Developing materials for a genre-based approach to teaching

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In the wake of research carried out by Swales (1990), Bhatia (1993) and more recently, Flowerdew (2000), this session aims to explore some of the practical ways in which genre-analysis may be applied when teaching undergraduate and postgraduate university students academic writing.

After examining some of the theoretical principles that underpin genre-based approaches to writing instruction, the presenter will share classroom-ready materials that he has used in academic writing courses at two different British universities (the University of Plymouth and the University of Central Lancashire) and invite participants to consider ways in which these may be most effectively adapted to suit their own individual teaching contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventJoint BALEAP/SATEFL International Conference: New Approaches to Materials Development for Language Learning - Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Apr 200517 Apr 2005


ConferenceJoint BALEAP/SATEFL International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Teaching
  • academic writing


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