EducationUSA launches free course that teaches Brazilians the writing used in American universities

Online platform brings together resources to learn how to write in English with free access 

Brasilia, October 26, 2020: EducationUSA, the official U.S. government office that provides free guidance to those interested in studying in U.S. institutions, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s Regional English Language Office (RELO) in Brazil, is launching the Essay Writing Resource Center –  – an online platform that gathers resources to learn to write in English in academic format. The material is offered free of charge and can be accessed at any time.

The Essay Writing Resource Center offers six modules including videos, practice activities and writing techniques. The content was developed especially for Brazilians and aims to teach the participant to structure texts in English and prepare the famous essays, the essays that are part of the application for a vacancy in American universities.

The course can be easily accessed over the internet, is completely online and can be done at individualized pace (3-5 hours of content per module). Module 1 is now available and includes a description of the different writing genres: Descriptive, Classification, Narrative, Persuasive, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, Process. And also academic writing style strategies, with examples of Outline and Reverse Outlining techniques.

About EducationUSA

EducationUSA is a global network of U.S. Department of State Guidance Centers. In Brazil, there are 39 EducationUSA centers that have the mission of facilitating access to accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on higher education opportunities in the USA.

About RELO

The Regional Office of English Language (RELO) strengthens the U.S.-Brazil Strategic Partnership through English teaching and learning throughout Brazil. Based in the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, RELO in Brazil is one of twenty-five such offices around the world, funded and coordinated by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs.