Writing in English for non-native speakers


24 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Want to increase your vocabulary, write clear sentences and create engaging paragraphs? Learn how to write effectively in English by completing fun and practical tasks that allow you to develop your skills. Work closely with your teacher to practise writing emails and short descriptive paragraphs, learn strategies for writing longer pieces such as reports and essays, and leave the course witha folio of writing.

Course content

  • Writing well-constructed sentences and paragraphs in English
  • Using new vocabulary and appropriate grammar to improve your writing
  • The differences and similarities between spoken and written English
  • How to write for different audiencesand purposes
  • How to write engaging emails, paragraphs, and web posts.
  • How to write clear descriptions, instructions, reports and essays


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.

Suited to

This course is designed specifically for people with English as a second or additional language who want to develop and improve their English writing skills. The skills learned in this course can be applied to personal writing, to writing for business and the workplace, and to writing for educational or academic purposes.

Additional notes

Tricia Bowen has taught English as a second/additional language for 30 years. She has worked in universities and colleges across China, Thailand, Melbourne, and in regional Victoria. She understands very well the challenges non-English speaking students can have with writing in English and is keen to help them overcome those challenges. She is a qualified teacher and has postgraduate qualifications in teaching English, language and literacy, and philosophy. Tricia currently works at RMIT as a writer and teacher. She also works as a private consultant on writing and education projects.


In this course you will develop a strong understanding of how to produce clear and effective written communication in English. You will be able to apply this knowledge to all types of writing to clearly convey your message. You will complete this course with a portfolio of various written pieces.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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