Paul Kei Matsuda
Myth: International and U.S. Resident ESL Writers Cannot be Taught in the Same Class

Writing Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching (2008)

As the multilingual population in U.S. higher education becomes more diverse, it is becoming increasingly difficult to fit them into neat categories that have long served as the basis for placement practices and curriculum design. As a result, many resident "ESL" writers are placed in language courses that have traditionally been designed with international students in mind. In this book chapter, I argue that it is not possible to find a perfect placement option that works for everyone; instead, second language writing courses need to be reconceived and redesigned to in light of the reality of today's multilingual student population.

Matsuda, P. K. (2008). Myth: International and U.S. resident ESL writers cannot be taught in the same class. In J. M. Reid (Ed.), Writing myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching (pp. 159-176). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Updated on April 28, 2013