Teaching essay writing through scaffolding aims at helping learners improve their critical thinking skills implementing activities which will make them reflect on the writing process. This class has been designed for learners who intent to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and need to improve their writing skill. It offers practical suggestions, insights and valuable information about the essay writing process. The topics covered in this class include assessing claims and support for the claim, considering what constitutes a good claim, identifying paragraphs, providing a claim after reading a text, organizing ideas into paragraphs, organizing paragraphs and building a paragraph. It is an interactive class where learners will be asked to make assessments, provide questions, answer questions, solve problems and generate solutions. Writing and especially academic writing is a difficult process which requires time and space. Many times when asked to write creatively learners find themselves at a loss. This class offers them a clear guidance and the necessary scaffolding that will help them turn into autonomous thinkers and ultimately take responsibility of their own learning and become autonomous learners.
Language of instruction: English