Tompkins Cortland Community College

ESL 120 - Writing and Grammar III


This advanced ESL course focuses on strengthening academic writing, editing, and revising skills, along with expanding students’ repertoire of grammar structures and vocabulary needed for making their writing more effective. Students practice different writing processes and rhetorical strategies in order to write essays that are purposeful, thoughtful, and coherent, and that conform to the conventions of standard written English. They review grammatical structures needed for effective communication. Students understand writing as a social and collaborative process. Substantial outside preparation and lab/online work are required. Students must receive a C or better grade to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: Appropriate assessment test score or successful completion of ESL 110. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.