"Second Language Writing in Multilingual Contexts" 

Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia

CELLTR is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Symposium on Second Language Writing. The SSLW is an important international conference in the field of second language writing, which draws on work in applied linguistics, TESOL, rhetoric/composition, writing studies and related fields. SLW scholars are primarily concerned with teaching writing to speakers of languages other than English at all levels, from childhood to K-12 to university to professional contexts.

The 2018 symposium is jointly hosted by SFU and UBC, but will take place on SFU’s Vancouver campus. A plenary speaker from SFU will be featured and graduate students and faculty from SFU will participate in organizing the conference.

More information about SSLW from its website: “The Symposium on Second Language Writing (SSLW) is an annual international conference that brings together teachers and researchers who work with second- and foreign-language writers to discuss important issues in the field of second language writing. The SSLW was established in 1998 by Tony Silva and Paul Kei Matsuda as a way of facilitating the advancement of knowledge in the field of L2 writing and to build a sense of community among those who are involved in L2 writing research and instruction…. Today, SSLW is a premier international conference providing a forum for the discussion of various issues that affect the field as well as a site of constructing knowledge related to L2 writing and writers.” 

This will be the first time in the 20-year history of SSLW that it will be hosted in Canada. Plenary speakers include: Ryuko Kubota (UBC), Steve Marshall (SFU), Guangwei Hu (Hong Kong Polytechnic Unversity ) and Paul Kei Matsuda (Arizona State University).

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit http://sslw.asu.edu/2018/

August 2-4, 2018

SFU Harbour Centre

Invited Speakers

Ryuko Kubota
University of British Columbia

Steve Marshall
Simon Fraser University

Guangwei Hu
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Paul Kei Matsuda
Arizona State University and Nanjing University