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Christina Ortmeier-Hooper. "English May Be My Second Language, but I'm Not 'ESL.'"

Ortmeier-Hooper, Christina. "English May Be My Second Language, but I'm Not 'ESL'". CCC 59.3 (2008): 389-419.


In this essay, I present three case studies of immigrant, first-year students, as they negotiate their identities as second language writers in mainstream composition classrooms. I argue that such terms as "ESL" and "Generation 1.5" are often problematic for students and mask a wide range of student experiences and expectations.

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