This presentation is of interest to anyone who is interested in learning about how to use dialogic writing-intensive approaches to develop students? engagement and immersion into their disciplinary fields. We will draw on two very different disciplinary subjects (technology and communications and aesthetics for dance performance). We will specifically focus on the aspects of the courses that encouraged and developed students? learning from one another through activities such as peer review, responding to each others informal and formal writing, creating visual representations of daily discussions, commenting in interactive spaces, etc. while at the same time, learning how to speak through the new knowledge covered in the course content.