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Teaching Academic L2 Writing

Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar, 2nd Edition

By Eli Hinkel


376 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by focusing on the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers to know. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they must understand the foundations of language and master the language tools that they need to build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students’ writing, this text offers a compendium of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners.

Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised Appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.

Table of Contents

Part I. Academic Text and Teaching Second Language Writing

Chapter 1. The Importance of Text in Academic Writing: Ongoing Goals in

Teaching L2 Skills

Chapter 2. Student Writing in Colleges and Universities

Chapter 3. Designing a Course of Study


Part II. Sentences and Their Parts: Vocabulary and Grammar

Chapter 4. Sentences, Phrases, and Text Construction

Chapter 5. Nouns and the Noun Phrase

Chapter 6. More on the Noun Phrase: Pronouns

Chapter 7. Verb Tenses and Active-Passive Constructions in Text Cohesion

Chapter 8. Lexical Classes of Verbs: Meanings and Text Functions

Chapter 9. Adjectives and Adverbs in Academic Discourse


Part III. Text and Discourse Organization: The Sentence and Beyond

Chapter 10. Backgrounding Discourse and Information: Subordinate Clauses

Chapter 11. Rhetorical Features of Text: Cohesion and Coherence

Chapter 12. Hedging in Academic Text in English


Appendix A. Formulaic Expressions, Sentence Stems, and Phrases for Speaking,

Presenting, and Participating in Meetings

Appendix B. Constructions, Phrases, Formulaic Sequences, and Sentence Stems for

Academic Writing

About the Author

Eli Hinkel is Professor of Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs at Seattle Pacific University, USA.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education