Teaching Writing to ESL Students

Manuel Campos


One of the ways that ESL students measure their own success is by how error-free their language is. This can make ESL writing, where mistakes are highlighted in bright red pen, discouraging.

Why does ESL writing feel harder than ESL speaking for some students? 

  1. A lack of competency in the English language is, without doubt, one of the greatest problems which ESL students face
  2. The particular demands of academic writing are exceedingly high and complex and the rules are rarely taught anywhere

In this section, you will find posts about how to approach teaching writing to ESL students