Publication details [#58952]

Busch, Mike, Alister Cumming and Ally A. Zhou. 2014. Do adult ESL learners’ and their teachers’ goals for improving grammar in writing correspond? Language Awareness 23 (3) : 234–254.
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Language as a subject
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This study attests only restricted consensus between English as a second language university students’ and their instructors' goals for grammar improvement in academic writing. Learners generally have little or no area knowledge or awareness and prefer ameliorating formal grammatical features, whilst instructors either mentioned no goals or tried to enhance grammatical complexity and text features' stylistic fitness.