Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

The right approach to teaching writing in an EAP: Some perspectives

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Teaching english in multilingual contexts: Current challenges, future directions

Department

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

ISBN

9781443826730

Editor

Azra Ahmed, Greame Cane, Mehnaz Hanzala

Publisher

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

City

Newcastle upon Tyne

Abstract

To help students develop academic writing competence remains and arduous task for English language teachers. There are several ways to approach this particular fence. But is there any right or best way to teach and learn academic writing skills? The best practice in any situation is determined by numerous factors such as an underlying philosophy, the students` starting point, time, course discipline, and many others. This paper discusses the three approaches currently popular in the teaching and learning of English writing skills. It also proposes using an integrated, genre-based process writing approach for students at the tertiary level in the Pakistani context, which is most often multicultural and multilingual.

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