Teaching writing to low proficiency EFL students

Arthur Firkins, Gail Forey, Sima Sengupta

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This article describes a genre-based literacy pedagogy which can be used with English language learners. The pedagogy discussed involves a combination of two explicit teaching methodologies, a genre-based and activity-based pedagogical approach. The pedagogy was introduced in an English Club at a local Hong Kong school, as part of a collaborative research project. In this article, we discuss the approach used and present examples of the students' work. The findings are particularly suitable for educational contexts where the students are low proficiency English as a foreign language (EFL) learners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalELT Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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