Key Issues in Foreign Language Writing
Article first published online: 19 JAN 2012
© 2012 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc.
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 22–41, Spring 2012
How to Cite
Reichelt, M., Lefkowitz, N., Rinnert, C. and Schultz, J. M. (2012), Key Issues in Foreign Language Writing. Foreign Language Annals, 45: 22–41. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.2012.01166.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 19 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 2011
- foreign language versus English as a second language writing;
- purposes for writing;
In this article, four second language writing specialists address the following significant questions related to foreign language (FL) writing instruction: (1) How is FL writing different from English as a second language writing? (2) How does the sociolin-guistic role of a given FL influence how writing is employed in the overall curriculum for that FL? (3) What role should writing play in the FL classroom? (4) What are possible purposes for students writing in FLs, especially in contexts where students’ real-life needs for FL writing are not immediately obvious? Drawing on their varying backgrounds, the authors provide insights into these issues and pose directions for future research.