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Encouraging students of English as a foreign language (EFL) to write family oral histories is an excellent way to teach academic writing and spark student interest. Oral history is defined, steps in writing oral histories are outlined, advantages and disadvantages of having undergraduate EFL composition students draft them are examined, and examples of student oral histories are described. References to student work are from family oral history papers completed by 30 EFL students enrolled in a one-semester advanced writing class in Taiwan. Students' evaluative comments about using oral histories to teach EFL composition are drawn from routinely-administered post-course surveys, which ask what students liked and disliked about the course and their recommendations for change. Excerpts of student writing are included. (MSE)

Descriptors: Advanced Courses, College Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Oral History, Second Language Instruction, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction











Author: Jones, Nathan B.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=10547&id=ED424747







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