The Asian Efl Journal, September/2008, Volume 10, Number 3

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The Asian EFL Journal Quarterly September 2008 Volume 10, Issue 3

Senior Editors:
Paul Robertson Roger Nunn Darren Lingley

The Asian EFL Journal, September/2008, Volume 10, Number 3

Published by the Asian EFL Journal Press

Asian EFL Journal Press A Division of Time Taylor International Ltd Time Taylor College Daen dong Busan, Korea http://www.asian-efl-journal.com ©Asian EFL Journal Press 2008 This book is in copyright. Subject to statutory exception no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of the Asian EFL Journal Press. No unauthorized photocopying All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the Asian EFL Journal. editor@asian-efl-journal.com Publisher: Dr. Paul Robertson Senior Associate Editors: Dr. Roger Nunn, Darren Lingley Journal Production Editor: Darren Lingley ISSN 1738-1460

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The Asian EFL Journal, September/2008, Volume 10, Number 3

Table of Contents
Foreword by Roger Nunn…………………..……………………………………. 1. Eva Bernat ………………………………………………..…………………. - Beyond Beliefs: Psycho-cognitive, Sociocultural and Emergent Ecological Approaches to Learner Perceptions in Foreign Language Acquisition 2. Parviz Birjandi and Saeideh Ahangari …………………………………… - Effects of Task Repetition on the Fluency, Complexity and Accuracy of Iranian EFL Learners’ Oral Discourse 3. Omid Akbari ……………..……………..…..……………….…................... - Teaching Vocabulary Items through Contextualization and Picture to Elementary Iranian EFL Students 4. Li Na, Wang Lin-yao and Yao Ji-wei….………………………………….. - Relations Network in the Interactive ESL Class: Analysis of Individuals, Groups, and a Whole Classroom Network 5. Babak Mahdavy ……………………………………..…………………….. - The Role of Multiple Intelligences (MI) in Listening Proficiency: A Comparison of TOEFL and IELTS Listening Tests from an MI Perspective 6. Shan-fang Guo ……………………………………………… …………….. - Differential Effects of Etymological Elaboration and Rote Memorization on Idiom Acquisition in College EFL Learners 7. Yang Yunbao and Howard Nicholas……………….………….………….. - A Review of “Interest In The Learning Of English” in the Chinese Context 8. Dina Al-Jamal and Nedal Ghadi …………………..……....……………… - English Language General Secondary Certificate Examination Washback in Jordan 9. Galon A. Melendy ………………………….……………………………… - Motivating Writers: The Power of Choice 10. Seyed Hassan Talebi and Mojtaba Maghsoudi.………………………….. - Monolingual and Bilingual English Learners in one Classroom: ‘Who is at a Disadvantage? 11. Oya Büyükyavuz and Sevim İnal ……………………..…….……………. - A Descriptive Study on Turkish Teachers of English Regarding their Professional Needs, Efforts for Development and Available Resources Book Reviews 1. World Englishes: Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching Andy Kirkpatrick Reviewed by Deepti Gupta ………………………………….……………….. 2. Introducing Second Language Acquisition Muriel Saville-Troike Reviewed by Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov …………………………………… 3. Keys for Writers, 5th ed. Ann Raimes Reviewed by Brendan Moloney …………………………………………….. 4. Focus on grammar: An integrated skills approach series, 3rd ed. Reviewed by Safary Wa-Mbaleka and Vanessa Austin …………………… Asian EFL Journal editorial information and guidelines……………….............. 4-7 7-27

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The Asian EFL Journal, September/2008, Volume 10, Number 3

Foreword In this third issue of 2008, Dr. Eva Bernat provides our editorial opinion paper, Beyond beliefs: Psycho-cognitive, sociocultural and emergent ecological approaches to learner perceptions in foreign language acquisition. Like all our Ed. Op. pieces, this paper is a statement of one of our associate editor’s educational...
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