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Resources for Teaching Writing to Second Language Learners
Here are a few resources that may be helpful to faculty teaching writing to second language learners.
- Journal of Second Language Writing: A significant journal in the field, it overs theoretically grounded reports of research and discussions of central issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction. Hofstra has full text access from 1995 to the present.
Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language by It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
Publication Date: 2012-01-12
L2 Writing Development by The aim of this pioneering volume is to advance our understanding of written language learning in instructed SLA by offering a collection of empirical studies in which the contribution of diverse theoretical perspectives to our understanding of L2 writing development will be explored. As such, the book represents a further attempt to situate written language learning at the core of applied linguistics research, in general, and SLA research, in particular, hence attempting to redress the oral bias of theoretical and empirical work in these fields. It adds a further building block onto recent TESOL initiatives aimed at understanding "development" in second and foreign language learning. Continuity from one chapter to another is provided by adherence to a consistent chapter model. The volume will be of great interest to academics in the disciplines of second/foreign language acquisition (SLA) and second/foreign language (L2) writing.
Publication Date: 2012-04-26
Teaching Writing As a Second Language by This title is also available as part of our EBSCO ebook stubscription (http://library.hofstra.edu/record=b2555533~S1). The print copy is a permanent part of our collection.
Classrooms filled with glassy-eyed students provide an experiential base for Alice S. Horning's;s new comprehensive theory about basic writers. Horning explores the theory of writing acquisi#65533;tion in detail. Her examination of spoken and written language and redundancy give a theoretical base to her argument that academic discourse is a separate linguistic system characterized by particular psycholinguistic features. She proposes that basic writers learn to write as other learners master a second language because for them, academic written English is a whole new language. She explores the many connections to be found in second language acquisition research to the teaching and learning of writing and gives special attention to the interlanguage hypothesis, pidginization theory, and the Monitor theory. She also addresses the role of affective factors (feelings, attitudes, emotions, and motivation) in the success or failure of writing students.
Call Number: PE1404 .H67 1987
Publication Date: 1986-09-26
Understanding ESL Writers by How do non-ESL writing teachers handle the writing of their ESL students when there is a language barrier to hurdle? How do teacher trainees prepare for the growing numbers of ESL students in U.S. schools? Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for Teachers provides the answers, responding to the overwhelming concern non-ESL faculty have expressed with the influx of ESL students into their classes. Ilona Leki has spent years training ESL teachers and teaching writing to both ESL and first language students in language institutes and at the university level. Here, she introduces writing teachers to some of the information ESL professionals have on ESL writing. Teacher trainees, as well, who are just beginning their work with ESL students will find a wealth of information orienting them to their new profession. Leki examines the ESL writer from every angle, discussing: the educational and linguistic contexts from which they emerge the forms ESL writing instruction has taken in the U.S. and abroad the principles of second language acquisition the writing behaviors of ESL students types of writing assignments which may put ESL students at a disadvantage errors typical of ESL learners ways teachers may most effectively respond to the writing of ESL students at both the syntactic and rhetorical levels, in writing or during conferences. Full of practical advice and applications, intended for both practicing teachers and teacher trainees, Understanding ESL Writers is a must-read for any educator seeking to establish a mutually communicative relationship with an ESL student.
Call Number: PE1128.A2 L385 1992
Publication Date: 1992-04-06
WAC and Second Language Writers by Editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives (including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools) and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
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