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Strategies for Giving Feedback on the Writing of English Language Learner (ELL/ESL) Graduate Students

SEPT 11, 2018


LSC 308

Tatiana Nekrasova-Beker & Tony Becker

Linguists with specialities in TEFL/TESL & Assistant Professors in English Department at CSU

This small panel session (2 speakers/60-minutes)  addresses common issues faculty face when giving feedback about the writing of their graduate students who are English language learners (ELLs). The session will explore some common issues and offer strategies for providing feedback.

Writing at the postgraduate-level presents certain challenges for many graduate students, as they are expected to simultaneously acquire specialized content knowledge and work to master a variety of discipline-specific writing genres. For many international students, particularly for those who do not possess adequate English language skills, there is the additional burden of having to learn the content of the target discipline as they also continue to expand their English language proficiency. While these demands obviously pose challenges for many ELLs, they also force a large number of faculty to re-think how they assess writing and provide feedback to ELLs in their respective graduate programs.


Previous Guest Speakers



author of Writing from Scratch: Freelancing, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives, and considerable journal and magazine articles

Calderazzo Guest Speaker Poster, Spring 2018


Joli Jensen, PhD

Hazel Rogers Professor of Media Studies University of Tulsa
Director, Henneke Faculty Writing Program
Joli Jensen
Write No Matter What Book Cover

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