Title

Teacher-Student Conferences for Improving Adult ELL Students’ Confidence to Write

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Publication Title

International Journal of TESOL and Learning

Volume

9

Issue

2

Abstract

This study examined teacher-student conferences and the students’ perception of their writing. Students were surveyed and interviewed before, during and after the study to compare their perception of their writing. The students and the teacher-researcher met face to face twice a week and collaborated together on discussing the student’s writing mechanics and usage. The method involved two, adult English Language Learner students and the teacher-researcher working together to discuss the expectations, goals, and writing criteria used throughout the study. This study concluded that by using the teacher-student conference, the students’ perception of their writing improved. This resulted in the students having more confidence because they had someone to assist with questions and to provide suggestions concerning the needs of the ELL students.

Keywords

Teacher-student conferences; Writing instruction; ELLs; Action research

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education

Language

English


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