ESL Fundamentals

The ESL Writing Fundamentals course has been developed to help you build on your level of English for business and study writing. If you have basic writing and English speaking skills, the course will improve upon these so you may be successful in your work. The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.                 



Please note, this course is not designed for you to learn how to speak, read or write English. It has a certain level of assumed knowledge of English and is about advancing your skills.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Parts of speech
  2. Verbs
  3. Parts of a sentence
  4. Building and combining sentences
  5. Vocabulary
  6. Developing vocabulary
  7. Writing for different purposes Part 1
  8. Writing for different purposes Part 2
  9. Writing for business
  10. Study skills
  11. Proof reading and editing
  12. Special project
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • 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 and indirect
  • Identify appropriate language for different writing contexts
  • Use correct formats for business writing
  • Use correct formats for writing for study
  • Improve pronunciation