ERIC Number: ED476839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
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EFL Writing: Product and Process.
This paper presents a cyclical framework of teaching procedures for a comprehensive English-as-a-Foreign Language writing program. It begins by providing examples of Greek students' writing and identifying common programs. Next, it outlines two aspects of good writing: product (language, layout and organization, relevance to the task, regard for the reader, and clarity) and process (task/title analysis, planning, writing the first draft, evaluating and improving the first draft, and language problems versus writing problems). Finally, it presents the four-part framework for teaching writing skills, which includes the following: awareness raising, support, practice, and feedback. It outlines the four components and presents specific procedures and materials for each stage of the cycle. The framework takes into account four ideas: what is taught is not necessarily what is learned; recycling is essential for learning; learners need to be actively involved in the learning process; and the more individualized the teaching, the more effective it is. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Feedback, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
For full text: http://www.gabrielatos.com/EFLWriting.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Originally published in 3 parts in "ELT News" 133, 134 & 135 (March, April, & May 2000).