Come and talk with scholars and friends of second language writing at TESOL 2013

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In addition to the handout for all SLW-related sessions at TESOL 2013 (see previous post), click here (pdf) to see just the SLWIS Academic and Intersection Sessions (plus additional events).


The Internationalization of Higher Education: Examining Issues, Maximizing Outcomes
Friday, 22 March 2013, 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Convention Center D222.

Session Description: Increasing international student enrollment in U.S/U.K. higher education programs has dramatically impacted the work of SLW professionals (materials development, instruction, administration) in many contexts (universities, community colleges, overseas institutions). Drawing on their experience, presenters discuss strategies for enhancing L2 writing instruction and the benefits international students bring to our institutions.

Presenters: Dudley Reynolds (Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar), Maggie Sokolik (University of California, Berkeley), Margi Wald (University of California, Berkeley), Jan Frodesen (University of California, Santa Barbara), Megan Siczek (The George Washington University), Gayle Nelson (Georgia State University), Diane Schmitt (Nottingham Trent University UK).


Voice and Identity in Pre-University Second Language Writers
Thursday, 21 March 2013, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Convention Center D224

Session Description: The development of voice and identity are some of the most crucial yet challenging elements for developing multilingual writers. In this colloquium, experts on voice and identity discuss approaches for helping students develop an awareness of these concepts as well as improve their use in pre- and university-level writing.

Presenters: Suresh Canagarajah (Pennsylvania State University), Diane Belcher (Georgia State University), Silvia Pessoa (Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar), Jim Rogers (Utah State University).


Practical Ways to Use Intercultural Rhetoric in Teaching L2 Writing
Friday, 22 March 2013, 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Convention Center D222

Session Description: Recent research in intercultural rhetoric has explored several promising pedagogical techniques for implementing intercultural rhetoric in English language classes. This presentation demonstrates practical teaching techniques and offers a how to discussion that covers various ESL and EFL contexts, including East Asia and the Middle East.

Presenters: Ulla Conner (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Devon Walker (California Baptist University), Nasima Yamchi (Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE), and Xiaoye Yu (Pennsylvania State University).

Click here to see a list of SLW-related sessions (pdf) at TESOL 2013.

The SLWIS TESOL 2013 Business Meeting has been scheduled. Please join us to discuss important IS matters with colleagues/friends on Thursday, 21 March 2013 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m at Dallas Convention Center (DCC) in room A 301. Business meetings are open to all members. Following the tradition, the social "An Evening with Friends of Second Language Writing" will be held right after the meeting. Do not hesitate to contact the SLWIS Chair, Lisa Selyoni, if you have any questions, or would like to propose an agenda item to be considered for the upcoming meeting.

Friends of Second Language Writing invites you to consult at

An Evening with Friends of Second Language Writing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

7:30 – 10:00 PM

Enchilada’s Restaurant

1304 Elm Street

Dallas, Texas


at the corner of Elm and Field

Enchilada’s is approximately 0.6 miles from

the Dallas Convention Center

An evening with Friends of Second Language Writing will be a consultation session at which noted second language writing scholars will be available to participants to discuss issues related to second language writers and writing. We see this event as social in nature; complimentary light appetizers will be served. Additionally, a cash bar and dinner-on-your-own-menu will be available.