oa Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus - Then and now : the relevance of the writing consultant experience today - note

Volume 2019 Number 57
  • ISSN : 1726-541X
  • E-ISSN: 2224-3380



When I started at as a writing consultant at Stellenbosch University’s Writing Lab, I had no idea how beneficial the experience would be in the years to follow, and especially now. For the past two years, I have been working as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher in an English training centre for adults (specifically for the business market) in Jiangsu, China. Our centre aims not only to teach English as a foreign language, but also to try to instil language learning as a skill within our students. Language learning is a subjective experience where every student struggles with a different facet of the language, and the process of learning varies from student to student. Hence, as an instructor, I take on the role of facilitator rather than teacher.

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