June 2002One: Enhancing the School Community With An Online Newsletter
Annabel Marsh, of Abu Dhabi Women's College, UAE, describes the role of the Corniche Chronicle, a newsletter by, about and for the school's students and staff.
Two: Meet Ann Raimes
Jean Bodman, an ESL MiniConference participant from Union County College, New Jersey, said, "I'd like to hear from Ann Raimes," so here is our keynote interview with the famous writing skills expert from Hunter College, NYC. (See this month's other featured profiles: Michael M.T. Henderson / Linda Mosteiro Marshall / Maria Spelleri / Terry Pruett-Said)
Three: JALTCALL 2002 An Overwhelming Success!
JALTCALL 2002 brought together a diverse array of English teachers in Japan who are pioneering many of the newest language teaching technologies. Here is an exclusive overview of the May 18-19 event, contributed by Timothy Gutierrez, JALTCALL 2002 conference chair.
Four: A Step-By-Step Plan for Building Your CALL Lab
Greg Kessler, of Ohio University's OPIE program, provides this down-to-earth, logical explanation of what goes into establishing a sustainable computer assisted language learning (CALL) lab. See also an interview with ESL software developer Joe Wiseman, of Innova Multimedia, in Stephenville, Newfoundland.
Five: Creativity and Quality Hampered By Work Overloads
Barbara S. Andrews, a foreign language teacher in Toledo, Ohio, describes some factors which combine to make it nearly impossible for teachers to develop innovative technology projects.
Six: Volunteer to Train Teachers in Thailand!
Susan Carbery is so excited about her experience volunteering for CANHELP, a Japan-based NGO, that she wants to encourage other ESL teachers to help at CANHELP's English-training workshops this summer in Isaan, Thailand.
Other June articles:
The Debate Over Bilingual Education
Awards and Recognition
Reports from ESL MiniConference Participants
Setting Up a Reading Lab
Experience v. Theory revisited
Using Songs in the ESL Classroom
Topics in ESL Program Management