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Symposium on Second Language Writing 2019

Image of Symposium on Second Language Writing participants / Photo courtesy Paul Kei Matsuda

The 2019 Symposium on Second Language Writing and SSLW Institute will take place November 13-16, 2019 at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.

The theme for this year's SSLW is "Agency in Second Language Writing." We hope to stimulate the conversation about the role of student and teacher agency in various aspects of second language writing—learning, writing, teaching, assessment, placement, professional development, administration, research.

The SSLW Institute, featuring a series of professional development workshops and mentoring sessions, will occur on November 13, followed by Symposium sessions starting on November 14.

Plenary Speakers

Neomy Storch, University of Melbourne, Australia
Learner agency enactment in L2 writing activities

Tanita Saenkhum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Practicing agency in second language writing

Todd Ruecker, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Enacting agency for second language writers and their teachers in an era of neoliberal education reform

Founded in 1998 by Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda, the SSLW is an annual international conference dedicated to the development of the field of second language writing—a transdisciplinary field of specialization that draws from and contributes to various related fields, including applied linguistics, writing studies, education, foreign language studies, literacy studies, rhetoric, and TESOL.

Since its inception, SSLW has been attracting second language writing researchers and teachers from all over the world.

The Department of English at ASU is a supporter of the SSLW.

Contact: 
Paul Kei Matsuda
Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 13-16, 2019
Location: 
Memorial Union (MU)
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
$150-$300