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Friday, November 15 • 16:00 - 16:30
Can we move beyond fill-in-the-blank? Issues of writing in Nepali secondary schools

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This paper reports results of interviews with 33 secondary teachers on the teaching of English writing in Kathmandu, Nepal. Key findings: a) Teachers do not possess a clear vision of academic writing in secondary schools. b) Existing methods rely upon pattern matching, fill-in-the-blank approaches to teaching writing in secondary school.

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Rebecca Wheeler

Professor of English, Director of Linguistics Minor, Christopher Newport University
I am new to L2 writing, after 20 years researching and working in fostering dialect awareness in African American Urban classrooms. In Winter, 2016, I served a Fulbright Scholarship in Tajikistan, teaching applied linguistics and academic writing in the 2nd language college setting... Read More →
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Laxman Gnawali

Professor, Kathmandu University
Dr. Laxman Gnawali is Professor of English Education at Kathmandu University from where he obtained his PhD. He holds one Master's degree from Tribhuvan University, and another from University of Exeter, UK. He leads teacher education and trainers training programmes at the University... Read More →

Rachel Applebach

Christopher Newport University

Jacqueline O'Hara

Christopher Newport University

Rachel Wagner

Christopher Newport University

Manuka Adhikari

Kathmandu University
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Kumar Narayn Shrestha

Kathmandu University

Ghanashyam Raj Kafle

Pashupatinath Mitra Middle School

Friday November 15, 2019 16:00 - 16:30
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