Chinese international students create interlanguages when they write in English. Interlanguage refers to the systematic knowledge of a second language which is independent from and yet affected by learners’ first and the target languages. In this workshop, you will see how equivalent English and Chinese expressions may differ in form. You will work together to conduct a mini-contrastive study of Chinese and English at the syntax and discourse levels. You will walk away from this workshop with a further understanding how English and Chinese differ and how it might affect the interlanguage produced by Chinese-speaking English writers. A light lunch will be provided.