AsiaTEFL Logo
AsiaTEFL MENU
Indexed in SCOPUS
About AsiaTEFL
Notice
2022 Conference
Conference
Webinars
AsiaTEFL Book Series
AsiaTEFL Links
Gallery
The Journal of Asia TEFL
Information of the Journal
Submission Guidelines
Ethical Guidelines
Manuscript Submission
Editorial Board
Past Issues
Journal Order
Membership
Contact Us
My Page
Past Issues
Go List

Volume 3 Number 4, Winter 2006, Pages 1-225   


PDF Download
   

From the Editor-in-Chief

    Bernard Spolsky and Jihyeon Jeon


The Managing editor and the associate editors have once again put together a strong issue of the Journal selected from the continuing pool of papers that have been submitted. The 10 articles cover a wide range of countries and topics, but generally agree in reporting on continuing efforts to improve the teaching of English in Asia.

Joyes and Chen report on the evaluation of innovative on-line learning at Beijing Normal University, a program being conducted in cooperation with the University of Nottingham. Han analyses the underlying reasons for the failure of a project at a northern Chinese University. Nikitina and Furuoka described the problems of introducing communicative language teaching in Russian classes in a university in Malaysia where students favour some aspects of traditional teaching. Walker discusses how contrastive rhetoric can be used to improve student writing in Korea. Park sketches overview of the state of English language teaching in Korea, focusing on professionalisation and teacher education. Ma presents experimental evidence of the role of prosody for Korean students learning English in Hawaii. Huang reports on a study of the factors influencing (positively and negatively) teachers in a Chinese middle school wanting to introduce communicative activities to their language teaching. Ishikawa presents evidence of the relationship between task complexity and language proficiency accounting for the English writing of Japanese high school students.

It will be clear from the summary that the editors have selected papers which show both professional relevance and academic sophistication. While some of the studies may be small, they all show good research techniques and solid empirical evidence for their conclusions.


Editor-in-Chief
Bernard Spolsky



Managing Editor's Note

We have had the most fantastic end to the year thanks to the growing number of contributors to the Journal. There have been quite a number of articles submitted since summer 2006. Editors have spent a great deal of time and effort reviewing and selecting the highest quality papers for December issue of the Journal. I would like to express my deepest appreciation for their contributions.

The articles in this issue address different areas of the profession: Teacher education (Gordon Joyes and Zehang Chen; Jiuhan Huang), L2 curriculum (Han Han), L2 teaching method (Larisa Nikitina), Contrastive rhetoric (Deron Walker), L2 Professional development (Joo-Kyung Park), L2 processing (Jee Hyun Ma), L2 performance (Tomohito Ishikawa). I greatly appreciate all of the authors for their great contributions.

We expect to invite a few new members to the Editorial Board to strengthen the review process from the next issue. The editorial board members are energized by the challenges that lay ahead of us to make the Journal the best quality. With your ongoing contribution, I am confident the Journal will continue to grow.




Managing Editor
Jihyeon Jeon



JACET
KAFLE
KOTESOL
MELTA
ThaiTESOL
HAAL
TEFLIN
단체명 : AsiaTEFL (아시아영어교육학회)
고유번호 : 605-82-77130
소재지 : 광주광역시 광산구 호남대길 59, 1층 4101호
대표자 : 박주경
고객센터 : canteras@naver.com 043-230-3543 (09:00~18:00)