruth M. Smith, The Jockey Club Edu Young College, Hong Kong

Ruth Smith highlights some of the issues which arise when Western pedagogies are overlaid onto non-Western pedagogies and opens the door to some discussion on the use of wikis in different contexts with varying culturally held learning beliefs. Read More

Film Project Application as Proof of Learning: Information Processing, Senses, and Windows Live Movie Maker
Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA

The researcher used the information processing theory as a strategy to enhance the pre-post preservice teachers' learning and understanding of learning theory application in the classroom. Combining the use of senses and projecting the main learning theories in classroom processes, the 25 participants created short films using Windows Movie Maker. Read More

YOUTUBE in New and Unusual Ways
Rus Wilson & Randall Davis, University of Utah, USA

Rus Wilson and Randall Davis, both of the University of Utah’s English Language Institute, explain how to use three lesser known YouTube tools to maximize instructional use of YouTube in the classroom. Read More

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