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Thursday, November 14 • 13:30 - 15:00
Developing academic literacy and genre awareness: Getting started with SFL

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L2 writers need to develop a wide range of academic literacy skills in order to succeed in undergraduate degrees. This colloquium introduces aspects of Systemic Functional Linguistics' genre theory that enable students and teachers to better understand and describe how language works to do the work of academic writing.


Sandra Zappa

University of British Columbia
Sandra Zappa-Hollman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the AEP Vantage College at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the academic literacy trajectories of international EAL students.
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Nigel Caplan

Associate Professor, University of Delaware
Nigel Caplan is an Associate Professor at the University of Delaware English Language Institute, where he teaches ESL to international undergraduate and graduate students. His textbooks include Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers (Michigan), and two levels in the... Read More →

Silvia Pessoa

Carnegie Mellon University

Thomas Mitchell

Associate Teaching Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University

Pia Gomez

Carnegie Mellon University

Ryan Miller

Kent State University

Thursday November 14, 2019 13:30 - 15:00
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