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Ross Strudwick - Halfback Extraordinaire

Ross Strudwick – Halfback Extraordinaire

At a time when many of Queensland’s best players were being poached by Sydney clubs, Ross Strudwick bucked the trend by leaving mighty St George to join Fortitude Valley in the Brisbane competition in 1973. The Valleys club had its own proud tradition, having won the first BRL competition in 1909 and a record 17 […]
Frank Drake - A Rebel With A Cause

Frank Drake – A Rebel With A Cause

Billy Slater is currently firmly ensconced in the position of Australia’s premier fullback, currently holding the record for the most tries scored by a fullback in the NRL. He epitomises the concept of the “running fullback” and no one currently questions the validity or the value of having a fullback that scores a lot of […]
Wally Lewis And The Diehards

Wally Lewis And The Diehards

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Wally Lewis’ first grade debut for Fortitude Valleys in the Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) competition. The Valleys Diehards were a foundation club and have won 25 first grade premierships overall, more than any other football club in Australian history. Kangaroos such as Vic Armbruster and Duncan Hall, and Origin […]
Discussing the article 'Priorities in English Language Education Policy and Classroom Implementation'

Discussing the article ‘Priorities in English Language Education Policy and Classroom Implementation’

In the article “Priorities in English Language Education Policy and Classroom Implementation”, Silver and Skuja-Steele examine the field of Language-in-Education Planning, focusing on the relationship between government language policies and classroom pedagogy in five different countries. The main goal of their study was twofold. Firstly, they wanted to test the validity of the hypothesis that […]
Developing a Micro Language Policy And How To Implement It

Developing a Micro Language Policy And How To Implement It

Introduction This paper looks at the situation of the English language program of the Konkuk University Language Institute, Seoul, South Korea in the early 2000s, with a view to develop and implement a micro language policy for that program. I worked as a language instructor for this program. The staff for this program is made […]
A Review of Imporant ESL Articles

A Review of Imporant ESL Articles

Part 1 Research Article Analysis 1. Bell, N.D. (2005). Exploring L2 Language Play as an Aid to SLL: A Case Study of Humour in NS–NNS Interaction. Applied Linguistics, 26 (2), 192-218. Research Questions Two areas of enquiry were mentioned in the article. The first was to what extent and how did playful interaction (see Cook […]
A Polity Study of New Zealand In The Early 2000s

A Polity Study of New Zealand In The Early 2000s

Abstract While on the one hand the evidence seems clear that New Zealand is in fact a multilingual/multicultural community, the evidence also seems quite clear that language receives relatively little attention in any sector of the society (Kaplan and Baldauf, 2003). There is no question that New Zealand as a society is taking some steps […]
A Critical Analysis of 'New Interchange 2'

A Critical Analysis of ‘New Interchange 2’

Perhaps the best and fairest way to judge the quality of an ESL/EFL textbook that purports to be communicative is to critically examine the claims made by the authors of the book, with regard to its content and goals, and to ascertain to what extent these claims can be justified. In the introduction to the […]