Of the 4 skills, writing is arguably the most problematic for learners and often the most challenging
for teachers. Writing is not easy particularly when compared with speaking, where
reformulations, body language, clues from listeners can do much to compensate for a lack of
precision or inaccuracies when communicating messages. Time is also a factor – writing may be
relegated to homework tasks as there is often a feeling that writing in class uses up time which can
be more usefully spent on other activities. However, as this workshop aims to show, developing
good writing skills is conducive to the development of other language skills including
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