Students from around the world have great ideas, and are learning English by writing op-eds about diverse subjects such as bullying, drunk driving, and why some Muslim women wear a hijab.
“I think op-ed writing is incredibly important as a way to raise awareness about issues you care about,” she said.
Now her students have a larger opportunity – not only are they writing their opinions, but Lander will choose some of the student op-eds to run on the op-ed pages of the Lowell Sun. Other op-eds written by the students will be featured on the newspaper’s website.
Lander is an English as a Second Language teacher with experience in Southeast Asia. Her students have been learning to edit, and craft clear arguments in their writing.