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ERIC Number: EJ1051537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
Teaching EFL Academic Writing in Colombia: Reflections in Contrastive Rhetoric (La enseñanza de escritura académica en Colombia: reflexiones en retórica contrastiva)
Gómez, Juan D.
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v13 n1 p205-213 Apr 2011
This essay relates observations to the reasons that advanced students of English as a foreign language in Colombia struggle with English composition. It identifies some cultural, academic, and disciplinary influences that may obfuscate their assimilation of the conventions of written English. It concludes by proposing that the teaching of context awareness would help said students in their writing of academic texts in English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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