Grammar and Writing Plus

Boost your grammar and writing skills with this short 10 week course in just 2 hours per week. Available as a fully online or in-person face to face course.

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  • Level: CEFR B2+
  • Cost: £225
  • When: February to May 2021
    • Mondays 5.30 to 7.30pm (In-person Course) - Cancelled due to UK Lockdown measures
    • Wednesday 5.30 to 6.30pm (Online Course)
  • Hours: 2 hours a week for 10 weeks (20 hours)
  • Apply: Applications now closed

What is it?

Grammar and Writing Plus is a short course that covers complex grammar patterns at CEFR B2 and above. The grammar covered will allow you to improve your writing skills for different genres.

The course can be taken either in person as part of a small class in compliance with social distancing guidelines, or entirely online with additional guided learning material provided to complement the live lessons.

Who is it for?

This course is for you if you would like to improve your grammatical accuracy and range when writing in English. You can take Grammar and Writing Plus together with one of our General English courses or as a short course by itself.

You can also take Grammar and Writing Plus along with our other booster course - Pronunciation and Speaking Plus

Course details

Grammar and Writing Plus is offered as both an in-person course and a fully online course which can be studied from anywhere in the world. Click on the headings below to view further details about each study option:

In-person course - Cancelled due to UK Lockdown measures

Grammar and Writing Plus You will be given self-study activities to do at home to complement the learning that takes place in class.

The course will cover key grammatical structures that are used in different writing genres such as letters, emails, reports and persuasive writing. You will be required to complete writing tasks at home and you will receive detailed feedback from your tutor.

Classes will take place at the English Language Teaching Centre in Sheffield in small groups in compliance with social distancing guidance.

  • A range of materials and technologies will be used during the course. Students will have the opportunity to use online tools to improve their written communication.
Online course

This course focuses on writing skills for different genres, such as letters, emails, reports and persuasive writing. It also explores the grammar commonly used in such genres.

This online course will provide you with 1 hour of live online tuition in a small group and 1 hour of guided learning material each week. The guided learning material will be linked to the topics covered in the live lesson and you will be expected to complete it independently before the next scheduled lesson.

To study online with us, you will need:

  • Suitable electronic device (eg. tablet or laptop)
  • Broadband internet connection (minimum recommended speed: 5mpbs)
  • Dedicate a minimum of 1 hour a week to complete independent online tasks and attend 1 hour of online face-to-face instruction
  • Participate in online discussion forums as frequently and actively as possible to gain maximum benefit from the course

Course dates and fees

In-person course - Cancelled

  • Day: Monday
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Dates: February 8th 2021 to May 7th 2021
  • Fees: £225

Online course

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm (plus 1 hour of guided learning per week)
  • Dates: February 10th 2021 to May 7th 2021
  • Fees: £225

How to apply

Applications for our February 2021 course are now closed. Further information about future courses will be listed on this webpage once confirmed.

After completing the application form, you will need to take an online placement test. This is a short test for us to make sure we recommend the right course for you. We will also take into account your preference.

We will send you more information about the online test after you complete the application form.

Information for Under 18s

Our courses are designed for adults. Applicants who are under 18 are subject to a number of restrictions and administrative procedures. 

The standard minimum age for our courses is 18 years. However, we will consider applications from applicants who are under 18 in some circumstances, and subject to satisfactory guardianship arrangements being in place. Please contact us for more information.

For further information on under 18s at the university please visit our "Students under the age of 18" webpage".

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