Developing discipline-specific academic writing skills of Hong Kong ESL learners

Zhichang Marc XU, Lixun WANG, Pui Man Jennie WONG, Matthew William DECOURSEY

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Abstract

In this paper, we shall explore academic writing in the framework of academic literacy development among Hong Kong university ESL learners of language and education programs. We shall also discuss discipline-specific academic writing in terms of the continuum comprising academic writing in science, social science and humanities and the implications for developing academic writing skills of Hong Kong ESL learners. In particular, we shall discuss in detail a number of issues regarding academic writing in the disciplines of language and education. Copyright © Common Ground, Zhichang Xu, Lixun Wang, Pui Man Jennie Wong, Matthew DeCoursey.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-218
JournalThe International Journal of the Humanities
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Xu, Z., Wang, L., Wong, P. M. J., & DeCoursey, M. (2010). Developing discipline-specific academic writing skills of Hong Kong ESL learners. The International Journal of the Humanities, 8(9), 211-218.

Keywords

  • Academic writing
  • Disciplinary knowledge
  • Academic literacy
  • Community of practice
  • Language and education
  • Hong Kong ESL learners
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T3314
  • Period: TDG 2007-2008
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output