In order to succeed in their particular situation, programs need to meet the challenge of making a good fit between purpose and goal, the students and the institution they serve. Successful programs encourage learner autonomy by engaging learners in tasks that develop necessary skills for attaining their goals. In doing this, academic writing programs set high standards, involve learners in meaningful writing activities, and encourage their membership in the particular literacy communities they aspire to join. This collection reveals the ways different programs in different situations have met the challenges. The descriptions introduce readers to the students, teachers, and innovators along with the challenges faced and the solutions adopted.
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How do teacher trainees prepare for the growing number of ESL students in U. Full of practical advice and applications, intended for both practicing teachers and teacher trainees, Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for Teachers is a must-read for any educator seeking to establish a mutually communicative relationship with an ESL student.
And teacher trainees just beginning their work with ESL students will find a wealth of information orienting them to this important aspect of their new profession. Years of personal and professional encounters with ESL students inform her section on the students themselves--their anxieties and expectations about U.
Overall, it distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America; synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts; and interprets the methodological progression and substantive findings of this body of knowledge. Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2.
It addresses the questions: How useful are L2 writing courses for the students who are required to take them? What do the students carry with them from these courses to their other disciplinary courses across the curriculum?
What happens to these students after they leave ESL, English, or writing classes? It teaches attention to form, format and accuracy. One half of the book is devoted to leading the student through the process of writing from observation and experience. About a quarter of the book focuses on helping the student solve the writing problems typical of university-level course work. The remaining part of the book contains an anthology of readings that correspond to the assignments used in the earlier portions of the text.
Through an emphasis on the academic applications of writing and on exploring processes and strategies, this text helps students produce, prepare, and polish their writing.
ISBN 13: 9780521657686