This site is a resource for second language writing and also hosts the Second Language Writing Interest Section (TESOL), which has more resources. If you have suggestions or recommendations for this site or the SLWIS site, please let me know.

Below are the last five items from News. To read more, go there. To read sporadic entries on teaching, learning, writing, and using technology, go to my blog. For posts after May 10, 2014, go to Explorations in Learning.

Excellence in Language Instruction Conference in Singapore

"Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching and Learning” 

An international conference co-organized by TESOL International Association and the National Institute of Education, Singapore

Date: December 3-5, 2015

CFP deadline: April 15, 2015

Find more details at CFP information.

SLWIS Committee Open Meeting at TESOL 2015

Committee on Second Language Writing's Open Meeting is Saturday, 9:30am-12:00pm, in Convention Center Room 2, First Floor. We will be reviewing this year's conference and planning for next year, including time for sharing and networking for proposals.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in second language writing, and people usually come and go, so you are welcome to attend all or only part. 

TESOL 2015: Evening with Friends of Second Language Writing

If you’re going to TESOL 2015, be sure to attend the Evening with Friends of Second Language Writing. Click here to see the flyer.

Journal of Response to Writing

A new journal has been started: Journal of Response to Writing. From the website:

"The Journal of Response to Writing publishes papers based on research, theory, and/or practice that meaningfully contribute to an understanding of how response practices lead to better writing.

JRW has three purposes:

1. Provide a venue for theorizing and reporting ground-breaking research on response to writing

2. Invite writing theorists, researchers, and practitioners to a venue to share their work with one another and  colleagues in adjacent fields, most notably Composition, Applied Linguistics, and Foreign Language teaching viz a viz L1 and L2 writing

3. Provide new or inexperienced teachers with immediate suggestions for use in giving, encouraging, or managing responses to their students’ writing


The first issue is scheduled to be available in January 2015. In the meantime we hope that you will consider submitting a research or teaching manuscript and thereby participate with the journal as an author or reviewer."

List of SLW Sessions at TESOL 2015

The Second Language Writing Interest Section has compiled a list of SLW sessions at TESOL 2015.

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