Writing Basics (WBA101)
Did you know that each culture has its own unique format of writing? Writing, even in one's own language, is difficult and one that requires the most effort to achieve mastery in a second language. And yet, as adults, how we wish we could write in a way that English speakers readily understand. This is a class for those who wish to acquire the very basic skills of writing in the English language. Starting from simple paragraph writing to diary writing and moving on to easy essay writing, you will learn how to use the basic tools that enable the smooth flow of thoughts in simple English writing.
Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki
Dawn Lavelle Miyazaki holds dual master degrees in both TESOL and Instructional Design from Teacher's College, Columbia University. She has taught English language courses ranging from beginning conversation to advanced academic writing courses in Tokyo and New York City. In addition to teaching English courses, she has also been involved in educational technology, adapting the print version of English language materials into a digital format for interactive activities. Dawn has been teaching an advanced writing course online for the last few years. In addition, she has conducted workshops for teachers on ESL techniques in the New York City public school system.
Today, students are exposed to different varieties and levels of English. Therefore, it is important for English learners to be able to access information and be able to communicate using the style and vocabulary required for today's connected world. Dawn always tries to expose students to a variety of materials and points of view which will help them to communicate more effectively.
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