Tutorium in Intensive English

Intensive English Program

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Online Advanced
Grammar for Self-Editing

This course is for Intermediate to Advanced level non-native speakers of English. It meets 100% online. There is no face-to-face classroom requirement. Students use the Blackboard learning management system (https://blackboard.uic.edu) to view online assignments, participate in discussions, submit assignments and feedback from the instructor.

5-Week Course Schedule
Spring 2016

Feb. 12 - Mar. 18
Apr. 1 - May 6

Summer 2016

May 20 - June 24
July 8 - Aug. 12

Fall 2016

Aug. 26 - Sept. 30
Oct. 14 - Nov. 18

$350 ($325 for UIC members and returning students)
Tuition includes all class materials.

The registration deadline is one week before classes begin. Late registration is possible if space permits. You can register for the course and pay your tuition on our secure website. 

Course Content
This course focuses on producing clear, error-free writing at the Intermediate to Advanced level.  Instructors guide students through advanced grammar review, writing sample analysis, and development of effective self-editing techniques. Within the 5-week course schedule, students are able to work at their own pace and set their own deadline, with regular weekly feedback from the instructor.

In this course, students:

  • Review formal grammar and punctuation rules
  • Learn tools for identifying and addressing their own error patterns
  • Submit assignments for both instructor and peer feedback
  • Receive individualized instructor feedback throughout the course

By the end of the course, participating writers will be able to:

  • Identify weaknesses in their own and others’ writing
  • Make fewer errors in advanced grammatical structures
  • Use effective strategies for proofreading and editing their own work

For more information, contact:

Beata Keller: bkeller@uic.edu, 312.996.2378
Terrie Byrne: tbyrn2@uic.edu, 312.996.8999

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