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Ecocomposition in the ESL Classroom: The Campus Space Compare and Contrast Assignment

Departments of English and Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Languages 2019, 4(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages4020028
Received: 30 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 May 2019 / Published: 22 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue MOBILLE 2019)
This essay showcases a place-based compare–contrast assignment originally designed for first-year ESL composition courses at a U.S. university. This ecocomposition assignment prompts students to research and compare the technological design and visual rhetoric embodied in two spaces or buildings in their learning community. Based on my experience using this assignment for three consecutive semesters in 2017–2018, this essay discusses the grounding of the campus space compare–contrast assignment in theories of content-based instruction and place-based ecocomposition, and argues for its suitability in intermediate and advanced language learning contexts. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecocomposition; place-based composition; ESL/EFL writing; language teaching ecocomposition; place-based composition; ESL/EFL writing; language teaching
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