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Volume 11, 2013

Volume 10, Issue 1 & 2, Fall 2012

Volume 9, Issue 1 & 2, Fall 2011

Volume 8, Issues 1 & 2, Spring & Fall 2010

Volume 7, Issue 2, Fall 2009

Volume 7, Issue 1, Spring 2009

Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2008

Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2008

Volume 5, Issue 2, Fall 2007

Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2007

Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2006

All volumes produced prior to Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2006 are available only in print. Please contact Dr. Hanh Nguyen at hnguyen@hpu.edu for further information.


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TESOL (Applied Linguistics)

Languages and Applied Linguistics Department

Volume 6, Issue 2, Fall 2008 

Editors: Hanh Thi Nguyen & Jean Kirschenmann

Introduction
Hanh thi Nguyen & Jean Kirschenmann

Hypertext Literacy: Reading Strategies and Comprehension on the Internet
Mika Harashima

ABSTRACT: This paper describes how hypertext has changed how we read and how it has influenced the learning of reading. Based on a comparison between the main features of hypertext and those of printed text, I discuss the strategies that can be applied by hypertext readers to interact with the text and navigate through the complex network of hyperlinks. I also comment on the challenges of hypertext reading and offer some teaching implications in order to support novice hypertext readers.

The Effectiveness of Computer Technology in Vocabulary Development
Kumi Matsushita Kojima

ABSTRACT: This paper describes how hypertext has changed how we read and how it has influenced the learning of reading. Based on a comparison between the main features of hypertext and those of printed text, I discuss the strategies that can be applied by hypertext readers to interact with the text and navigate through the complex network of hyperlinks. I also comment on the challenges of hypertext reading and offer some teaching implications in order to support novice hypertext readers.

Authenticity in Language Assessment
Yunai “Amy” Wang

ABSTRACT: There has been an increase in awareness and research on authentic tests used to measure language learners‟ ability to use the target language in real-life situations. In order to serve this purpose, test designers should place value on au-thenticity in tests. This paper begins with a brief overview of authenticity in language testing. This is followed by a dis-cussion of several characteristics of authenticity in particular types of tests. Finally, some limitations and problems in the implementing of authenticity in language testing are presented

Some Vietnamese Students’ Problems with English Grammar: A Preliminary Study
Dan Van Dao

ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on some common problems encountered by Vietnamese learners of English with tense and aspect, particularly the simple and progressive aspects, the copula be, and adverb positions in verb and adjective phrases. Twenty-five first-year English majors and 47 first-year non-English majors at Kiengiang Community College in Viet-nam participated in this study. The results show that the students have widespread errors in these areas of English grammar.

Review of "Assessing Young Language Learners" (Book review)
Misuzu “Zuzu” Emura

Review of "Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever" (Book review)
Rachel Liguzinski

Task-Based Instruction: From Concepts to the Classroom
Debra Powers

PROJECT-BASED LANGUAGE TEACHING: A COLLECTION OF TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Introduction, Hanh thi Nguyen
  • Health Awareness:
    Fast Food, Dung thi Nguyen
    Is organic food really better for you? Nicole Otero
  • Social Issues:
    Pollution in Halong Bay, Vietnam, Dan Van Dao
    Street children and beggars in Vietnam, Tai Vo
    Inquiring about Shantytowns of Manila, Philippines, Danny Spencer
    Writing Letters to the Editor, Louis K Wai
  • Cultural Awareness:
    Valentine’s Day, Yi-Jen “Christine” Wang
    Understanding etiquette in different world settings, Yun-ai “Amy” Wang