Welcome visitor you can login or create an account.
ADL is a leading provider of Distance Learning, Home Study & Online Courses
ESL Writing Fundamentals

Disciplines:

Writing & Journalism Courses Online  Academic Courses Online  Levels Courses Online  Professional Development Courses Online  Certificate Courses Courses Online 

ESL Writing Fundamentals

Price: £340.00Course Code: AWR101
reviews
View As PDFEmail This

Learning Methods

* Select your Study Option:


* Select your Learning Materials:
otipPlease select your how you would like to receive the course materials:




* Pay in Full or Select your Interest Free Payment Plan:


Add to Wish List
Contact us
  • Quick Ways to Miss the Point: PlagiarismQuick Ways to Miss the Point: PlagiarismNov 26, 2013 Quick Ways to Miss the Point:  Plagiarism Plagiarism is a big issue in academic circles.  If there were a single, unforgivable crime, it would be it...
  • Pioneers of Education: Helen KellerPioneers of Education: Helen KellerMar 18, 2014 First deaf-blind person to enroll in a school of higher education and inspiration for disabled people throughout the world. The daughter of a confederate Cap..
  • Fonts, Formats and You – Making You and Your Coursework Look GoodFonts, Formats and You – Making You and Your Coursework Look GoodMar 20, 2014 Fonts, Formats and You – Making You and Your Coursework Look Good. It’s hard to remember when precisely it happened, but computers really have re..
  • Getting to Work: 5 Free Office Suites for Assignments!Getting to Work: 5 Free Office Suites for Assignments!May 13, 2014 Sooner or later when doing an online course, you’re going to have to start to demonstrate to your tutor your progress in learning the course material.&nbs..
  • Online Courses - Why are Online Courses so Popular?Online Courses - Why are Online Courses so Popular?Oct 08, 2014 This is a collection of thoughts as to why Online Courses are so popular: There are a so many reasons: One of the more popular reasons is access. Many ..
  • Creative Writing - Dictionaries and ThesaurusCreative Writing - Dictionaries and ThesaurusOct 16, 2014 Creative Writing – Resources for Writers Whether you’re penning an ode to a loved one, writing a story or thinking of taking part in this years N..
  • New Course: Critical ThinkingNew Course: Critical ThinkingFeb 25, 2015 To be critical has often been perceived as a negative thing.  Words like criticism and skeptic have become bywords for curmudgeonly complaining about every..
  • Why You're Stuck in Work on St George's DayWhy You're Stuck in Work on St George's DayApr 23, 2015 Today in ADL land it’s our national day – St George’s Day!   Located as we are in lovely Canterbury city in that garden of England &..
  • Letter From the Director: Early Birds and Wriggly WormsLetter From the Director: Early Birds and Wriggly WormsJun 30, 2015 Once upon a time there was a very lazy bird.  A bird so lazy that he didn’t do anything unless he really had to.  “Why do today what I can..
  • Beginning and Ending a Business LetterBeginning and Ending a Business LetterSep 24, 2015 At some point in life, you are going to find yourself needing to write a business letter. Business letter writing is a valuable skill used for all sorts of thin..
  • Citation vs ReferencingCitation vs ReferencingJun 14, 2016 Citations vs References    Citing and referencing are both essential for academic writing, but they are often forgotten by students. Citation ca..
  • When are Emotional Appeals LegitimateWhen are Emotional Appeals LegitimateFeb 14, 2017 In our Critical Thinking module here at the Academy for Distance Learning, we teach that the only legitimate argument is the appeal to logos (logic and reason)...
  • 6 Must Read Tips fo Aspiring Writers6 Must Read Tips fo Aspiring WritersMar 15, 2017 Many of us promise that one day, we shall write that book, and perhaps we already have some ideas for a plot or some characters… but how many of us achie..
  • What is a Journal Article?What is a Journal Article?Oct 04, 2017 Journal articles are the most up-to-date and prestigious pieces of academic writing, usually in the style of essays or reports. They are special because they ar..
  • How to Access Journal ArticlesHow to Access Journal ArticlesNov 30, 2017 Journal articles are the most important and reliable sources for academic writing. However, as I explained in a previous article, they are often hidden from peo..
  • 6 Tips for Writing Success6 Tips for Writing SuccessNov 30, 2017 To be published and build a profitable writing career - or interesting hobby - you must be resourceful, determined and totally professional in your approach. He..
( 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.

Ask a question

Note: HTML is not translated!

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

Practicals:

  • 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.

                                                                             

 

Previous Customer Experiences with our Courses

"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL.  I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL".    Level 4,  Advanced Certificate in Applied Science,  VSC001,  Stanislawa,  Poland.

Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island.  Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Tree for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.

"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to  build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative  and very useful. Well written course material."  Andrew W, Careers  Counselling, UK

"It exceeded my expectations. It was more comprehensive than I expected and the assignments really stimulated deep study of the subject. Thank you for your guidance. I am delighted with my certificate and will recommend this course and ADL to my friends and colleagues."  G Flaherty, Ornithology BEN102, Ireland

"I want to thank you for  the course - Hotel Management- I've just finished now. The course was comprehensive and well edited. For sure it can give a new worker in the hospitality industry the basic theoretical and practical knowledge required".  Daniel K, Hotel Management, Romania

"Upon completing the Interior Plants Course I was offered my dream job.  Taking this class was one of the best decisions I've made, the information I received was invaluable.  Thank you ADL". Meg V,  Interior Plants, Florida, USA.

“I am delighted to report that I passed the exam and received a “Pass with Commendation”. I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the correction of my assignments  and I found your advice and extra subject information  invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture”.   Go raibh mile maith agat! (a thousand thanks!) Colin, RHS Cert II, Ireland

"Although my main interest in Earth Science is Geology I found this course excellent. The course notes were very interesting and useful throughout the course. Thank you to the ADL staff for their excellent service" Barry. Earth Science

"I received good feedback, and had an efficient turnaround of assignments, useful comments and grades to analyse." Andrew, Calf Rearing

"I enjoyed the course and developed a good understanding of learning and behaviour disorders. I feel this will be helpful in my role as a Clerk at a local primary school". The course met my expectations and I enjoyed the challenge of learning about conditions i knew little about. The presentation of the course and the opportunity to communicate with my tutor was valuable. I enjoyed the course so much , I am planning to do another! Jennifer C, Developmental Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents, UK

More Reviews....


 

Contact Us
First Name:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Enquiry:

Get an Information Pack

Other (write below)

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure all information from the academy is accurate and that the student has attained the competencies taught in a course, at the point of their assessment. Beyond this point, the graduate is responsible to maintain their acquired competencies, and apply acquired knowledge and skills in a way which is appropriate to the unique characteristics of each application. This will release the academy from any liability, action and claims of whatsoever nature in connection with, or arising from any such information, instruction or advice, given by any student or ex-student, whether directions given during the course are followed or not.