English Across the Curriculum: Voices from Around the World

  • research, Linguistics, writing, first-year composition, culture, writing program, WAC, WID

Edited by Bruce Morrison, Julia Chen, Linda Lin, and Alan Urmston
Copy edited by Meg Vezzu. Designed by Mike Palmquist.

CoverInspired by papers presented at the second international English Across the Curriculum (EAC) conference, this book provides a platform for those involved in the EAC movement to exchange insights, explore new strategies and directions, and share experiences. It speaks not only to EAC practitioners but also to scholars in a range of related fields, whether they are considering starting an EAC-like initiative or are already involved in an established EAC, Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), or Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program. The chapters in the book testify to challenges faced, opportunities presented, and a passion displayed for embedding academic English literacy in courses in a range of disciplines at institutions around the world. They also highlight the persistence and determination of teachers in creating and shaping valuable learning experiences and ongoing support for their students.

Table of Contents

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Front Matter

Introduction, Julia Chen and Bruce Morrison
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Section One. English Across the Curriculum

1. Supporting Undergraduate Student Learning through Reflective Journal Writing in a Service-Learning Subject: An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach, Felicia Fang and Yammy Chak
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2021.1220.2.01

2. Gaps in Content-Based English Enhancement in Science and Engineering, Barbara WY Siu
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3. Students' Perceptions of the Use of English in a Core Business Subject for First-Year Business Students, Hannah Yun-Yau Lai and Anthony King-Wah Pang
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4. Engaging and Empowering Scientific Writers in Different Disciplines, John Blake and William R. Holden III
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5. Helping Students from Different Disciplines with their Final Year/Capstone Project: Supervisors' and Students' Needs and Requests, Julia Chen, Christy Chan, Vicky Man, and Elza Tsang
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2021.1220.2.05

Section Two. Content and Language Integrated Learning

6. Impacts and Challenges of a Mobile App for Improving Final Year Project Proposal Writing: A Case from a Hong Kong University, Grace Yuk Wan Lim and Ivan Wang-Hei Ho
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7. Teacher Perspectives on Content and Language-Integrated Learning in Taiwan: Motivations, Implementation Factors, and Future Directions, Jeffrey Hugh Gamble
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8. GREATCLIL Camps Integrating School-Based Curricula: An Analysis of Learning Motivation in Remote Areas of Taiwan, Ai Chun Yen | View the Appendix
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9. Testing the Effect of Asynchronous Discussions in a Language Content-Integrated Hybrid Course, Sinh Ngoc Dang
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10. Theatrical Texts in Content and Language Integrated Learning, Alan Thompson
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Section Three. Writing Across the Curriculum

11. WAC and Critical Thinking: Exploring Productive Relationships, Mike Palmquist
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12. Critical Thinking, Writing, and Language Learning: A Report from Northwest China, Matthew Overstreet
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13. Using the Onion Model to Scaffold the Case Analysis Genre in Information Systems, Maria Pia Gomez-Laich, Thomas D. Mitchell, Silvia Pessoa, and Michael Maune
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14. Beyond "Coping" to Natural Language Work: A Case Study at a Transnational Campus, Jay Jordan
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15. Correctness Revisited: How Students (Mis)Identify and Comment on Error in Peers' Drafts, Chris M. Anson
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16. The Praxis of Innovation in Writing Programs, Andy Frazee and Rebecca E. Burnett
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17. The (Transnational) Past, Present, and Future of the Writing Across the Curriculum Movement, Martha A. Townsend, Terry Myers Zawacki, Mike Palmquist, and Julia Chen
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About the Editors

Bruce Morrison is the former Director of the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research focus has primarily been on the tertiary English language experience for non-native speaking students, the language-related challenges they face, and the various strategies they employ to overcome these. His other research interests include independent language learning and the impact of computer-mediated teaching for tertiary English language teachers. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and edited books in these and other areas.

Julia Chen is Director of the Educational Development Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was the chief organizer of the 2015, 2018, and 2021 international conferences on English Across the Curriculum Conference and the principal investigator of several large-scale government-funded inter-university projects on EAC and using technology for academic literacy development. Her work has been published in edited collections, conference proceedings, and journals including The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, International Journal of Information and Education Technology, JACET Journal, Asian ESP Journal, and Journal of Interactive Learning Research.

Linda Lin, who holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, works as program coordinator for the English Language Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has extensive experience in L2 language learning and teaching, L2 language writing analysis, and pedagogic development. Her research interests include academic writing, vocabulary learning, corpus analysis, and applications of concordancing in teaching and learning. She has published articles in journals including ELR Journal, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, English for Specific Purposes, and The English Teacher as well as in edited collections. She also serves as an editor for ELR Journal.

Alan Urmston is an independent educator and consultant based in Hong Kong. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the English Language Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he was coordinator of assessments and Director of the English Language Testing Unit. He teaches courses at the masters and doctorate level, consults for universities, government and commercial assessment providers, and is actively involved in the field of language assessment as a researcher, reviewer, editor, and developer. In one of his current projects, he is helping the Polytechnic University to assist colleagues across the university in the development of rubrics for the assessment of writing and speaking across the disciplines.

Publication Information: Morrison, Bruce, Julia Chen, Linda Lin, & Alan Urmston (Eds.). (2021). English Across the Curriculum: Voices from Around the World. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/INT-B.2021.1220

Digital Publication Date: April 9, 2021
Print Publication Date: November, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-64215-122-0 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-123-7 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-222-7 (pbk.)
DOI: 10.37514/INT-B.2021.1220

Contact Information:
Bruce Morrison: bruce.morrison@polyu.edu.hk
Julia Chen: julia.chen@polyu.edu.hk
Linda Lin: linda.lin@polyu.edu.hk
Alan Urmston: alan.urmston@polyu.edu.hk

International Exchanges on the Study of Writing

Series Editors: Terry Myers Zawacki, George Mason University; Magnus Gustafsson, Chalmers University of Technology; Joan Mullin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Federico Navarro, Universidad de O'Higgins, Chile.

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