Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Marti Anderson


This paper is based on my experience teaching courses in which students created publications. I frequently teach both newsletter classes and memory book classes to students of other languages who are studying English in an intensive program. I have also taught classes in which ESL students produced student directories. I have participated in developing cookbooks. I also publish student work in certain classes that I teach.

It describes the process I use to do publication projects. I include theory to support the soundness of this idea in ESL/EFL instruction. The strategy for implementing the class is described. It then moves to a detailed breakdown of the newsletter project and the memory book project. Examples of both of these types of projects are shown. Other publication projects are briefly described and resources for further research are given.


Curriculum and Instruction | First and Second Language Acquisition