Supporting Scholarly Writing: Strategies from Systemic Functional Linguistics

Event Date & Time

  • June 13, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This two-hour workshop introduces a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL)-informed framework for supporting academic writing across the disciplines for users of English as an additional language in their first-year at UBC. In this approach, instructors and learners examine how writing functions simultaneously as representation (what is going on?), interaction (who is involved?), and message (how is writing organized?). After workshopping key features of the framework we will engage in various ways with a small sample of instructional materials from the foundational writing courses in the Academic English Program (AEP) at UBC VAntage College, as well as from AEP courses that are linked, respectively, to first-year UBC courses in Arts, Applied Science, and Science. While the focus of the workshop is on supporting the writing of first-year students, the framework and associated strategies are shown to be relevant for supporting scholars at various levels of apprenticeship.

This workshop is presented by the Writing Across the Curriculum+ Program (WAC+). WAC+ is a TLEF-funded collaboration between the Science Centre for Learning and Teaching, the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication and the Department of Chemistry and is designed to support the teaching and learning of written, oral, multimedia and other non-traditional forms of communication in the sciences. WAC+ events are open to all educators (faculty, post-docs, graduate students, staff, etc.).

Facilitated by Dr. Alfredo Ferreira, Academic English Program, Vantage College

For more information, please visit the WAC+ website or register here.



Venue Website:

2207 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z4