ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education

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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.Researchers have explored the degree to which the integrated writing construct varies across differing reading-to-write tasks, such as summary, response essay, and synthesis writing. During summary writing, writers read the source text inanbsp;...

Title:ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education
Author:Norman W. Evans, Neil J Anderson, William G. Eggington
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-12


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