Teaching and writing skills in a second language

MD 345. : developing a writing syllabus

Publisher: Manchester University Centre for English Language Studies in Education in Manchester

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Statementmodule tutor Teresa O"Brien.
ContributionsO"Brien, Teresa., University of Manchester. Centre for English Language Studies in Education.
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Pagination62p. ;
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