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Teaching Second Language Writing

1st Edition

By Charlene Polio


28 pages

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This module explores the purposes of and methods for teaching second language writing. Engaging and accessible, Teaching Second Language Writing is organized into three sections that mainly focus on activities, approaches, and real-life writing tasks and genres that are the most applicable and useful for the language teaching classroom.

About the Author

Charlene Polio is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University, USA.

About the Series

The Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching

Modules in the Routledge E-Modules on Contemporary Language Teaching series are short, easily accessible introductions to a variety of issues that form the foundation of language-teacher knowledge and practice: the nature of language and communication, second language acquisition, interactive tasks, assessment, focus on form, vocabulary development, technology in language teaching, among many others.

  • Language (Bill VanPatten)
  • Communication and Skill (Bill VanPatten)
  • Second Language Acquisition: The Basics (Gregory D. Keating)
  • Focusing on Form in Language Instruction (Wynne Wong and Daphnée Simard)
  • Vocabulary in Language Teaching (Joe Barcroft)
  • Interactive Tasks (Michael J. Leeser and Justin P. White)
  • Technology in Language Learning: An Overview (Bryan Smith)
  • Teaching Second Language Writing (Charlene Polio)
  • Content-Based Language Teaching (Roy Lyster)

Each module serves as a self-contained unit to be used on its own or as part of an introductory course on language teaching. Instructors may “mix and match” modules to create their own readings for a course on language teaching. The modules may serve as primary reading or as supplemental reading, with each module offering points of reflection, discussion questions, self-quizzes, and a reading list for those who wish to delve further into the topic.

To purchase the eBook versions of these modules and view module summaries, please visit the series companion website: www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General