English Writing (ESL)

Course CodeAWR101
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment


The English language can be challenging and intimidating, particularly when it is not your first language. There are many different aspects to the language which require refining in order to be able to write and converse accurately. 

This course has been designed to:

  • provide guidance on key language areas
  • support students with understanding the differences between business and colloquial language
  • develop accurate written styles for a variety of purposes
  • give confidence to those who lack it.

The self paced course is developed to support:

  • Those who lack confidence in writing in English
  • Anybody wanting additional practice in their written English skills
  • Those who are supporting others learning English
  • People who do not speak English as their first language

Do not delay, enrol today and build your confidence in English to develop opportunities for the future.


Lesson Structure

There are 12 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • Parts of speech ... nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc
    • Gender; noun gender, pronoun gender
    • Adjectives; types of adjectives
    • Articles; definite and indefinite
    • When to Use an article
  2. Verbs
    • Verb phrases
    • Auxilary or Helping Verbs
    • Subject - Verb Agreement
    • Gerunds
    • Verb Mood
    • Verb Tense
    • Present, Past, Mixed, Future Tense
    • Verb Voice
  3. Parts of a sentence
    • Object
    • Clauses and phrases
    • Subject and Predicate
    • Roles of a Verb in a Sentence; transitive verbs, Intransitive verbs
  4. Building and combining sentences
    • Sentence Construction
    • Basic Sentence Patterns
    • Verb Position in a Sentence
    • Forming Questions
    • Expanding Basic Sentences
    • Adding Modifying Words, Clauses or Phrases
    • Linking words
  5. Vocabulary
    • Related words
    • Word origins
    • Prefixes
    • Suffixes
    • Word combinations
  6. Developing vocabulary
    • Context
    • Formal and informal language
    • Connotative and denotative language
  7. Writing for different purposes Part 1
    • Writing to obtain and clarify information
    • Purpose
    • Your Reader
    • Content
    • Method of Communicating
    • Guidelines for Effective Writing in English
    • Tips for Requesting and Clarifying Information
  8. Writing for different purposes Part 2
    • Informative Writing Goals
    • Writing to provide information
    • What Else are You Communicating; Information, attitude, relationship
    • Tips for Providing Information; good, neutral or bad news
    • Persuasion
  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).


  • 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

The main task in writing for information is to persuade the reader to cooperate.

Most people will not take the time to assist others unless they see that as part of their job. Even then, they might decide which requests are more important, and which can be put aside for later. Therefore, try to word your request so that:
  1. It is relevant to their job or their business, and if possible.
  2. They can see some benefit in helping you. 
You can begin by stating the need, then follow with the request.
For example:

We have noticed a significant decline in the number of koalas in our area due to heavy and fast traffic and excessive noise. Therefore, we would like your help in creating a quiet, slow zone in critical areas.

Alternatively, you can begin with the request, then give reasons, starting with those that will most persuade the reader. For example:

We would like your help in creating safe zones for koalas in our area, to prevent further heavy declines in numbers. As you know, koalas are a major tourist attraction at the nearby nature park, attracting thousands of visitors to our area each year.
Good writing involves making good choices about the words you use. This course helps you develop your ability to focus on making good and appropriate choices when writing something in English; and having a better understanding of not only the words you choose, but how the way in which combining those words can modify the meanings of words.


There are lots of reasons why you should sign up to do this course with us, including:

  • The course is detailed to ensure that you have the level of knowledge required to apply the different concepts developed, whether at work or in the home
  • Within each lesson you have the opportunity to apply your learning to activities which enables you to practice the different areas of the English language
  • Developing knowledge of these key areas will show your willingness to learn and develop yourself which could make you stand out from other applicants when it comes to applying for jobs, it will also give you greater confidence
  • Our subject specialist tutors will be there to support you throughout your course, they are only too happy to share their industry knowledge and experience with you
  • When studying with us you set your own deadlines, meaning you study at your own pace enabling it to fit around other commitments


You can enrol on the course now, but if you have any questions about the content of the course or studying with ACS, then please get in touch with us today - use our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE to get in touch with our expert tutors. They will be pleased to help you!


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