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ESL Journal Archive
This archive records participation in an earlier version of ESL Journal before our switch to the current highly interactive system.

The archive is organized by academic year. US academic years typically extend from September until June of the following calendar year. Due to our 2006 format change, the articles do not interlink with current content; however, many articles in the archive are linked by reference from articles in the new web log format. Article dates may not show their original dates due to loss of data from the original database.

The articles in the student selection were written by students in Seattle during the original run of the site from 1999 to 2002. The teachers and guests articles have been contributed by participating teachers and the ESL Journal staff.

By our students

Life in Refugee Camp
By Yean Pich
Life in the Thai-Camp was hard: The refugees must stay inside the barrier. They did not go out. They lived like the parrot in a cage. Now, my family and I have lived in the country that gives us the freedom and liberty in our hand. My dream becomes true.
Something About Me
By J. Martin F. H.
I like to learn more about these cultures, the people and all the traditions. My favorite hobby is learning English, working on the computer and playing soccer with my frends.
West Seattle
By Jung Ja Cho - Korea
Jung Ja's reverie.

By our teachers and guests

Less can be More
By Gillian James
They are now more aware of how language works. They are more aware of the sounds of the target language and, if living in the country where their new language is spoken, they will be more aware of the language around them. This may even transfer to their
Teaching English Pronunciation to Iranian Students: Problems and Suggestions
By A. Majid Hayati
in teaching the phonology of a language, the learners' objectives are to be taken into account. If their goal in the long run is either to teach the language or to use it in radio news broadcasts (and other public forums), they should learn pronunciation
Poetry in the Language Classroom to Assist in Development of Speaking Skill
By Salma Ainy, Ph.D.
This article considers the pros and cons of using poetical works or poetry in the language classroom. There is an attempt made to justify the use of poetry in language teaching by throwing some light on the existing debate that is going on around. It will
Managing Mainstream (slow) Learners and High Performers in Autonomous Colleges
By Dr. V. Prakash
Secondary education is often offered in two mediums of instruction, English and the regional language in India and other countries with large English speaking minorities. Frequently, rural students prefer doing the programme in the regional language, whil
'Podcasting' - Sewing a New Kind of Seed
By A. R. Clark, Ph.D.
ESL Journals can be combined with audio files to match spoken and written competencies.
Student Journaling on the Worldwide Web
By A. R. Clark, Ph.D.
This online magazine is a prototype for similar journals in ESL programs around the world. Read the students' work, comment, and even create your own online student magazine. It's all very inexpensive and provides a solid measure of student achievement.

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