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May 08, 2008

Industry Events - Symposium on Second Language Writing 2008

Hello Readers,

Are you interested in learning more about how to teach writing to your students? Then this symposium might be for you. Taking place June 5th- 7th at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, the Symposium on Second Language Writing 2008 is a great opportunity for foreign language professionals to discuss issues relating to this theme.

The line up for this event ...

... includes:


8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Introduction

9:00-10:15 Session A
Group 1 - Lessons from First-Year ESL Writing - Session Chair TBA

Elizabeth L. Angeli, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Risk in the Second Language Writing Classroom: Students' Perceptions and Teaching's Response

Nick David, Brigham Young University
A University ESL Writing Course Evaluation

Tanita Saenkhum, Arizona State University
Transfer of Knowledge from First-Year ESL Writing Classes to Writing in the Disciplines: Case Studies

Group 2 - Writing for Children - Session Chair TBA

Alexandros Bantis, University of Southern California
Using Task Based Writing Instruction to Provide Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners

Il-hee Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A Contrastive Rhetoric Study on American and Korean Children's Persuasive Essays

Yun-l Tung, Yuan Zu University
Study of Teaching Cohesive Devices through Reading Storybooks Aloud: Its Effects on Elementary School EFL Students' Writings

Group 3 - Spoken and Written Languages - Session Chair TBA

Michael D. Hubert, Purdue University
The Relationship between Writing and Speaking in the US Foreign Language Classroom

Kazumi Matsumoto, Purdue University
The Relationship between Spoken and Written Languages in L2/FL Writing Development

Ho Jung Yu, Arizona State University
Reading in the L2 Writing Processes through the Lens of the Classroom Talk: Exploratory Case Studies

Group 4 - The Impacts of Peer Review - Session Chair TBA

Chen Chia-Ling, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Effects of the Use of Rubric Implemented for Peer Evaluation in EFL College Writing Class

Mimi Doyle, Central Michigan University
The Challenges of the Peer-Review Process

Ricky Lam, The University of Hong Kong
Impact of Peer Review on EFL Students: A Case in Hong Kong

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 Session B
Group 5 - L1 in L2 Writing - Session Chair TBA

Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, Michigan State University
Double Translation for Teaching L2 Writing: Exploiting the L1 in Foreign Language Contexts

Naomi Kano & Wakasa Nagakura, Teachers College, Columbia University
The Use of L1 in L2 (English) Writing: Promoting Japanese Bilingual Students' Critical Thinking

Jeongsoo Pyo, The Ohio State University
Heritage Language Literacy Development: A Case Study of a Korean Middle School Student

Group 6 - Perspectives on Genre and Audience - Session Chair TBA

M. Sidury Christiansen, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Building Multicompetent Writers in the L2 Classroom: Do Specific Audiences Change the Way Students Write?

Yu Kyung Kang, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Texts, Tests & TOEFL: Making of a Genre

Kwanghyun Park, Pennsylvania State University
Localized Recontextualization of Genre Awareness in an ESP Approach to L2 Writing

Group 7 - Sociolinguistic Perspectives - Session Chair TBA

Yin Ling Cheung, Purdue University
The Challenges of Nonnative-English-Speaking Students in Publishing in Refereed Journals

Işıl Erduyan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Teaching Writing in Both Worlds: Notes from a NNS Writing Instructor

Gael Fonken, St Cloud State University
Glocal Complexity, Baroque Alignments, and Working-Class Adolescents: Co-Constructing Intel/legible Lessons in a Bengali English-Medium School

Group 8 - Sociocultural Perspectives - Session Chair TBA

Steve Fraiberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mediating Multilingual and Multimodal Contexts: A Sociocultural Study of an Israeli Web-Based Start-Up Company

John Hitz, Purdue University
The Social Impact of EFL Writing Instruction in Turkey

Dawang Huang, City University of Hong Kong and Ningbo University (China), & Chunsheng Yang, Ohio State University
Approaching Discursive Identity in Chinese Scientists' Academic Discourse

11:45-1:00 Lunch Break

1:00-2:15 Session C
Group 9 - The Effects of Feedback - Session Chair TBA

Helena Hall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Feedback: A Tricky Matter

Rachel Hansen, Brigham Young University
The Effects of Second Language Learning on the Perception of Direct and Indirect Speech

K. James Hartshom, Brigham Young University
The Effect of Manageable Corrective Feedback on L2 Writing Accuracy

Group 10 - Plagiarism in L2 Writing - Session Chair TBA

Brooke E. Musser, University of Toledo
The Writing Center as a Defense Against Unintentional Plagiarism

Talinn Phillips, Ohio University
Modeling Lessons, "Plagiarizing," and L2 Graduate Writer Authority

Sachiko Yasuda, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Corpus-based approach to EAP writing courses: Analyzing citation practices in different disciplines

Group 11 - Writing Center - Session Chair TBA

Natalie Dielman, The University of Toledo
Differences between ALI Advanced Writing Students and ESL Composition Students in Perceptions of the Writing Center

