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ESL Grammar Workshop Series

All international students at UIUC are invited to attend  Spring 2018 UIUC ESL Grammar Workshop Series hosted by students in EIL 422 English Grammar for ESL Teachers and UIUC ESL Services Program.

  1. Cost: ALL sessions are FREE for all international students at UIUC
  2. Location: Sessions will be held at Foreign Languages Building (computer labs in the basement) 
  3. Topics: The following topics are the most difficult areas for ESL students and thus will be covered in the workshop series (click each link below to find out more information about each workshop): 
    • Sentence Structure
    • Articles
    • Tense & Aspect
    • Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs
  • Sentence Structure (Sign-up starts on Mar. 1)
  • Session 1: Mar. 12 (Mon.) 5-6:50 PM, FLB G17 
  • Session 2: Mar. 14 (Wed.) 5-6:50 PM, FLB G17 
  • Articles (Sign-up starts on Mar. 6)
    • Session 1: Mar. 26 (Mon.), 5-6:50 PM, FLB G17 
    • Session 2: Mar. 29 (Thu.), 5-6:50 PM, FLB G3
  • Prepositions & Phrasal Verbs (Sign-up starts on Mar. 15)
  • Session 1: Apr. 4 (Wed.), 5-6:50 PM, FLB G17
  • Tense & Aspect (Sign-up starts on Mar. 15)
  • Session 1: Apr. 5 (Thu.), 5-6:50 PM, FLB G3

Each session will be two hours. Each session will include both a lecture/whole-class discussion and hands-on practice in smaller groups. There will be 2 through 4 instructors for each session, so students will have opportunities to ask for one-on-one help during small group activities.

Sign-up: Please go to this link "uiuceslgrammarworkshopsignup.blogspot.comand click on the session you want to register

Contact Information: Please contact Mien-Jen Wu, UIUC ESL Writing Program Teaching Assistant, at for more questions on registration or contact Jin Kim, UIUC ESL Writing Program Curriculum Coordinator, at if you are interested in advertising this opportunity as an instructor or a private tutor working for international students at UIUC.