Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL/ESL University Contexts : A Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Approach book cover
1st Edition

Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL/ESL University Contexts
A Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Approach

ISBN 9780203805688
Published August 21, 2012 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Clearly explaining writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) pedagogy for English language teachers in university settings, this book offers an accessible guide to integrating writing and speaking tasks across the curriculum and in disciplinary courses. Teachers will find this book useful because its direct, practical advice can be easily incorporated in their classrooms to help their students develop advanced disciplinary English skills in writing, oral presentation, and graphical presentation. Enhancing its usefulness and relevance, each chapter includes coverage of the use of technology for teaching and learning; ways in which teachers can effectively and efficiently assess writing and speaking; and vignettes or examples to Illustrate writing strategies or assignments in different contexts. Pulling together the key features of writing-across-the-curriculum in one volume this book, is an efficient resource for busy EFL/ESL teachers worldwide.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Introduction  I. What is Writing across the Curriculum?  2. What is Writing across the Curriculum (WAC)?  3. Writing to Learn  4. Learning to Write and Learning to Write in the Disciplines?  II. Writing across the Curriculum in the EFL/ESL classroom  5. Teaching students to make high quality oral presentations  6. Teaching students to create and to use informative visuals  7. Teaching students to work in small groups  8. Designing and assessing writing and oral presentation assignments  9. Using drafts and writing conferences to support student writing  10. Using Writing in Large Classes to Build Communication Skills and Improve Learning  11. Choosing Digital Technologies to Support Student Writing and Oral Presentation  12. Addressing Error in L2 Writing  III. Supporting EFL/ESL Writing in Colleges and Universities  13. Developing and Using Resources to Support Student Writing  14. Collaborating with Disciplinary Faculty  IV. Building Bridges Between Writing Across the Curriculum and EFL/ESL  15. Professional Development and Teacher-Based Research  Conclusion

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Jennifer Lynn Craig is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.