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Jan 2003

Rhona Genzel

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Andrews Text Reviewed

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January 2003

Achievement Profile: Meet Rhona Genzel
Rhona Genzel created the first intensive English program in Rochester, New York, after an early career which included living in Spain, learning Russian and developing ESL training for Xerox workers. She is ATESL's public affairs representative for NAFSA, and director of the English Language Center at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Book Review: From Input to Output, by Bill VanPatten (McGraw-Hill, 2003)
This is the first review anywhere--online or offline--of this brand new textbook by Bill VanPatten, which he wrote to help language teachers understand current second language acquisition (SLA) theory.
Book Review: Linguistics for L2 Teachers, by Larry Andrews (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001)
Bob Yates has a few choice words to say about this widely used linguistics textbook, in the armchair philosophy genre.
An Interview with Robb Scott, ESL MiniConference Online Editor
By the last quarter of 2002, there were more than 150 new visitors arriving daily to the ESL MiniConference newsletter, a testimony to the compelling content of our achievement profile interviews, conference reports and stories and letters featuring everyone from globally famous authors to your local colleagues. Editor Robb Scott, who founded the ESL MiniConference Online just a little over a year ago, tells why he's excited about the upcoming year.