Sunday 11:15AM - 1:05 PM
3rd Floor ParkTel
Useful Activities for the ESP Writing Classroom
Hyechon College, Korea
This presentation is, first and foremost, designed to be practically
relevant, non-technical and easily accessible to all attendants, with handouts
provided. In this short presentation we will demonstrate some useful
activities that can be immediately used in the writing classroom.
Specifically, these will be activities applicable to English for Special/Specific
Purposes writing in that they will demonstrate some of the ways in which
learners' awareness of how texts achieve their form according to social/communicative
purpose and cultural context can be promoted. We will also briefly
make the point of how learning to use language appropriately according
to social purpose and cultural context
is crucial for learners to have access to the socio-political processes
within Asia and beyond. This is especially relevant with respect
to young learners who will be using English to participate in the global
community in the coming
Marc Bowman is a visiting professor Hyechon College in Taejon, South
Korea. He taught at Assumption University of Thailand for two and
a half years, before coming to Korea. He's presented at the last
two Thai-TESOL conferences is a member of Thai-TESOL and KOTESOL.
He is presently entering the dissertation stage of his MA studies, by external
mode, with the University of Surrey, U.K., and is from Canada.