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Khan, Jalal Uddin – Online Submission, 2019
Having hardly learnt any English or having at best learnt wrong English (which is worse than no English) during their junior and secondary school years and having little or no exposure to English outside their classrooms, and partly due to certain weaknesses and shortcomings in what the teachers teach and how they teach, college students in some…
Descriptors: Grammar, Spelling, Pronunciation, English (Second Language)
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Lape, Noreen – Composition Forum, 2019
The forces of globalization and the development of English as a lingua franca have made many scholars and practitioners highlight the urgent need for foreign language literacy. The Norman M. Eberly Multilingual Writing Center (MWC) at Dickinson College addresses that need by offering peer writing tutoring in eleven languages. This profile explains…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Global Approach, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning
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Paiz, Joshua M. – TESL-EJ, 2018
As the disciplinary focus on learner agency and autonomy increases, a space for online writing labs (OWLs) is reemerging. OWL services represent an opportunity for writing centers to expand their reach both on and off campus, assisting student writers where they are at and in a way that allows them to take increased agency over their compositional…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Laboratories
Akbas, Erdem; Hatipoglu, Çiler – Online Submission, 2018
It is now commonly accepted that academic discourses tend to provide venues for participants to interact where the producer needs to display an awareness of the audience, and metadiscourse (MD) is the set of tools enabling the involved parties to establish relationships. MD strategies allow writers to project themselves into their work, signal…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Audience Awareness, Cultural Differences
Lin, Grace Hui Chin – Online Submission, 2017
Writing is one of the four abilities in English Learning. Many students need to write their theses and dissertations in English in order to achieve their academic degrees. English writing is in fact an access of international and intercultural communication with native-speakers and non-native speakers, in academic fields. After reading abundant…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English for Academic Purposes, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Yu, Eunjyu – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This paper identifies various challenges that a 1.5 generation immigrant faced in a mainstream college composition class and reports on how he constructed his social presence and became a successful multilingual writer. The findings of this study would help higher education institutions more effectively serve the growing population of ESL students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Writing (Composition), Colleges, English (Second Language)
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Moussu, Lucie – TESL Canada Journal, 2013
When university/college faculty members believe that ESL students' writing skills are not equivalent to those of native speakers, they frequently send these ESL students to their institution's writing centres (WCs). However, this often results in frustration for WC staff, the students, and faculty members. This article first describes ESL…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Min, Young-Kyung – Journal of International Students, 2012
This author, a lecturer in the Education Program at the University of Washington (Bothell), relates an experience that dated back to an invitation to give a talk at the Gwangju International Center (GIC) in Korea in the Summer of 2011. Min spoke about culturally-embedded writing practices across nations and presented some practical strategies that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, High School Students, Writing (Composition)
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Kim, Eun-Young – ELT Journal, 2011
Implementing process pedagogy in an L2 writing classroom has its own limits for students with low English proficiency. Although L1 writers commonly benefit from writing multiple drafts, most of the low English level Korean college students in my English composition class did not benefit from the revisions. This article introduces an innovative…
Descriptors: Translation, Prior Learning, Writing Instruction, Grammar Translation Method
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Sha, Guoquan – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2010
Data-driven learning (DDL), or corpus-based language learning, involves the learner in an exploratory task to discover appropriate expressions or collocates regarding his writing. However, the problematic units of meaning in each learner's writing are so diverse that conventional corpora often prove futile. The search engine Google with the…
Descriptors: Written Language, Search Engines, Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics
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Fitzgerald, Colleen M. – Language and Education, 2009
Universities that lack significant racial or ethnic diversity present challenges to teaching multiculturalism, particularly in linguistics. This article presents ideas from a service-learning curriculum designed to teach university students about diversity through a community-based partnership to provide tutors in English as a second language…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Service Learning, Cultural Pluralism, Tutoring
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Salsbury, Tom; Crummer, Crista – English Teaching Forum, 2008
This article argues for the use of teacher-generated corpora in content-based courses. Using a content course for engineering and architecture students as an example, the article explains how a corpus consisting of texts from textbooks and journal articles helped students learn grammar, vocabulary, and writing. The article explains how the corpus…
Descriptors: Course Content, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Language Usage
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Johnson, Sharon P.; English, Kathryn – French Review, 2003
Describes an on-going computer-mediated communication (CMC) cross-cultural project between French and American university students. Explores the possibilities and limits of CMC, using the research of Paul Ricaeur and Claire Kramsch, who provide a practical and theoretical framework in which to analyze student-authored writing. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, French
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Burston, Jack – CALICO Journal, 2001
Describes theoretical and practical considerations related to the provision of feedback in the written compositions of advanced foreign language learners of French. Discusses the approach taken to teaching and assessing writing skills of students and considers how using a computer-based composition annotation program can contribute to reduction of…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Error Correction
Miyao, Mariko – 2000
This paper argues that computers can be a useful tool for encouraging students to be active and independent learners, particularly in language learning. The key is to find appropriate activities and content to motivate students to learn actively and independently. Access to computers may present challenging obstacles for some teachers (supply,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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