Insights into teaching and learning writing
Insights into teaching and learning writing
A practical guide for early-career teachers

Edited by Hassan Mohebbi (2022)


Writing is one of the most challenging skills for a language learner to acquire due its sheer complexity, and language teachers are faced with a demanding task in the teaching and testing of writing. A great deal of research on different aspects of writing has been carried out to date, however despite the abundance of publications in this field, few books aim to offer insights into teaching and learning writing for early career teachers that shed light on writing instruction in jargon-free discourse. This book aims to fill this perceived gap through presenting relevant conceptual and theoretical frameworks of second language writing research and shedding light on the implications of the recent research findings in a clear and practice-oriented style. In this way, it is intended as a companion book for language teachers who include writing as a part of their courses, in particular, new teachers as they embark on their teaching careers.


Hassan Mohebbi

1. Teaching and learning writing: State of the art
Hassan Mohebbi, Vincent Greenier, Akram Nayernia

2. Teachers’ cognition and practices and learners’ needs
James Hartshorn

3. Teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and assessment literacy
Deborah Crusan,

4. ESP/EAP in writing
Helen Basturkmen

5. Testing issues in writing
Chengyuan Yu

6. Innovation in teaching and testing writing
Chunhong Liu

7. Complexity, accuracy, and fluency in writing
Lee McCallum, Niall Curry

8. The nature and role of an interactive task-based approach to writing
Alessandro Benati

9. Drawing on academic reading in teaching academic writing
Mahmoud Altalouli, Mary Curry

10. Collaborative writing: Theory, research, and implications
Tomohito Hiromori

11. Written corrective feedback
Minh Thi Thuy Nguyen, Willy Renandya

12. Dynamic written corrective feedback
Kendon Kurzer

13. Teacher, peer, and self-feedback
Grant Eckstein

14. Individual differences and writing instruction
Rosa M. Manchón, Olena Vasylets

15. Learner autonomy and writing
Rachael Ruegg

16. Future directions in writing research
Rosa M. Manchón, Ronald P. Leow

Book Information
Series: Language Teaching Insights
ISBN (paper): TBA
Imprint: Castledown Publishers
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: TBA
Language: English
Primary Field: Languages & Linguistics
Publication Date: 31 July, 2022 (Expected)