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ESL Writing Fundamentals

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( Nathalie, 13/10/2013 ) Q: I would like to improve my English skills. I m looking for distance courses My goal is to reach the advanced level: c1minimum My level is b2-upper intermediate What level do I need for this course? Any suggestions? Best regards150fe5
( 15/10/2013 ) A: Hello Nathalie, There are no per-requisites for this course as it's designed to teach the basics of English writing grammar to students. If you are interested in improving the quality of your English, this might be a good place to start, however its impact won't be as great if you already have a good grasp of written English. Note how I don't say, 'it would be useless' because it would be useful regardless of level. When it comes to English grammar, it's always good to have a refresher. I hope this helps. Please do contact us further if you have any more questions.

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ESL Writing Fundamentals

ESL Writing Fundamentals course online. Home Study. Writing Fundamentals course. Improve your English writing skills. This distance learning 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.

This course is suitable for ESL speakers who need to improve their written english skills and has also been written for those 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, in particular 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.

This course is taught by:

Lee Raye

M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford)

Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.

Lesson Structure:  ESL Writing Fundamentals AWR101

There are 12 lessons:

  1. Parts of speech
    • Parts of speech
    • Singular & plural forms
    • Subject-verb agreement
  2. Verbs
    • Verb tense
    • Infinitives
    • Participles, phrasal verbs
  3. Parts of a sentence
    • Subject & predicate
    • Object
    • Clauses and phrases
  4. Building and combining sentences
    • Structure and meaning
    • Sentence variety
    • Linking words
  5. Vocabulary
    • Related words
    • Word origins
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Word combinations
  6. Developing vocabulary
    • Context
    • Formal & informal language
    • Connotative & denotative language
  7. Writing for different purposes Part 1
    • Writing to obtain and clarify information
  8. Writing for different purposes Part 2
    • Writing to provide information
  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).

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Learning Goals:  ESL Writing Fundamentals AWR101
  • 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


  • Basic principles and terms of English grammar
  • What are the parts of speech in English, and the forms in which they can be used
  • How to correctly use parts of speech, including as adverbs and pronouns
  • What are the basic building blocks of English sentences
  • How to construct correct sentences
  • How to vary sentence structure
  • What is a paragraph, and how to construct one
  • Common work roots and how they are used to create different English words
  • The role and meanings of suffixes and prefixes
  • When and how to use direct (denotative) and indirect (connotative) language in business or study
  • How to write correctly for different purposes
  • Correct business writing
  • How to respond appropriately to different study tasks
  • Different writing formats for workplace and study
  • How and why to reference
  • How to edit a piece of writing to improve its organisation and readability
  • How to proof read a piece of writing to eliminate errors
  • What to consider when planning a piece of writing.
Course Info
Course StartAnytime, Anywhere
Course Hours100
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeAWR101
Course PrerequisiteNo, start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 4 Certificate in Writing Fundamentals
Exam Required?Finalised with an exam/test
UK Course Credits10 Credits
US Course Credit Hours3 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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