Teaching Academic Writing to Adult English Learners
This PDF from Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) includes 52 PowerPoint slides from a March 2, 2018 webinar called Teaching Academic Writing to Adult English Learners. It was facilitated by Rebeca Fernandez from Davidson College in North Carolina, Joy Kreeft Peyton from the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, and Kirsten Schaetzel from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The three major questions the facilitators asked and answered during the 90-minute webinar were:
- Why focus on academic writing?
- What is the state of writing instruction in adult ESL classes?
- What are some promising approaches to academic writing?
The slides share the importance of teaching academic writing in the 21st century; report on a 2014-2015 survey of adult ESL writing instruction; briefly describe ten approaches that are better aligned with academic writing skill development; and conclude with references for exploration by ABE/ESL writing teachers.