ERIC Number: ED201195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
From Reading to Writing Acts.
An approach to the teaching of writing to English as a Second Language (ESL) students at Queen's College (City University of New York) is described. Starting from the observation of the learners' difficulties as well as their other learning activities, especially reading, a methodology is proposed based on the training already in progress in reading comprehension and speech acts. Examples are given of the categories that are used in the methodology and proposed exercises are described. In a final section, a constructive critique of the method is proposed: the incomplete nature of the analysis, a high level of abstraction, and an overlapping among the categories. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
Note: In its Melanges pedagogiques 1980, p65-80.