TEACHING WRITING IN EFL/ESL
[N.B. Ferris & Hedgcock’s (2005) excellent Teaching ESL Composition is a good place to start. The edited collections by Kroll (1990, 2003) also feature some very good papers. If you prefer something more practical, try White (1995) and/or White & Arndt (1991) for a range of writing teaching activities. And for state-of-the-art theory, try the special issue of Journal of Second Language Writing (vol.12, 2003). If you want to buy a book, go for Ferris & Hedgcock (2005).]
Those articles marked with [XD Collection] are available as photocopies. Ask at the issue desk.
Atkinson D (2003) L2 writing in the post-process era: introduction. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 3-15.
Baker NW (1993) The effect of portfolio-based instruction on composition students’ final examination scores, course grades, and attitudes toward writing. Research in the Teaching of English 27(2): 155-174.
Belcher D & Braine G
(eds.) (1995) Academic Writing in a
Second Language: Essays in Research and Pedagogy.
Benesch S (2001) Critical English for Academic Purposes:
Theory, Politics, and Practice. Mahwah:
Bernhardt SA et al (1989) Teaching college composition with computers: a program evaluation study. Written Communication 6: 108-133. [XD Collection]
Bernhardt SA et al (1990) Teaching college composition with computers: a timed observation study. Written Communication 7: 342-374. [XD Collection]
Blanton LL & Kroll B (eds.) (2002) ESL Composition Tales: Reflections on
Brannon L & Knoblauch CH (1982) On students’ rights to their own texts: a model of teacher response. College Composition & Communication 33(2): 157-166. [XD Collection]
Cadman K (1997) Thesis writing for international students: a question of identity? English for Specific Purposes 16(1): 3-14.
Canagarajah AS (2002) A Geopolitics of Academic Writing.
Candlin CN & Hyland K
(eds.) Writing: Texts, Processes and
Carson JG & Nelson GL (1994) Writing groups: cross-cultural issues. Journal of Second Language Writing 3: 17-30. [XD Collection]
Carson JG & Nelson GL (1996) Chinese students’ perceptions of ESL peer response group interaction. Journal of Second Language Writing 5: 1-19. [XD Collection]
Casanave CP (2002) Writing Games: Multicultural Case Studies of
Academic Literacy Practices in Higher Education. Mahwah:
Casanave CP (2003) Looking ahead to more socio-politically-oriented case study research in L2 writing scholarship (But should it be called “post-process”?). Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 85-102.
Casanave CP (2004) Controversies in Second Language Writing:
Dilemmas and Decisions in Research and Instruction.
Casanave CP & Vandrick S
(2003) Writing for Scholarly Publication:
Behind the Scenes in Language Education. Mahwah:
Clachar A (2000) Opposition and accommodation: an examination of Turkish teachers’ attitudes toward Western approaches to the teaching of writing. Research in the Teaching of English 35(1): 66-100.
Coffin C et al (2002) Teaching Academic Writing: A Toolkit for
Cohen AD (1987) Student processing
of feedback on their compositions. In
Conrad SM & Goldstein LM (1999) ESL student revision after teacher-written comments: text, contexts, and individuals. Journal of Second Language Writing 8: 147-180.
Elbow P (1991) Reflections on academic discourse: how it relates to freshmen and colleagues. College English 53(2): 135-155. [XD Collection]
Enginarlar H (1993) Student response to teacher feedback in EFL writing. System 21: 193-204.
Fan Shen (1989) The classroom and the wider culture: identity as a key to learning English composition. College Composition & Communication 40(4): 459-466. [XD Collection]
Ferris DR (1995) Student reactions to teacher response in multiple-draft composition classrooms. TESOL Quarterly 29: 33-53.
Ferris, D. (2008) Feedback: issues and
options. In P. Friedrich (ed.), Teaching
Ferris DR & Hedgcock JS
(2005) Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose,
Process, and Practice (2nd edition). Mahwah:
Flower L (1994) The Construction of Negotiated Meaning: A
Social Cognitive Theory of Writing.
Flower L & Hayes JR (1981) A cognitive process theory of writing. College Composition & Communication 32(4): 365-387. [XD Collection]
Flowerdew J (1999) Problems in
writing for scholarly publication in English: the case of
Flowerdew J (1999) Writing for
scholarly publication in English: the case of
Flowerdew J (2001) Attitudes of journal editors to nonnative speaker contributions. TESOL Quarterly 35(1): 121-150.
