Tag Archives: second language writing

7 Projects to Help Students Write for Audiences Beyond the Classroom

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

Most assignments we assign in a writing class are created for the sole reader—the teacher. However, there is no reason students should write only for their teacher. Sharing their ideas with a broader audience can increase student motivation, encourage them … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Stephen Horowitz

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! At the 2017 Annual TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo in Seattle in March, I met Stephen Horowitz in person. In the 31st ESP Project Leader Profile, we will all learn more about this former Wall … Continue reading

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How to Possess a Word

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

One of the most common challenges in writing is coming up with the “right” word. Indeed, having a good command of vocabulary is a crucial precondition for success in writing, not only in a second language but also in a … Continue reading

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Resources for Beginning L2 Writing Teachers

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko
In this post, I’d like to share a few resources that might be helpful for beginning second language (L2) writing instructors. They include books about teaching L2 writing, resources for teachers offered by online writing labs, a professional journal, a … Continue reading
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7 Common Obstacles to Writing

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

What are some of the obstacles that writers face? By talking to my students and other writers and by observing my own writing activities, I came up with the following list: writer’s block writing anxiety procrastination lack of confidence lack … Continue reading

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