Tag Archives: second language writing

Writing-Focused Sessions at TESOL 2019

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

The annual TESOL convention is just around the corner, and there are hundreds of sessions of all formats that will appeal to participants interested in learning more about myriad aspects of second language writing. In this blog post, I summarize … Continue reading

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Online Role-Playing Games for Writing

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

Today I want to share a fascinating project being developed by Lin Zhou, a graduate student at University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa, which I think will be interesting for writing teachers and other TESOL professionals. Lin is a PhD candidate in … Continue reading

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Trends in SLW: Electronic Forms of Response

Betsy Gilliland
Betsy Gilliland

It’s a never-ending issue for anyone who teaches writing: How do I provide my students with enough feedback that they can learn and improve their skills without spending so much time that I can’t do anything else in my life? … Continue reading

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On Campus and Beyond: From Speaking to Writing, Part 2

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my previous blog (Part 1), I provided a few suggestions on how speaking activities from two units in the ESL speaking class that I taught this summer could be adjusted and implemented in a writing course. My goal was … Continue reading

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On Campus and Beyond: From Speaking to Writing, Part 1

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

I have just finished teaching a summer ESL course entitled “Cross-Cultural Talk”—a speaking class that focuses on language fluency at a low-intermediate level of language proficiency. Because I always try to help my students to become more familiar with the … Continue reading

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Exploring a Local Community Through Writing: Examples of Writing Assignments

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my June blog, I described several writing projects that teachers can implement to help students become familiar with their local academic environment (campus, institution, or program). In this post, I will expand the list of writing tasks aimed at … Continue reading

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Exploring Campus Through Writing: Examples of Writing Assignments

Elena Shvidko
Elena Shvidko

In my April blog, I shared an activity that can help students explore their campus environment through a writing project. Today I’d like to describe other ideas teachers can implement in a writing course to help students socialize in their … Continue reading

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ESP Project Leader Profile: Jennifer Speier

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight

Hello, ESPers worldwide! In the 44th ESP project leader profile, we learn more about one of the TESOL ESPIS leaders, the secretary and archivist, Jennifer Speier. When I spoke with Jennifer at the annual convention in Chicago in March 2018, … Continue reading

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