SSLW 2019

The 18th Symposium on Second Language Writing and SSLW Institute

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ USA November 13-16, 2019.
The Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW) is an annual international conference that brings together teachers and researchers who work with second- and foreign-language writers to discuss crucial issues in the field of second language writing.

The SSLW began in 1998 as a way of facilitating the advancement of knowledge in the field of L2 writing and to build a sense of community among those who are involved in L2 writing research and instruction.

The symposium addresses issues in theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, and articulation with other disciplines.

SSLW 2019
SSLW 2019

The theme of SSLW this year was “Professionalizing Second Language Writing”; for this reason, it primarily addressed the topics of professional development of the field of second language writing, its relation to and interaction with other disciplines, professionalization of writing teachers, and the current state along with the future of second language research.

Elena M. Bazanova (MISIS, Moscow, Russia) presented the following topic: A multidisciplinary approach to teaching ESL research writing in the multi-level language classroom.

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