Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms, 1st Edition

  • Rahma Al-Mahrooqi
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  • ISBN-10: 146666620X
  • ISBN-13: 9781466666207
  • DDC: 808.042071
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 348 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Educators continue to strive for advanced teaching methods to bridge the gap between native and non-native English speaking students. Lessons on written forms of communication continue to be a challenge recognized by educators who wish to improve student comprehension and overall ability to write clearly and expressively. Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms brings together research and practices for successful written communication teaching among students of diverse linguistic backgrounds. With technological advancements and resources, educators are able to implement new tools into their lesson plans for the benefit of their students. This publication is an essential reference source for professionals, educators, and researchers interested in techniques and practices for written communication in English language teaching geared towards non-native English speaking students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Teaching EFL/ESL Writing: Cultural Influences.
1: Explicit Instruction in Western Cultures in the English-Language Writing Classrooms of the Arab Gulf: Pedagogical Perspectives.
2: Contextual Influences on Teachers' Writing Instruction: Insights from the Diaries of Three ESL/EFL Professionals.
3: Second Language Acquisition and the Impact of First Language Writing Orientation.
4: Contradictory Genres: The Five-Paragraph Essay vs. the Lab Report.
ESL/EFL Writing Approaches.
5: A Reflective Overview of a Process Approach to Writing in Generation 1.5 ESL Classrooms: Instructors' and Students' Perspectives.
6: Process vs. Product: Arabic and English Writing Classrooms in Oman.
7: How Blending Process and Product Approaches to Teaching Writing Helps EFL Learners: A Case Study.
8: Teaching and Learning to Write: Using a Task-Based Approach in an EFL Class.
Pathways towards Success in ESL/EFL Writing.
9: Teaching Critical Thinking and Academic Writing Skills to Japanese University EFL Learners: A Pedagogical Perspective.
10: Pathways towards Success for Novice Academic Writers in a CLIL Setting: A Study in an Asian EFL Context.
11: Investigating Scaffolding Writing Instruction: A Tool for Struggling EFL Writers.
12: To Whom Do We Write? Audience in EFL Composition Classes.
13: Don't Get It Right, Just Get It Written: Making Feedback Work.
14: A Case for Peer Review Inclusion in Writing Assessment.
15: The Role of Online Tools in Promoting EFL Writing: A Pedagogical Perspective.
Error Correction, Assessment, and Evaluation.
16: Correct Writing and Spelling in the ESL Classroom.
17: Omani Undergraduate Students' Writing Errors: Reflections.
18: Awareness of Plagiarism: Omani English Foundation Students' and Teachers' Perspectives.
19: Writing Assessment: A Pedagogical Perspective on Variations and Dichotomies.
20: An Evaluation of Sohar University GFP Students' Performance in Writing: A Pedagogical Perspective.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.