ERIC Number: ED448608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Literacy across Cultures, Spring/Summer 2000.
Dycus, David, Ed.
Literacy across Cultures, v4 n1 Spr-Sum 2000
Literacy across Cultures, the journal of the Foreign Language Literacy Special Interest Group, a special interest group formed within the Japan Association for Language Teaching, seeks to network people, ideas, theory, practice, and experiences that can help lead to a better understanding of foreign language literacy. This issue contains six articles and two book reviews. The articles include the following: "Automaticity Theory and EFL in Japan: With Some Specific Applications for Reading" (Fumiko Yoshimura); "Selection of Reading Texts: Moving beyond Content Schema" (Maya Khemlani David, Lynne Norazit); "Language Learning Strategies and Language Use Applied to Foreign Language Reading and Writing: A Simplified Menu Approach" (Anthony S. Rausch); "The Promise and Practice of Extensive Reading: An Interview with George Jacobs and Willy Renandya, SEAMEO Regional Language Center (RELC), Singapore" (Andy Barfield); "Expressive Writing Skills Enhanced through the Use of Poetry" (Prisca Molotsi); and "On-Line Newspapers as a Source of Language Teaching Material" (Paul Wringer, David Dycus). The issue also includes reviews of two books: "A History of Reading," reviewed by John Lindberg; and "Conversations of the Mind: The Uses of Journal Writing for Second Language Learners," reviewed by Michael Carroll. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, 19 suggested Web links, and 52 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Interviews, Learning Strategies, Literacy Education, Poetry, Professional Development, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, World Wide Web, Writing Skills
For full text: http://www.aasa.ac.jp/~dcdycus/FLL.HTM.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Japan Association for Language Teaching, Tokyo.