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This TEFL certificate course will treat in-depth the discourse features of successful writing in English, in particular for academic and professional communication in the U.S. and around the world.

The following are specific to good written English and are often not found in the same ways in the writing of other languages:

  • uses of reference

  • substitution

  • ellipsis

  • conjunction

  • lexical cohesion

Through this course, you will review the rhetorical and formal conventions of good writing, and the most effective ways to share that knowledge with your ESL and EFL students in helping them develop successful writing skills and rhetoric. Using process strategies (prewriting, composing, revising, and editing) will also be discussed as an integral component in effective writing instruction. 

Note: A strong command of English is a prerequisite for this course. (iBT TOEFL:80, TOEIC:760) 

This is a required course for the Professional Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate program.

Course Number: LING-40044
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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