Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, the Most Beneficent, and the Most Merciful for His Blessings without which the English Study Program-Diploma HI, Islamic University of Indonesia would never be able to complete and-present this journal. As Editor-in-chief, I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to all of my colleagues, who have contributed their thinking and academic papers to our Journal of English and Education(JEE). Without their good willingness to share, this volume will take longer than expected to be successfully published.

This edition of JEE presents 8 articles written in three fields: Linguistics (3 articles), English teaching (4 articles), and Translation (1 article) The3 articles of linguistics are contributed by A. Suwardi, T.M.A Kristianto, and Nizamuddin Sadiq. The 4 articles of English teaching are contributed by Silfi Sanda, Hasbullah, Puji Rahayu and Irma Windy Astuti, and Ani Pujiastuti. The only article of translation is contributed by Ista Maharsi.

Please do explore the articles in this edition, the Editor-in-chief hopes that those articles will bring benefits for our readers. Suggestions, critics, and any constructive comments for its betterment in the future will always be accepted with arms wide open. Hopefully, other articles will keep coming intently to the editors.

Published: December 31, 2009