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Recommended Courses:

ETAP 500 Academic Writing in English as a Second Language (3)
This course, designed for international graduate students, includes study
of expectations and conventions of English academic writing; practice in
writing; and time for the teacher and students to respond to their own
writing and the writing of others.


Interactive English Language Exercises Aardvark's English Forum from Interactive Languages Centres Group of England. This site offers effective interactive grammar, vocabulary, and idiom exercises.

Self Study Quizzes for ESL Students A site containing many self-paced exercises to help ESL students improve their English language skills. Also includes links to similar quiz sites on the web.

Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing This site gives some pretty good explanations of usage.


Hogue, Ann. The Essentials of English: A Writer’s Handbook. White Plains: Pearson Education, Inc., 2003.

Langosch, Sydney L. Writing a Research Paper American Style: An ESL/EFL Handbook. Hauppauge: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 1996.

Longman Dictionary of American English. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2004.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Swales, John M. and Christine B. Feak. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: A Course for Nonnative Speakers of English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.


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