Sentence Writing
Writing is a complex skill which requires the mastery of a grammatical or linguistic skill, organizational skill, orthographical skill, and register. A good mastery of the grammatical skill enables a writer to write grammatically acceptable sentences and identify whether a sentence is grammatically acceptable or not. He can produce sentences which meet the grammar rules of the language, and if finds a sentence which is grammatical unacceptable, he can identify the unacceptable sentence element and gives his correction. A mastery of an organizational skill enables a writer to state what he wants to argue and arrange his ideas to support his statement. He can write his sentences so well that his readers can follow his ideas clearly and easily. A good mastery of orthographical skill enables a writer to use all the punctuation marks well to show his sentence structure. He knows when to use a capital letter, a comma, a full other, and other punctuation marks. Finally, a good mastery of the register enables a writer to choose the suitable words to express his ideas. He knows the terms which people commonly use in the field he is writing.

The electronic course Sentence Writing which ELTGallery provides is developed with the aim to help English learners develop their grammatical skill. (Continue ... )

Paragraph Writing
A paragraph is a group of sentences which express one main idea. The main idea can be expressed explicitly or implicitly. A sentence which expresses the main idea explicitly is called a topic sentence. The other sentences in a paragraph may support the topic sentence or main idea directly or indirectly. The sentences which directly support the topic sentence are called major support sentence, and the sentences which support the topic sentence indirectly are called minor support sentences.

A good paragraph is well developed, united, and cohesive.
(A discussion on the nature of the course is available at: AsiaCALL 2008: Paragraph Writing)

The best way to learn vocabulary is to learn it unintentionally from a context. When a person is reading a written text or is listening to somebody or to an audio text, and there are new words in the text, and he can understand the words because of the context, he may acquire the words. He learns the written or spoken forms of the words, their meaning, and their use in the right context.

Such a process, however, is very slow. The number of words which a person can acquire in one occasion is very small. Furthermore, the process requires a learner to use the language actively everyday, and this requirement is difficult to meet in an environment where the language is not used daily as a means of communication.

The second way to learn, which can also be the best way in certain environments, is to learn vocabulary from a list of words. A learner can study the forms, categories, and meanings. It would be much better if the words in the list are also presented in sentences so that a learner can also learn the use of the words. (Go to Vocabulary)

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The Ten Commandments in E-Learning discusses the ten commandments which teachers need to attention to in running E-learning. The file can be downloaded from this link.
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