15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will familiarise students with the theory and practice of how to teach writing in TESOL contexts. What approaches are there to teaching second language writing? Does correcting writing work? What evidence do we have for or against this? How should writing be corrected? What kind of comments should teachers provide on students' writing? How? Why? How should writing be assessed? What kinds of activities do TESOL textbooks use to teach writing? What approaches do they use? There will be practice in correcting, commenting on, and assessing writing.

Staff Contact: HARWOOD NIGEL
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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