Second Language Writing

Statement of Purpose

TESOL's Second Language Writing Interest Section (SLWIS) provides a forum for researchers and educators to discuss and exchange information in the area of second language writing.


  • Increase awareness of the significance of writing in teaching ESOL
  • Encourage and support the teaching of writing to ESOL students at all levels
  • Provide a forum to discuss issues of writing assessment, testing, and the placement of second language writers
  • Disseminate theoretical and practical information about research in the field of second language writing
  • Promote further research in the area of second language writing

Leaders, 2017-2018

Chair: Nigel Caplan
Chair-Elect: Tanita Saenkhum
Past Chair: Ryan Miller
Members-at-Large: Aylin Baris Atilgan, Betsy Gilliland, Hee-Seung Kang, Soo Hyon Kim, Tanita Saenkhum, and Sandra Zappa-Hollman
Secretary: Veronika Maliborska
Newsletter Editors:
 Elena Shvidko and Ilka Kostka
Community Manager: Elena Shvidko