Evaluating Genre-based Teaching Approach in ESL Writing Class with De Beaugrande and Dressler’s Theories on Text Linguistics
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- genre-based approach; ESL writing; de Beaugrande; Dressle; text linguistics
Recent years have seen increased emphasis being placed on the notion of genre in the language-learning classroom. However, based on evaluating genre-based teaching approach in ESL writing class with theories on text linguistics proposed by de Beaugrande and Dressler, some suggestions are proposed. Namely, we should not totally deny the merits that genre-based approach deserves; meanwhile, it is also unwise to take genre analysis as the central activity in ESL writing class. By studying the nature of writing from a cognitive point of view, a compromise has been recommended: to apply the combination of the principles of both process and product methodology and tasked-based approach to ESL writing class. But one principle goes always underneath the combination that we should not give learners fish to eat, but to teach them how to fish.
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TY - CONF AU - Tiemei Guo PY - 2018/03 DA - 2018/03 TI - Evaluating Genre-based Teaching Approach in ESL Writing Class with De Beaugrande and Dressler’s Theories on Text Linguistics BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 386 EP - 390 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.88 DO - 10.2991/iccese-18.2018.88 ID - Guo2018/03 ER -