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Writing for ESL

Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. This course will show you what English readers expect and how your writing can achieve your goals.

You will learn about the entire writing process and its five stages:  prewriting, outlining, writing, revising, and editing. You will learn to generate and focus your ideas. You will discover how to write clearly focused topic sentences and thesis statements, which will guide you in writing logical, unified paragraphs and essays. You will also learn to refine and perfect your work, making it free of grammatical and punctuation errors.

You will gain important critical thinking skills and learn some techniques for writing concisely. When you finish this course, you will be able to write clearly, logically, and cohesively, and you will be able to apply what you have learned in any academic or work setting.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting October 18, 2017

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

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Writing for ESL

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Writing for ESL Details + Objective

Course Code: wfe

You Will Learn
  • Learn the process of writing and what makes a well-written paragraph
  • Learn the components of essays, and evaluate the effectiveness of thesis statements and introductory paragraphs
  • Analyze and learn techniques for writing different types of essays
  • Discover how to edit and sharpen your skills for catching wording errors
  • Learn about common writing problems
  • Discover how to apply what you have learned to benefit you in real world situations such as school or the workplace
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain confidence in expressing yourself through your writing
  • Strengthen your grammar skills
  • Be able to apply what you have learned about writing to your workplace
Writing for ESL Outline
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Week 1

In the first lesson you will explore the key differences between speaking and writing. You will gain and understanding of the whole writing process from the prewriting stage to the final editing stage. Then you will learn tow effective methods for generating ideas to write about by using brainstorming and clustering. Once you have your ideas, you will look at how to organize them in an outline. You will then look at two crucial elements and any written piece:  the topic sentence and paragraphs.

Week 2

In this lesson you will learn how to write effective essays. This will hone your writing and thinking skills and help you develop and connect your ideas in a clear, logical, focused way. You will also explore and be able to write a strong thesis statement.  Then you will learn about three different essay types:  descriptive, narrative, and explanatory. You will be provided with lots of examples to show you how to write each kind of essay.

Week 3

This lesson will show you how to apply what you have learned so far too many other kinds of essays. You will learn about the compare and contrast essay that lets you examine, describe, and explain the similarities and differences between at least two topics. Then you will sharpen your logical skills by learning how to write cause and effect essays. Once again, you will be provided with sample essays to help you in your own writing.

Week 4

This lesson will show you how to argue your point of view convincingly. You will learn to develop a sound thesis, organize your supporting evidence, and explain your argument fairly and persuasively. This lesson will teach you to think critically as well as recognize and avoid fallacies. Then you will strengthen your grammar skills. You will study the art of wording and learn to rephrase wordy, redundant, and vague language. You will learn how to correctly use homophones and homonyms and how to guard against slang and clichés so you can communicate well in any setting.

Week 5

In this lesson you will examine verb tenses and inflections, subject-verb agreement issues, and active vs. passive voice. Then you will review important features of nouns and pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. You will look at the tree types of clauses and gain another technique for trimming wordiness.

Week 6

Learn how to avoid some common problems with subjects and objects so that your writing will always be clear. You will discover the humor in misplaced and unclear words and phrases. Then you will focus on punctuation. Finally, you will see how to apply all you have learned to your workplace

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Writing for ESL Instructors
Dr. Sabri Bebawi

Dr. Sabri Bebawi has been a college teacher for almost 20 years, educating students at many colleges and universities. His educational background includes law, journalism, and English education, with a Ph.D. in education and instructional technology. Dr. Bebawi has worked as a journalist in Europe and in the United States, writing on a wide range of topics.

Writing for ESL Requirements / Prerequisites

A basic understanding of English grammar.

Writing for ESL Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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