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LINGUIST List 25.719

Tue Feb 11 2014

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Feb-2014
From: Isabell May <imayleuphana.de>
Subject: Supporting English Writing Competencies: Writing Centers and Second Language Learning
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Full Title: Supporting English Writing Competencies: Writing Centers and Second Language Learning

Date: 27-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014
Location: Lueneburg, Germany
Contact Person: Isabell May
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.leuphana.de/zemos/writing-center/symposium.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

Symposium “Supporting English Writing Competencies”

Join us for a one-day symposium on the role of university writing centers
in supporting writing competencies in second language learning, especially
English, on Friday, March 27 & 28, 2014, at Leuphana University, Lüneburg.
The symposium organized by the Writing Center for Academic English with the
Center for Modern Languages, will offer participants the opportunity to
learn about different models of how writing competencies are integrated
into various disciplinary and interdisciplinary structures at German and
other European universities. The focus will be on exchanging best
practices, sharing our research projects and results, and networking with
other faculty and staff.

Even though the main focus will be second language writing in English, we
hope that colleagues with teaching expertise on writing competencies in
other languages and/or those interested in the role of writing centers in
second language learning will be able to benefit as well. Junior
researchers, doctoral students, and student tutors/consultants are
especially welcome.

For more information on registration, submitting presentations/posters
(deadline February 14), etc., please go to

Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014.

The one and a half day symposium “Supporting English Writing Competencies:
The Role of Writing Centers in Second Language Learning” at Leuphana
University, Lüneburg, March 27-28, 2014, focuses on different
organizational structures for L2 writing support within European
universities and provides the opportunity for professionals to exchange L2,
and particularly English composition teaching practices.

We will provide a forum for writing center personnel (professional staff
and students tutors/consultants), lecturers and faculty in foreign language
departments, lecturers and faculty who teach in English or other languages
in an L2 context, non-university affiliated second language specialists,
university administrators and staff, and those interested starting a
writing center. We particularly invite colleagues who address writing
competencies in L2 contexts other than English.
There are two ways to present your work at the symposium:

1. Poster Session:

We welcome 250-300 word poster proposals for an interactive poster and
networking session on Friday afternoon. Possible topics include:

- Program development at your ESL/L2 writing center
- The role of ESL/L2 writing competencies within your institution and
- Research projects on writing competencies in an ESL/L2 context - Teaching
strategies/techniques that emphasize academic writing in ESL/L2 contexts
- Composition support for discipline-specific genres
- Interdisciplinary academic writing

2. Presentations:

We invite proposals (500 words maximum) for 15 minute presentations with 10
minute questions and answer sessions on best practices for L2 composition
support. Possible topics include:

- Writing Center pedagogies
- Writing Across the Curriculum Initiatives
- Navigating discipline-specific writing conventions such as those found in
the natural sciences, social sciences, business, etc. - Integrating writing
in foreign language classrooms/centers Using online tools for in-class peer
feedback and opportunities for teaching ESL/L2 writing online
- Writing skills in English for Academic Purposes

Deadline for submission: February 14, 2014, midnight (CET), to

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