June 2005 — Volume 9, Number 1
From the Editors
And so we begin our ninth volume. You’ll notice right away that things have changed. First, we’ve redesigned the look and layout. Our archives were getting too big to list on the home page, so you’ll now find them on a separate page, with only our current issue appearing on the home page. Second, you’ll also find that we are now offering our articles in PDF format. The PDF version is now the “definitive” version, that is, it is the version that should be cited. Only the PDF version will carry page numbers; the HTML version no longer includes them. Third, we now appear on an additional site, http://www.tesl-ej.org. We will continue to maintain our Berkeley and Kyoto sites for the time-being.
As for the ninth volume, it is one that should provide a lot of reading material and “food for thought.” Issues concerning the teaching of culture and beliefs about language learning are found in all three of our lead articles: Beliefs about Language Learning: Current Knowledge, Pedagogical Implications, and New Research Directions, by Eva Bernat and Inna Gvozdenko, Language, Education, and Success: A View of Emerging Beliefs and Strategies in the Southeastern United States, by Miguel Mantero, and Teaching Culture in Adult ESL: Pedagogical and Ethical Considerations, David Johnson.
We also have a new call for papers for a special issue to be published in September 2006 (see below).
We hope you enjoy our new look, and of course, the rich content of TESL-EJ.
Maggie Sokolik, Editor
Thomas Robb, Co-Editor
TESL-EJ Special Issue