Academic Writing Series Level 1 (216 total classroom hours)
This course is designed for intermediate to advanced ESL students in order to develop and improve their writing skills and to prepare them to become confident writing communicators and successful academic writers. The course incorporates working on grammatically correct sentences, understanding the writing process, and creating well-organized, coherent, cohesive, and unified paragraphs in edited Standard American English. Academic vocabulary development is also a part of the course.
Academic Writing Series Level 2 (216 total classroom hours)
This course is designed for high-intermediate to advanced ESL students in order to improve their writing skills and to enhance their confidence in academic writing. The course incorporates working on sentence structure, understanding the steps of the writing process, and integrating grammar with rhetoric to create essays in edited Standard American English. It builds on skills learned in previous level by gradually progressing from writing a paragraph to writing an essay. In the course of their studies, students review characteristics of good writing, and progressively move onto understanding and practicing patterns of organization for process, cause/effect, and comparison /contrast essays.
Academic Writing Series Level 3 (216 total classroom hours)
This course for advanced non-native speakers of English continues to develop their academic writing skills and expand academic vocabulary. It focuses on such skills as paraphrasing and summarizing, using parallel structures, and fixing sentence problems. Extensive practice is provided in writing argumentative essays, compound and complex sentences, different types of clauses and participial phrases. A review of verb tenses, the passive, phrasal and modal verbs, gerund and infinitives, as well as punctuation is included.
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