Paraphrastic Academic Writing: Entry Point for First Generation Advanced Bilingual College Students

  • Andrés RamírezEmail author
Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 33)


The implementation of Reading to Learn (R2L) methodology for first generation college freshmen who are bilingual learners is reviewed. The paper details how this integrated genre-based approach informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) supported students in an advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) course to develop linguistic awareness and writing competencies in genres highly valued in college courses. The paper also addresses the programmatic needs and rights of advanced bilinguals, a vastly understudied and underrepresented population in US colleges and universities.


Reading to Learn ESL Genre-based pedagogy College writing English Language Learners Systemic Functional Linguistics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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