International Perspectives on Creative Writing in Second Language Education
Supporting Language Learners’ Proficiency, Identity, and Creative Expression
This volume explores the instructional use of creative writing in secondary and post-secondary contexts to enhance students’ language proficiency and expression in English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL).
Offering a diverse range of perspectives from scholars and practitioners involved in English language teaching (ELT) globally, International Perspectives on Creative Writing in Second Language Education tackles foundational questions around why fiction and creative writing have been traditionally omitted from ESL and EFL curricula. By drawing on empirical research and first-hand experience, contributors showcase a range of creative genres including autobiography, scriptwriting, poetry, and e-Portfolios, and provide new insight into the benefits of second language creative writing for learners’ language proficiency, emotional expression, and identity development. The volume makes a unique contribution to the field of second language writing by highlighting the breadth of second language users throughout the world, and foregrounding links between identity, learning, and ESL/EFL writing.
This insightful volume will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, researchers, and academics in the fields of ESL/EFL learning, composition studies, and second language acquisition (SLA). Those with a focus on the use of creative writing in classrooms more broadly, will also find the book of interest.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Issues and Perspectives in Second Language Creative Writing Part 1: Understanding the Current Place and Potential of Creative Writing in English language Instruction 1. The Shifting Significance of Creative Writing in Composition Pedagogy 2. Expressing emotions through creative writing: A translanguaging approach 3. Emancipatory Assignments for English Language Learning: Toward Deficiency-Free Writing 4. Reconceptualization of English Creative Writing Instruction in Thai Higher Education Part 2: Practicing Creative Writing in English Language Education 5. Fiction Writing and Second-Language Identity 6. English screenwriting as an alternative medium for language learning in a Chinese university EFL classroom: A creative stylistics approach 7. Teaching poetic autoethnography to L2 STEM students in Taiwan 8. Teaching and assessing second language poetry writing in Japan: Exploring challenges and issues through a lens of autoethnography as critical self-reflection 9. Assessing creative writing formatively and summatively with e-Portfolios: A case study in Hong Kong Conclusion: Implications and Future Directions for Second Language Education
Bee Chamcharatsri is Associate Professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and English Language and Literature at University of New Mexico, USA.
Atsushi Iida is Associate Professor of English at Gunma University, Japan.