Writing Challenges For Esl Students
Using writing prompts poses a challenge to the students as these prompts make them think in a particular direction and try to phrase their thoughts in relation to the topic at hand. By choosing more and more complicated writing prompts every time, you (or your student, if you are a teacher) will gradually improve their writing skills.
However, teaching writing has become difficult because of the challenges faced by the students in learning writing skills. Some of the challenges that are faced by the ESL students are lack of vocabulary, poor grammar, poor spelling, students’ readiness and lack of exposure to books and reading materials.
A developed writing ability is essential for scoring well on standardized tests that include essay sections and a well-chosen ESL writing activity can increase the ability to express increasingly complex ideas succinctly and fully, thus improving communication skills across all four proficiencies. How to Use ESL Writing Activities
ESL students often find it difficult to write long answers to essay questions. Ask a an ESL student to write about their favorite restaurant and they’ll likely give you a one sentence answer. To help students to write longer essays be sure to give them enough writing prompts to cover the different aspects they should cover in their writing.