Whether you are enrolled in an English-speaking university or simply interested in advancing your skills, reading and writing in English at a high academic level can be especially difficult for non-native speakers.
This is where the University Companion course comes in!
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
In this course, you will learn practical techniques for both reading and writing in college-level English. You'll gain confidence and skills, and in the end, have the tools to succeed in a university-level English writing course, as well as better formal English skills.
1. Reading Strategies (free!)
2. Brainstorming and Pre-Writing
3. Finding Your Thesis (Main Idea)
4. Writing Your Introduction
5. Drafting Your Body Paragraphs
6A. Incorporating Quotes
6B. Paraphrasing vs. Quoting
7. How to Cite Your Sources
8. Writing Conclusions
9. Revising - Editing, Proofreading, and the Big Picture
EVERY UNIT INCLUDES:
1. A PDF explaining the topic / techniques of the module
2. Audio version of the PDF
3. A video demonstrating the topic / techniques of the module (using a Prezi interactive presentation)
4. The link to the Prezi used in the video.
5. Instructions on what to practice for the module.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
This course is great for non-native English speakers who are:
- Enrolled in a college English course
- Enrolled in an English-speaking university
- Have a goal of entering an English-speaking university
- Anyone studying for the TOEFL or IELTS exams
- Anyone who wants to improve their professional communication in English
- Anyone who needs to communicate formally in English
A NOTE FOR TEACHERS / SCHOOLS:
Want to use "University Companion" in your class or program? Adopt it as required materials for your course, or put it on a course "recommended" list, and your students will receive 25%-50% off published prices. (Tiered discount depends on projected enrollment.) Contact me for more details: [email protected]
WHO'S TEACHER AMANDA?
I (Teacher Amanda!) began teaching English for non-native speakers in 2009 after - strangely enough - struggling to speak Portuguese in Brazil. The experience made me want to help people in similar situations who are learning English.
I have taught English at Columbia College (Chicago), College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL), San Francisco State University, and CSU Monterey Bay, as well as several language schools in the U.S. and Brazil.
I have a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages -- and I love teaching!
Holding both a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) and a Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Teacher Amanda has taught all ages of English learners in both the United States and Brazil. She has extensive experience teaching writing at the university level in Chicago, Monterey, and the Bay Area.
PreviewModule 1: Reading Strategies (9:32)
StartModule 2: Brainstorming and Pre-Writing (6:40)
StartModule 3: Finding Your Thesis (Main Idea) (16:43)
StartModule 4: Writing Your Introduction (11:11)
StartModule 5: Drafting Your Body Paragraphs
StartModule 6A: Incorporating Quotes
StartModule 6B: Paraphrasing vs. Quoting
StartModule 7: How to Cite Your Sources
StartModule 8: Writing Conclusions
StartModule 9: Revising - Editing, Proofreading, and the Big Picture