Principles of Written English, Part 1

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Course Date: 17 September 2014 to 22 October 2014 (5 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

Course Instructors

Maggie Sokolik

Dr. Sokolik received her Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. After her Ph.D., she did post-doctoral work in Paris, France, and has been a faculty member at Harvard University, MIT, Texas A&M, and Northern Arizona University. She has taught writing and technical communication at UC Berkeley since 1992. She is the author of over twenty ESL and composition textbooks. She is an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, and travels frequently to speak about grammar, writing, and instructor education, most recently to China, Turkey, Mexico, and India. She also writes fiction, and her first novel, Too Late for Houston, will be published by Wayzgoose Press in late 2013/early 2014. She lives with her husband near Berkeley, CA.

Course Prerequisites

Students should be proficient enough in English to follow an introductory level university course.

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