Category: Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive English Programming

Teaching Academic Writing to First-Year International Students through Differentiated Instruction

Wednesday, May 31
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
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The strategies of teaching academic writing to first-year international students in colleges in the United States will be provided and pedagogical implications will be given to teachers of college composition.

Xin Chen

Ph.D student/Associate Instructor
Bloomington, IN

Xin Chen is a doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB), Indiana, US. Originally from China, she received her B.A in English Language and Literature from Fudan University, one of the top universities in China. During her undergraduate study, she had been awarded scholarships for four consecutive years. Then she went to UK and obtained her master degree in Science of Management from University of Edinburgh, where she also received scholarships for excellent academic performance. Now Xin is studying in US, pursuing a doctoral degree in Literacy, Culture and Language Education with a minor in Management and Entrepreneurship. She is also an associate instructor of freshmen composition to multilingual students at IUB. Her research area is English academic literacy education. Besides coursework, Xin is quite active in extracurricular and involved in various volunteer work to help multilingual students with English academic literacy. She has facilitated many student seminars as well as study groups in the department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education. She is also an English tutor and peer mentor in the Asian Culture Center at IUB. With her interdisciplinary and cross-cultural background, Xin would like to be a scholar in international education and devote herself to helping more multilingual students with their academic life in English-speaking countries.