Event on 8/10/2023! Introducing We Authors, an L2 Writing Website

Landscape view of a wall with welcome signs in different languages at the Anne Frank Museum with a bicycle leaning on the wall.
A wall at the Anne Frank Museum on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo credit: Adam Szuly Photography / Alamy Stock Photo.

We invite you to learn about We Authors | Second-Language Writing (slweauthors.commons.gc.cuny.edu), a website for students enrolled in second language courses across CUNY.  

A daughter site of We Authors | Heritage Writing (https://weauthors.commons.gc.cuny.edu/), We AuthorsSecond-Language Writing was created in response to requests from CUNY faculty. Both sites provide students with a public-facing component to their assignments (under instructor supervision), which allows them to write with a purpose, something known to be instrumental in increasing learner engagement and advancing writing proficiency. 

During the 2022-2023 academic year, ILETC successfully piloted the site with Japanese learners enrolled at Hunter and John Jay colleges. Now, we are preparing the site to welcome courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. 

The professors who participated in the pilot and the ILETC team will be conducting a Zoom presentation on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 1:002:00 PM. During the presentation, we will share information on how you can integrate We Authors into your course. 

If interested, please register for the Zoom link here! 

We look forward to sharing more with you in August.