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November 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

Linguistics & English | Working with Second Language Writers, Nov. 6

The Linguistics and English departments present Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda of Arizona State University, with two guest lectures on Friday, Nov. 6:

  • “Giving Feedback to Second Language Writers: Moving from Research to Practice” is Nov. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden Library.
  • “Working with Second Language Writers in the Composition Classroom: Issues and Strategies” is Nov. 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden Library.
Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda

Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda

Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing at Arizona State University. He is also the President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and Founding Chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing. Follow Matsuda on Twitter.

These sessions are free, and light refreshments will be served. Each talk includes a question-and-answer session.

Abstract for “Giving Feedback to Second Language Writers: Moving from Research to Practice”: Given the inconclusive findings on L2 writing feedback effectiveness, Matsuda will address how teachers can provide the most useful feedback for their context. He will overview the research on giving feedback on second language writing, including options and struggles encountered by both teachers and students. He will then move to specific suggestions based on his years of experience directing writing programs. For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Bikowski at bikowski@ohio.edu or 740-593-0201.

Abstract for “Working with Second Language Writers in the Composition Classroom: Issues and Strategies”: International enrollments at Ohio University are strong, but we still rarely have more than a few second language students in each English Department writing course. It can then be difficult to know how to support second language writers and evaluate possibilities for accommodations. Matsuda will discuss strategies for working with second language writers in composition and other writing-intensive courses. For more information, contact Dr. Talinn Phillips at tiller@ohio.edu.

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