ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors, 2nd Edition
By: Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth
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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.
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!
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.
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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Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Heinemann (2009-02-03)
Dimensions (H L W): 70 x 890 x 600