Genre  Approach  to  Writing  Assessed 
The  objective  of  this  paper  is  primarily  to  evaluate  the  strengths  
of  the  genre  approach  to  the  teaching  of  writing  in  the  English  
as  a  Foreign  Language  (EFL)  classroom. Theoretical  and  pedagogical  
references  will  be  identified  and  exposited  upon  in  both  first  
and  second  language  learning  contexts, with  specific  reference  to  
Japanese  learners  at  the  college  level.