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Editorial


This issue of The ETNI Rag marks yet another watershed in the development of the ETNI community.

As you may or may not know, ETNI is totally a volunteer effort and at times we struggle hard to manage everything. A few months ago, we were not sure that we would be able to put out the next issue of The Rag, but fortunately Nellie Deutsch came to the rescue and volunteered to coordinate its publication. And in doing so, Nellie has introduced an important new element into the The Rag - an ETNIRAG wiki which enables writers to work together through collaborative working tools in the creation of this online journal.

The Rag is now an integral part of the ETNI experience: an online journal which we believe will help you and other English teaching professionals reflect about your teaching, initiate changes into your teaching methods, bring you up-to-date in the uses of new technologies, and most importantly - make you realize that you are not "alone" out there.

In this issue, you will find articles by our "resident" writers, as well as a number of articles by new writers from around the world. The Rag writing community is continually expanding and we hope that you will join us soon. Each of us has something to share and give back to a community which inspires us daily. We are constantly learning from each other, and your article in The Rag will not only reach members of the ETNI community, but will reach out to English and other teaching professionals from all over the world who are coming to know ETNI for the first time.

We hope to put out the next issue of The Rag close to the beginning of the new school year. We hope that many of you will find time to write for The Rag and send us your article in the coming months. You can find out how to contribute to The Rag and join the ETNIRAG wiki on our How to Contact Us page.

We also welcome your comments. Please take a few minutes to send a letter to the Editors: telling us what you like/don't like about The Rag, what you think is missing, or comment about an article that you have read in this issue or elsewhere.

We hope to hear from you soon.

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