Writing in Foreign Language Contexts: Learning, Teaching, by Rosa Manchon

By Rosa Manchon

This booklet represents the main accomplished account to this point of international language writing. Its simple objective is to mirror significantly on the place the sphere is now and the place it must move subsequent within the exploration of international language writing on the degrees of concept, examine, and pedagogy.

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As for motivational issues, Sasaki’s findings call for a search for ways to induce long-lasting motivation in FL instructional contexts. In addition, given the beneficial effects of study-abroad experiences on the development of motivation to improve FL writing, and given also that not all FL writers can enjoy these overseas experiences, an ethical commitment would be to look for ways to create similar potentially motivating learning environments in the home contexts where FL writers live and write.

While the evaluation studies in Stage 1 suggested that L2 writing instruction/experience and exposure to English rhetorical features contributed to Japanese EFL readers’ changing perceptions of culturally influenced patterns in English writing, the high school questionnaires and interviews showed that L1 writing instruction promotes rhetorical conventions similar to those of English opinion-writing. These rhetorical similarities may reflect common characteristics of opinion-writing across languages or changes occurring in Japanese L1 writing instruction to help students express ideas clearly and logically in order to cope with the rapidly changing world.

The International Journal of English Studies 1 (2), 197Á 209. , Cumming, A. and Silva, T. (2006) Second-language composition teaching and learning. In P. ) Research on Composition. Multiple Perspectives on Two Decades of Research (pp. 141Á 169). New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University. , Cumming, A. and Silva, T. (2008) A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English. London: Routledge. M. (forthcoming) The language learning potential of writing in foreign language contexts.

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