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Tell Your Story in English: Reading & Writing Skills for Language Learners is a Course

Tell Your Story in English: Reading & Writing Skills for Language Learners

Ended May 27, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Apr 22 - May 27, 2019


4 weeks


4 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


In this course, you will develop English language skills by reading and writing personal stories. You will learn to write sentences more accurately, choose the right vocabulary, and organize ideas more clearly to tell a story that others enjoy reading. You will meet and work with other English language learners from around the world while improving your English for academic or professional purposes.


As a course participant, you will:

  • Read and discuss short stories.
  • Increase your vocabulary.
  • Improve accuracy in sentence structure and past tense use.
  • Write and revise a story.
  • Give and receive feedback on stories.
  • Optionally explore and report on independent study links, activities, and resources.

Target Audience: Young adults (ages 17-25) who speak English at a high beginning or low intermediate level.

Course is offered by the University of Oregon.

Course Instructors

Char Heitman

Char Heitman


Char Heitman is a Senior Instructor II at the American English Institute in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she has taught for 22 years.

She has a BA in TESOL and Spanish and an MA in Linguistics with a focus in Applied Linguistics. She has over 30 years of experience as an English language teacher and teacher trainer and has taught EFL in Japan, Holland, and Spain and ESL in the US primarily at the post-secondary level. Her professional interests include pronunciation and oral skills, course design, teacher training, International Teaching Assistant (ITA) training, evidence-based pedagogy, materials development, assessment, and project-based learning.