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Books: Applied Linguistics, English: Hinkel

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        1.    Susan Barker, Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Hinkel

Message 1: Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Hinkel

Date: 12-Oct-2004
From: Susan Barker <>
Subject: Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Hinkel

Title: Teaching Academic ESL Writing
Subtitle: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar
Series Title: A Volume in the ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

Published: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Author: Eli Hinkel

Hardback: ISBN: 0805838899 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805838902 Pages: 368 Price: U.S. $ 37.50


Teaching Academic ESL Writing: Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and
Grammar fills an important gap in teacher professional preparation by
focusing on the grammatical and lexical features that are essential for all
ESL writing teachers and student-writers to know. The fundamental
assumption is that before students of English for academic purposes can
begin to successfully produce academic writing, they must have the
foundations of language in place--the language tools (grammar and
vocabulary) they need to build a text. This text offers a compendium of
techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and lexis to second-language
learners that will help teachers effectively target specific problem areas
of students' writing.

Based on the findings of current research, including a large-scale study of
close to 1,500 non-native speakers' essays, this book works with several
sets of simple rules that collectively can make a noticeable and important
difference in the quality of ESL students' writing. The teaching strategies
and techniques are based on a highly practical principle for efficiently
and successfully maximizing learners' language gains.

Part I provides the background for the text and a sample of course
curriculum guidelines to meet the learning needs of second-language
teachers of writing and second-language writers. Parts II and III include
the key elements of classroom teaching: what to teach and why, possible
ways to teach the material in the classroom, common errors found in student
prose and ways to teach students to avoid them, teaching activities and
suggestions, and questions for discussion in a teacher-training course.
Appendices to chapters provide supplementary word and phrase lists,
collocations, sentence chunks, and diagrams that teachers can use
as needed.

The book is designed as a text for courses that prepare teachers to work
with post-secondary EAP students and as a professional resource for
teachers of students in EAP courses.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Second Language

Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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