Flowerdew J (2002) Academic Discourse.
(1994) Listening to the World: Cultural
Issues in Academic Writing.
Goldstein LM (2005) Teacher Written Commentary in Second
Language Writing Classrooms.
Gosden H (1992) Research writing and NNSs: from the editors. Journal of Second Language Writing 1(2): 123-139.
Guleff V (2002) Approaching genre:
pre-writing as apprenticeship to communities of practice. In AM Johns (ed.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple
Hairston M (1982) The winds of change: Thomas Kuhn and the revolution in the teaching of writing. College Composition and Communication 33(1): 76-88. [XD Collection]
(2000/2002) The sample approach: teaching writing with
Harwood N & Hadley G (2004) Demystifying institutional practices: critical pragmatism and the teaching of academic writing. English for Specific Purposes 23(4): 355-377. Available at http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~nharwood/publications.htm
Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1992) Collaborative oral/aural revision in foreign language writing instruction. Journal of Second Language Writing 1: 255-276. [XD Collection]
Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1994) Feedback on feedback: assessing learner receptivity to teacher response in L2 composing. Journal of Second Language Writing 3: 141-163. [XD Collection]
Hedgcock J & Lefkowitz N (1996) Some input on input: two analyses of student response to expert feedback in L2 writing. Modern Language Journal 80(3): 287-308.
Hedge T (1988) Writing.
Hinkel E (2003) Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical
Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar. Mahwah:
Horowitz DM (1986) What professors actually require: academic tasks for the ESL classroom. TESOL Quarterly 20(3): 445-462.
Hu G (2005) Using peer review with Chinese ESL student writers. Language Teaching Research 9(3): 321-342.
Hyland F & Hyland K (2001) Sugaring the pill: praise and criticism in written feedback. Journal of Second Language Writing 10: 185-212.
Hyland K (2000) Disciplinary Discourses: Social
Interactions in Academic Writing.
Hyland K (2001) Teaching and Researching Writing.
Hyland K (2003) Genre-based pedagogies: a social response to process. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 17-29.
Hyland K (2003)
Second Language Writing.
Ivanič R (1998) Writing and Identity: The Discoursal Construction of Identity in
Ivanič R (2004) Discourses of writing and learning to write. Language and Education 18(3): 220-245. [XD Collection]
Ivanič R & Camps D (2001) I am how I sound: voice as self-representation. Journal of Second Language Writing. 10:3-33.
Ivanič R & Simpson
J (1992) Who’s who in academic writing? In
(1997) Text, Role, and Context:
Developing Academic Literacies.
AM (ed.) (2002) Genre in the
Classroom: Multiple Perspectives. Mahwah:
Johnson H (1996) Survey review: process writing in coursebooks. ELT Journal 50(4): 347-355.
Jones C et al (eds.) (1999) Students Writing in the University: Cultural and Epistemological Issues.
Knoblauch, A.A. & Matsuda, P.K.
(2008) First-year composition in twentieth-century
Kroll B (ed.) (1990) Second Language Writing: Research Insights
from the Second Language Classroom.
Kroll B (ed.) (2003) Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language
Lea MR & Stierer B (eds.) (2000) Student Writing in Higher Education: New Contexts. Buckingham: The Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press.
Lee I (2004) Error correction
in L2 secondary writing classrooms: the case of
Lillis TM (2001) Student Writing: Access, Regulation, Desire.
Liu J & Hansen JG
(2002) Peer Response in Second Language
Matsuda PK et al (2003) Changing currents in second language writing: a colloquium. Journal of Second Language Writing 12: 151-179.
Milton J (1999) lexical thickets
and electronic gateways: making text accessible by novice writers. In CN
Candlin & K Hyland (eds.), Writing:
Texts, Processes and Practices.
Min H-T (2005) Training students to become successful peer reviewers. System 33: 293-308.
Muchiri MN et al (1995) Importing composition—teaching
and researching academic writing beyond
Nystrand M (1989) A social-interactive model of writing. Written Communication 6(1): 66-85. [XD Collection]
O’Brien T (2004) Writing in a foreign language: teaching and learning. Language Teaching 37: 1-28.
