Writing tutorials at the L-café

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Abstract

In this narrative, a teacher discusses how she has transformed her corner of the L-café, a social space for language learning, into a space for English writing tutorials. At the L-café, a tutorial session is possible and effective in several ways. For example, it is easier for an instructor to point out some problems in students' writings in the friendlier atmosphere of L-café. Moreover, the tutorial session can encourage students' autonomous learning. When some students came back with their rewritten texts in these subsequent visits, the author observed progress in students' writing skills. She concludes by noting that these out-of-class writing tutorials work well as supplements to the regular writing classes and have enhanced her enjoyment as a teacher.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Spaces for Language Learning
Subtitle of host publicationStories from the L-café
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages50-59
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781137530103
ISBN (Print)9781137530097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 8 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • English language teaching
  • Heterotopia
  • Narrative
  • Out-of-class learning
  • Second language writing tutorials
  • Social learning space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Igarashi, M. (2015). Writing tutorials at the L-café. In Social Spaces for Language Learning: Stories from the L-café (pp. 50-59). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137530103.0010