Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer if they have one. Laptops with internet access are available at the George Bothwell branch to borrow if needed. Speak with an RPL staff member to learn more.
This is an in-person program. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.
Dates: The program runs Fridays, October 6,13,20, and 27 from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Please plan to attend all sessions.
You will learn the basic essay forms and revision and editing techniques, gain critical-thinking skills and participate in grammar reviews. The materials in the course will help develop and refine your communication and writing skills. You will learn how to generate ideas, focus those ideas by topic narrowing, and develop ideas from prewriting to completing essay questions. You will also learn about the various writing modes. In addition, you will learn how to achieve better organization and clarification of ideas and produce papers free of grammatical and mechanical errors. The skills you will learn in this course will help you in academic and professional environments. Writing for IELTS is a lower-level advanced writing course that will take you from paragraph to essay. Even though the writing workshop is for English as a second language students, the content is helpful to anyone working in English.
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Presenter Information: Robert Davies, M.Ed., has taught ESL to student teachers in Nigeria and to Summer Language Bursary students at the University of Regina. Although he has also taught literacy and upgrading courses to adult learners, most of his experience has been as a high school English Language Arts Teacher for Regina Catholic Schools and then as an instructor of business and research writing at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.