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Committee on Second Language Writing (November 2016) - Previous Revision

April 2008 Update

The Committee on Second Language Writing is working closely with the TESOL Second Language Writing Interest Section to coordinate efforts related to second language writing and writers in both professional communities. In addition, the Committee on Second Language Writing will host a Special Interest Group meeting at CCCC 2008 that will focus on practical ways that members can use the CCCC Position Statement on Second Language Writing and Writers and two pre-convention workshops that will focus on working with second language writers in the classroom.  Members from both communities will be working together to consider revisions/additions to the current Position Statement in light of new conversations in the areas of demographic shifts, language variety, and digital literacies.

Committee Members

Susan Miller-Cochran, Co-Chair
Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, Co-Chair

Michelle Cox
Deborah Crusan
Angela Dadak
Kevin Eric DePew
Jay Jordan
Fify Juliana
Jessie Moore
Gladys Scott
Steve Simpson

Committee Charge

Because of the rapid growth in the number of second language writers in US higher education and the increasing linguistic diversity that all teachers of writing encounter in the classroom, the Second Language Writing Committee is charged to:

  1. Serve as an official liaison between CCCC and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); 
  2. Assist in the distribution and use of the second language writing position statement concerning second language writing issues and continue updating the statement as needed;
  3. Identify, develop and provide second language writing resources for CCCC members;
  4. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee on issues related to second language writing.

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