Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and Adverbs

Quotation Marks

Quotation Marks

Colons and Semicolons

Colons and Semicolons

Colons

Semicolons

Possessives and Plurals

Possessives and Plurals

Possessives

Plurals

   
Adjectives and Adverbs (Single Word, Phrases, and Clauses)

Adjectives and Adverbs (Single Word, Phrases, and Clauses)

Adjectives, Adjective Phrases, and Adjective Clauses

Adverbs, Adverb Phrases, and Adverb Clauses

The Difference between Adjectives and Adverbs

Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns

Pronouns

Verbs, Verb Phrases, and Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, and Gerunds)

Verbs, Verb Phrases, and Verbals (Infinitives, Participles, and Gerunds)

Verbs (Transitive vs. Intransitive; Tense, Aspect, Voice and Mood)

Verb Phrases

Infinitives

Gerunds

Sentence Types and Sentence Structure

Sentence Types and Sentence Structure

Subject-Verb Agreement

Subject-Verb Agreement

ESL Instructor Resources

ESL Instructor Resources

The following resources contain information and advice for instructors working with non-native speakers of English including, but not limited to, cultural differences in education, class participation, communication, listening comprehension, note-taking, writing, and presenting.

Tips for Teaching Non-Native English Speaking Students by Margareta Larsson of Georgia State University

Files for Faculty and Writing Specialists by University of Toronto

Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom by Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence Intercultural Communication Center-Carnegie Mellon University

Valuing Written Accents from George Mason University

Teaching International Students: Pedagogical Issues and Strategies by Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Creating Inclusive College Classrooms by Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

 

The following e-books are available through the Wilmington University Library and also contain a variety of information and resources for instructors working with non-native English speaking students.

Look at me when I talk to you: ESL learners in non-ESL classrooms by Helmer & Eddy (2002)

WAC and second language writers: Research towards linguistically and culturally inclusive programs and practices by Zawacki & Cox (2014)

Teaching international students: Improving learning for all by Carroll & Ryan (2005)

International student adaptation to academic writing in higher education by Tran (2013)

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

ESL Student Resources – Writing

ESL Student Resources – Writing

The following links provide writing resources for non-native speakers of English.

ESL Students by Purdue Online Writing Lab

Writing Advice by University of Toronto

Writing Machine by Hong Kong University

College Writing for ESL/ELL Students by SUNY Empire State College

ESL/EFL Resources by Duke

Conjunctions

Conjunctions

ESL Student Resources – Grammar

ESL Student Resources – Grammar

The links below offer non-native English speaking students resources about grammar.

The Brief Penguin Handbook Common ESL Errors Workbook by Faigley, Graves, and Graves

Guide to Grammar and Writing by Capital Community College Foundation

Writing Advice by University of Toronto

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation by Jane Straus and grammarbook.com

English Language Centre Grammar Index by University of Victoria

English Grammar by British Council

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

 
Sentence Faults: Fragments, Comma Splices, Run-ons

Sentence Faults: Fragments, Comma Splices, Run-ons