Follow-Up Questions for Reflection or Discussion

After reading the chapter, please discuss the following questions:

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


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