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NCESL-070 - College Reading, Writing, and Grammar II - Peggy Khoury

Course:College Reading, Writing, and Grammar II
Professor:Peggy Khoury
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


Fairmont Hotel in Banff, Calgary, Canada

Hello and welcome to ESL 070.  This is a noncredit class and we will concentrate on improving your reading, writing, and grammar.  I want to make this a collaborative class, so if you have topics that you would like to discuss, please let me know, so that we can include them in our class.  

Course Description

We will be meeting live, three mornings a week using Zoom.  We will go over writing Descriptive Paragraphs, Narrative Paragraphs, Cause and Effect Paragraphs, and Compare and Contrast Paragraphs during our eight weeks together.  Some grammar points we will go over include Appositives, Common Quantifiers, Conditionals, and Relative Clauses.  It's a lot easier than it sounds.  So please join us!

What to Expect in this Course

You will need a webcam, access to Canvas and Zoom, and ability to post assignments online.  You will be writing paragraphs each week.  Your final exam will include reading, writing, and grammar, but you will be able to complete it in one class period.

Types of Assessments

You will be posting to a Discussion Board each week.  There are sometimes short quizzes too.

Textbook Information

No textbook is required, I will provide all of the necessary information.

Other Relevant Course Information

It is better if you participate in the class, rather than just sit back and let the others do all the talking.  Come and have fun and improve your English!

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Last updated: 02/01/2022 Sub#: 1266