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ESL Writers, Second Edition (eBook)

A Guide for Writing Center Tutors

By Shanti Bruce, Ben Rafoth

This book’s focus on the different types of ESL learners, such as students from different countries, students of various academic levels, and Generation 1.5 Learners, is remarkable. It is a very useful book, and we frequently refer to it in our Writing Center.
—Franziska Liebetanz
Writing Center Director, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Do you have second language students in your writing center? Do you have peer writing tutors? If so, here is the very book you and your tutors have been hoping for!
—Harvey Kail
Writing Center Coordinator, University of Maine
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This book’s focus on the different types of ESL learners, such as students from different countries, students of various academic levels, and Generation 1.5 Learners, is remarkable. It is a very useful book, and we frequently refer to it in our Writing Center.
—Franziska Liebetanz
Writing Center Director, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Do you have second language students in your writing center? Do you have peer writing tutors? If so, here is the very book you and your tutors have been hoping for!
—Harvey Kail
Writing Center Coordinator, University of Maine
The second edition of ESL Writers continues to be the single most useful resource for tutor education on ESL matters.…Writing center professionals will find the text to be an invaluable addition to their staff education program. Writing center tutors and consultants will benefit from the comprehensive review of L2 tutoring practice.
—Clint Gardner
Former president, International Writing Centers Association
Writing centers are seeing more and more kinds of ESL students. That’s why the much-loved ESL Writers (winner of the International Writing Centers Association’s Outstanding Scholarship Award for Best Book) has changed with the times to reflect the expanding diversity of writing center students. The Second Edition features five totally new essays and has been thoroughly revised to be more useful than ever. ESL Writers, Second Edition:
  • expands the definition of students and tutors with respect to their linguistic backgrounds, describing specifically the characteristics of a variety of English learners, including bilingual writers, Generation 1.5ers, recent immigrants, and foreign students who need support with academic English in a new first chapter
  • focuses greater attention on the diversity of cultural and literacy identities among students and tutors
  • addresses tutors’ most frequently asked questions about helping ESL writers with English grammar
  • outlines methods for succeeding with tutoring ESL writers online as well as tips for common pitfalls.
Filled with suggestions and strategies based on a rigorous combination of experience, research, and theory, ESL Writers, Second Edition, remains a tutor’s top resource for working with English learners.
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Contents

I. Becoming Oriented to Second Language Learners

1. Before the Conversation: A Sketch of Some Possible Backgrounds, Experiences, and Attitudes Among ESL Students Visiting a Writing Center, Ilona Leki

2. Theoretical Perspectives on Learning a Second Language, Theresa Jiinling Tseng

II. The ESL Tutoring Session

3. Breaking Ice and Setting Goals: Tips for Getting Started, Shanti Bruce

4. Reading an ESL Writer’s Text, Paul Kei Matsuda and Michelle Cox

5. Avoiding Appropriation, Carol Severino

6. “Earth Aches by Midnight”: Helping ESL Writers Clarify Their Intended Meaning, Amy Jo Minett

7. Looking at the Whole Text, Jennifer E. Staben and Kathryn Dempsey Nordhaus

8. Meeting in the Middle: Bridging the Construction of Meaning with Generation 1.5 Learners, Jennifer J. Ritter and Trygve Sandvik

9. A(n)/The/Ø Article About Articles, Sharon K. Deckert

10. Editing Line by Line, Cynthia Linville

11. Tutoring ESL Students in Online Hybrid (Synchronous and Asynchronous) Writing Centers, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch and Linda S. Clemens

12. Responding Online, Ben Rafoth

13. Raising Questions About Plagiarism, Kurt Bouman

14. Writing Activities for ESL Writers, Kevin Dvorak

III. A Broader View

15. The Role of Writing in Higher Education in Germany, Gerd Bräuer

16. Being a Linguistic Foreigner: Learning from International Tutoring, Linda S. Bergmann, Gerd Bräuer, Robert Cedillo, Chloe de los Reyes, Magnus Gustafsson, Carol Peterson Haviland, and Brady Spangenberg

17. English for Those Who (Think They) Already Know It, Ben Rafoth

18. Listening to and Learning from ESL Writers, Shanti Bruce

 

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