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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Silvia Pessoa, SLWIS Chair, Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar
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LETTER FROM TESOL PRESIDENT ANDY CURTIS
Andy Curtis, President, TESOL International Association
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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Ilka Kostka, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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ARTICLES
WRITTEN CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK: STRATEGIES FOR L2 WRITING INSTRUCTORS
Mitchell Goins, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, USA

Providing students with corrective feedback can be one of the most time-consuming and challenging tasks English language teachers undertake. This article offers second language writing instructors practical strategies and suggestions for correcting students’ errors and helping them improve their linguistic accuracy. Read More

DISCOVERING PERSONAL HISTORIES: AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Charles Lavin, Rhonda Petree, & Sam Herrington, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wisconsin, USA

This article describes the Oral History Project and serves as a how-to guide for incorporating meaningful primary research (i.e., interviews) into an advanced ESL writing course. Read More

REFLECTIONS ON USING PEER REVIEW IN A SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING COURSE
Fernanda Capraro, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

This article presents the author’s experiences with peer review in an ESL writing class. She first discusses the strategies she used to implement it and then concludes with a synthesis of guidelines for creating effective peer review. Read More

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AN INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR TONY SILVA
Elena Shvidko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

In this interview, Elena Shvidko talks with renowned second language (L2) writing expert Tony Silva to gain his insight on the field, his work, and the future of L2 writing. Read More

REVIEWS
A REVIEW OF TESOL RESOURCE CENTER'S WRITING RESOURCES
Betsy Gilliland, University of Hawai'i, Mānoa, Hawai'i, USA

This article provides an overview and evaluation of writing-related resources in TESOL’s Resource Center. Read More

CONFERENCE REVIEW: THE SEVENTH SYMPOSIUM ON WRITING CENTERS IN ASIA
Mary Hillis, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan

This article provides a synopsis of a conference geared toward writing center professionals held in Japan in March 2015. Read More

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SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING IS CONTACT INFORMATION

TESOL’s Second Language Writing IS provides a forum for researchers and educators across grade levels and institutional settings to discuss and exchange information in the area of second language writing. We invite you to join the conversation—contact an SLWIS leader for details. Read More

SLW NEWS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SLW News is soliciting articles on second language writing theory, research, and pedagogy in all ESL/EFL settings. Consider sharing your ideas with SLW colleagues by submitting a piece for the next issue. Read More

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Write for SLW News! We welcome articles focusing on a wide range of L2 writing issues. See submission guidelines for more information. The next deadline for the next issue is January 10.
Second Language Writing Symposium
The 14th Symposium on Second Language Writing will be held November 19-21, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Plenary speakers include Ken Hyland, Rosa Manchón, and Paul Kei Matsuda.

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