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Academic Writing Workshops (2 Day)

2018-04-26 @ 10:00 - 13:00

Target audience: EAP teachers, teacher trainers, writing tutors, directors of writing centers, researchers. Auditorium: B-1.

ELPAcademic Writing University Center NUST MISiS, in partnership with the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centers Consortium” and Palgrave Macmillan is proud to host the event. Venue of the event: Academic Writing Office (AWUC), National University of Science & Technology MISiS, Moscow.

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M. Sidury Christiansen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a former Fulbright Scholar. Her research interests include sociolinguistics and digital literacies, especially on learners’ engagement with each other in digital spaces. She explores the intersections between literacy and language ideologies, identities, and culture online. In the area of digital literacy, her current work focuses on the use of digital technologies for second language writing development (e.g., digital storytelling, use of apps and video making to advance academic essay writing). Her publications have appeared in journals such as Written Communication, Writing & Pedagogy, Journal of Sociolinguistics, and the Journal of Response to Writing.


SiduryDate: April 26th Day 2:

Talk Time: 10:00 – 13:00
M. Sidury Christiansen, PhD / Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at San Antonio
“A Linguistic Crutch or a Tool? Uses of L1 in Academic Writing and Where it Fits in the Philosophy of WCs”
In this presentation, you will learn the theory behind the use of L1 in academic writing. You will also explore the different philosophies of WC and how they either help or undermine writing development. At the end, you will leave with a list of ideas on how to better foster academic writing using the linguistic resources available to students.


10:00 - 13:00