Benjamin Richards

Biography:

Ben applied to the MA TESOL program after realizing that his love of foreign languages and English writing could translate into a career teaching ESL. After graduation, he intends to immerse himself in the joys of working with English language learners at a local community college. When not lesson planning, Ben enjoys pedaling chromoly steel through the San Francisco landscape.

Presentation Abstract:

Effective Practices for Grammar Issues in Short ESL Writing Tutorials

Writing center tutors often face the challenge of how to efficiently and successfully respond to ESL students’ grammar errors.  In some cases, the grammar points a student wants to work on may not be the same issues the tutor sees as important.  The challenge is further intensified by time and scheduling constraints.  Informed by observations of tutoring sessions and interviews with tutors at CCSF and SFSU and a review of published and online resources, the presenter will identify some common grammar issues and offer recommendations and resources for addressing them in light of institutional limitations.

About these ads

One thought on “Benjamin Richards

  1. Pingback: Presenters: |

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s