Resources for Instructors and Tutors

Bruce, Shanti and Ben Rafoth. Eds. ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton Cook, 2009.

This is an edited collection of practical essays written by some of the most prominent TESOL scholars about tutoring ESL students in writing centers.

Glasman-Deal, Hilary. Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English. London: Imperial College Press, 2010. (online)

This practical guide for ELL in the sciences is available in online form through Stanford Libraries. While it may promote a fairly rigid style of writing, it provides students with strategies and forms they can use immediately in their graduate science courses. It is also useful to graduate students outside STEM fields.

Harklau, Linda; Kay M. Losey; and Meryl Siegal. Eds. Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999.

This edited collection explores Generation 1.5, students who are U.S. citizens or residents whose identify with a different heritage language. The authors make a compelling argument that Generation 1.5 is a highly diverse group who should not be considered as synonymous with international ELLs.

Myers, Sharon. “Reassessing the ‘Proofreading Trap’: ESL Tutoring and Writing Instruction.” Writing Center Journal 24.1 (2003): 51-70.

In this accessible scholarly essay, Myers argues that writing instructors and tutors can and, at times, should intervene on the sentence level while working with ELLs.

Shapiro, Shawna; Raichle Farrelly, and Zuzana Tomas. Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press, 2014.

This is a practical guide to working with international students.

TESOL International Association Blog. http://blog.tesol.org/

The TESOL International Association Blog is similar to a Writing Commons blog for ESL instructors. It can provide writing instructors and tutors a sense of the ESL field. 

Works Consulted

Alberts, Heike C., Helen Hazen, and Russell King. International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; 2013.

Allison, Desmond. "Assertions and alternatives: Helping ESL undergraduates extend their choices in academic writing." Journal of Second Language Writing 4.1 (1995): 1-15.

Andrade, Maureen S. and Norman W. Evans. Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing : Developing Self-Regulated Learners. ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Atkinson, Dwight and Vai Ramanthan. "Cultures of Writing: An Ethnographic Comparison of L1 and L2 University Writing/ Language Programs." TESOL Quarterly 29.3 (1995): 539-  568.

Bifuh-Ambe, Elizabeth. "Postsecondary Learning: Recognizing the Needs of English Language Learners in Mainstream University Classrooms." Multicultural Education 19.3 (2011): 13-19.

Blanton, Linda Lonon. "Classroom Instruction and Language Minority Students: On Teaching to 'Smarter' Readers and Writers." Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 119-142.

Briguglio, Carmela, and Shalini Watson. "Embedding English language across the curriculum in higher education: A continuum of development support." Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, The 37.1 (2014): 67.

Burgess, Sally and Margaret Cargill. "Using Genre Analysis and Corpus Linguistics to Teach Research Article Writing." Supporting Research Writing: Roles and Challenges in Multilingual Settings. Ed. Valerie Matarese. Oxford: Chandos, 2013. 55-71.

Chiang, Yuet-Sim D. and Mary Schmida. "Language Identity and Language Ownership: Linguistic Conflicts of First-Year University Writing Students." Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 45-60.

Craig, Jennifer Lynn. Integrating Writing Strategies in EFLESL University Contexts : A Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Approach. New York; London: Routledge, 2013.

Ferris, Dana R. "One Size Does Not Fit All: Response and Revision Issues for Immigrant Student Writers." Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 143-157.

Glasman-Deal, Hilary. Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English. London: Imperial College Press, 2010.

Harklau, Linda; Kay M. Losey; and Meryl Siegal. Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999.

Harklau, Linda; Meryl Siegel; and Kay Losey. "Linguistically Diverse Students and College Writing: What is Equitable and Appropriate?" Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 1-14.

Harris, Muriel and Tony Silva. “Tutoring ESL Students: Issues and Options.” College Composition and Communication 44. 4 (1993): 525-537.

Johns, Ann M. "Opening Our Doors: Applying Socioliterate Approaches (SA) to Language Minority Classrooms." Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 159-171.

Kroll, Barbara. Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing. The Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series. Cambridge ;New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Land, Robert E. and Catherine Whitley. "Evaluating Second Language Essays in Regular Composition Classes: Towards a Pluralistic U.S. Rhetoric." Negotiating Academic Literacies: Teaching and Learning Across Languages and Cultures. Eds. Vivian Zamel and Ruth Spack. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.

Le Ha, Phan, and Bradley Baurain, eds. Voices, identities, negotiations, and conflicts: Writing academic English across cultures. Vol. 22. BRILL, 2011.

Leki, Ilona. Undergraduates in a Second Language: Challenges and Complexities of Academic Literacy Development. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007.

Lipson, Charles. "Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada." Chicago Guides to Academic Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Matarese, Valerie, Ed. Supporting Research Writing: Roles and Challenges in Multilingual Settings. Oxford: Chandos, 2013.

Matsuda, Paul Kei. "Composition studies and ESL writing: A disciplinary division of labor." College Composition and Communication (1999): 699-721.

Matsuda, Paul Kei; Tanita Saenkhum; and Steven Accardi. "Writing teachers' perceptions of the presence and needs of second language writers: An Institutional Case Study." Journal of Second Language Writing 22 (2013): 68-86.

Matsuda, Paul Kei and Michelle Cox. "Reading an ESL Writer's Text." ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. 2nd ed. Ed. Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton Cook, 2009. 42-50.

McCarthey, Sarah J., and Georgia Earnest García. "English language learners’ writing practices and attitudes." Written Communication 22.1 (2005): 36-75.

Moussu, Lucie. “Let’s Talk! ESL Students’ Needs and Writing Centre Philosophy.” TESL Canada Journal 30.2 (2013): 55-68.

Mozafari, Cameron. "Creating Third Space: ESL Tutoring as Cultural Mediation." Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric 6 (2008): 47-59.

Myers, Sharon. “Reassessing the ‘Proofreading Trap’: ESL Tutoring and Writing Instruction.” Writing Center Journal 24.1 (2003): 51-70.

Nakamaru, Sarah. “Lexical Issues in Writing Center Tutorials with International and US-educated multilingual writers.” Journal of Second Language Writing 19.2 (2010): 95-113. 

Phillips, Talinn. Examining Bridges, Expanding Boundaries, Imagining New Identities: The Writing Center as Bridge for Second Language Graduate Writers. Diss. Ohio U, 2008.

Rodby, Judith. "Contingent Literacy: The Social Construction of Writing for Nonnative English-Speaking College Freshman." Generation 1.5 Meets College Composition : Issues in the Teaching of Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 45-60.

Ritter, Jennifer J. and Trygve Sandvik. "Meeting in the Middle: Bridging the Construction of meaning with Generation 1.5 Learners." ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. 2nd ed. Ed. Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton Cook, 2009. 91-104.

Shapiro, Shawna; Raichle Farrelly, and Zuzana Tomas. Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press, 2014.

Silva, Tony and Paul Kei Matsuda. Eds. On Second Language Writing. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2001.

Starobin, Soko S. “International Students in Transition: Changes in Access to U.S. Higher Education.” Understanding Students in Transition: Trends and Issues. Ed. Frankie Santos  Laanan. SF: Jossey-Bass, 2006. 63-72.

Tran, Ly Thi. "Turning the Spotlight to International Students' Internal Negotiations: Critical Thinking in Academic Writing." Voices, identities, negotiations, and conflicts: Writing  academic English across cultures. Eds. Phan Le Ha and Bradley Baurain, eds. Vol. 22. BRILL, 2011.

Zamel, Vivian and Ruth Spack. Eds. Negotiating Academic Literacies: Teaching and Learning cross Languages and Cultures. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.