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Academic Writing as a Language Barrier. A Learning Framework (Presentation)

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posted on 13.08.2021, 04:41 by Ana María Benton ZavalaAna María Benton Zavala
CLeaR Fellowship 2020. Designing for Learning. The University of Auckland

This project focused on the design of an evidence-based learning framework identifying elements that facilitate students’ transition into English academic writing, for students in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies. The target audience was students who speak English as an additional language (EAL), acknowledging that some elements that facilitate EAL students transition into English academic writing are likely to be useful to diverse students, namely indigenous, neuro-diverse, and minority students.

This academic writing project may shift the perspective of our work with incoming students – undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral – on academic literacy.

This work builds upon my experience as an EAL international doctoral student at The University of Auckland.

Benton Zavala, A. (2018). ‘Shifting the Landscape’, Indigenous Immersion and Bilingual Education in Mexico : Tosepan Kalnemachtiloyan. Language Planning, Buen Vivir, and Representations of Indigenous Identity in the Sierra De Puebla, Mexico. (PhD, University of Auckland)


The Schuler Educational Enhancement and Development (SEED) Fund for Innovation in Teaching



University of Auckland