WMU News

English writing course offered via the Internet

August 27, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- "Advanced English Composition On-Line," a noncredit course offered entirely on the Internet, will be available this fall through Western Michigan University for persons whose first language is not English.

The course will run from Monday, Sept. 21, through Friday, Dec. 11. The deadline to register is Sept. 11, 1998.

The course is intended to help any adult learn how to write more effectively in English. Among those who will benefit from the course are international students, professionals and business persons as well as English as a Second Language/English as a Foreign Language instructors whose first language is not English. The course also will benefit persons preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

By the end of the semester, students will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

This Internet class will be taught by Carol E. Kubota, a language specialist in WMU's Career English Language Center for International Students. Communication will take place by e-mail, which will allow students to interact with the instructor and classmates at times that are convenient for them.

Those interested in the course can get a sneak preview of what it will entail and how it will operate by checking out the site at: <http://vms.cc.wmich.edu/~kubota/englishonline.html>.

The course is being offered by the Offices of Distance Education and Professional Programs and Conferences in WMU's Division of Continuing Education. The fee is $595 per person (U.S. currency) or $545 per person when five or more register together.

Interested persons should call James McFaul, director of WMU's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences, at (616) 387-4174; or Lisa Tyler, WMU distance learning specialist, at 1 (800) 447-9934.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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