Jaisree Jayaraman, Purdue University
Tutoring ESL Writers in the Writing Center: How to Avoid the Proofreading Trap

Laurel D. Reinking & Yumi Takamiya, Purdue University
Communicating Writing Center Schema to Second Language Writers

Group 12 - Interactions in Writing - Session Chair TBA

Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Indiana University, Bloomington
Metadiscourse in Electronic L2 Writing: The Case of English E-mail Shared among Egyptian Academic E-groups' Participants

Hana Kang, The Ohio State University
Teaching Chinese Writing with a Contrastive Rhetoric Perspective: A Case Study in Chinese Email Writing

Yun-Seon Kim, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Academic Literacy Development and Agency: An ESL Learner's Dialogic Interaction with the World

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Session D
Group 13 - New Modes for Writing - Session Chair TBA

Muhammad M. Abdel-Latif, University of Essex
Towards a More Comprehensive and Valid Coding Scheme for Analyzing L2/FL Writers' Think-Aloud Protocols

Rossana Camacho & Megan Palmer, Brigham Young University
Developing Writing Fluency through Computer-Mediated Communication

Heng-Tsung Danny Huang, The University of Texas at Austin
Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication: An Alternative Prewriting Discussion Modality

Group 14 - Perspectives on Problem Solving in Writing - Session Chair TBA

Houxiang Li & Mei-Hsing Tsai, The Pennsylvania State University
Advice Delivery and Receipt in Peer Review Sessions in an ESL Graduate Writing Class

Daehyeon Nam, Indiana University, Bloomington
ESL Writers' Vocabulary Choices in Cultural Contrasts

Fang Xu, School of Foreign Languages, Suzhou University, China
An Explorative Case Study of Lexical-Problem-Solving Mechanisms in EFL Writing

Group 15 - Pedagogical Practices - Session Chair TBA

Mutsumi Inokawa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Comparison of In-Class and Outside Class Essays

Sungwoo Kim, Pennsylvania State University
Dialogue Journal as a site for Dynamic Assessment: A Preliminary Study

Tor Lindbloom, University of Minnesota
Conversations with the Community: Applying Critical Pedagogy in the ESL Composition Classroom

Group 16 - Role of Feedback and Motivations in SLW - Session Chair TBA

Leslie Altena, University of Pennsylvania
Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Writing

Soo Hyon Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Effects of Noticing and Reformulation on Revision in Second Language Writing

Yan Zhao, University of Warwick, UK
Creative Writing in L2: Processes and Learning Potential.

4:00-5:00 Small Group Discussions

7:00 Social Gathering

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8:30-9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast (STEW 214D)

9:30-9:45 Introduction (STEW 214ABC)

9:45-10:30 Keynote I (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Melinda Reichelt, Foreign Language Writing: An Overview

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Session A (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Rachida Elqobai, EFL in the Moroccan Educational System: The Whys and Hows

Yukiko Abe Hatasa, L2 Writing Instruction in Japanese as a Foreign Language

11:45-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 Keynote II (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Marcela Ruiz-Funes, Reading to Write in a Foreign Language: Cognition and Task Representation

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Session B (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Hadara Perpignan, Ideas into Words: Narrowing the Gap in Doctoral Candidates’ Academic Writing in EFL

Luciana C. de Oliveira, Teaching EFL Writing in Brazil: Issues and Possibilities

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Session D (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Natalie Lefkowitz, Writing the Wrongs: Foreign and Heritage Language Instructors’ Quest for Accuracy

Hui-Tzu Min, A Principled Eclectic Approach to Teaching EFL Writing in Taiwan

5:30-6:00 Cash Bar (Purdue Memorial Union)

6:00-8:00 Dinner (Purdue Memorial Union)

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8:30-9:30 Continental Breakfast (STEW 214D)

9:30-10:15 Keynote III (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Rosa Manchón, The Language Learning Potential of Writing in foreign Language Contexts: Lessons from Research

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Session A (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Oleg Tarnopolsky, Teaching English Writing in Ukraine: Principles and Practices

Helga Thorson, Student Perceptions of Writing as a Tool for Increasing Oral Proficiency in German

11:30-1:30 Lunch Break

1:30-2:15 Keynote IV (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Jean Marie Schultz, Second Language Writing in the Era of Globalization

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Session B (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Kees van Esch & Marly Nas Radboud, Writing in Spanish as a FL in Nijmegen: In Search of a Balance

Wenyu Wang, Teaching Academic Writing to Advanced EFL Learners in China: Principles and Challenges

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Keynote V (STEW 214ABC) - Session Chair: TBA

Icy Lee, Teaching and Learning Writing in Hong Kong: Issues and Challenges

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks (STEW 214ABC)

For more information on this year's Symposium, go to: http://www.sslw2008.org/.

Tony Cimasko, Associate Chair
2008 Symposium on Second Language Writing
Phone: (765) 494-3785
Fax: (765) 494-3780
E-mail: acimasko@purdue.edu; tony@purdue.edu.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

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