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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 (GSU). She has taught courses and guest-lectured in the department’s ESL program for matriculated graduate and undergraduate students; the Intensive English Program (IEP); and the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. In addition to teaching, she has served in a number of administrative roles in the department and university, including director of ESL graduate and undergraduate courses, associate director in the Center for Instructional Innovation, director of the IEP, and assistant director of AL/ESL’s special programs office. Ms. Cavusgil is author/coauthor of several ESL textbooks on academic writing and contributed a chapter to the anthology Writing Myths (2008, University of Michigan Press). Her areas of interest include academic language support for matriculated graduate and undergraduate students, program development, curriculum design, and teacher development. Ms. Cavusgil has presented and conducted workshops throughout the world, including Chile, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, China, the United Arab Emirates, and Italy.


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.