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Friday, November 15 • 13:30 - 15:00
Breaking the chains of the five-paragraph essay: Putting theory into action

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The survival of the much-reviled five-paragraph essay is partly attributable to the difficulty in communicating the benefits of genre-based writing pedagogies to teachers, curriculum designers, and material writers. The presenters discuss ways to change practices by putting L2 writing theory and research into action at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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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 →
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Ann M. Johns

Professor Emerita, Linguistics & Writing Studies, San Diego State University
Ann M. Johns has devoted her professional life to the study of academic literacies, with the principal focus upon second language writing. Though she has taught at several academic levels, she is most concerned with diverse students during their first years of university--and most... Read More →
avatar for Christine Tardy

Christine Tardy

Professor of English Applied Linguistics, 1970
Christine Tardy is a Professor of English Applied Linguistics at the University of Arizona, where she teaches courses in TESOL, applied linguistics, and second language writing to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include second language writing, genre theory... Read More →
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Ulla Connor

Chancellor's Professor of English, Indiana Univeristy
Ulla Connor is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Director of the International Center for Intercultural Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. A native of Finland, she has taught ESL and EFL on five different continents. Her research has focused... Read More →
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Deborah Crusan

Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics, Wright State University
Deborah Crusan is Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, where she teaches in the MATESOL program. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and edited collections focusing on second language writing. Her research interests include... Read More →
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Estela Ene

Associate Professor, Indiana University
Estela Ene is an Associate Professor, Director of the EAP Program and Director of the TESOL MA Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She conducts classroom-oriented and corpus-based research on L2 writing in ESL and EFL contexts. She has written about pedagogical... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ruecker

Todd Ruecker

Associate Professor of English and Director of Core Writing, University of Nevada, Reno
Todd Ruecker is Associate Professor of English and Director of Core Writing at the University of Nevada, Reno. His work explores the increasing diversity of educational institutions and advocates for institutional and policy changes to support multilingual student and teacher success... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 13:30 - 15:00
Arizona (400 pax)

Attendees (80)