UBC Faculty Research and Publications

Addressing Culture in L2 Writing : Teaching Strategies for the EAP Classroom Bhowmik, Subrata; Chaudhuri, Anita


In this Teaching Issues contribution, six instructional strategies to address culture in second language (L2) writing are discussed. These strategies have been conceptualized as a set of heuristics to enhance student awareness about various cultural and linguistic resources in L2 writing. Each teaching strategy is based on challenges that student writers typically encounter in the classroom. Thus, the six strategies address student needs, and align with the current scholarship in teaching L2 writing. The efficacy of the teaching strategies proposed is weighed in against Henry Giroux's curriculum theory, informed by a critical conceptualization of the dialectic.

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