International Perspectives on Creative Writing in Second Language Education: Supporting Language Learners' Proficiency, Identity, and Creative Express (Routledge Research in Language Education) (Hardcover)

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International Perspectives on Creative Writing in Second Language Education: Supporting Language Learners' Proficiency, Identity, and Creative Express (Routledge Research in Language Education) (Hardcover)

By Bee Chamcharatsri (Editor), Atsushi Iida (Editor)

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This volume explores the instructional use of creative writing in secondary and post-secondary contexts to enhance students' language proficiency and expression in English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL).

Offering a diverse range of perspectives from scholars and practitioners involved in English language teaching (ELT) globally, International Perspectives on Creative Writing in Second Language Education tackles foundational questions around why fiction and creative writing have been traditionally omitted from ESL and EFL curricula. By drawing on empirical research and first-hand experience, contributors showcase a range of creative genres including autobiography, scriptwriting, poetry, and e-Portfolios, and provide new insight into the benefits of second language creative writing for learners' language proficiency, emotional expression, and identity development. The volume makes a unique contribution to the field of second language writing by highlighting the breadth of second language users throughout the world, and foregrounding links between identity, learning, and ESL/EFL writing.

This insightful volume will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, researchers, and academics in the fields of ESL/EFL learning, composition studies, and second language acquisition (SLA). Those with a focus on the use of creative writing in classrooms more broadly, will also find the book of interest.

Bee Chamcharatsri is Associate Professor of Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies and English Language and Literature at University of New Mexico, USA.Atsushi Iida is Associate Professor of English at Gunma University, Japan.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032025599
ISBN-10: 103202559X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 11th, 2022
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Routledge Research in Language Education