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Sharon Cavusgil

Sr. Lecturer    

Courses Frequently taught:
ESL 7350 Academic Writing for Graduate Students
ESL 7500 Teaching at the University for International Teaching Assistants
ENG 1101 & 1102 English Composition for bilingual & non-native English speakers


Academic Writing
Curriculum Design
Program Development


Sharon Cavusgil is a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics & ESL at Georgia State University, where she has been employed since 1993. She has taught courses and guest lectured in the department’s ESL credit-bearing program, Intensive English Program, and Master’s degree program. In addition to teaching, she has served in a number of administrative roles, including director of ESL graduate and undergraduate courses, director of the Intensive English Program, and assistant director of special programs. Ms. Cavusgil is author/coauthor of several ESL textbooks, including College Writing 4 (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) andLooking Ahead: Introduction to Academic Writing (Heinle & Heinle, 1998). Her areas of interest include academic language support for matriculated graduate and undergraduate students, academic writing, program development, and curriculum design.


Cavusgil, S. (2008). Myth 7: Academic writing courses should focus on paragraph and essay development.Writing Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching. (J. Reid, Ed.). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Tunceren, L. & Cavusgil, S. (2006). College Writing 4. Boston: MA: Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company.