Teaching L2 Composition

Author: Dana R. Ferris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136696644
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This popular, comprehensive theory-to-practice text is designed to help teachers understand the task of writing, L2 writers, the different pedagogical models used in current composition teaching, and reading–writing connections. Moving from general themes to specific pedagogical concerns, it includes practice-oriented chapters on the role of genre, task construction, course and lesson design, writing assessment, feedback, error treatment, and classroom language (grammar, vocabulary, style) instruction. Although all topics are firmly grounded in relevant research, a distinguishing feature of the text is the array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks that pre- and in-service teachers can use to develop the complex skills involved in teaching second language writing. Each chapter includes Questions for Reflection, Further Reading and Resources, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities. An ideal text for L2 teacher preparation courses, courses that include both L1 and L2 students, and workshops for instructors of L2 writers in academic (secondary and postsecondary) settings, the accessible synthesis of theory and research enables readers to see the relevance of the field’s knowledge base to their own present or future classroom settings and student writers.

Teaching ESL Composition

Author: Dana R. Ferris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135626936
Format: PDF, ePub
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In keeping with the spirit of the first edition, Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice, Second Edition presents pedagogical approaches to the teaching of ESL composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on second language writing processes, practices, and writers. The text as a whole moves from general themes to specific pedagogical concerns. A primary goal is to offer a synthesis of theory and practice in a rapidly evolving community of scholars and professionals. The focus is on providing apprentice teachers with practice activities that can be used to develop the complex skills involved in teaching second language writing. Although all topics are firmly grounded in reviews of relevant research, a distinguishing feature of this text is its array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks, which are presented in figures and in the main text. The synthesis of theory and research in a form that is accessible to preservice and in-service teachers enables readers to see the relevance of the field's knowledge base to their own present or future classroom settings and student writers. Each chapter includes: *Questions for Reflection--pre-reading questions that invite readers to consider their own prior experiences as students and writers and to anticipate how these insights might inform their own teaching practice; *Reflection and Review--follow-up questions that ask readers to examine and evaluate the theoretical information and practical suggestions provided in the main discussion; and *Application Activities--a range of hands-on practical exercises, such as evaluating and synthesizing published research, developing lesson plans, designing classroom activities, executing classroom tasks, writing commentary on sample student papers, and assessing student writing. The dual emphasis on theory and practice makes this text appropriate as a primary or supplementary text in courses focusing on second language writing theory, as well as practicum courses that emphasize or include second language writing instruction or literacy instruction more generally. New in the Second Edition: *updated research summaries consider new work that has appeared since publication of the first edition; *revised chapter on research and practice in the use of computers in second language writing courses covers recent developments; *streamlined number and type of Application Activities focus on hands-on practice exercises and critical analysis of primary research; and *revisions throughout reflect the authors' own experiences with the text and reviewers' suggestions for improving the text.

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136820337
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses for teaching academic writing and to do this as efficiently and effectively as possible. Bringing together the what and the how-to with research-based principles, what sets this book apart is its overarching focus on language pedagogy and language building. Part 1 examines curricular foundations in general and focuses on what is socially valued in L2 writing and pedagogy at school and at the college and university level. Part 2 is concerned with the nitty-gritty̶—the daily realities of curricular design and classroom instruction. Part 3 takes a close look at the key pedagogical ingredients of teaching academic L2 writing: vocabulary and collocations, grammar for academic writing, and down-to-earth techniques for helping L2 writers to organize discourse and ideas. The Appendix provides an extensive checklist for developing curricula for a course or several courses in language teaching.

Teaching Writing for Academic Purposes to Multilingual Students

Author: John Bitchener
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351979744
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examining what is involved in learning to write for academic purposes from a variety of perspectives, this book focuses in particular on issues related to academic writing instruction in diverse contexts, both geographical and disciplinary. Informed by current theory and research, leading experts in the field explain and illustrate instructional programs, tasks, and activities that help L2/multilingual writers develop knowledge of different genres, disciplinary expectations, and expertise in applying what they have learned in both educational and professional contexts.

Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521644909
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. The paperback edition identifies the many facets of culture that influence second language learners and teachers. It addresses the impact of culture on learning to interact, speak, construct meaning, and write in a second language, while staying within the sociocultural paradigms specific to a particular language and its speakers. By providing a comprehensive introduction to research from other disciplines on the interaction between language and culture, this volume offers an important contribution to the field of second language acquisition.

Second Language Writing

Author: Barbara Kroll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521387781
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English.

Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing

Author: Barbara Kroll
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521822920
Format: PDF
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The book addresses issues in the field of teaching academic writing to non-native speakers. This book provides a series of discussions about multiple aspects of second language writing, presenting chapters that collectively address a range of issues that are important to new teachers at the post-secondary level. The 13 chapters provide scholarly visions, insight, and interpretation, oriented toward explaining the field of teaching academic writing to non-native speakers. The book is designed to provide foundational content-knowledge in this area, with each chapter authored by recognized experts in the field. In addition to helping train new teachers, the book will serve as an updated reference book for practicing teachers and scholars to consult.

On Second Language Writing

Author: Tony Silva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135660670
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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On Second Language Writing brings together internationally recognized scholars in a collection of original articles that, collectively, delineate and explore central issues with regard to theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, articulation with other disciplines, and standards. In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth of interest in second-language writing and writing instruction in many parts of the world. Although an increasing number of researchers and teachers in both second-language studies and composition studies have come to identify themselves as specialists in second-language writing, research and teaching practices have been dispersed into several different disciplinary and institutional contexts because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This volume is the first to bring together prominent second-language writing specialists to systematically address basic issues in the field and to consider the state of the art at the end of the century (and the millennium).

Plagiarism Intellectual Property and the Teaching of L2 Writing

Author: Joel Bloch
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847696511
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Plagiarism and intellectual property law are two issues that affect every student and every teacher throughout the world. Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural - in the creation of new texts. This book discusses the explicit teaching of these concepts in an L2 writing classroom.

Computers in Second Language L2 Composition Classrooms

Author: Gloria Ester Ulloa-Caceres
Publisher:
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As education incorporated technology into classroom pedagogy, second language writing instruction experimented with computers in the teaching of writing in English as a second language. Though abundant, the research has yet to address second language students' perception of the use of computers in the writing instruction. This descriptive study examines the views of 15 students who took Linguistics 101, a first semester composition course for second language learners, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Data was collected through pre- and post-diagnostic essays, surveys, and interviews. At the beginning of the Fall 2006 semester, students did not show much interest in the presence or use of computers in the writing classroom; at the end of the academic term, students not only had a positive attitude toward computers, but also were able to perceive that the computer could benefit learners in the process of becoming better writers. Furthermore, the study presents pedagogical practices that can be used in the classroom to enhance the use of computers in the teaching of writing in the second language. Chapter One introduces the research problem and the rationale for this type of study. Chapter Two provides a historical background of the writing instruction and research in English as a second language as well as an overview of the impact computers have had on the teaching of L2 writing. Chapter Three describes the methodology of the study. Chapters Four and Five respectively provide the results and analysis of the study. Chapter Six addresses the limitations and conclusions of this study plus offers recommendation for future research. The appendices provide copies of the materials used to collect data, of students' pre- and post-diagnostic essays, the scoring rubrics, and a collection of activities for the computer classroom.