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How do non-ESL writing teachers handle the writing of their ESL students when there is a language barrier to hurdle? How do teacher trainees prepare for the growing numbers of ESL students in U.S. schools?
Understanding ESL Writers: A Guide for Teachers provides the answers, responding to the overwhelming concern non-ESL faculty have expressed with the influx of ESL students into their classes. Ilona Leki has spent years training ESL teachers and teaching writing to both ESL and first language students in language institutes and at the university level. Here, she introduces writing teachers to some of the information ESL professionals have on ESL writing. Teacher trainees, as well, who are just beginning their work with ESL students will find a wealth of information orienting them to their new profession. Leki examines the ESL writer from every angle, discussing:
Full of practical advice and applications, intended for both practicing teachers and teacher trainees, Understanding ESL Writers is a must-read for any educator seeking to establish a mutually communicative relationship with an ESL student.
A History of Writing Instruction in English as a Second Language
Models of Second Language Acquisition
English as a Second Language and Basic Writers
Characteristics of ESL Students: Variations, Expectations, Experiences
Classroom Expectations and Behaviors
Components of ESL Writing
L2 Composing: Strategies and Perceptions
Sentence Level Errors
Responding to ESL Writing