Course Code EMLS 129R
Course Title Written Academic English
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Allyson Conrad)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Michael Karas)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Maria Victoria Pop)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

Designed specifically for students for whom English is not the first language, this writing skills course provides instruction in grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, elements of composition, and academic essay writing, including a focus on theme, development of central ideas, exposition, and argumentation. [Note: Not open to fluent writers of English.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Pat Skinner and Maria Pop
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes 1) Cross-listed with ENGL 129R (not offered online).
2) Open only to students whose first language is not English.
How to Register:
Waterloo Students
Enrol In, Drop, and Swap Classes Online
How to Register:
Non-Waterloo Students
How to Apply - Prospective Students
Fees Tuition Fees, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Awards

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  2. If available, the example of a recent course outline is provided for general information only. It gives an overview of the course from a recent offering but it is not the course outline for the current offer and is subject to change. If you are currently taking this course, the official course outline that applies to this offer is in your online course.
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