MACK Lindsay
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  Center for Language Education
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2012/01
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Reflective Journals in EFL Tutoring
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal The Journal of Asia TEFL
Volume, Issue, Page 9(4),pp.165-189
Details As Writing Centers begin to expand from the West to new international contexts, L2 tutors, instead of native speaker tutors, are now being hired. These tutors face distinct problems in tutoring EFL students and little research
has been done on the types of challenges these tutors encounter or the implications these issues have for tutor development. This paper examines the types of problems L2 writing tutors face when tutoring EFL students and the
role reflective journals plays in understanding these issues. Data was collected from five L2 writing tutors in the form of nine reflective journal entries, per tutor, over a two month period making for 45 in total. The results show that tutors had difficulty in distinguishing between lower order concerns (LOC) and higher order concerns (HOC).
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