Fostering Professional Inquiry: A Report on the Sixth National Symposium on EFL Writing Research and Teaching in China
Published on Jan 1, 2010
This report presents an overall picture of the state of research and recent highlights of English writing in China by describing the Sixth National Symposium on EFL Writing Research and Teaching in China, which was held in Beijing in fall 2008. Major themes emerging from the symposium are grouped into five categories: (1) The state-of-the-art of L2 writing research at home and abroad; (2) Writing instruction; (3) Student writers and China English; (4) Evaluation and assessment; and (5) Professional development of L2 writing teachers. The report concludes with an analysis of the trends of EFL writing in China based on conference discussions.