Second Language Writing in Persian

In my talk I will sketch out how second language (L2) writing has been imagined in the field since the middle of last century and go on to argue that there are several research domains in L2 writing literature that are especially relevant to the teaching of Persian to speakers of other languages across most Persian language programs at the moment. These involve: (a) Response to writing; (b) integration of writing with other skills; (c) interaction between language proficiency and writing expertise; and (d) dimensions of L2 writing performance. I will end my contributory talk to the panel by identifying several areas regarding second language writing in Persian where there is a need for more research.