Wang and Machado to Publish on Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:41:52 PM

Peizhen Wang and Crystal Machado’s article, “Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners at Writing Centers in America: A Proposed Culturally Responsive Model,” has been accepted by the Journal of International Students.

This paper describes the ways in which writing centers currently serve English language learners (ELL) at American universities. The authors argue that the pedagogy offered at these centers does not always meet the needs of the Chinese ELLs, who make up the largest population of ELLs at American universities. They argue that the supplemental model they describe, which is grounded in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, is better suited to the needs of Chinese ELLs. They identify obstacles to successful implementation of the proposed program and ways in which these, and gaps in research, can be addressed by directors of writing centers.

Professional Studies in Education