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Creative writing for language learners (and teachers) - writing article - guest writers

Creative writing normally refers to the production of texts which have an aesthetic rather than a purely informative, instrumental or...

Making writing communicative - writing article

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes,...


Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those...

Using mind maps to develop writing - writing article

Mind maps can be used for a multitude of purposes. This article outlines how they can effectively be used to help support and develop...

Writing and elementary learners - writing article

This article is about bringing some energy and excitement to the process of writing in the classroom. It's about how to create a writing...

Responding to content - writing article

This article explores how you can encourage your students to focus on content in their writing and gives ideas for how to respond to it...

Learner diaries - writing article

When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with...

Approaches to process writing - writing article

What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple...

Write on! - Creative writing as language practice - writing article

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing...