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LETTER FROM CURRENT CO-CHAIRS
Chris Sauer , Associate Provost for International Education, MCPHS International, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Chris Sauer, the current CALL-IS cochair, with Roger Drury, highlights some of the more recent accomplishments of the IS. Read More

LETTER FROM PAST CHAIR
Justin Shewell, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Justin Shewell, CALL-IS Past Chair, highlights the Dallas convention, some recent accomplishments of the IS, and previews the upcoming convention in Portland, Oregon, USA. Read More

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

Larry Udry, CALL-IS Newsletter Editor, promotes the Electronic Village Online and discusses the poll that is available in every issue of On CALLRead More

ARTICLES
CALL-IS "ACROSS THE POND" REPORT ON LTSIG IATEFL CONFERENCE
Deborah Healey, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

In a mutual exchange between TESOL’s CALL-IS and IATEFL’s Learning Technologies Special Interest Group, Deborah Healey was sent to Liverpool to represent CALL-IS and hopefully to foster a mutual exchange between these two organizations. This is the first of a pair of reports. Read More

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LTSIG "ACROSS THE POND" REPORT ON TESOL's CALL-IS CONFERENCE
Paul Sweeney, IATEFL rep to TESOL, Founder of Eduworlds Knowledge, London, UK

In a mutual exchange between TESOL’s CALL-IS and IATEFL’s Learning Technologies Special Interest Group (LT SIG), Paul Sweeney was sent to TESOL in Dallas to represent LT SIG and hopefully to foster a mutual exchange between these two organizations. This is the second of a pair of reports. Read More

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WIKIS: CREATING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SPACES
Sandy Wagner, California, USA & Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Vermont, USA

Sandy Wagner and Christine Bauer-Ramazani report on a Preconvention Institute on wikis that promoted best practices and fostered collaborative learning. Read More

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ENHANCED ESP LEARNING THROUGH INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD AND YOUTUBE
Dr. Christine Sabieh, Professor, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

By studying two groups of students, Dr. Christine Sabieh shows how whiteboard and YouTube enhanced instruction and learning. Read More

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BOOK REVIEW: CALL ESSENTIALS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE IN CALL CLASSROOMS
Anne Hernandez, Arkansas State University, Arkansas, USA

CALL Essentials: Principles and Practice in CALL Classrooms by Joy Egbert (2005) equips the ESL instructor with a background in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and its associated terms. Egbert provides practical applications for an instructor just beginning to integrate technology in the ESL classroom. Read More

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REPORT ON CALL-IS WIKI
Jack Watson, Senior Administrator/Facilitator at the University of New Brunswick English Language Programme, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Jack Watson highlights some of the more recent developments in the TESOL CALL-IS 2013 wiki, which has become a "one-stop shopping" locale for all things related to the IS. Read More

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SHARING A WAY TO COMBAT PLAGIARISM IN AN EFL CLASS
Dr. Christine Sabieh, Professor, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Dr. Christine Sabieh shows how, by choosing topics and guiding the process, plagiarism can be reduced in written assignments in an EFL context. Read More

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MAKING CONNECTIONS COLUMN
Suzan Stamper, Centre for Language in Education at The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

In her yearly column, Suzan Stamper introduces three members of the CALL-IS: This issue of the "Making Connections" column introduces three members: Claire Bradin Siskin, Claudio Fleury, and Luke Coffelt. Read More

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INTRODUCING LISTENING SKILLS IN BASIC ENGLISH ONLINE COURSES (BEOC)
Dafne Gonzalez & Rubena St. Louis Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela

Gonzalez and St. Louis explain the importance of listening in learning a language and provide web tools to help basic English teachers include listening resources and activities in their online lessons. Read More

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