Creative Writing Workshops for Second Language Writers

Creative Writing Workshops for Second Language Writers

Book Title

ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors

Document Type

Book Chapter



Publication Date



Shanti Bruce and Ben Rafoth


Writing, rhetoric, teaching, ESL, second language


Writing centers are seeing more and more kinds of ESL students. That's why the much-loved ESL Writers (winner of the International Writing Centers Association's Outstanding Scholarship Award for Best Book) has changed with the times to reflect the expanding diversity of writing center students. The Second Edition features five totally new essays and has been thoroughly revised to be more useful than ever. ESL Writers,Second Edition:

  • expands the definition of students and tutors with respect to their linguistic backgrounds, describing specifically the characteristics of a variety of English learners, including bilingual writers, Generation 1.5ers, recent immigrants, and foreign students who need support with academic English in a new first chapter
  • focuses greater attention on the diversity of cultural and literacy identities among students and tutors
  • addresses tutors' most frequently asked questions about helping ESL writers with English grammar
  • outlines methods for succeeding with tutoring ESL writers online as well as tips for common pitfalls.

Filled with suggestions and strategies based on a rigorous combination of experience, research, and theory, ESL Writers, Second Edition, remains a tutor's top resource for working with English learners




Arts and Humanities | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Rhetoric and Composition


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