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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Beirut, Lebanon
In this letter, Dr. Christine Sabieh, CALL-IS Chair, reflects on the year and the upcoming Annual Convention in Atlanta, highlighting upcoming changes in the set-up. Read More
LETTER FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
Jennifer Meyer, Edmondson Elementary School, Brentwood, Tennessee, USA, and Maria Tomeho-Palermino, EFL/ESL consultant, Massachusetts, USA
In their first letter as co-chairs-elect, Jennifer Meyer and Maria Tomeho-Palermino welcome some new members of the Steering Committee and explain the new process for submitting proposals for the conference. Read More
LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Suzanne Bardasz, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA, and Larry Udry, Divine Word College, Epworth, Iowa, USA
In this letter, we introduce you to the content of the newsletter and upcoming CALL-related TESOL events. Also, Suzanne Bardasz and Larry Udry thank all the contributors to the newsletter and CALL-IS Steering Committee. Read More
ARTICLES
ALL ABOARD THE TECH TRAIN: USING EXPLAIN EVERYTHING IN THE TESOL CLASSROOM
Valerie Sartor, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA
English language educators all want to teach with TLC—tender loving care—but Sartor now also advocates that TESOL educators teach LCT—linguistics, communicative competence, and technology. However, without the tech component, students may become fluent in English but still lack in 21st-century skills. Read More
WEB-BASED TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LISTENING: A REVIEW OF TWO LEARNING PLATFORMS
Waheeb S. Albiladi, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
In this article, the author reviews two internet-based websites that can be used by ESL/EFL teachers to develop and improve the listening skills of English language learners in English for specific purposes, ESL, and EFL environments. Read More
KINDLE FEATURE EVALUATION FOR USE IN ESL READING
Eric Bodin, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Have you thought about using Kindle e-readers with your ESL students? This article outlines the available features and the pros and cons of using them, as the author did in his college ESL Reading class. Read More
ANTCONC: A TOOL FOR LEARNER CORPUS ANALYSIS
José Franco, University of the Andes, Trujillo, Venezuela, and Kara Mac Donald, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California, USA
Writing teachers often look for efficient ways to identify and understand students’ general weaknesses in the writing process to provide them better opportunities to master such skill. AntConc serves as an optimal tool to identify and analyze students’ general weakness in the writing process to design effective instructional strategies. Read More
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