So nothing for two weeks, then two posts in two days. I’m on a productivity kick, I guess.
I’m going to be offering a course in English Composition – that is, writing English language essays, papers, and articles – at my new place in Vake. I’ve created a course description, which I have reproduced here for your convenience:
Course Description: English Composition 101
A university-level course on English writing. The course will focus on essays and papers suitable for university courses and entrance exams, international standardized tests, and professional work. Students will improve writing skills across a variety of academic and professional writing genres, build a portfolio of written work showcasing personal achievement, and experience learning in an English-only environment.
Each class will last for two to three hours and include an instructional section on tools for writing and on English language skills, followed by a discussion and writing workshop where students can become more familiar with the various written forms in English. Students will be expected to complete weekly reading and writing assignments. Lessons will take place once a week in Vake district.
Tuition for the course will be 60 lari per month. Students will need internet access and an email account to recieve assigned readings electronically. The course will be conducted entirely in English by a native English speaker.
I’m really excited about this. I hope people come – I’ve already designed a curriculum for the first two to three months and planned out the first two lessons extensively. It seems to me that a lot of Georgians end up needing writing help as a separate skill from English help, especially for things like passing IELTS or TOEFL exams or writing personal essays for applications for grants, scholarships, or admission to foreign universities. Since English Comp is a class that basically every college student in the US has to take (I guess there are exceptions, but I think not many) I’d like to give Georgians at least the chance to be competitive with US students when applying for stuff or taking tests given in English.
Anyway, if you’re interested, please contact me via comment on this blog or my facebook. I don’t publish my email to avoid spam, but if you leave me your email address I’ll be in touch.