Aims and components
The English Course – Writing Book 1 (Second Edition) is an integrated writing course for false beginners
and pre-intermediate to lower intermediate (CEFR A2/B1 level) students. It is principally intended for
students at college or university and/or young adult learners.
The aim of the course is to provide structured opportunities of increasing complexity. Stimulating
and relevant topics encourage and enable students to learn and develop basic English writing skills.
The course is designed to be usable with a teacher in the classroom and by students in self-access
situations. The course takes a back-to-basics approach for the early units and then material and tasks
gradually develop in length and difficulty.
The course is intended to make learning to write in English enjoyable and interesting. The topics
chosen for each unit are contemporary, age-appropriate, internationally understood and hopefully
interesting to students. The writing situations are realistic and plausible in terms of the students’
English language needs. Each unit in the textbook teaches an important writing skill and is divided
into two foci that help students develop competence in utilizing that particular skill.
The principal components are this textbook and a self-access web site for each student. There is also
a workbook for students to use for their writing (available as an optional additional purchase). There
are also teacher guides and answer keys for each unit on the course web site.