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LETTER FROM THE IEPIS CHAIR
Jim Bame, Chair, 2012-2013, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA
IEP news from the 2012 Convention. Read More
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LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM WHILE ATTENDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
Cheryl Murray, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Jessica Nattaradol, ELS Language School, Charlotte, NC, USA

English language learners attend programs overseas hoping to interact meaningfully with native speakers and benefit from immersion in an English-speaking country. Making connections often proves more difficult than expected. Results from a 2010 qualitative study reveal the value of homestay, volunteer activities, and conversational partnerships. Read More

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THE EMOTIONS OF LEARNING ENGLISH
Laura Jacob, ELS, University of LaVerne; LaVerne, CA, USA

One of the benefits of my job is that I am able to take language classes for free, so my husband and I have elected to take Japanese classes... Read More

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IN PURSUIT OF THE EXCELLENT GAME
Eui Jung (Ana) Kim, English Language Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA, and Sarah Petersen, English Language Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Is a game worth precious classroom time? Whether viewed as a game or serious work, any activity that successfully engages an individual’s skills evokes enjoyment while furthering skills acquisition. This article discusses criteria for rating the effectiveness of “gameful” activities. Read More

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