The Language Teacher - Issue 33.6; June 2009

Volume: 33
Issue No. 6
Date of publication: June 2009
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The Language Teacher

L1 use in instructions for low-level learners
by Leigh McDowell, Temple University, Japan Campus

The case for combining narrow reading and listening
by Harumi Kimura, Temple University Japan and Vick Ssali, Nanzan University

Putting the SL in ESL: Exploring immersive English education through Second Life
by Iain Campbell

Book Reviews

Active Skills for Communication Book 1
by Mayumi Asaba, Konan University

Career Development Corner

CVs, lies, and videotape: Making a sample teaching video
by James McCrostie

My Share

Basic research skills for EFL students
by Charlie Canning, Konan Women's University

Direct student feedback
by Luke Fryer, Kyushu Sangyo University


Old and new officers in JALT: Keeping the circle
by Fred Carruth, Chapter Representative Liaison

Conference report: TESOL 2009 in Denver, Colorado
by Kip Cates, JALT GILE SIG Chair

TLT Wired

Simple ways to build educational web sites with WordPress
by Richard Hawking, J. F. Oberlin University, Machida

Grassroots Outreach

Writing centers in Japan and Asia
by Scott Johnston

Showcase & Member's Profile

Showcase: Ryan Hagglund

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