After reading the chapter, please discuss the following questions:
- How are teaching and learning assessed similarly or differently in your home country and in the U.S.?
- Although all four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) are important, which language skill is more emphasized in your field?
- What is your goal of taking a graduate-level ESL writing class? What is your expectation of a graduate-level ESL writing class?
- After reading the course syllabus, how is it similar to or different from your expectations of the class?
- How do you want the course instructor to help you with your writing or English language skills in general?