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English as a Second Language

The resources available in this section will help students who speak English as a second or additional language to develop their language skills in two ways: by focusing on general grammar functions and by providing information directly related to formal academic writing. Native speakers of English may find some of the content useful as well, especially that related to the conventions of academic writing.

Many English language learners experience confusion with articles and prepositions, and so you will find explanations and practice exercises to help you develop your understanding of their usage.  Other common grammar functions featured here include sentence structure and common punctuation.

The focus on formal academic writing includes academic vocabulary and key instructional words.  The general section on writing also provides comprehensive guidelines on the writing process.

Useful links to ESL resources on the internet are also included.