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ESL Writing Fundamentals AWR101 Course Online

ESL Writing Distance Learning Course

For students with English as a second language

This course will develop your knowledge of English grammar and your ability to write in English for business and study. The course is aimed at students who can write and speak basic English and wish to strengthen their English language skills, particularly their writing skills.

Students will learn by reading the course notes, completing written and spoken exercises for each lesson, and submitting them for comment and correction. Your tutor will provide ongoing and personalised support.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basic rules of grammar
  • Apply rules of grammar to construct correct sentences
  • Identify word parts – word roots, prefixes and suffixes
  • Use word parts to develop vocabulary
  • Name the parts of speech
  • Understand basic principles of correct sentence construction
  • Understand the nature and purpose of a paragraph
  • Identify different kinds of language – formal/informal, direct/indirect
  • Identify appropriate language for different writing contexts
  • Use correct formats for business writing
  • Use correct formats for writing for study
  • Improve pronunciation

Lesson Outline

There are 12 lessons in this course:

  1. Parts of Speech
    • Introduction
    • Parts of speech … nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc
    • Gender; noun gener, pronoun gender
    • Adjectives; types of adjectives
    • Articles; definite and indefinite
    • When to Use an article
  2. Verbs
    • Verb phrases
    • Auxillary or Helping Verbs
    • Subject – Verb Agreement
    • Gerunds
    • Verb Mood
    • Verb Tense
    • Present, Past, Mixed, FutureTense
    • Verb Voice
  3. Parts of a Sentence
    • Object
    • Clauses and phrases
    • Subject and Predicate
    • Roles of a Verb in a Sentence; transitive verbs, Intransitive verbs
  4. Building and Combining Sentences
    • Sentence Construction
    • Basic Sentence Patterns
    • Verb Position in a Sentence
    • Forming Questions
    • Expanding Basic Sentences
    • Adding Modifying Words, Clauses or Phrases
    • Linking words
  5. Vocabulary
    • Related words
    • Word origins
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Word combinations
  6. Developing Vocabulary
    • Context
    • Formal and informal language
    • Connotative and denotative language
  7. Writing for Different Purposes Part 1
    • Writing to obtain and clarify information
    • Purpose
    • Your Reader
    • Content
    • Method of Communicating
    • Guidelines for Effective Writing in English
    • Tips for Requesting and Clarifying Information
  8. Writing for Different Purposes Part 2
    • Informative Writing Goals
    • Writing to provide information
    • What Else are You Communicating; Information, attitude, relationship
    • Tips for Providing Information; good, neutral or bad news
    • Persuasion
  9. Writing for Business
    • Writing letters
    • Short reports
    • Submissions
  10. Study Skills
    • Understanding concepts
    • Essay structure
    • Addressing all parts of a topic
    • Understanding what is required
    • Referencing
  11. Proof Reading and Editing
    • Correcting and refining your document
    • Targeting the intended reader
  12. Special Project
    • Reading
    • Researching and writing for three different contexts (work, study, business)

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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ESL Writing Distance Learning Course

For students with English as a second language

This course will develop your knowledge of English grammar and your ability to write in English for business and study. The course is aimed at students who can write and speak basic English and wish to strengthen their English language skills, particularly their writing skills.

Students will learn by reading the course notes, completing written and spoken exercises for each lesson, and submitting them for comment and correction. Your tutor will provide ongoing and personalised support.

Course Aims:

  • Understand the basic rules of grammar
  • Apply rules of grammar to construct correct sentences
  • Identify word parts – word roots, prefixes and suffixes
  • Use word parts to develop vocabulary
  • Name the parts of speech
  • Understand basic principles of correct sentence construction
  • Understand the nature and purpose of a paragraph
  • Identify different kinds of language – formal/informal, direct/indirect
  • Identify appropriate language for different writing contexts
  • Use correct formats for business writing
  • Use correct formats for writing for study
  • Improve pronunciation

Lesson Outline

There are 12 lessons in this course:

  1. Parts of Speech
    • Introduction
    • Parts of speech … nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc
    • Gender; noun gener, pronoun gender
    • Adjectives; types of adjectives
    • Articles; definite and indefinite
    • When to Use an article
  2. Verbs
    • Verb phrases
    • Auxillary or Helping Verbs
    • Subject – Verb Agreement
    • Gerunds
    • Verb Mood
    • Verb Tense
    • Present, Past, Mixed, FutureTense
    • Verb Voice
  3. Parts of a Sentence
    • Object
    • Clauses and phrases
    • Subject and Predicate
    • Roles of a Verb in a Sentence; transitive verbs, Intransitive verbs
  4. Building and Combining Sentences
    • Sentence Construction
    • Basic Sentence Patterns
    • Verb Position in a Sentence
    • Forming Questions
    • Expanding Basic Sentences
    • Adding Modifying Words, Clauses or Phrases
    • Linking words
  5. Vocabulary
    • Related words
    • Word origins
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Word combinations
  6. Developing Vocabulary
    • Context
    • Formal and informal language
    • Connotative and denotative language
  7. Writing for Different Purposes Part 1
    • Writing to obtain and clarify information
    • Purpose
    • Your Reader
    • Content
    • Method of Communicating
    • Guidelines for Effective Writing in English
    • Tips for Requesting and Clarifying Information
  8. Writing for Different Purposes Part 2
    • Informative Writing Goals
    • Writing to provide information
    • What Else are You Communicating; Information, attitude, relationship
    • Tips for Providing Information; good, neutral or bad news
    • Persuasion
  9. Writing for Business
    • Writing letters
    • Short reports
    • Submissions
  10. Study Skills
    • Understanding concepts
    • Essay structure
    • Addressing all parts of a topic
    • Understanding what is required
    • Referencing
  11. Proof Reading and Editing
    • Correcting and refining your document
    • Targeting the intended reader
  12. Special Project
    • Reading
    • Researching and writing for three different contexts (work, study, business)

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear

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