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2012 September TETYC, v40.1

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ISBN/ISSN: 0098-6291


Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Volume 40, Number 1, September 2012
Special Issue: ESL Teaching and Learning: Writings in Diverse Voices

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Editorial: ESL Teaching and Learning: Writings in Diverse Voices
Natasha Lvovich and Martha Clark Cummings, guest editors

A Lifetime of Grammar Teaching
Rod Ellis
Abstract: This professional autobiography, covering the time from my first teaching job in Spain up to the present, documents my development as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher, showing how my thinking about teaching has evolved through my deepening understanding of how learners learn the grammar of a second language.

Beyond “ESL Writing”: Teaching Cross-Cultural Composition at a Community College
Susan Miller-Cochran
Abstract: This article describes the design and implementation of a cross-cultural composition course which was designed to provide opportunities for ESL students and native English-speaking students to learn about cross-cultural literacy practices from each other in a first-year writing context at a community college in the Southwest.

Using Contrastive Rhetoric in the ESL Classroom
Janet M. Quinn (New Voice)
Abstract: This hands-on article advocates teaching form to ESL students through the use of contrastive rhetoric, demonstrates how students apply L1 and L2 forms, and offers suggestions for the classroom.

Instructional Note: Photography and Writing: Alternative Ways of Learning for ESL Students
Helen Lepp Friesen (New Voice)
Abstract: This essay reflects on how one writing teacher incorporates photography in her practice to engage students of different backgrounds and experiences.

Navigating Uncharted Waters: An Accelerated Content-Based English for Academic Purposes Program
Kelly Hernandez, Michelle Thomas, and Cynthia Schuemann
Abstract: This article chronicles an English for Academic Purposes curriculum development experience of a grant-funded project to create an Accelerated Content-Based English curriculum for intermediate- and advanced-level English Language Learners.

The Heterogeneous Second-Language Population in US Colleges and the Impact on Writing Program Design
Kristen di Gennaro (New Voice)
Abstract: This article reviews various frameworks for defining second-language learner groups,as described in the literature, and summarizes relevant empirical studies based on these frameworks.

Prisoners Teaching ESL: A Learning Community among “Language Partners
Andrea Olinger, Hugh Bishop, Jose Cabrales, Rebecca Ginsburg, Joseph Mapp, Orlando Mayorga, Erick Nava, Élfego Núñez, Otilio Rosas, Andre Slater, LuAnn Sorenson, Jim Sosnowski, and Agustin Torres
Abstract: A program in which prisoners teach ESL classes, supported by volunteer teacher-trainers, is a learning community with immense and sometimes unforeseen value.

Books Reviewed:

What English Language Teachers Need to Know,
Vol. 1: Understanding Learning; Vol. 2: Facilitating Learning, by Denise E. Murray and MaryAnn Christison--Reviewed by Mary Lynn Navarro

Nonnative Speaker English Teachers: Research, Pedagogy, and Professional Growth, by George Braine--Reviewed by Monika Ekiert

In the Heart of Another: Immigrant Women Tell Their Stories, by Susan Philips--Reviewed by Frances Bracken Mejia


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