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Advanced Composition for ESL

Creating OER for ESL 41 (Composition II): Writing an Academic Paragraph

The purpose of this project is to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) for ESL 41 (Composition II), an advanced writing course offered in the ESL program at Tidewater Community College (TCC). This no-cost handbook will offer several benefits to the students and faculty not only at TCC but also at other Virginia colleges and universities where composition courses are offered to English language learners. Specifically, the book will provide instruction on how to compose paragraphs in formal academic English. The handbook will significantly reduce the cost of materials for students and meet their specific academic needs. For faculty, the OER will provide an all-in-one teaching resource. The handbook will include the following sections: Necessary Skills for Writing an Effective Academic Paragraph, MLA formatting, Characteristics of an Academic Paragraph, the Opinion Paragraph, the Narrative Paragraph, Model Opinion Paragraphs, Model Narrative Paragraphs, Peer Review Guidelines, the Editing Checklist, and Teacher Resources.

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Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.

Language Education (ESL)
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Rebecca Al Haider
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