San Jose City College
   San Jose Writes

An English Language Learner's Guide to Grammar and Writing

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
                                                                                                            -Thomas Mann

San Jose Writes is designed to give English language learners the tools they need to become better grammarians and effective editors of their own writing.

Edit Learn to identify and edit common grammar and language use errors.
Software Use ESL Lab software to gain skills related to each type of error.

         A message for InstructorsA message for students

         Site development by Kathleen Hanson
Sabbatical Project ~ San Jose City College ~ Fall 2006

Many thanks to Vadim Kiryukhin, Language Teach Technologies software developer, for design suggestions and for hosting this site.

This web site is dedicated to the ESL students at San Josť City College who have graciously and anonymously shared their writing and to all those among us who have crossed borders in search of a more human life.

Special thanks are due to ESL instructor Dorothy Pucay and ESL student Dao Ma for compiling a booklet of student writing that provided many of the samples for this project.