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ESL: Improving Writing Skills

Explore several different writing formats so you can learn how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Expand your vocabulary, and practice self-editing. Through classroom activities and well-designed homework assignments, you’ll build your skills, week-by-week, working on writing and grammar activities to meet your needs. Participants will practice identifying and correcting grammar errors pertaining to verb tenses and form, sentence structure, agreement, prepositions, and determiners


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of grammar use in writing
  • Write related sentences to form paragraphs and narratives using the building block of writing
  • Identify areas of weakness in writing and develop strategies for reducing errors
  • Demonstrate the ability to self-edit writing material
  • Practice writing skills through a variety of communicative writing activities

Course Content

This course is designed for intermediate to upper-intermediate, * non-native speakers of English who would like to practice and improve their writing and grammar skills. Students will review and expand their use of commonly used grammar concepts and submit writing samples for feedback.

* Intermediate: The student can speak and understand reasonably well, use basic tenses, understand the main ideas of complex text, and can interact with a degree of spontaneity, but may have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

*Upper-intermediate: The student can use language in a professional context, communicate without much difficulty, and interact with native speakers without strain, but still may make grammar and spelling mistakes and needs help with more complex grammatical structures in writing.