Teaching academic writing in Europe: multilingual and multicultural contexts

Sally Burgess and Anne Pallant


The requirements for academics to publish in English raise issues around the acquisition of the skills required to succeed in academic writing. Due to the idiosyncratic nature of a writer’s experience, it is possible that no two writers succeed by following the same path. By discussing research and practice concerning academic writing by first language users and by users of English as an additional or international language, this chapter attempts to sketch a picture of the range of approaches used in academic writing support in European contexts. Key areas examined are the text itself, the writer, the discourse community, ...

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