1:15 - 2:05 PM
Teaching Writing to Korean University Students
Seoul National University
This presentation will explore ways to motivate and guide Korean university
students in their study of academic writing. Through focusing on content,
organization, and language, students can learn to compose clear and effective
paragraphs and essays. At each stage, the presenter will introduce successful
techniques for encouraging active participation and learning. The content
stage will emphasize the use of engaging themes and authentic materials,
organization will introduce guidelines for writing various rhetorical modes,
and language will provide contextualized and meaningful exercises. Throughout
the writing process, students can have the opportunity to share and discuss
their ideas and compositions through guided prewriting, peer revision,
and peer editing activities. Attention will be given to the importance
of writing as a means of communication. The presenter will share materials
that she has personally developed while teaching at a Korean university.
Susan Niemeyer is a visiting professor at Seoul National University.
She has also served on the faculty of the Department of English at Yonsei
University in Seoul. She has an M.A. in TESOL from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and has also taught EFL in Japan. She is currently
working on a writing textbook entitled, "Principles of Writing."