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College Writing 6. Intensive Practice in English as a Second Language

Colwrit/ESL 6: Intensive Practice in English as a Second Language

Three-week Session: Monday, 17 July – Friday, 4 August 2017

This set of courses provides students intensive practice in specific language skills, such as spoken English for academic or business purposes, writing personal essays and statements of purpose for colleges/universities, grammar and vocabulary for written English, and more.  Students will be placed in the proper level of each course by taking an examination. This examination is available online beginning 02 June 2017. Suitable for non-native speakers of English only.

Each section of Colwrit/ESL 6 deals with a different topic area. Please choose the topic you wish to study.

  • Units: 2 Units
  • Prerequisites: All students must complete the online placement exam after registering and before classes start.  Please see our Placement Exam page for more information.
  • Grades: This course may be taken Pass/No Pass or for a letter grade.
  • 2017 Course Fees: To be announced. Please see the Berkeley Summer registration fees page for further details.
  • Course may be repeated for credit.


6A: Academic Speaking

6B: Academic Vocabulary

6C: Business Vocabulary

6E: Grammar and Editing

6F: Listening and Speaking

6G: Writing for New Media

6H: Writing Creative Non-Fiction

6I: Conflict Resolution Communication Skills

6J: Academic Language Test Preparation

6K: Academic Reading and Writing