198 APPENDIX D Interview Guideline Background Questionso How long have you been in Canada?o What’s your major?o How many years have you learned English?o Have you ever taken TOEFL, LPI, or other English language proficiency tests? If yes, how many times?o What do you think of your English level, basic, or intermediate or advanced? Experiences with L2 writingo You have written two essays with different prompts focusing on either Canadian or home culture. Do you think the writing topics influenced the quality of your writing? Why or why not?o What kind of writing topics do you usually feel like writing about? Why?o What do you feel is the most difficult in writing an English essay? What strategies do you use to write an English essay?o Do you think writing an English essay is the same as or different from writing an essay in your native language? Why?o What do you think should be improved in your English writing?