Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Claire Stanley


The thesis is designed to enable the teacher/practitioner to use the Letter Writing Technique as an adjunct to intensive ESL courses that equally stress the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The areas discussed include an overview of correction techniques, integration of the letters with other skills and integration of the letters with a variety of recent language teaching approaches. The issues of fluency versus accuracy and deductive versus inductive learning are also discussed. The paper stresses the "intrigue'' and naturalness of letters by the incorporation of letters to the Readers within the content of the paper. The Appendix contains student and teacher sample letters.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods