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In order to write effectively, second language students need more than strategies for drafting and revising. They also need a clear understanding of genre so that they can appropriately structure their writing for various contexts. Over the last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the notion of genre and its central place in language teaching and learning. Genre and Second Language Writing enters into this important debate, providing an accessible introduction to current theory and research in the area of written genres-and applying these understandings to the practical concerns of today's EFL/ESL classroom.
Each chapter includes discussion and review questions and small-scale practical research activities. This book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.