1st Edition

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education Understanding Challenges, Providing Support

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    258 Pages
    by Routledge

    ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges ESL students in U.S. postsecondary institutions face when studying in a second language, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing needs of this very important student population.

    Because the ESL profession as a whole, including what professionals are doing in the classroom, sits under the umbrella of an institutional response to a language-related challenge, some solutions aimed at helping students achieve optimal proficiency lie outside of the classroom. As such, this book is based on the assertion that language development support is not the sole responsibility of language teachers. Everyone on campuses that hosts ESL students bears some responsibility for these students' language development. Chapters are therefore, intentionally adapted to appeal to a wide variety of readers from classroom teachers, and teachers in training, to admissions officers, academic advisors, and international student advisors.



    Part I: Understanding Challenges

    Chapter 1: Understanding Challenges, Providing Support―ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education 
    Norman W. Evans, Brigham Young University & Maureen Snow Andrade, Utah Valley University

    Chapter 2: Perceptions and Realities of ESL Students in Higher Education: An Overview of Institutional Practices
    Maureen Snow Andrade, Utah Valley University; Norman W. Evans, Brigham Young University; K. James Hartshorn, Brigham Young University

    Chapter 3: Focusing on the Challenges: Institutional Language Planning
    William G. Eggington, Brigham Young University

    Chapter 4: Writing Centers: Finding a Center for ESL Writers 
    Lucie Moussu, University of Alberta, Edmonton & Nicholas David, Divine Word College

    Chapter 5: Writing Instruction for Matriculated International Students: A Lived Case Study
    Tony Silva, Purdue University

    Chapter 6: Familiar Strangers: International Students in the U.S. Composition Course
    Elena Lawrick, Reading Area Community College & Fatima Esseili, University of Dayton

    Chapter 7: Academic Reading Expectations and Challenges
    Neil J Anderson, Brigham Young University – Hawaii

    Part II: Providing Support

    Chapter 8: Developing Self-Regulated Learners: Helping Students Meet Challenges
    Maureen Snow Andrade, Utah Valley University, Norman W. Evans, Brigham Young University

    Chapter 9: The Research-Instruction Cycle in Second Language Reading
    William Grabe, Northern Arizona University & Xiangying Jiang, West Virginia University

    Chapter 10: Supporting Multilingual Writers through the Challenges of Academic Literacy: Principles of English for Academic Purposes and Composition Instruction
    Dana Ferris, University of California Davis

    Chapter 11: Assisting ESP Students in Reading and Writing Disciplinary Genres
    Fredricka L. Stoller, Northern Arizona University & Marin S. Robinson, Northern Arizona University

    Chapter 12: Corpus-Based Vocabulary Support for University Reading and Writing
    Mark Davies, Brigham Young University & Dee Gardner, Brigham Young University 

    Chapter 13: When Everything’s Right, but It’s Still Wrong: Cultural Influences on Written Discourse
    William G. Eggington, Brigham Young University

    Chapter 14: Using Technology to Teach ESL Readers & Writers
    Greg Kessler, Ohio University

    Chapter 15: Integrated Reading and Writing Assessment: History, Processes, and Challenges
    Mark Wolfersberger, Brigham Young University – Hawaii & Christine Coombe, Dubai Men’s College



    Norman W. Evans is Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and English Language, and Coordinator, English Language Center, Brigham Young University, USA.

    Neil J Anderson is Professor, Department of English Language Teaching and Learning, Brigham Young University–Hawaii, USA.

    William G. Eggington is Ludwig-Weber-Siebach Humanities Professor, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young University, USA, and Visiting Professor, Kyung Hee University, Global Campus, South Korea.

    "For too long, U.S. higher education has viewed ‘ESL Students’ as a homogenous (and needy) population. This volume explicitly challenges such views and encourages us to see the successes of ESL students as integral to the wider success of the institution. Going further, it provides accessible resources for collective thinking on how to promote such success."

    Dudley W. Reynolds, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

    "This important and timely volume combines literacy skills (reading and writing), which are often separated in books on second language learners. It will be useful for TESL programs as well as a reference for other higher ed administrators looking to support second language students at their institutions."

    Sarah Rilling, Kent State University, USA