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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR

Sarah Henderson Lee, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, USA

SLWIS Chair Sarah Henderson Lee provides an overview of the activities that SLWIS conducted since Summer 2021 and highlights the TESOL 2022 SLWIS academic session and intersection sessions at the TESOL 2022 Convention in March. Read More

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Elena Taylor, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA

The SLW News Editor Elena Taylor welcomes readers to this issue, provides an overview of the articles, and invites readers to share their research and teaching ideas with the newsletter readership. Read More

ARTICLES
DATA-DRIVEN LEARNING PRACTICES IN SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE WRITING PEDAGOGY

Gözde Durgut, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

Data-driven learning (DDL), an approach to language learning through corpus-based instruction, is widely regarded as an effective approach in language learning pedagogy. This paper presents an overview of empirical research in DDL-based pedagogy and provides insights into factors that need to be considered in the design and implementation of DDL-oriented activities in language classrooms. Read More

ADAPTING CORPUS-BASED MATERIALS FOR ONLINE TEACHING IN L2 WRITING COURSES

Anh Dang, Nina Conrad, and Shelley Staples, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

This article discusses how corpus-based materials were adapted for use in on-the-ground and online classes in a first-year writing course. The article also explores ways that teachers made effort to re-create engaging learning experiences while working within the constraints and affordances of online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

BOOK REVIEWS
REVIEW OF SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING IN TRANSITIONAL SPACES: TEACHING AND LEARNING ACROSS EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS

Sean Farrell, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA

Second Language Writing in Transitional Spaces aims to examine L2 writing across the long educational curriculum, from K-16. Though somewhat lacking in student perspectives, this timely intervention makes a convincing case for building bridges between instructors at different levels and providing greater scaffolding for students who are struggling at the boundaries. Read More

GRADUATE STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS
ANGELA HAKIM

Angela Hakim, King's College London, UK

In this section edited by Elena Taylor, we introduce you to a recent graduate student who is interested in L2 writing teacher education, particularly in EFL contexts. Read More

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SLW NEWS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

SLW News is soliciting articles on second language writing (SLW) 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

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 a SLWIS leader for details. Read More

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