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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Claudio Fleury, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil

Claudio Fleury, CALL-IS Chair, talks about changes to the CALL-IS and highlights upcoming events in the CALL community and at the annual convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Read More

LETTER FROM THE PAST CHAIR
Jack Watson, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

2018 TESOL CALL-IS Immediate Past Chair Jack Watson discusses changes to the Electronic Village Fairs and Technology Showcase at the upcoming TESOL International Association Convention in Chicago. Read More

LETTER FROM THE CHAIR-ELECT
Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon

Christine Sabieh, 2017 CALL-IS Chair-Elect discusses the Technology Showcase IS Panels, Academic Session and Hot Topic Panel as well as the CALL-IS Social dinner gathering at the upcoming TESOL International Association Convention in Chicago. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa, USA & Suzanne Bardasz, UC Davis Extension, Davis, California, USA

In this letter, Larry Udry thanks all the contributors to the newsletter and highlights some of the features of this newsletter and the upcoming TESOL convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA. In addition, we meet the incoming editor, Suzanne Bardasz, from the University of California- Davis. Read More

ARTICLES
LEARNING ENGLISH AND INCREASING SELF-EFFICACY WITH EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN A SPANISH-LANGUAGE ASSISTED UNDERGRADUATE COURSE
Bernadette M. López-Fitzsimmons, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York, USA

This article speaks to the positive impact of educational technologies, library digital resources, and internet websites on Spanish speakers’ English language acquisition in an undergraduate course taught with Spanish-language assistance. As students learn academic content and acquire English fluidity, their self-efficacy and self-esteem increase with regard to academic, professional, and personal endeavors. Read More

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MULTIMODAL APPROACHES WITH AUGMENTED REALITY
Lucas Kohnke, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China & Adam Leskis, Independent Researcher, Oxford, United Kingdom

In this article, the authors discuss how mobile devices can be used to enhance or alter reality in ways that have the potential to stimulate engaging and effective learning. Specifically, they look into how augmented reality can transform the way educators are teaching, by creating immersive and collaborative environments that both support multimodal input and situate the learner as the central figure in the learning process. Read More

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MAKING CONNECTIONS
Suzan Stamper, Yew Chung Community College, Hong Kong, China

In each Making Connections column, a few of our members are asked a set of questions in order to share our experiences and inspirations. In this issue, the column looks at members' answers to another set of questions about 10 years ago. Read More

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