B (2001) Genre and the Language Learning Classroom.
Paltridge B (2004) Academic writing. Language Teaching 37: 87-105.
Patthey-Chavez GG &
Pennycook A (1997) Vulgar pragmatism, critical pragmatism, and EAP. English for Specific Purposes 16(4): 253-269.
Pennycook A (1999) Introduction: critical approaches to TESOL. TESOL Quarterly 33(3): 329-348.
Pincas A (1962) Structural linguistics and systematic composition teaching to students of English as a foreign language. Language Learning 12(3): 185-194.
Radecki P & Swales J (1988) ESL student reaction to written comments on their written work. System 16: 355-365.
Raimes A (1985) What unskilled ESL students do as they write: a classroom study of composing. TESOL Quarterly 19: 229-266.
Raimes A (1987) Language proficiency, writing ability, and composing strategies: a study of ESL college student writers. Language Learning 37(3): 539-567.
Raimes A (1991) Out of the woods: Emerging traditions in the teaching of writing. TESOL Quarterly 25(3): 407-430.
(2002) Texts and contextual layers: academic writing in content courses. In AM Johns (ed.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple
T (1990) Second language composition instruction:
Developments, issues, and directions in ESL. In B. Kroll (ed.) Second Language Writing: Research Insights
for the Classroom.
Silva T (1993) Toward an understanding of the distinct nature of L2 writing: the ESL research and its implications. TESOL Quarterly 27: 657-678.
T & Brice C (2004) Research in
teaching writing. Annual Review of
Silva TJ & Matsuda PK (2001) Landmark Essays on ESL Writing. Mahwah: Hermagoras Press.
Sommers N (1980) Revision strategies of student writers and experienced adult writers. College Composition & Communication 31(3): 378-88. [XD Collection]
Sommers N (1982) Responding to student writing. College Composition & Communication 33(2): 148-156. [XD Collection]
Swales JM (1990) Genre Analysis: English in Academic and
Swales JM (1995) The role of the textbook in EAP writing research. English for Specific Purposes 14(1): 3-18.
Swales JM (2004) Research Genres: Explorations and Applications.
JM & Feak CB (2000) English in Today's Research World: a Writing
Tang GM & Tithecott J (1999) Peer response in ESL writing. TESL Canada Journal 16(2): 20-38. [XD Collection]
Tribble C (1996) Writing.
Truscott J (1996) The case against grammar correction in L2 writing classes. Language Learning 46(2): 327-369.
Truscott J & Hsu AY-P (in press) Error correction, revision, and learning. Journal of Second Language Writing.
(2003). Understanding Expertise in
Teaching: Case Studies of Second Language Teachers.
(2005) Peer tutoring in a graduate writing centre: identity, expertise, and
Warschauer M (2002) Networking into academic discourse. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 1(1): 45-58.
Watson CB (1982) The use and abuse of models in the ESL writing class. TESOL Quarterly 16(1): 5-14.
(1995) New Ways in Teaching Writing.
White RV & Arndt V (1991) Process
Wolcott W (1987) Writing instruction and assessment: the need for interplay between process and product. College Composition & Communication 38(1): 40-46. [XD Collection]
Xiang W (2004) Encouraging self-monitoring in writing by Chinese students. ELT Journal 58: 238-246.
You X (2004) “The choice made from no choice”: English writing instruction in a Chinese university. Journal of Second Language Writing 13: 97-110.
Zamel V (1983) the composing processes of advanced ESL students: six case studies. TESOL Quarterly 17: 165-187.
Zamel V (1985) Responding to student writing. TESOL Quarterly 19(1): 79-102.
Journal of Second Language Writing is the premier journal focusing specifically on writing research. However, numerous other journals feature articles on writing, including TESOL Quarterly, English for Specific Purposes, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, and ELT Journal.
Have a look in the Spicer Library at some EFL coursebooks to see the types of writing activities they contain, and whether/to what extent they draw upon product, process, and/or genre theories. You could also have a look at the following books, which are in the Sloman Library:
Ascher A (1993) Think
About Editing: A Grammar Editing Guide For ESL Writers.
Blanchard K & Root C (2004) Ready To Write More (2nd ed.).