EFL - Improve Your Writing Skills - Beginner

A great booster to improve your writing skills.

The course will help you to develop your English writing in order to pass an exam or just to improve your writing skills overall.

You will practise planning, drafting and writing different types of formal and informal texts for a variety of purposes, such as letters, emails and short reports.

You need to have a basic level of English Speaking & Listening skills and be able to write English in sentences. You need to already be able to write to express yourself in English, for example, in straightforward emails or informal notes to friends.

Course Content

This course will help you with:


Organise your writing and plan what you want to write according to the specific exam criteria.
Use grammar more accurately.
Check your work for spelling, grammar and punctuation (i.e. SpaG)


Read a variety of different texts such as books, interviews, newspapers, exercises to extend your vocabulary.
Understand the main points of a piece of writing.
Find information in a text: skimming and scanning reading techniques.

You will be given the opportunity to use websites to help with your English and to use the college intranet system, Moodle.

Entry Requirements

You are an intermediate user of English (ESOL Level E3) or EFL - Cambridge English PET, FCE or IELTS band grade 4.5 +

You are confident in speaking, listening, reading but want to improve your writing in English.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make grammatical and spelling mistakes.

You can use some complex English written structures but need to be more accurate.

You should attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English but this is not essential (will be accepted with tutor approval).

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.

Assessment Methods

Your teacher will check your progress in writing specifically, speaking, reading and listening as a sub skill, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Further Study Options

At the end of the course you can:
Attend another EFL - Improve your Writing E3 short course
Attend an EFL - Cambridge exam course (e.g. PET, FCE) or general Intermediate English course (e.g. ESOL language E3, L1)
Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course E2/3 or L1/2
Attend an EFL English for Work E3 or English for Business LCCI L1 course

Additional Information

If you would like to discuss any additional learning needs contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032
There will not be a coursebook. The tutor will provide photocopies.
For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.