Second Language Writing

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 27, 2003 - Education - 299 pages
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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. This book is an accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. It sets out the key issues in second language writing instruction to offer both pre-service and in-service teachers a guide to writing instruction grounded in current theory and research. The author takes the stance that student writers not only need realistic strategies for drafting and revising, but also a clear understanding of genre to structure their writing experience according to the demands and constraints of particular target contexts. This book will be extremely useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.
  

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This book is comprehensive, easy-to-read, covers product, process and genre approaches to writing; is not specifically targeted for a specific level or group of language learners, so I believe ... Read full review

Contents

2 Second language writers
31
Potential L1 and L2 writer differences
32
Summary and conclusion
50
Discussion questions and activities
51
3 Syllabus design and lesson
54
Elements of a writing syllabus
55
Analyzing student needs
58
Developing the syllabus
70
6 New technologies in writing
143
Computers writing and language learning
144
Word processing and writing teaching
146
Internet resources for writing
158
Constructing a recount essay from notes and grammar
164
Corpora and concordancing
167
A KWIC concordance and a summary of collocations
169
Summary and conclusion
172

Planning units of work
76
Planning lessons
79
Discussion questions and activities
82
Appendix 31
84
4 Texts and materials in the
85
Finding and selecting languagepractice materials 107
107
5 Tasks in the L2 writing class
112
Some useful Websites for
174
7 Responding to student writing
177
8 Assessing student writing
212
Consistently
238
9 Researching writing and writers
245
12 AM
274

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About the author (2003)

Ken Hyland is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong.