As instructors, we’ve been told that beginning students cannot handle multiple paragraphs and more advanced grammatical concepts, such as infinitives or subordinating conjunctions. The aim of this post is to challenge that belief.
Below is a slideshow of one of the presentations we gave at Baltimore TESOL, “Thinking Outside the Paragraph,” where we outline three key principles that inform our teaching of academic writing at lower levels and helped formulate the pedagogy behind our new writing series, Trio Writing, by Oxford University Press. Beginning […]
We are looking forward to another wonderful conference in Baltimore next week, and quite excited it’s also celebrating TESOL’s 50th Anniversary. Alice and I will be giving a couple of presentations this year. Hope to see you @ the conference! #TESOL16 Thinking Outside the Paragraph Wednesday, April 6, […]
College writing is meant to be a meaningful experience, at least for the writer, and if it goes well, for the reader as well. At its best, a paper brings new knowledge into the world. But it often takes a bit of struggle to get beyond the obvious […]
One, two or three paragraphs? Colin and I were working on a low level writing series when we came up against this question: What do beginning second language writers do after they have mastered the basic paragraph? We took a look at our choices. We could teach one […]