Paper presentation


Maria Eleftheriou, Dr.

American University of Sharjah

Maria is an assistant professor at the American University of Sharjah. In addition to directing the AUS Writing Center, Maria researches the relevance of established writing center models in contemporary Middle-Eastern contexts.


Teaching and Assessing SAE in a UAE University Writing Classroom (PP144), Paper

Despite the diversity of the students’ language backgrounds at the American University of Sharjah, the writing that students produce for their courses is expected to conform to, and is graded on the basis of proficiency in Standard American English (SAE). This presentation will outline some of the strategies that faculty use to assist students who are not able to meet the expectations for SAE in their writing classrooms.